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Reporting on Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England

20th February 2019


Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

The Rural Cinema would appreciate help with setting out the chairs and putting them away.

To book your place or further information, email info@pickleandpumpkin.co.uk


  • I reported at the last JPC meeting that I had received an email from SDC requesting me to be a local supply point for nomination packs to give to prospective candidates; to be a local collection and checking point for completed nomination forms and to bring completed nomination forms to the SDC offices for formal checking and acceptance.  I am expecting to receive nomination packs in early March.  Please get in touch with me if you would like an informal chat about becoming a JPC Cllr or if you would like some further information, please use the following link https://www.walc.org.uk/information/become-a-councillor .  SDC have suggested that completed forms should be delivered to them to me by no later than Wednesday, 27th March 2019.
  • Details of all of the responses made by the JPC on planning applications are available to view on the SDC Planning Portal https://www.stratford.gov.uk/planning-regeneration/weekly-lists-of-planning-applications.cfm 
1.    Tenders are invited for the mowing of the grassed areas and maintenance in the Parishes of Beaudesert & Henley in Arden for the next two seasons 2019 - 2020.  Full details from:  Gill Peacock, Parish Clerk, Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council, Chestnut Cottage, Hackwell Street, Napton on the Hill, Southam CV47 8LY or Tel:01926 814491 or clerk@henley-in-arden-pc.gov.uk

2.    Interested parties should contact the Parish Clerk on or before 22nd March 2019.
  • Applications for the Joint Parish Council community grants are now invited from social organisations in Beaudesert & Henley-in-Arden.

  • Applicants must be not for profit organisations with a constitution and a bank account and which publish their accounts.  The grants applied for should show a benefit mainly to the residents of Beaudesert and Henley parishes.

  • Applications not conforming to these criteria will not be considered.

  • Please obtain an application form (which explains the criteria in more detail) from the Clerk, Gill Peacock: tel: 01926 814491/07765 864588 email: clerk@henley-in-arden-pc.gov.uk and ensure it is received either by email or post at the Heritage Centre, 150 High Street, Henley in Arden, B95 5BS, by the JPC not later than Friday, 15th March 2019 at 5.00 pm.

  • The next full JPC meeting will be held on Monday, 18th March 2019 in the Henley in Arden Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley, commencing at 7.00 pm.  

Dog Fouling
Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council continues to receive a lot of complaints recently regarding dog fouling in Beaudesert & Henley in Arden.  Again, it is necessary to remind all dog owners to be responsible and to clear up after their dog has fouled.  As you may or may not be aware, it is illegal to ignore and not clear up your own dog’s mess and there could be a £75 on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notice.  Non-payment could lead to a court fine of £1,000.

We would remind you that in order for members of the public, especially children and the elderly to avoid illness and disease, not to mention becoming covered in dog mess, please act responsibly and with care.  Please, please clear up after your dog. Please also note that livestock also get diseases from dog mess (tapeworm in particular). If you do see someone who has not picked up after their dog has fouled and you do not feel comfortable about approaching them, please do give me a ring on 01564 795499/07765 864588 or email: clerk@henley-in-arden-pc.gov.uk  (all calls will be treated with the utmost confidence).

For problems with stray dogs and other related matters not dealt with by Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council, please contact the Dog Warden at Stratford District Council on 01789 260837.

Please also remember to keep your dogs on leads in public areas and where there is livestock.  
In an Emergency, please contact Cllr Peter Crathorne: tel: 07974 573582 or email: maint@henley-in-arden-pc.gov.uk

Audi Car Key found

An AUDI car key has been picked up on the south end of Henley High Street.  Contact 01564.792512.

Wootton Report


The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.



Henley In Arden Flower Club


Louisa Rigden travelled from Coventry to present ‘Spring Delights’ – a most innovative array of foliage and flowers –simple arrangements in everyday items. An oblong wrought iron base held blue agapanthus, daffodils in wool covered tubes, bergenia, ivy and fatsia leaves, white genista and craspedia  Into two layers of egg trays Louisa placed tubes containing blue hyacinths, pussy willow, clematis and yellow tulips and this was followed by a painted polystyrene box holding just palm leaves and hyacinths.


