Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England
18th October 2017
441st EDITION OF HENLEY NEWS
Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral
on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren
Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a
repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage.
Runtime: 104 mins
Wheel Club of Henley in Arden
The Inner wheel Club of Henley in
Arden is sad to relate the news that our founder president,
Marion Dowler, died on 6 September 2017 aged 93.
Inner wheel is an international charity set up to
promote women in action, working together to make a difference and
improving lives. Marion and friends in Henley set up the first Inner
Wheel Club in our town in 1975. Marion herself became our first
president from 1975 to 1976 and served again from 1989 to 1990. So
successful were she and her colleagues that the club is still operating
to this day, meeting every fourth Tuesday at the Golf Club.
Thanks to the active founding group we still
actively support local and international charities and our membership
continues to grow. Our current president Claire Mangan welcomes any
women who are interested in joining us in our work.
Henley WI Birthday - 90 Years
President 1927 - 1936 Mrs Haddlesey
We are a small group who meet once a month for a business meeting
followed by refreshments and at most meetings a speaker on a variety of
We enjoy various outings to theatre, also we
support the local Drama Group. The federation of W.I. based at Warwick
organises lots of events throughout the year that we join in.
We find the group very social and educational.
We meet the first Tuesday in every month in the
Baptist Church Hall at 7.30pm.
We have an outing in August instead of the meeting
to various places of interest.
Jan Wright, President
SDC to support businesses with business rate relief
Council’s Cabinet has today, Monday
9 October, agreed a new Business Rate Relief Policy designed to
help those businesses adversely affected by the 2017 Business Rates
There were just over 27% of businesses in the area
who saw an increase in their business rates from the
£382,000 of funding from Central Government
has been provided following the Spring 2017 Budget to help those
businesses facing the largest increases. Each district has been
handed money to help businesses as they transition to the new rates
over the next 4 years.
There are three schemes which the District
Council’s new ‘Discretionary Non-Domestic Rate
Relief Policy’ will support.
Discretionary Relief Scheme
This will offer eligible businesses a 40% discount on the increase of
their 2017/18 business rates bill. It is anticipated that this
policy will assist around 900 businesses.
Public House Relief
This is for pubs that have a rateable value of below £100,000.
Over 100 Public Houses in the District will receive a one-off
£1,000 discount on their business rate bill for 2017/18.
Small Business Scheme
This is for businesses that faced a large increase as a result of the
loss of small business or rural rate relief.
Cllr Dave Riches, Enterprise and Revenues
Portfolio says: “This is good news for our businesses, ensuring
the allocation of this vital funding given to us is used to minimise
the impact on our vital small and medium enterprises in the
district. In addition, there are no financial implications for
the Council as the Discretionary Policy is allocating funding issued by
the DCLG as a direct result of the Revaluation of Business Rates.”
Eligible businesses will be contacted shortly to
notify them of their grant funding, with their share for the financial
year 2017/18 backdated to April 2017.
Would You Like to
be a Community First Responder?
West Midlands Ambulance Service is currently
advertising for CFRs in the Henley area. Training is given by the
ambulance service and is free, uniform is provided by the Henley scheme
and kit, equipment and the ambulance car is shared between the team.
You need to be 18 or over and have a full driving licence with no more
than 3 points on it. You also need to be able to commit to 4 - 5 hours
a week 'on call', at a day and time to suit yourself.
Being a CFR is possibly one of the most
rewarding volunteer roles in the community and, one day, you may save
If you would like more information or want to
sign up to join, please contact the scheme Co-ordinator, Peter Neville
on 01564 793978, or go to our website, www.henleycfr.org.uk
Saturday 11th November 2017
Country Market will take place on Saturday 11th November, at the
Dorothea Mitchell Hall, Claverdon. Open from 9.30am till 2.30pm and
admission is free.
The event has been organised by Claverdon
Gardening Group to raise funds for the garden group and selected
Over 20 stalls booked so far include sale of
fabric bags, tye dye tops, small fabric crafts, hand woven hand
bags, leather purses, jewellery (freshwater pearls, natural stone and
crystal costume jewellery), handmade ceramic items (dried flower canes,
mushrooms, small animals, large flowers, soap dishes), knitted items,
wood turned items, cards – including encaustic art cards,
Christmas cards, occasion cards, crafts, handmade gifts, scarves,
children’s craft kits, Aloe Vera health products, flowering
bulbs, homemade pies, sausages, cookies and cakes, honey, beeswax,
beeswax candles, beeswax firelighters, homemade jams and
preserves, Gin, handmade luxury chocolate, etc
Many of the food and drink stalls are local
producers or retailers. Hand crafted items are made by talented people
in the area. The market is a great opportunity to stock up on artisan
food and gifts for Christmas.
