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

24th August 2016



Vandalism in the Buckley Green meadow


In the meadow North of Henley, adjacent to the footpath to Buckley Green, the vandals have damaged a number of hay bales and also tried to start a fire right next to the bales!! They left lots of litter around the site and such a mess.


Solution to Traffic Issues on the High Street


This is a suggestion to our Parish Council.

Short term illegal parking on the High Street outside One Stop and the Co-op is an on-going problem for Henley. Lazy and selfish motorists who simply stop to get a paper or milk cause on-going hazards and disruption to the flow of traffic on the High Street and it also causes problems for cars trying to exit Beaudesert Lane. At some point, we will have an accident and someone might get hurt or even killed.

I think I may have found the answer. I was in Burnham on Sea in Somerset recently and took a photo of their bollards (which we already have in place) joined by linked chains which seemed a simple answer to our problem.

One Stop and Co-op may say what about deliveries to our premises?  The answer is a padlock in the chain link opposite the two entrances, which the stores can open for access when delivery vehicles arrive.

I suggest that most of these lazy motorists will not be inclined to leap the chains!

I hope the Parish Council might give consideration to this simple and cost effective solution.

Alistair Price - High Street Resident


Introducing 2 new Trainee GPs

We are very pleased to introduce 2 new trainees to the team: Dr Glenn Latham and Dr Aisha Omokanye. Dr Latham is in his 3rd and final year of his speciality training and will be with us until August 2017.  Dr Omokanye is in her 2nd year of speciality training and will be with us until February 2017.

A little reminder of what a GP trainee is: all of the GP trainees who are attached to the Practice will have completed a minimum of three years of hospital posts after qualifying as a Doctor, often more. Five years are spent as a medical student and following this all Doctors are now required to work for two years as “Foundation Doctors” before entering specialist GP training. Specialist training in General Practice is currently three years, eighteen months of which is in a range of hospital or community posts.

News of our previous Trainees: Dr James finished her second year of GP training at the beginning of August and she has moved on to another GP Practice; Dr. Panju successfully completed his GP training at the same time and currently is continuing to work for us as a fully qualified GP.

Changes to the nursing team

Val Kellaway, who has been a nurse at the surgery since 2003, has decided to retire from her nurse post. However, I am pleased to inform you that she will continue to work at Henley in the capacity of a Health Care Assistant (HCA). Val will work with us only on Tuesdays and run the Warfarin clinic.

This change will enable us to free up the other 2 HCAs, Jacquie and Emma, in order to provide more blood test appointments.

Val’s nurse sessions will be taken over by our 2 remaining nurses, Sarah Smith and Jan Newland, so patients should not experience any reduction in appointment availability.

Flu Vaccinations

This year’s flu clinics will start from 24th September 2016.

Patients eligible to receive a free flu vaccination include: all patients 65yrs and over, those with chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetics, those who are immunosuppressed due to treatments, pregnant women, people in long stay residential homes, carers and health and social care staff. If you are unsure whether you are required to have a flu vaccination, then please ask reception to clarify.

Childhood flu immunisation

The flu vaccination will be offered to all healthy children (previously only to at risk children), aged between 2 to less than 5 year olds.

We will be offering a nasal flu spray for all children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old but not aged less than 2 or aged 5 or over on 31 August 2016.

Flu clinic appointment bookings are now being taken, so please telephone today and book your appointment.

Amanda Taylor, Practice Manager

JPC Councillor's Good Work recognised


Well done Cllr David Broadbent - you seem to have inspired a good working group for the Mount Walks, writes Margaret Twigg. I took my Canadian granddaughter (who used to live in Henley) a walk up your new steps and all the way along the ridge and then joined up with the path to Buckley Green. She was very impressed. I plan to take my Monday walking group along the ridge when it is my turn to lead it in September.

