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Benson Environment Survey Team

Recording the Ecology of Benson

BEST was set up in 1998 to make a record of the habitat, landscape and wildlife in the Parish of Benson in order that they can be preserved and enhanced; to provide a basis for on-going monitoring of the ecology and for remedial and enhancement action in future years and to disseminate information and to stimulate interest among all members of the village, particularly the young.

BEST meets on the second Tuesday of most months, usually in Benson Parish Hall at 7.30 pm.

Activities and services:

  • Hedgerow surveys
  • Preparation of a Conservation Plan for Benson
  • Publication of regular features in the Benson Bulletin
  • Talks on nature, nature conservation and allied topics
  • Monthly meetings, to which anyone with an interest in Benson ecology is welcome
  • Speakers available - natural history, birds, grasses, fungi, butterflies, plants, etc.

Geographic coverage:


Key contacts:

Chairman - Tom Stevenson, 73 Westfield Road,, Benson, OX10 6NJ Tel 01491 836888.
E-mail [email protected]

Secretary - Keith Tibbs, 4 Church Rd, Benson, OX10 6SF Tel/fax 01491 838689. E-mail [email protected]


For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer: Neither ONCF nor the Northmoor Trust can accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.