There will also be a raffle
on the day with some great prizes.
Coffee and cake refreshments will be
Dawn King reporting
Tom Hanks stars in
this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which
depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the
Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented
and heroic feat, the traumatised pilot must endure second-guessing by
investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his
actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart
Directed by Clint
"ADOPT A TREE"
So far we have 12 trees 'adopted' (recognised by
the labels attached to them) with another 4 groups/ people/ businesses
still to select their chosen tree. We look forward to others joining in.
Thanks to the hard work of Sue Westmacott, we
have also had offers of sponsorship from some local businesses which
means that every tree adopted will be entered into a prize draw which
will take place just before Christmas.
HOW IT WORKS
Select a tree (other than those below - we expect to label all adopted
trees to help make it easier to choose one)
Send a photo, clearly showing the location, to
firstname.lastname@example.org - to register your tree.
Plan to knit/crochet/ sew a decorative covering
for your tree (it doesn't need to cover it and can be wrapped like the
scarf we used for the holly tree last year or your tree measured with
panels or covering made to fit). The covering should be a cosy
fit to withstand the weather over the Christmas period (no plastics
please which can look tatty and not good for the tree) and designed to
be removed easily and stored so you can perhaps use it again to "bomb"
your tree to brighten up the town for the Arts4All and Henley Festivals.
We are asking that all trees are "bombed" at the
same time - on the morning of Saturday December 2nd ready for switching
on the lights and carols in the evening.
The Bluebell is hosting some refreshments for all
those involved in the "bombing" between 11.00 -12.00 so we can all get
together, celebrate our successes and have a fun morning. We will be
holding a similar social event for "un-bombing " at the end of
The NFU staff want to "bomb" the tree outside
their office - but as it is a bit wonky I haven't included it here as I
didn't know if it is staying or going!
I also was wondering if the parishioners of St
John's Church are going to be "bombing" the holly tree this year?
Annie Davies reporting
A forgotten vocabulary, an utterly
austere environment, gone forever, never to be seen again unless
it’s in a BBC documentary about the fifties in Britain. Worried
by a need to write down the narrative that surrounded him as a nine
year old living next to a bombsite in Birmingham, and for the benefit
of his own grandchildren, Ray, inspired by the
words of Professor Carl Chin in a recent edition of his publication The
Brummagem, “Every person has made their
mark upon history and each and every person has a story to tell - but
even now too few actually tell it” did just that, sat down
and wrote a book!
Now, you can read his hilarious account in his latest offering ‘Churchill’s
Boomers’ available at Waterstones, Amazon, Foyles and
Ray’s website shop for just £8.99.
The book carries the most charming and amusing contemporary
illustrations by his pal Colin Fisher, and no matter where you live in
the Midlands there will be something in the book to take you back,
particularly if you now get a free TV licence! Your children and your
grandchildren will get an insight into how the introduction of the NHS
and a reformed educational act changed our social landscape forever
without a hint of Wi-Fi or streaming involved!
This would make an ideal Christmas present for bods from 5 to 95, and
in late November, Ray and Colin will be ensconced at the Guild Hall to
sign copies of both Churchill’s Boomers and a reprinted
edition of Henley in Arden – A Splodge in the Arden Forest,
are available at Dukes Print on the High Street at just £8.99.
Look out for more details on HNOL and www.bardofhenley.co.uk
in the coming weeks.
If you have a burning ambition to write your own book, visit
Ray’s website for an introduction to self-publishing.
Ray Evans reporting
Golfers Play for Rotary Charities
A few days ago Henley Rotary Club HRC held our
annual Charity Golf Day at Stratford Oaks Golf Club. “The
Oaks” has hosted our competition for some years now and as always
provided a perfect venue and a wonderful meal to be enjoyed by the
golfers after their golf.
Around 68 male and female golfers played in the competition which was
conducted under the Stableford rules. There were prizes for various
categories of teams, male, female and mixed and such things as longest
drive and nearest the pin, all of which were keenly contested. The
weather was extremely kind to us with bright sunshine only replaced by
heavy rain as the last golfers returned to the clubhouse and that
delicious meal. It could have been planned, but I wouldn’t claim
There was also a raffle with prizes kindly donated by many local firms
and individuals, the main prize being an overnight stay, kindly donated
by Macdonald Alverston Manor.
Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated prizes, gave cash
sponsorship or helped in any way, and of course the generosity of those
taking part in the competition and buying tickets, though the complete
figures are not yet collated, we are confident that we shall be able to
donate £1500 to The Myton Hospice which, as President, is my
chosen charity for the year, with quite a bit left over for many other
charities such as the Rotary International project to eradicate polio
worldwide, Shelter Boxes and locally First Responders and Own
Books to name just a few.
Our next venture is our Annual Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO)
To be held at Henley High School at 7pm on Monday 18th December 2017,
tickets are £12.50 and can be obtained from me Keith Degville on
01564 793870 or pay at the door. It is always a great evening, the
youngsters playing in a most professional manner.
Keith Degville, President HRC
"Henley Seniors" afloat
On October 4th, a perfect day for messing about in
boats, a group of 20 members of the Thursday Club at
The Hub (also known as Henley Seniors) headed off in 2 canal boats for
a day trip between Wootton Wawen and Lowsonford, including lunch at The
Fleur de Lys.
After our two skippers (John Garner and David Broadbent) had received a
quick training in how to manoeuvre the boats in a straight line and in
and out of locks, we set off. We travelled in convoy, negotiating the
locks with Peter Crathorne and his team wielding the mechanism for the
lock gates with great efficiency.
The first couple of locks were quite exciting but
soon other challenges were encountered as we hit some shallows which
had grounded a boat ahead of us and held us up for a while.
Occasionally we had to wield long pointed poles, rather reminiscent of
gondoliers, which made for some good photos as our boats had to be
pushed away from the banks or shallows - all adding to the fun of the
We enjoyed a rather hasty but very good meal at the Fleur de Lys (as
our trip had taken longer than anticipated) and the return journey was
accomplished in reasonable time without the dramas of the outgoing trip.
The Thursday Club has a vibrant membership
averaging 18 people attending each Thursday morning (10.00-12.00). At
the moment the women are engaged in designing and knitting ready to
bomb at least one tree whilst the guys carry on drinking coffee,
reading the newspapers and playing pool!
Peter also holds computer sessions helping people to learn or improve
their skills on the laptop or iPad. Add into the mix the occasions when
Owen cooks sausage rolls or the team makes soup and we have very
convivial and varied mornings with lots of fun and laughter. We
have volunteers who provide door to door transport to help those with
limited mobility. We
are always happy to see new faces “of a certain age”!
Annie Davies reporting
We held a Religious Education Reflection Day on
the 11th October; we focused on a wonderful story called ‘Only
One You’ by Linda Kranz.
‘Only One You’ is an inspirational children’s book
about a little fish who is about to go and explore the ocean on his
own. His parents tell him some of the important lessons they have
learned throughout their lives in hope that it will help their son on
his journey. It shows a deep love between parents and their child,
sharing wisdom they have gained over the years, which we as parents
hope will be embraced and stored away until they are needed.
The story encourages children to
make meaningful connections and understanding that they, in their own
way, can truly make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of
others around them.
One of the activities the
children took part in was designing and decorating a stone to celebrate
their own uniqueness which will be displayed around the school grounds.
Sally Foster reporting
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Henley War Memorial Trust.
Henley Forest FC U14s Step Out in New Kit
The newly formed U14s team
from Henley Forest Football Club reveal new club sponsor and kit
to celebrate a flying start to the season.
The boys, backed by infamous chalk board commentator, Dermot Corrigan
of Wootton Wawen General Stores posed for photographs to show off the
new colours and design following their match with Racing Club Warwick
at the weekend.
Russell Cox, Chairman of Henley Forest said “We are incredibly
grateful to Dermot for sponsoring this new team and are very pleased
with the new look, which the boys chose themselves after much
deliberation! Henley Forest is working hard within the Henley
area to provide a quality grass roots football club that can bring a
sense of worth to young people of all ages. We will attain FA
Charter Standard before the end of the year which will affirm our
commitment to the sport and are now actively inviting children under 7
and 8 to train with us to form a new youth team.
The Henley Forest junior teams train every Thursday evening either at
the Henley Memorial Ground or Warwickshire College Astro pitches
– please contact Russ Cox for more information on 07711
John Garner's Business Column
Amazon in trouble now
may recall that, back in July, I wrote about the European Commissioner
for Competition, one Margrethe Vestager, who was gunning for
Google. She is attempting to fine them the sum of
€2,424,495,000 (although no-one has explained how this exact
figure has been worked out). Google has recently filed an appeal.