Cllr David Broadbent writes:

My main partner was Peter Quince, a Tennis partner who lives in Chingley Bank, with help from Frank Stopher who lives in Station Road. We also had help earlier from Bradley Rice, a barman at the White Swan, and Stuart Hemus a resident from Meadow Road.

We now need to get as many people walking it as possible to keep the weeds down then we need to tidy up and widen the path across the Meadow area. I also hope some of our former councillors will be able to lend a hand with our improvement programme.


We intend to refer to the new walk as "The Ridgemount Way".

Minutes of the recent SCAN Meeting disputed

Cllr. Peter Crathorne, on reading the minutes of a recent SCAN (Senior Citizens Action Network) meeting, was reported as being shocked at the comments recorded.  He told Henley News that he thought the SCAN meeting’s purpose was to exchange information and support older Henley residents.  The minutes record the view of those present that a recent Parish Council mini grant awarded to the Dell Court Pond Project was inappropriate.  The meeting had concluded, as the minutes indicated, that there were far more deserving destinations for the council’s community grants.  

Cllr. Crathorne continued that the information given to the meeting was incomplete.  The maintenance of a pond at Dell Court was subject to a house vote that revealed the overwhelming support of the residents of Dell Court to keeping the fish and pond.  The parish council reviewed the details of the application and concluded that it was suitable for their support. Cllr Crathorne issued a request that the minutes of SCAN should be amended, since their remit was information sharing - not political campaigning.

Cllr. Crathorne agreed that there were deserving organisations who had not received funds for example, he said, The Christmas Lights Committee who organise the traditional lights at Christmas time had turned down an offer of substantial funds from the council to support their efforts. This offer was made even though no application had been received.  There are also many groups who have yet to apply who would no doubt qualify and they are encouraged to apply.  The new flexible approach to grants mean that the mini-grants can be applied for at any time.

Cllr. Crathorne stated that his greatest concern was that this admirable SCAN group, designed to serve the community, has his full support but had lowered its standards by using its platform to register concerns that would be more reasonably expressed by attending the parish council meetings and using the opportunity residents have to raise items and concerns in the public arena of the meeting. He also stressed that his remarks were personal and not an official view of the council.

Peter Crathorne reporting in a personal capacity

Future direction of the Henley War Memorial Trust

Has the Henley-in-Arden War Memorial Trust reached a crossroads?

There has been increasing concern over the management and condition of the Memorial Sports Grounds.  The trustees have noted the poor attendance from affiliated groups at their management Committee.  The trustees have therefore decided to suspend this management committee with immediate effect.  Dave Broadbent, the Site Manager, Tara Winter, the Finance Officer, Geoff Shephard and Nigel Keefe, your representative Trustees and Peter Crathorne, the compliance and audit Trustee, will meet when required and will undertake the management of the Sports Grounds.  Concerns should be addressed to Dave Broadbent in the first instance.  There will be a meeting shortly to agree the budget and comments will be welcome. 

The trustees regret that fees for sports users have been increased. This will cover the cost increases in running the sports facility and an increase in the allocation to reserves as these have been virtually wiped out by the installation of new drainage. Thanks to some fantastic voluntary work by Tony Bartlett and friends more than 50% of the costs have been eliminated, leaving us with a total cost of around £14,000.  The Trust has managed to keep most of the long term reserves that are effectively the car park maintenance money.   Sponsorship with Marwood Homes is up for review as they have been amalgamated with John Shepherd Estate Agents who in turn has been taken over by another company. Discussions reveal that little or no value has accrued to the company from their sponsorship.  The town is asked to promote this organisation in the hope that an increase in inquiries or contacts will enable the Trust to demonstrate that the sponsorship has value to them.  

The Pavilion Management Committee will remain in action, being responsible for the pavilion and the area of the field reserved for football and cricket.  This includes the maintenance of the mower. The Scouts will be invited to attend as their electricity emanates from the pavilion.  The trustees remain committed to a project to refurbish this building as its present state gives no credit to our town.

