Benson Close

Postcode: RG2 7LP

Benson Close is a street in the settlement of Reading which is within the electoral area of Church Ward in the administration area of Reading Council located in the South East Euro Region of the UK.

Benson Close is located 36.7 miles West from the centre of London, 1.61 miles South East from the centre of Reading, 12.86 miles North East from the centre of Basingstoke and 18.85 miles North West from the centre of Woking.

Road Name:Benson Close
Road Type:residential
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Postcodes for Benson Close

RG2 7LP
Height

Height

The Central point of Benson Close is approximately 69 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 0118
Telephone Exchange: READING SOUTH - THS
Telephone Cabinet: P30
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC
Broadband

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 22
Median Speed: 21.5
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 17
water

Water and Drainage Details

Thames Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Benson Close

5 Benson Close
Sale Price: £205,000
Sale Date: 20/03/2009
8 Benson Close
Sale Price: £295,000
Sale Date: 14/01/2008
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Healthcare and Education

Schools

Nearest Schools

Reading Girls' School

Distance: 0.58 Kilometers
Type: Foundation School
Phase: Secondary
Ofsted Score: 4 Inadequate (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 627
Address: Northumberland Avenue, RG2 7PY
Telephone: 01189861336
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Benson Close to Reading Girls' School

The Palmer Primary Academy

Distance: 0.73 Kilometers
Type: Academy Sponsor Led
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 3 Requires Improvement (Satisfactory) (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 441
Address: 70 Northumberland Avenue, RG2 7PP
Telephone: 01189375481
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Benson Close to The Palmer Primary Academy

Blagdon Nursery School and Children's Centre

Distance: 0.79 Kilometers
Type: LA Nursery School
Phase: Nursery
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 133
Address: Blagdon Road, RG2 7NT
Telephone: 01189375425
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Benson Close to Blagdon Nursery School and Children's Centre

The Ridgeway Primary School

Distance: 0.81 Kilometers
Type: Community School
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good (as of August 2016)
Number of Pupils: 342
Address: Hillbrow, RG2 7EL
Telephone: 01189375530
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from Benson Close to The Ridgeway Primary School
Nearest Hospitals

Nearest Hospitals

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Address: London Road, Craven Road, Reading, RG1 5AN,
NHS Sector
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 0118 322 5111
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Distance: 1.76 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to Royal Berkshire Hospital

CircleReading hospital

Address: CircleReading, 100 Drake Way, Reading,
Independent Sector
CircleHealth
Telephone: 01189 226 888
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Distance: 1.78 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to CircleReading hospital

The Berkshire Independent Hospital

Address: Swallowscroft, Wensley Road, Reading, RG1 6UZ,
Independent Sector
Ramsay Healthcare UK Operations Limited
Telephone: 0118 902 8000
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Distance: 2.61 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to The Berkshire Independent Hospital

Spire Dunedin Hospital

Address: 16 Bath Road, Reading, RG1 6NS,
Independent Sector
Spire Healthcare
Telephone: 0118 955 3410
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Distance: 2.81 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to Spire Dunedin Hospital
Nearest GP Surgeries

Nearest GP Surgeries

Gynaecology Clinic

Address: University Health Centre, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7HE
Telephone: 0118 9213823
Distance: 0.5 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to Gynaecology Clinic

University Health Centre

Address: University Health Centre, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7HE
Telephone: 0118 9874551
Distance: 0.5 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to University Health Centre

University Health Centre - Ophthalmology

Address: University Health Centre, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading, RG2 7HE
Telephone: 0118 9213823
Distance: 0.5 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to University Health Centre - Ophthalmology

Long Barn Lane Surgery

Address: Long Barn Lane Surgery, 22 Long Barn Lane,whitley, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7SZ
Telephone: 0118 9871377
Distance: 0.95 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to Long Barn Lane Surgery
Nearest Dentists

Nearest Dentists

University Health Centre

Address: University Health Centre, 9 11 Northcourt Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7HE
Distance: 0.5 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to University Health Centre