Next a spring basket – a pot-et-fleur - was filled with cupressus, skimmia japonica, tulips, primroses, irises, snowdrops, hyacinths and daffodils and then a hand tied bunch of fabulous pink roses in a frame of fatsia leaves and wired bear grass. 


The final arrangement was the most effective – a sphere of pussy willow with a moss base held a magnificent white cymbidium orchid with white calla lilies, ‘Pistachio’ chrysanths, genista, skimmia, pittosporum, genista and snowdrops. Wendy Hollands thanked Louisa for a most interesting and instructive demonstration – a pleasant change from traditional arrangements.  National Demonstrator Nigel Whyles will be presenting ‘Shaken not Stirred’ at the Baptist Church Hall 7.30 on Tuesday 12th March and the competition is ‘Cocktail Time’.

Annette Walker reporting

Support the Hub

The Hub@Henley Community Centre is offering you a cost free and painless way to support the Hub.  Every time you shop on line you can automatically make a small donation to the Hub.  You will be surprised at how quickly this mounts up.  A Holiday booked on line can generate 1 - 2%.  Click on the link and in thirty seconds you will see how it is done. 

Thank you for your help.


Peter Crathorne reporting

Could the MPA Charitable Foundation Help?

About the Foundation
logoMPA Financial Management Limited is an award-winning specialist firm of Chartered Financial Advisers that has been providing sound, holistic financial planning solutions since 1988.

Having started with 3 members of staff, based at Haseley Business Centre in Hatton, the Company has, throughout the years, gone from strength to strength and is today based in Henley-in-Arden, with a team of over 30 staff, managing over £500m on behalf of our clients.

With the reputation of MPA Financial Management Limited advancing, our Company philosophy to ‘Inform, Educate & Inspire’ still remains at the heart of everything that we do and in June 2018 the MPA Charitable Foundation was formed.

The idea behind the charity was to give MPA Financial Management Limited another platform from which we could ‘Inspire’ and give back to the community by supporting individuals and charitable causes in the local area – an area that has been poignant in the growth of MPA Financial Management over the years.

How it Works?
It is through the generosity and gratitude of the Directors at MPA Financial Management Limited that it was agreed to pledge one per cent of the Company’s turnover, each year, to the MPA Charitable Foundation, with additional funds being raised through fundraising activities.

Each of the Directors at MPA Financial Management Limited is intent on having a part to play within the Charitable Foundation with each of them named as Trustees and furthermore having equal control of how the charitable funds are distributed.

With each Director having their individual area of focus for the distribution of funding, we intend to assist a broad spectrum of charities, however the main focus, for all Directors, is unanimous – to give back to the community at the heart of MPA Financial Management Limited.

Who we help

The aim of the MPA Charitable Foundation is to give back to the community by supporting individuals and charitable causes in Henley-in-Arden and local surrounding areas.

Rather than supporting large national causes with dedicated fundraising staff, we wanted to inspire individuals and small organisations where our funding will create opportunities and make a substantial impact.

To date we have already assisted;

•    Two local sportspeople in achieving sporting success
•    A local blind girl from Coventry gain independence
•    Made a charitable donation to The Hub at Henley community centre to ensure that they can continue to provide such a valuable facility
•    Covered the full cost of The Henley- in-Arden Community Christmas Day Lunch
•    Made a charitable  donation to support The Arden Recreational Centre (ARC) project

And we would like to do more……

How to Apply
We ask that all charitable requests are put in writing and include;

•    Details of your charity
•    Amount of funding required
•    What the funding will be used for
•    Details of the impact you feel any agreed funding will have
•    Any other information that you feel we should know
Please send all requests to:  enquiries@MPACharitableFoundation.co.uk

Should you wish to learn more about the MPA Charitable Foundation, please visit;


WAGS Gang Show 2019


Brighten up your winter days with a visit to the Spa Centre, there is something for all ages at this year’s WAGS Gang Show.  It is going to be another hit show with “Intergalactic Cub-fectionary”, “Beavers are Super Heroes” and the main Gang Scouts and Guides “Rock It Up” with a “Mystery Tour”.