In the longer term the trustees are extremely concerned about sustainability of the Trust as no-one seems to be interested in becoming a Trustee or is prepared to commit to the essential administration work that protects the town’s interests. Within a few years the majority of the Trustees will be in their 9th decade if they are not there already.  They have decided to approach the parish council with a view to creating a new and sustainable management system.  They are beginning to address the issue of whether the trust, formed in 1947, has served its purpose of maintaining the Memorial Hall and Memorial Sports Grounds. The town will be kept informed of the progress of these discussions. 

Nothing will be done without full consultation and agreement of affiliated organisations and the approval of the residents of Henley who are all members of the Trust by virtue of residence. The Trust also suggests that other groups may be facing a similar insoluble problem of a sustainable future and is hoping that they will join with them to ask that our parish council provide the leadership expected of them by the community.

A summary of recent discussions held by the Trustees of Henley-in-Arden War Memorial Trust prepared by Peter Crathorne.

Peter Crathorne - Trustee of HWMT

Shakespeare Hospice Shines Bright in CQC Report

logoIndependent regulator of health and social care in England, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their report on The Shakespeare Hospice. The Hospice is pleased to report that they scored a rating of ‘Good’ overall for their services in the annual inspection, with ‘Outstanding’ in the leadership category. The CQC are an independent regulatory body that monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services in England to make sure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety. The CQC publish their findings, including performance ratings, in an annual inspection report, to help people choose the right care and maintain the excellence and integrity of the health and social care sector.

The inspection, carried out at The Shakespeare Hospice in April 2016, by a team of independent experts, reported that ‘The Shakespeare Hospice puts people at the heart of the service offered and provides high quality care in a compassionate way.’ The report also shone a light on the Hospice’s ‘holistic approach to providing care and support’ with its physiotherapy, complementary and occupational therapy.

An important area where the Hospice was praised by the CQC was the ‘Young People’s Hub’, established to support young people with life limiting conditions during the transitional period between children’s and adults' hospices. Being the only adult hospice in the UK to have developed this service, they were strongly praised for identifying this gap in service provision and one of many reasons for the deserved winning of the GSK IMPACT Award earlier this year.

Chief Executive of The Shakespeare Hospice, Angela Arnold said, “I’m so pleased with the CQC’s findings in their visit to The Shakespeare Hospice. We are so proud of everything we achieve here and the services that we provide. The team work really hard to maintain the high standards of care and all their hard work and dedication really shows. It’s a great feeling for the whole team, knowing we are providing the very best and that it is being recognised.”

Patients and relatives interviewed as part of the report spoke highly of the kindness of staff leaving patients feeling empowered to make their own decisions, with the support of the nurses. One relative told the CQC “The quality of care is 100% and there’s nothing they won’t do for us both.” Praised for its person-centred vision and mission statement that puts people at the heart of the service that they provide, it was clear that the staff had a clear understanding of the key principles, vision and focus of The Shakespeare Hospice and are proud of the excellent care that they provide.

Continually striving to recognise, promote and implement innovative systems to improve the service, in response to the changing needs of the local community, Kate Hall – Head of Clinical Services explains why the hospice sets itself apart from the rest. “Here at the Hospice our aim is to provide high quality compassionate care for both young people and adults in our community who are living with a life limiting illness and those who matter to them. I am delighted that the CQC review has awarded the Hospice a Good rating overall with an Outstanding rating for how the services are led. This is due to the highly motivated and skilled team of staff and volunteers in both the clinical and non clinical services. I am so pleased that their commitment and hard work has been recognised and we will continue to respond to the needs of our community.”  

