Welcome to the BEST web site!  Here you will find details of our programme, news, records from our environmental surveys, proposals and plans for future activities, as well as historical data. We cover not only Benson village, but all the Parish of Benson.

This site was first established in Autumn 2000, based on our first report which was published at that time and distributed free of charge to all residents of the parish.  In November 2001, BEST were awarded an OSCA (Oxfordshire Special Conservation Award) for their BEST 2000 Report, which can be accessed via "our report" above.

Our aims are

  1. To record, to enhance and to conserve, the habitats, landscape and wildlife in the parish of Benson, Oxfordshire.
  2. To provide a basis for ongoing monitoring of the ecology of the area.
  3. To disseminate information and stimulate interest amongst all members of the parish.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site…..



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