A show not to be missed. The dates Tuesday 26th February – 2nd March 2019 at 7.15pm with a matinee on Saturday 2nd March at 2.30pm, at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN

There are still tickets available for every show, Book NOW at
the Royal Spa Centre Box Office.


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Junior players recognised for sporting achievements


Joe receives the runners up trophy and Lewis and Samuel receive certificates. 

Pictured with Peter Crathorne from the Henley War Memorial Trust.

Three junior players at Henley have been recognised for their sporting achievements, with De Montfort awards presented to them by the Henley War Memorial Trust.

Joe Webb, who received the runners up trophy, is one of the  club’s junior leaders.  Since taking the Young Leaders course last year, he has been helping coach young tennis players twice a week and really stepped up into this leadership role.  He also helps umpire Junior competitions on a regular basis.  Joe is a positive role model for the younger children and enjoys the challenge of helping others to improve.  He continues to also be a very good tennis player himself and already plays in the Junior Teams.

Lewis Paterson and Samuel Courier were also recognised with third place awards.  They both attend Warwickshire County Tennis Team training and even with lots of changes to this demanding programme, they continue to shine within their groups.  Both take part in regular coaching and have grown as players and competitors and proudly represent the club.  They continue to be players to look out for in the future and we wish them continued success.

For further information about the club, please visit the website www.henleyinardentennis.co.uk
or emaii: henleyinardentennis@gmail.com

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John Garner's Business Column

John GarnerEven more exploits of Margrethe Vestager

This is the 4th time I’ve written about this lady.  You’ll recall she is the former deputy prime minister of Denmark and now European Commissioner for Competition; she made her name by fining Google a record €2.4billion back in 2017.  She has the reputation of being formidable and utterly fearless.  Her exploits are always good for an article!

This time she’s taken on European railways.  She has succeeded in blocking a landmark merger between France's Alstom and Germany's Siemens even though Paris and Berlin insisted that the tie-up is needed to build a European industrial heavyweight to counter state-backed Chinese rivals.   This was a stern test of her department's ability to withstand political pressure from the EU's most powerful states.

EU antitrust enforcers opposed this so-called “Railbus” deal (think Airbus but with trains). They feared that these two large companies joining together would rip off consumers in national markets where the merged entity would often have an overwhelmingly dominant position.  It did rather look like that.

The Commission has now concluded that the deal is incompatible with the Internal Market and that it would harm competition in markets for railway signalling systems and high-speed trains.  Vestager said in a press release, "The Commission prohibited the merger because the companies were not willing to address our serious competition concerns."  She   emphasised the need for a Europe with "a strong industrial strategy."

So she’s taken on the giants: not only these two companies but the two most powerful nations in the EU.   Previously France and Germany had criticised the Commission's plan to block the mergers and called for a reform of European competition rules to allow for the creation of European champions.  In other words, they wanted to change the rules to favour themselves and she was having none of it.  I’m beginning to rather admire this lady!  It’s so refreshing to see someone forcing the EU to keep to its own rules.

Although she has in the past been seen as a potential successor to our friend (or not) Jean-Claude Juncker whose term of office is due to end in October (Brexit negotiators please take note), you may wonder how making herself unpopular with the establishment will affect her career prospects.  She is intimating that she might not have too many friends left on the European political stage after the forthcoming European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new Commission later in the year.  As she told a Danish news programme, “Next year at this time I’m probably unemployed.”

I do hope she stays on, otherwise I would have nothing to write about!