To read or download the full published copy of the CQC report visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk

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June and July Draws

The June and July draws of the 100 club were drawn by Justine, Costa Coffee and Mohammad, Curry Republic and were as follows:

June Draw
First prize of £30 - No. 117 Kathy Burman
Second prize of £15- No. 21 Carol Trigg

July Draw
First prize of £30 - No. 106 Nigel Woodward-Sheath
Second prize of £15 - No. 82 Michael Lickley

Congratulations to the winners. Many thanks to everyone who has purchased a number. Don't forget - it only costs £1 per month and the draw takes place at the end of every month. The subscriptions are paid annually either by cash, cheque or standing order. We have some numbers left if you or any of your friends wish to join the club. Please contact Mandy Tuckley, 182 High Street, Henley-in-Arden or email henleycfr.fundraising@gmail.com.

For more information and rules about the '100 Club' please look at our website: www.henleycfr.org.uk

Register of Electors canvass reminder

SDCLetters are being sent out to Stratford-on-Avon District households this week to remind residents to register to vote as part of the annual register of electors canvass.

At the beginning of August, Household Enquiry Forms (HEF), outlining who is currently registered to vote in each household, were posted out to every property in the District. However, although 56,000 HEFs were sent out – there are still somewhere in the region of 24,000 to be returned. Reminders, which are a legal requirement to non-responding households, are currently dropping through letter boxes costing the tax payer an additional £7,500.

Completing the annual register is a legal requirement and, by not giving the information, residents could find that it affects their voting rights, credit ratings and they could be fined up to £1,000.

Following the reminder, if a return is not made, the District Council is required by law to obtain this information. This involves sending a canvasser to any property which has not returned the form to obtain the information, resulting in further costs for the District Council and tax payer.

Failure to return a completed form may mean that your details are not included on the electoral register. People who are not on the register will not be able to vote at parliamentary elections, local elections and the new Neighbourhood Planning referendums. It may also make it difficult for people to obtain credit, secure a mortgage or even a mobile phone agreement because credit reference agencies use the register when they check credit ratings. No one is automatically registered to vote even if they are paying council tax. Anyone who hasn't already confirmed their details or returned their form is being encouraged to do so immediately.

David Dalby, Electoral Registration Officer at Stratford-on-Avon District Council, says: “It is vital that every domestic property in the District returns a completed household enquiry form as soon as possible. The District Council has to carry out an annual canvass each year and it is a legal requirement for residents to provide the information requested. Voting is an opportunity to have your say on important issues which affect your everyday life. County Council Elections take place in May next year and it’s possible that a General Election could be announced at any time.”

“We've had a good response so far, but I’m urging all households who haven’t yet replied to their electoral registration forms to respond as soon as possible. There are several different ways for residents to complete the forms which make it simple and convenient.”


Henley in Bloom - Help Required


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.

Ian Fox reporting

Chairman Sheila Davis writes:

I must begin with an apology, the awards independently judged for business fronts, should have read, 1st - The White Swan, 2nd - Henley Kitchen, 3rd - Arden Tandoori Restaurant, my apologies to Sans Orient Restaurant, perhaps next year!
The Tanyard were highly commended for their display of hanging baskets and flowers.

The familiar blue water bowser has been busy during the summer, operated by Henley in Bloom volunteers, thank you to all waterers without you there would be no display.


We are grateful to Nigel Woodward-Sheath of Mayswood Garage, Wootton Wawen who for many years has provided and maintained a vehicle with a large water tank which can be driven round the larger areas.

Sheila Davis



Henley Chocolates Ltd


Local chocolatiers Henley Chocolates will be opening a chocolaterie at Yew Tree Craft Centre, Wootton Wawen on 20 September 2016. Founder Sally Daniel said, “I am so excited to finally be opening our own shop. I started making chocolate four years ago with my husband on our kitchen table and now it occupies two floors of our home and we spend most weekends out at market stalls.  My dream has always been to have a shop where we can welcome people to see how our chocolates are made, to talk to our chocolatiers and learn all about chocolate for themselves and even have a go at making their own. Yew Tree Craft Centre is the perfect location for us right in our home village, and I am really looking forward to rejoining the great community around the courtyard that I have known since I worked in the Farm Shop nearly four years ago.”