Well, it seems she’s at it
again. This time it’s Amazon, although this time
she’s only attempting to fine them a paltry €250m; chicken
feed to them.
She is claiming that around three quarters of Amazon’s profits
were not taxed by Luxembourg under a deal agreed between the
company and the Duchy between 2003 and 2011. This allowed
the company to gain an unfair advantage by paying four times less tax
than other companies over a period of 8 years.
Amazon recorded its sales across the EU
in Luxembourg, but was able to move its profits to a separate entity
that allowed it to send money to the company's headquarters in the US,
the commission said. Ms Vestager said this was illegal under
state aid rules and ordered Luxembourg to recoup the money, plus
Ms Vestager said: "Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon. As a
result, almost three quarters of Amazon's profits were not taxed. In
other words, Amazon was allowed to pay four times less tax than
other local companies subject to the same national tax rules.
This is illegal under EU State aid rules. Member states cannot give
selective tax benefits to multinational groups that are not available
Amazon has of course said it will appeal but Luxembourg could be in
trouble. Now, who do you think was the Prime Minister and Finance
Minister for Luxembourg at the time of the alleged deal?
Why, none other than Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, currently President of the
European Commission! This could become a tad embarrassing for
him, though on past form he’ll manage to slither out of it.
It seems Ms Vestager is no respecter of persons, I wonder how her
career will progress.
It’s not just Amazon and Google though. In a separate
announcement the Commission said it would take Ireland to the European
Court of Justice for failing to recoup €13bn in taxes from Apple.
It comes a year after Ms Vestager said that Ireland had given
Apple preferential treatment that allowed it to avoid taxes on European
profits. There was also the matter of a €110m fine for
Facebook over its 2013 acquisition of WhatsApp, again mere petty cash
to them. Ms Vestager denied that she was deliberately targeting
Perhaps if the EU can recoup all this unpaid tax they might relent a
bit on our Brexit bill? Not a chance!
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David Malin reports on crime in our area
Incidents during the last
HENLEY IN ARDEN
Suspicious Circumstances. Station Road,
Henley. Three males in a silver Mercedes heard to be verbally abusive
to two women walking along the road. Males described as Asian, all in
their 20s, with Birmingham accents. 12.05am Saturday 7th October.
Vehicle Crime. High Street, Henley. Car
park of pub. Renault Traffic Works van broken into and various tools
stolen. Rear door lock and handle damaged. Between 5th &
6th October. 0113 06/10/2017
Damage. High Street, Henley. First floor
single glazed window smashed by unknown means. Between 20th &
21st September. 0180 03/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Meadow Road,
Henley. Report of the driver of a Silver car, possibly a Honda taking a
photo with his mobile phone of two youngsters walking along the road.
Nothing was said by the occupant of the car. 5.45pm Monday
2nd October. 0362 02/10/2017
Burglary Residential. Station Road,
Henley. Secure garden shed broken into. Shed searched but nothing
stolen. Between 1st and 2nd October. 0236 02/10/2017
Burglary Residential. Chestnut Walk,
Henley. Garden shed entered and a can of petrol taken from inside,
which was then left on the lawn. Sunday 1st October. 0309
Burglary Residential. Chestnut Walk,
Henley. Garden shed entered and a items stolen, including three drills,
strimmer, ratchet set and drill bits. Offenders have also removed the
lock off the gate in order to gain access to the garden. Between
25th September and 1st October
Suspicious Circumstances. Liveridge Hill,
Henley. Male seen looking through the window of house near to
Café. Male stopped checked by police and full details taken. No
offences disclosed. 1.40pm Saturday 14th October. 0248 14/10/2017
Vehicle Crime – Theft of.
Café, Liveridge Hill, Henley. Male walked into the Café
and asked for directions to Stratford. At the same time he lent over
the counter and stole a set of car keys. He immediately went out into
the car park and stole the car with the keys. The vehicle which is a
Grey Mercedes 220 was last seen travelling towards Hockley Heath.
Offender described as a white male, scruffy appearance, 30 – 35
years, 5’ 5”, dark hair and of stocky build. 2.05pm Friday
13th October. 0239 13/10/2017
Burglary Residential. Birmingham Road,
Henley. Offender(s) have jumped over a garden fence and then have tried
to break into a secure garden shed. An alarm has activated and the
offenders have made off in a light coloured small van. 12 midday
Thursday 12th October. 0144 12/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Brook End
Close, Henley. Persons from a white van disturbed trying to take metal
from the side of a house. Metal was not scrap. The last three letters
of registration number was ‘KTF’. 9.10am Wednesday
11th October. 0086 11/10/2017
Vehicle Crime – Theft from.