John Garner - Business Correspondent

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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Recent Incidents:


David Malin

  1. Suspicious Circumstances / Fraud. Liverage Hill, Henley. Two men have purchased items using a £50 note. These were later checked and were both found to be fake. Both were Scottish notes with the same serial number. 2.50pm Thursday 7th February. 0255 07/02/2019
  2. Suspicious Circumstances. Millfield Court, Henley. Dark coloured VW Passat seen in the road. Two males got out. One was wearing a baseball cap and one had a torch. Caller concerned that they may have been looking at cars in the road. 12.25am Tuesday 5th February. 0007 05/02/2019
  3. Anti-Social Behaviour. Arden Road, Henley. Male seen and heard shouting in the street. The male then walked off kicking and damaging a fence in Mount Road. 10.30pm Sunday 3rd February. 0402 03/02/2019


  1. Burglary Residential. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Window of house smashed and entry gained. Car keys and a safe stolen. The keys have then been used to steal an Audi S3 from the property. Between 24th January and 5th February. 0401 05/02/2019
  2. Theft. Stratford Road / Pettiford Lane, Wootton Wawen. Athena Gas Patio Heater stolen. Offenders were in possible two vans that returned to the scene a number of times in order to unsuccessfully try and steal further heaters. Between 8.15pm and 9.45pm Monday 4th February. 0098 05/02/2019
  3. Attempt Theft. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Two men from a Black Audi A5 have tried to steal two electric bikes that were secured to a building. When this was unsuccessful they have driven off. Both the men were wearing dark clothing and hoods. The last three letters of the registration number was ‘VOK’. 3.30pm Saturday 16th February. 0238 16/02/2019
  4. Vehicle Crime. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Window smashed on car and items stolen from inside including ipod, sunglasses and jacket. Reported evening of 12th February. 0384 12/02/2019
  1. Vehicle Interference. Car park, Preston Bagot. Hole cut in the door skin of works van. Entry not gained. Nothing stolen. Between 6.45pm and 8.15pm Tuesday 12th February. 0373 12/02/2019

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Alcester Police SNTs

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Henley Annual Events

February 2019

Rural Cinema

March 2019 Rural Cinema
April 2019

Arts for All Week in the Guild Hall
Court Leet Dinner - Guild Hall
Cricket Club - Captain's Dinner
Rural Cinema

May 2019 Jumble Sale St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
Rural Cinema
June 2019

Court Leet Day and Artisans' Market
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade

July 2019

Jazz in the Garden - Guild Hall Garden

August 2019

Henley Music Festival

September 2019 14th - Last Night at the Proms Rural Cinema
October 2019

Consensus - an evening of music and words Rural Cinema

November 2019

Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar

Rural Cinema

December 2019

Tree Bombing
Town Carol Service and Christmas Market, Switching on of Christmas Lights

January 2020 Rural Cinema

hnol            Forthcoming Events

Our next meeting is on Thursday 21st February  in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Jan Long will give a talk on ‘Elizabeth Barrett Browning’. Visitors and new members are very welcome, and  further details are available from Andrew Yarwood on 794079.

Tuesday 26th February 7.45pm in the Baptist Church hall. Speaker Howard Drury on Great Gardens of Yorkshire.

THE INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN meets at the Golf Club on the third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in joining a group of ladies who promote friendship and fellowship whilst raising money for charities at home or overseas please contact Joanne  794457.

PILATES WITH HELEN focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility.  All abilities welcome. Mondays 9.30am & Thursdays 7pm at St. John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley. No commitment - just turn up and pay. £6 per class. Please bring a workout mat. Contact :  pilateswithhelen@btinternet.com. Tel. 07843 348860

ART ATTACK...Coming to the White Swan Cygnets Bar with a stunning exhibition of CONTEMPORARY ART from 6 leading artists. The show will be open from 10 - 5 Sat 17th & Sun 18th November. A unique opportunity to acquire modern art at eminently affordable prices. Don't miss out - be there.