Moving into the converted milk parlour, the chocolaterie will feature a workshop where all products will be crafted by hand; chocolate making activities for all ages from chocolate pizzas to truffles and lollipops, birthday parties and workshops for different skill levels; real hot chocolate and of course an extensive and ever-changing range of fresh chocolate bars, truffles, gifts and favours. Sally says, “The foundation of Henley Chocolates is that we are rooted in the local earth, and my hope for the shop is that we will be a place where people can come with their family and friends to explore the fabulous world of chocolate in all its variety.”




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Film- Finding Dory
Rating PG
Animated Movie
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse
Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
100 minutes long

Pixar (Walt Disney Pictures)
The voice of:
Dory- Ellen DeGeneres
Marlin- Albert Brook
Nemo -Hayden Rolence
Hank- Ed O’Neill
Destiny- Kaitlin Olson
Bailey- Ty Burrell

The school holidays are coming to an end, a few precious days left and as a rainy afternoon beckons I wholeheartedly suggest that families go and see ‘Finding Dory’.  It is a feel good movie built on the success of ‘Finding Nemo’.  Finding Dory is about a fish called Dory who suffers from short term memory loss.  Her community is conscious of this but Dory still manages to get lost.  Over a period of time we follow Dory as she tries to find her parents.  Nemo the hero of the original film plays a positive role in Dory’s adventures, as do a variety of sea inhabitants that sadly mean I will never enjoy cod and chips again!  The film is easy to watch, the PG given by the board of censors for mild thematic elements.

The environmental issues the film raises, as to how we are polluting our seas, is extremely well done.  Watching Dory entangled in plastic or swimming desperately looking for his parents as he passes over broken glass bottles is very moving in its realism.  For future generations watching this film the understanding of cultural differences and the glory that is freedom is perhaps encouraged, in sowing the seeds of maturity in our children.  At the same time, Finding Dory may provide a lesson in how not to pollute our wonderful planet.

The voices are well suited to the animated characters, Ellen Degeneres particularly brings a broader dimension to Dory through the use of her voice.

Over the year I have worried about some of the content our children watch at the movies but this film impressed me with its thought provoking  themes.  The film is sometimes funny but ‘Finding Dory’ essentially highlights the importance of love and family.   This is an international, multi cultural and beautifully made family film.  It doesn't matter what age you are, this film will teach you something that allows you to leave the theatre with a warm glow inside, nice!

Review by Linda Paul, Earlswood

Wootton Wawen Film Night

The new season of films in Wootton Wawen Village Hall will begin on 8th September with:


Music at the Black Swan this weekend

Friday 26th August 2016 (Normal karaoke inside)

From 9pm - DJ Jacko Karaoke/Disco playing his favourite tunes in between the singers

Saturday 27th August 2016 (Outside Events)

3pm - 5pm - Crazy Horses (Fab classic rock live covers band)

6pm - 8pm - The Coffin Dodgers (Who remembers this Henley band?)

9pm -11pm - The Reggaelators (Our favourite Reggae band returns this year)

Sunday 28th August 2016 (Outside Events)
2pm - 4pm - 'Ruby Rouge' (New act added to line up)
Local singers Lorraine & Mollie Hindle performing some your favourite songs)

4pm - 6pm - Suz & Storm (Lively acoustic duo playing well known covers)

7pm - 9pm - The Acoustic 'Who' (Who Tribute Band)

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Chef Required at Golf Club

For a prestigious Golf Club in Warwickshire
Good Rate Of Pay - Straight Shifts
Must have own transport as accommodation is not provided
Please call Jim Dyson (Head Chef) - 01564 796862

Henley Golf and Country Club
Henley in Arden

Tel 01564 793715



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John Garner's Business Column

Time to de-metricate?