Community Dental Clinic

Address: Community Dental Clinic, Health & Social Services Centre, 268 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading, RG2 7PJ
Distance: 0.82 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to Community Dental Clinic

Dental Surgery

Address: Dental Surgery, 221 Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8HA
Distance: 1.02 (km)
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45 Whitley Street

Address: 45 Whitley Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0EG
Distance: 1.34 (km)
Directions from Benson Close to 45 Whitley Street
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Whitley Library

205 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG27PX
Telephone:
Distance: 0.64 Kilometres
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Directions from Benson Close to Whitley Library

Lower Earley Library

Chalfont Close, Chalfont Way, Reading, RG65HZ
Telephone: 0118 931 2150
Distance: 1.83 Kilometres
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Palmer Park Library

St Bartholomews Road, Reading, RG13QB
Telephone:
Distance: 1.97 Kilometres
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Maiden Erlegh Library

off Silverdale Road, Reading, RG67HS
Telephone: 0118 966 6630
Distance: 2 Kilometres
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Transport

Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Earley Station is 2.51 Kilometers away

Directions from Benson Close to Earley

Earley station is operated by South West Trains in the Reading East area on the Outer Windsor Lines stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ascot • Ashford (Middlesex) • Bracknell • Brentford • Clapham Junction • Egham • Feltham • Hounslow • Longcross • Martins Heron • Putney • Reading • Richmond • Staines • Sunningdale • Twickenham • Vauxhall • Virginia Water • Waterloo • Winnersh • Winnersh Triangle • Wokingham

Reading Station is 2.85 Kilometers away

Directions from Benson Close to Reading

Reading station is operated by Network Rail in the Reading East area on the Reading - Didcot stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ascot • Ash • Ashford (Middlesex) • Barnes • Betchworth • Blackwater • Bracknell • Brentford • Chilworth • Clapham Junction • Crowthorne • Deepdene • Dorking West • Earley • Egham • Farnborough North • Feltham • Gatwick Airport • Gomshall • Guildford • Hounslow • Longcross • Martins Heron • North Camp • Putney • Reading • Redhill • Reigate • Richmond • Sandhurst • Shalford • Staines • Sunningdale • Twickenham • Vauxhall • Virginia Water • Wanborough • Wandsworth Town • Waterloo • Winnersh • Winnersh Triangle • Wokingham

Reading West Station is 3.35 Kilometers away

Directions from Benson Close to Reading West

Reading West station is operated by Great Western Railway in the Reading West area on the Reading - Newbury stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Aldermaston • Basingstoke • Bedwyn • Bramley (Hampshire) • Hungerford • Kintbury • Maidenhead • Midgham • Mortimer • Newbury • Newbury Racecourse • Paddington • Reading • Slough • Thatcham • Theale

Winnersh Triangle Station is 4.29 Kilometers away

Directions from Benson Close to Winnersh Triangle

Winnersh Triangle station is operated by South West Trains in the Wokingham area on the Outer Windsor Lines stretch of line.

Direct Trains to the following stations: • Ascot • Ashford (Middlesex) • Bracknell • Brentford • Clapham Junction • Earley • Egham • Feltham • Hounslow • Longcross • Martins Heron • Putney • Reading • Richmond • Staines • Sunningdale • Twickenham • Vauxhall • Virginia Water • Waterloo • Winnersh • Wokingham

Airports

Nearest Airports

London Heathrow Airport is 34.91 Kilometers away Directions from Benson Close to London Heathrow Airport
London Oxford Airport is 50.58 Kilometers away Directions from Benson Close to London Oxford Airport
Southampton Airport is 60.95 Kilometers away Directions from Benson Close to Southampton Airport
Ferries

Nearest Ferries

Shepperton Ferry Landing is 34.89 Kilometers away
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Weybridge Ferry Landing is 34.94 Kilometers away
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Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal is 67.82 Kilometers away
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Southampton Passenger Ferry Terminal is 67.92 Kilometers away
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Motorways

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Benson Close is approximately 1.32 miles from the M4