Every 10 years a passion play is performed 4 times a week for 6 months and is visited by thousands from all round the world. Should there be sufficient interest the writer would like to take a group from Henley to make this Pilgrimage which is expected to cost about £2,000. I have been five times and can vouch it is a most rewarding experience. If anyone would like any further information please contact Graham on 794010.

Have you ever thought of having an allotment? We have over 40 plots by the station. It’s a smashing pastime to grow your own veggies and keep fit as well. We have wonderful camaraderie up there. If you feel interested and would like a look contact Nick Haycock on 07719 345115.

Why not join Henley Neighbourhood Watch by going to  www.ourwatch.org.uk  and entering your postcode Information about crime in the area direct to your computer/tablet? Also available by joining  the Warwickshire Police Community Messaging Service (CMS)  Go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms and follow instructions.

CLASSIC X-R-CISE CLASS. Monday mornings (parish hall). 10.30-11.30am. Working on mobility, balance, coordination, etc, for maximum body health. £15.00 per session. (Introductory 1st session £10.00). For more info. please call Paul on 07906337623 for more information or to book your place.

LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY 'Stay & Play' Interested in finding out more about our nursery? Please come along with your child 9.15 – 10.00 on Wed 24th May and 12th July. Contact School Office on 792766.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB   We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £4).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320

YOGA AT ULLENHALL VILLAGE HALL  Hatha Yoga & Relaxation Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm suitable for experienced & beginners. Contact Gill Russel 07973575597, gilrus3@btinternet.com, www.yogill.com.  

HENLEY YOGA - Vinyasa Flow Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. New Beginners Class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden Come and learn about Asana (postures) and Pranayama. Contact me to find out more and to book. Eleanor 07932658719 Yogahenley@gmail.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions, classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,

JOLLYTOTS meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane during term time. Lots of activities, toys, games, arts and craft for under 4s. For more information please contact Keith on 793925.

HIRE THE GUILD HALL and GARDENS     Perfect for special occasions, boutique weddings, Christening parties, private dining, funeral wakes. Visit WWW.HENLEYGH.CO.UK for more information and hire charges. 

We are hoping to hold a HENLEY’S HIDDEN GARDENS on June 16th 2019.
Is there anyone who would be interested in opening their garden for us? We have four volunteers already! Your garden doesn’t have to be large or immaculate, you just need to enjoy showing off your plot! Gardens open are very rewarding for the participants and a delightful entertainment for the visitor. We are hoping to raise money for The Samaritans and Henley in Bloom. For more information please contact either Sue Westmacott 793746 or Marijana Bainbridge 794987

Details of future events should be notified to Margrit Johnson for the Parish Church Newsletter at: henleyparishnews@btinternet.com

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6th March 2019

Town Organisations and Clubs

Henley CrestThe Court Leet and Court Baron dates from a Royal Charter and was a Court authorised to deal with matters relating to the duties and services owed by the peasants or villains (not Freemen) to the Lord of the Manor. It exercised the peacekeeping jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s twice yearly tour of the hundred courts. It received presentments about obstructions of the highway and watercourses. It regulated the weights and measures.

Today, the Henley Court Leet is one of only 32 recognised Court Leets in the Administration of Justice Act 1977 and it is responsible for continuing the traditions and ceremonial of the town. More information about the Court Leet

logoHENLEY IN BLOOM Henley in Bloom is the organisation behind making Henley an even more attractive town by a colourful display of flowers in the High Street and elsewhere in the town. There are over 100 planters and flower beds which are filled with blooms every year and all members of the community are encouraged to help not only with the initial planting but, even more important, the ongoing maintenance and watering. Anyone interested in helping this organisation please contact Sheila Davis on 07779 157580.

logoJoin our team of volunteers who assist West Midlands ambulance service to give emergency medical services to our local communities. Full training will be provided. If you can drive and can dedicate 4 hours a week, please contact Malcolm Aldridge 794019 or Peter Neville 793978 web:henley cfr.org.uk for more info