John GarnerNow that we are definitely going to leave the EU (Mrs May says so) there’s a possibly overlooked area that we should consider.  Yes, going back to Imperial measurements!  You may think I’m saying this tongue-in-cheek, and perhaps I am, but there is a serious point here.

Do you remember the Metric Martyrs?  Shopkeepers that were convicted of a criminal offence by continuing to use Imperial scales and labelling.  It was indeed one of the darkest times for the EU’s reputation in Britain.  EU Council Directive 80/181/EEC was incorporated into English law in January 2000 and went through Parliament on the nod.  Just a month afterwards the police and Trading Standards marched into Steve Thoburn’s greengrocers in Sunderland, seized his imperial scales and charged him with “using scales not certified for trade”.  He was the first of a number of such dastardly criminals. He eventually took his case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights but his appeal was rejected.  Public opinion in the UK was firmly on his side but the law wasn’t.   His criminal record still stands though he unfortunately died suddenly of a heart attack in 2004 aged only 39.

And this law still stands.  Fortunately the arrests have stopped for now due to the intervention of a minister in 2008: a case reached the press when a market trader was prevented from visiting the USA because of her criminal record for selling fruit by the pound and this was printed in the New York Times, rather embarrassing.  But it’s still a grey area though a blind eye is now turned by the authorities.  The Metric Martyrs have long been campaigning for a pardon for those who were convicted and the imminent Brexit has reinforced their campaign.

The British are of course very stubborn about the use of Imperial units of measurement.  We’ve got used to it with petrol (gallons were changed to litres because it sounded cheaper) but we won’t change our pints of beer.  It’ll probably take another generation before we stop asking for a pound of sausages.  It is of course a strange mis-match: we travel in miles and measure our fuel consumption in miles per gallon even though petrol is sold in litres. And have you ever looked at car tyres?  The diameter is shown in inches but the tread width is in millimetres. 

I don’t recall the Leave campaign reminding us of this example of the meddling EU, I’m surprised they didn’t.  You can impose laws on people but you can’t legislate how they think.  It is to be hoped that when we finally leave the EU we allow small traders to get on with making a living without bureaucratic bullying such as this.  And hopefully we’ll repeal this EU Directive.

John Garner - Business Correspondent

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Warwickshire County Council

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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Incidents during the last two weeks:


    David Malin

  1. Anti Social Behaviour. High Street, Henley. Plastic bottle of tomato ketchup thrown out of a blue car towards the front of public house. The bottle split and several customers were covered in the sauce. 8.30pm Friday 12th August. 0316 13/08/2016
  2. Damage. High Street, Henley. Front of house covered in tomato ketchup. Overnight 12th and 13th. 0165 13/08/2016
  3. Damage. Castle Road, Henley. Side wooden gate of house kicked, causing it to break and splinter. Early hours of Friday 19th August. 0162 19/08/2016
  4. Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Warwick Road, Henley. Open backed White Fiat Ducato stolen from car park. The vehicle also had a Green John Deer mower in the back worth about £4000. Overnight 17th and 18th August. 0044 18/08/2016
  5. Anti Social Behaviour. A3400, Henley. Two pedestrians walking along the road, sprayed with tomato ketchup from a passing silver car. 8.30pm Friday 12th August. 0088 16/08/2016
  6. Anti Social Behaviour. Price Harry Road, Henley. Caller reporting ongoing problem with cars "joy riding" around the medical centre car park. Reported midnight Monday 15th August. 0003 15/08/2016
  7. Anti Social Behaviour. Near to Fieldhouse Close, Henley. Caller reporting a car playing very loud music. 9pm Sunday 14th August. 0416 14/08/2016


  1. Burglary Other and Vehicle Crime - Theft from. Edstone, Wootton Wawen. Garden shed broken into. Padlock forced off door. Large amount of items stolen, including power tools, gardening equipment and golf clubs. Offenders have then also smashed the window of a VW Passat and stolen the factory fitted sat nav. May have occurred around 2am Wednesday 10th August. 0108 10/08/2016
  2. Theft. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Large tractor battery stolen by two males in a white Toyota Hilux pick up. The rear of the Toyota contained other batteries. 12.40pm Wednesday 17th August. 0173 17/08/2016