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M4 J11/A33/B3270 - 2.91 Km Away
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Junction: M4 J10/A329(M) - 6.83 Km Away
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Junction: M4 J12/A4 - 7.79 Km Away
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Junction: A404(M) J9B/A4/A404(T) - 15.98 Km Away
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In the Area

Nearest Supermarkets

Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco Express

203-205 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 8HA
Distance: 1.02 Kilometres
Directions from Benson Close to Tesco Express

Sainsburys

203-205 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 8HA232 Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8EX
Distance: 1.03 Kilometres
Directions from Benson Close to Sainsburys

Aldi

203-205 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 8HA232 Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8EX350 Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0NT
Distance: 1.16 Kilometres
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Morrisons

203-205 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 8HA232 Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8EX350 Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0NTBasingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0HB
Distance: 1.21 Kilometres
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Museum

Attraction Name: Museum of Reading, Blakes Lock Museum, Museum of English Rural Life
Distance: 1.87 (km)
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Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: 21 South Street Arts Centre
Distance: 2.05 (km)
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Country Park

Attraction Name: Dinton Pastures Country Park
Distance: 5.16 (km)
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Museum

Attraction Name: Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Distance: 5.48 (km)
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Local Government and Policing

Councils

Local Council Details

Within the area of Reading
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Civic Centre
Reading
RG1 7AE
Send Mail
Telephone Number: 0118 937 3737
Within the electoral area of Church Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Reading East
The Member of Parliament is Matt Rodda
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In the 2017 General Election Matt Rodda won with a majority of 3749 the result was Lab gain from Con. The total electorate was 75537
Population

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01016371
Ons Area Name:Reading 016B
Average Age : 38.50
Population: 1669.00
Male Population: 817.00 (48.95%)
Female Population: 852.00 (51.05%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 17 (1.02%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data
Policing

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
Find a Local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Every neighbourhood in Thames Valley has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing team.

Neighbourhood Policing teams can be contacted via 101, the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Neighbourhood Policing teams…
  • Are led by senior police officers and include police community support officers (PCSOs), often together with volunteer police officers, volunteers and partners.
  • May serve one or several neighbourhoods.
  • Work with local people and partners to identify, tackle and prevent local, low-level crime, anti-social behaviour, and any ongoing concerns.
  • Provide you with a visible, accessible and accountable police service and aim to make your neighbourhood safer.
  • Have been present in every Thames Valley neighbourhood since 1 April 2008.
  • Focus all of their efforts on their dedicated neighbourhoods, building relationships with local people.
Neighbourhood Policing…
  • Needs you to tell us about the issues that concern you in your area.
  • Has transformed policing at a local level, to meet the needs of local communities.
  • Is known as ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ in Milton Keynes.

Have Your Say logo From the start of 2010, Thames Valley Police extended its neighbourhood consultation by introducing a wider range of publicised opportunities to meet neighbourhood teams.

We will provide open monthly meetings to allow the public to influence our priorities. These meetings will be branded as Have Your Say opportunities, and in many cases will be held in conjunction with partners.

Once local priorities have been identified, a broader ‘toolkit’ of problem-solving tactics is being made available to ensure crime and anti-social behaviour is tackled effectively.

Across the Thames Valley area, there are many successful Neighbourhood Action Groups which will continue to deliver local problem solving, but the introduction of Have Your Say meetings will allow neighbourhood teams to identify more quickly those specific local priorities that need attention.

Thames Valley Police views the introduction of Have Your Say meetings as a positive step in tackling issues that matter most to the public. I welcome your support and engagement in this endeavour.

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Recent Crime in the Area

Violent-crime44
Possession-of-weapons1
Criminal-damage-arson25
Other-theft25
Drugs7
Burglary24
Shoplifting13
Robbery2
Bicycle-theft7
Vehicle-crime21
Theft-from-the-person2
Public-order2
Other-crime1
Source: data.police.uk accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Benson Close

OS Reference: 472855, 171290
OS Grid Reference: SU729713
Latitude and Longitude: 51.435427759723, -0.95177570298885
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 58.6057 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Benson Close

Map Number: 175
Map Name: Reading & Windsor
Shinfield Road
Reading
South East
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