Henley SocietyThe Society meets every third Third Thursday - September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to historical sites.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley Society website

tennis clubOpen to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro) open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available. Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year. League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with coaching For details of membership please contact the club at henleyinardentennis@gmail.com
Henley Tennis Website
rotaryRotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. The Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm for 1 pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Alan Jones on 01564 793715
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of Henley.
Visitors and potential new members would be most welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Baptist Church Hall, at 7:45pm, except for a couple of months. The Club organises speakers and visits to gardens. This is a very friendly club; if you are interested in joining or attending as a visitor, please just turn up. More information from Penny on 01564 792251 or e mail pjstott@uwclub.net 
flower clubAre you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers?  We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden (in the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) so why not come along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00. You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For further information contact Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £4).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320.
Henley Cricket Club fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September. We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Andy Thompson.
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall, Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other activities which support performances. For information about the next meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
My German Beginners Course for Adults continues on Wednesday the 4th of July 2018 and is held every Wednesday evening at the Hub in Henley-in-Arden. If you are interested to learn a new language in a small and sociable group, please contact me for further details under susannecannon@hotmail.co.uk
Meets from April to September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience. Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please contact Jon Butler on 01564 795216 or email mpjbutler@gmail.com
Meets every Tuesday at St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane (6.30-7.30). Any age are most welcome to learn About the art of self defence or just for good general exercise. Contact Paul Barnard 01564 792278
Vinyasa Flow, Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. NEW beginners class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Contact Eleanor: 07932658719 yogahenley@gmail.com
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art that combines fitness, self-defence and control. Henley TKD is a small, friendly and vibrant club catering for all ages (from 5 and up) and abilities. We train on Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. Beginners and the curious are always welcome – first lesson is free for all newcomers. For more information contact Alan Batson on 07543 649 713.
Neighbour WatchAt a recent meeting of co-ordinators for the Stratford area, the chairman stressed how important it is to contact residents quickly when crimes are reported in the area and this is why co-ordinators are needed. Henley is covered quite well with most roads but there are areas still in need of someone to contact. If you are willing to have your name and telephone number registered to receive calls from the Crime Officer when necessary please let Annette Walker (792837) know.
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley.  It is open for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. It is run by Keith and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855 920463.
This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on what has been a vibrant and successful scout troop. In order for it to continue to provide young people with diverse opportunities we urgently need the support of our local community. Please come forward and find out more about how you can get involved. For more information please contact Graham Mallinson on: 01564 795297 / 07535 233313.
Thursdays, 11.15am at the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier. £6 per session – no termly fees. For further information contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi website

Meets the last Sunday of the month at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2pm for a conducted walk of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription.  More details from Keith Thomas  01564 794806.

De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John Pollard on 0121 247 6140 or 07952 780096 or email johnpollard1966@virginmedia.com for further details.
Love Life, Love Friends, Love Food then you’ll love Slimming World. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Henley Slimming World. The group is held every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95 6AF. Please call Sarah Jones for more details on 07922 670959.

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY IN HENLEY If you have dementia, or are caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer's Society welcomes you to join us at our Dementia Cafe in Shipston-on-Stour at Stour Court, Old Road, Shipston-on-Stour, CV364HF on 1st Friday of the month from 2 - 3.30pm, Dementia Cafe in Stratford at St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, CV379HQ on 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, Day Care which runs weekly in Henley in Arden (charges apply for this service).
For more information contact the Warwickshire Office on 01926 888 899 or email southwarks@alzheimers.org.uk.

Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at The Wootton Wawen Social Club, commencing at 7.00pm and usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!  Play commences at 7pm promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the club does not issue master points. For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993 or the Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.

Each month the Henley Focus contains plenty for everyone with local business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote community and charity events free of charge. Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email karen@henleyfocus.co.uk more information.

Evergreen ClubMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Baptist Church Hall, at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.

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