    David Malin
    SI 3121
    Alcester Police SNTs

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Henley Annual Events

August 2016 The Great Henley Bake-off
Henley Music Festival
September 2016 Sat 17th - Town Dinner - Memorial Hall
Forest of Arden Agricultural Society Annual Ploughing Hedging Competitions.
October 2016

Sat 29th - Consensus - an evening of music and words
Henley MOP

November 2016

1st Henley and Wootton Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar

December 2016 Sat 3rd - Town Carol Service and Christmas Market
January 2017 AGM of Henley War Memorial Trust
February 2017 Chinese New Year
March 2017  
April 2017

Court Leet Dinner - Guild Hall
Cricket Club - Captain's Dinner

May 2017 Jumble Sale St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
June 2017

Court Leet Day and Artisans' Market
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade - 10.15 am Memorial Hall.

July 2017 Jazz in the Garden - Guild Hall Garden
Flower Club Competition - Memorial Hall

hnol     Forthcoming Events

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING will be held on Wednesday 26th October in the Baptist Church Hall 10.30 – 12.00.
HENLEY WI – Tuesday 6th September at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church Hall. Speaker is Ruth Lowe on ‘All Things Quaint’. Visitors welcome.

At 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall Sue Munslow will present 'Treasures of the Severn Gorge'. Competition - a petite design - 'Hidden Treasures'.

 Our next meeting is on Thursday 15th September  in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Rebecca Probert will give a talk on ‘The Runaway Wife, the Bigamous Earl and the Farmer’s Daughter’. Visitors and new members are very welcome, and  further details are available from Pat Kench on 795419.

Ullenhall village hall, 27th September at 7.30pm Marcel Floyd will talk about ‘Floyd on Climbers’. Visitors welcome.
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 Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley in Arden.  Suitable for beginners. Contact me to find out more and to book. Eleanor 07932658719 Yogahenley@gmail.com

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

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

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7th September 2016

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crestDetails of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on:

The Henley-in-Arden Town Website

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

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
Further details also from Hon Sec Mrs. Pat Kench on 795419.

imageWelcomes visitors and new members.
We meet at Henley-in-Arden CofE Primary School, Arden Road at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings (term time only). For further details please ring Pauline Barber on 01564 793320

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 Judith Mathias 01564 792378
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 Monday evenings at 7pm. 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
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 Angela Pinnegar on 01564 792781 Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
Meets every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden. The season runs from mid September to end April. A warm welcome is extended to all badminton players who may be interested in joining the club. Visitors welcome. Please contact the Chairman, Alan Barber, on 01564 793320 for further details.
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
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 phone John Townson on 01564 792407 or email Jon Butler on 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
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 every Saturday morning from 10.30 to 12.00 at Warwickshire College. 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 during term time between 10am and 11.45am 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. 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.

HubThe centre is open every weekday. Surestart and the Parenting Project operate many supportive activities for mothers with babies. There is a club on Thursdays 10.00am – 12.30 for the older generation and regular computer classes on Fridays. There is a Youth Club (13+) on Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm and a Junior Youth Club for Year 5 to Year 8 on Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm. You can book the centre for your family parties at the weekend, its superb facilities are ideal for this. Check out the Web Site for a lot more information at The Hub at Henley

Thursdays, 11am 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 village hall at 2.15pm 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 Denis Keyte on 01564 792872.

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 7:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95 6AF. Please call Becky for more details on 07718 989422

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 White Swan Hotel 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 Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane 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.

crestDetails about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on:

The Henley-in-Arden Town Website

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Make Henley Greener
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Memorial Hall
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St Mary's Primary School
Drama - HADS
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Henley Cartoon Colin Fisher
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Court Leet and HADS
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