Millfield Court, Henley. Offender(s) have cut a hole in the door of a
VW Transporter Van and have tried to gain entry. The vehicle's alarm
has activated and the offenders have made off. Nothing stolen.
Afternoon of Monday 9th October. 0279 09/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Mayswood Road,
Wootton Wawen. A red van with several men on board seen to stop outside
a property being renovated. It then appeared that the males were taking
items off the site and putting them into the back of the van. No
offences disclosed at the time of the report. 9.20pm Wednesday
4th October. 0437 04/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Perry Mill
Lane, Ullenhall. While a van was passing a horse and female rider the
van driver showed the rider a pornographic picture. Driver described as
an Asian male, 30s with a beard. Van described as a large white transit
type. 9am Saturday 7th October. 0114 07/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Langley Road,
Claverdon. Man from a White flatbed lorry going to houses asking if
they want their drives tarmaced. 11am Friday 6th October. 0179
Burglary Residential. Lye Green,
Claverdon. Offender(s) have removed timber at the rear of a garage in
order to try and gain access. Entry not made and nothing stolen.
Between 1st & 2nd October. 0274 02/10/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. St Michaels
Close, Claverdon. Male seen to come out of private garden and walk
along the road, towards Langley Road. No offences disclosed. 10.40pm
Monday 9th October. 0430 09/10/2017
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Henley MOP Thurs 26th - Rural Cinema
Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar Thurs 23rd - Rural
Sat 2nd - Town Carol Service and Christmas Market
Thurs 25th - Rural Cinema
AGM of Henley War
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
Arts for All Week
in the Guild Hall
Court Leet Dinner - Guild Hall
Cricket Club - Captain's Dinner
Jumble Sale St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert
Court Leet Day and
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade Rural Cinema
Jazz in the Garden
- Guild Hall Garden Rural Cinema
Festival Rural Cinema
he Hub@Henley AGM; 7pm at the Hub. Rural Cinema
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT
Our October meeting is on Thursday 19th October in the Baptist
Church Hall at 8.00 pm when John Baker will give a talk on ‘The
Lost Railway’. Visitors and new members are very welcome,
and further details are available from Pat Kench on 795419
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
24th October 7.30pm Ullenhall Village Hall. Speaker Bill Laws
‘Artists Gardens from Barbara Hepworth to Monet’. Visitors
THE WAGEN TRUST
presents: "The Gunpowder Plot in the Midlands " With Historian Mairi
McDonald Friday October 13th In St Peter's Church, Wootton Wawen. Pig
Roast from 7.15 pm History talk at 8.15 pm Tickets: Adults £10.0
to include ' Pig roast bap' Discounts for children Contact P Phillips
Autumn Exhibition, which will be held on Saturday 28th October
10 – 4pm at Ullenhall Village Hall.
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
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.
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.
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 £3). Free car park. Or contact us for
further details 01564 793320
ULLENHALL VILLAGE HALL Hatha Yoga & Relaxation
Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm suitable for experienced & beginners. Contact
Gill Russel 07973575597, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yogill.com.
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.
CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions,
classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,
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.
HENLEY IN ARDEN COURT LEET and COURT BARON The 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
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
FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
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
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT
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
TENNIS CLUB Open
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 email@example.com Henley
ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN Rotary 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
New members are always welcome.Please contact Alan Jones on 01564
THE PROBUS CLUB
OF BEAUDESERT 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 CLUB Are 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
BADMINTON CLUB We
play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Fridayand 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 £3). Free car park. Or contact us for further
details 01564 793320.
CRICKET CLUB 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.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
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
HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
KARATE CLUB 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
YOGA CLUB 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 email@example.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.
At 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 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.
1st HENLEY and WOOTTON SCOUTS 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 /
The HUB @ HENLEY The 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. 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
TAI CHI in 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
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP Meets the last Sunday of the month
at Wootton Wawen except December at 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 Keith
Thomas 01564 794806.
MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
HENLEY IN ARDEN SLIMMING WORLD 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 Claire Bishop for more details on
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 email@example.com.
BRIDGE CLUB 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.
FOCUS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org more
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB Meetings 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.
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