Wednesday, 12 December 2018

New home required for models of village

MODELS depicting scenes around Benson have been offered to the parish council for public display. They were created by Bernard John ...

 

Scouts want to extend hut as child numbers grow

BENSON scouts want to extend their hut in order to cater for more children. The extension would be temporary while the group plans new ...

 

Resident gifts Christmas tree to village for 20th year

Resident gifts Christmas tree to village for 20th year

A RETIRED agricultural contractor has once again gifted a Christmas tree for public display in Benson. Peter Keable has donated a tree ...

 

New chief for base

RAF Benson has a new station commander. Gp Capt Adam Wardrope has taken over from Gp Capt Hamish Cormack, who was in post for two ...

 

Share cost of buying

A HOUSING association is offering 19 shared ownership homes at a new development in Benson. Catalyst’s two and three-bedroom ...

 

Play profits

TWO theatre performances  raised £900 for the Friends of Benson Library. The Mikron Theatre Company staged Get Well Soon to mark the ...

 

Seasonal talk

BENSON Garden Club’s final meeting of the year will have a festive theme. Naturalist and wildlife author Michael Leach will explain ...

 

Village school receives £2,300 boost from developer

Village school receives £2,300 boost from developer

BENSON Primary School has received a cash boost to help enhance its outdoor forest area. It was awarded £2,300 by developer Cala Homes,...

 

Grants open

COMMUNITY organisations in the Benson area can apply for funding from their representative on South Oxfordshire District Council. ...

 

Abbey music

BENSON Choral Society will perform a concert at Dorchester Abbey at 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) to mark the centenary of the end of the ...

 

Nursery told to improve

A CHILDREN’S nursery has been told to improve by the education watchdog. Spring at RAF Benson was visited by Ofsted inspector Melissa ...

 

Plans for 19 homes on paddocks refused permission

PLANS for 19 homes in Benson have been thrown out. Victoria Land applied for outline planning permission to develop horse paddocks ...

 

£2,200 grants

GRANTS totalling £2,200 have been awarded to community groups by Benson Parish Council. The Millstream Centre will receive £1,550 and ...

 

Charity carols

THE Benson Military Wives’ Choir will perform at a Christmas carol concert at Dorchester Abbey. The event on December 9 is in aid of ...

 

Festive fair

A CHRISTMAS fair will be held at Berrick Salome village hall tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am to 2pm. Father Christmas will make an ...

 

Crossing safety fear

SIGNS are needed to warn drivers about a new pedestrian crossing in Benson, says the parish council. Members are concerned about ...

 

School urged to redesign new classroom building

School urged to redesign new classroom building

BENSON Primary School’s plans to expand have suffered a setback. South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, has said ...

 

Repair moan

CONCERN has been raised about the quality of road resurfacing in Benson. A resident complained that work carried out in Blacklands ...

 

Village needs new youth hall

THE floor at Benson youth hall is defective and letting in water. The parish council was considering spending about £7,000 on repairs ...

 

Skate park and shop missing

CONCERNS have been raised about a new housing development in Benson. Cala has been granted permission to build 241 homes on land north ...

 

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