New Town Guide Book
A much needed new
Town Guide to Henley-in-Arden has been produced and will be distributed
to every household in Beaudesert and Henley. Copies will also be
available from hotels, guest houses, information centres and other
places used by both local people and visitors.
The 48 page
Guide has been produced by the Joint Parish Council in co-operation
with Heritage Guides at no cost to the townspeople since the cost of
production has been met by the advertisers included in the Guide.
included in a series of articles covering many aspects of life in the
town has been developed by a volunteer group of contributors: this
enthusiastic group was led by the Editor, Brian Twigg and consisted of:
The work of this
editorial group was generously supported by articles written by
prominent townspeople with specialist knowledge of particular places
and organisations in the town. We are particularly indebted to those
contributors who gave their time and expertise to support the project.
This has been a
joint operation with Heritage Guides and we are very grateful to Tim
Pearce of that organisation for his patient co-operation and guidance.
His advice on the general layout and structure of the publication has
been invaluable, but the design of the front cover and the individual
pages of text reflect the outcome of the many discussions of the
volunteer team and we are proud of the result.
has been to provide a source of reference for the residents of the town
whilst also giving visitors a taste of life in the town, which will not
only encourage them to visit, but will help them to enjoy the many
pleasures that Henley-in-Arden has to offer. We hope that we have
succeeded in both these objectives but as always, the “proof of
the pudding” will lie in the use made of the Guide.
The team has
made every effort to ensure that the information in the Guide is
up-to-date and correct.
Forest of Arden
Photo report of the 68th Forest of
Arden Agricultural Society Ploughing and Hedging Competition at Bearley
here to view slideshow
The Manor of
Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron
Published by Authority of the High
TOWN DINNER 2016
The annual Town
dinner took place at the Henley-in-Arden Memorial Hall on Saturday
evening 17th September. It was organised by the Henley
Court Leet under the leadership of Norman Kench, High Bailiff and
Graham Smith, Low Bailiff. This year 104 people attended,
representing many of the organisations in the town.
Guests arrived from
7-00pm to be welcomed by a glass of Prosecco from Sarah Alcock, Mace
Bearer and Sharon Smith, Juror. The High and Low Bailiffs and their
Consorts then welcomed the guests who were then guided to their
tables by Alistair Price, Chamberlain.
All were invited to
sit down for dinner at 7.30pm and then rise again for the
traditional game of "Heads & Tails"; The Low Bailiff organised it
well this year and after much excitement, Sally Harfield, guest of
David Broadbent from the JPC was the winner. Her prize was a meal
kindly donated by The Finest Catch. Proceeds from this event will be
given to The Myton Hospice.
Grace was said by
John Rutherford, Past High Bailiff and then all enjoyed a superb meal
from Sue Dalby Catering – the menu was:- starter Duck pate, main
course Paprika beef followed by the sweet, Raspberry Meringue
followed by coffee and mints. The meal was to Sue’s very high
The Low Bailiff,
who also acted as MC, then introduced Ruby Rouge, a mother and daughter
duo whom many have seen at various venues in the town. Their repertoire
At the end of the
meal the Toast to the Queen was proposed by the High Bailiff and the
toast to the town by David Lodder, Steward to the Court Leet. David in
his usual entertaining style talked about his love of Henley
having been born here! He recalled the smell of leather from the local
There then followed
short presentations by key groups in the town, whose activities it was
felt should be highlighted during the past 12 months.
It was opened by
the High Bailiff who gave a brief background to the Town Dinner and
that this event is held to celebrate the achievements of the many
organisations in Henley to bring a sense of "togetherness" to the
presentation was by Diana Haines from the Flower Club. She said they
had first met in 1974 and were now celebrating 42 years. She said they
had regular meetings with some fascinating and original displays. New
members are always welcome.
presentation was from Judith Lindley, Henley Library, which is now
based at the Methodist Church. She says it provides a great service to
Henley and is run by volunteers – again always seeking more to
help keep it open.
The third was from
Sheila Davies from Henley in Bloom who thanked all the helpers
throughout the summer on planting and watering duties, which make the
town look so good during the year. She said she has a passion for
Henley which was echoed by many at the dinner.
Chairman of the HUB talked about the importance of its "service to the
community" not only young people with nowhere else to go,
it is open to all age groups. He is always seeking partnerships
with other organisations and businesses in the town. Ongoing
funding is crucial to its continuing existence.
President Henley Rotary, said they had recently raised a large sum
of money at their golf day, which would be donated to various
charities. He said their numbers were quite small and they were always
looking for new members. He said that they make an annual award to
someone in the town who has made a contribution that deserves a
particular accolade. This year the award goes to Andrew Yarwood
for his service to the town over many years. He is Secetary of Probus,
Publicity Secretary for the Henley & Beaudesert Society, Secretary
to Henley in Bloom and he is also a volunteer driver for hospital and
doctor visits, a volunteer at the Library and Baddesley Clinton.
presentation was made by Bill Leech, Chairman of the JPC, where he
announced the publication of the new Town Guide and said every
household in the Town would be delivered a copy.
The final activity
was the drawing of the raffle – with quality prizes donated
by, Co-Op, Cheals, Sans, White Swan and Johnsons Coaches. Again the
High and Low Bailiffs ran this with military precision!
Norman Kench, High
Bailiff, thanked all who had attended the very memorable evening and
said what most already thought, that we are lucky and proud to live in
such a lovely town as Henley-in-Arden.
outside One Stop, High Street Henley
I am a resident of Henley and regularly use
the local shops to support our local community. I park in the car park
behind the Co-op or behind One Stop in their small car park. More often
in Beaudesert Lane near The Mount.
I do believe that one day very soon there is
going to be a serious accident because of the lazy people who are fit
and not disabled in any way who just park on the double yellow lines to
go into the shops.
On Saturday 10th September I was pulling out
of Beaudesert Lane indicating to go right towards Solihull. There was
no traffic coming from my right and nothing to the left as cars were
stationery at the traffic lights. The usual traffic hazard of parked
cars caused me to be cautious and as I pulled out to turn right and was
halfway across the lane which would have oncoming traffic, a big black
4 wheel drive or SUV with a female driver decided to pull out. As I
hesitated to avoid a collision a car heading straight at me had to stop
abruptly . I blasted the 4 wheel drive who was undoubtedly illegally
parked and not impressed that I had sounded my horn. This quite easily
could have been a three car incident just because of the car parked
where they should not.
Apart from the lazy people who park where
they should not I DOUBT IF ANYONE WOULD COMPLAIN IF YOU PUT CAMERAS UP
AT THE LIGHTS TO TAKE THEIR NUMBER PLATES AND FINE THEM. Alternatively
- use the chain link suggestion that was put forward recently.
As always the accident will happen and then
something will be done when it's too late!
The Joint Parish Council held a meeting on 19th September and I would like to report the following:
- The JPC Bank Balances as at 19th September 2016: Current Account: £1,961.51 and Deposit Account: £67,002.93. The JPC unanimously agreed to donate the payment for the hire of the Memorial Hall for the fundraiser the Christmas Lights Committee held recently. If you would like a copy of any of the finance documents, they are available to download from the JPC web site or by requesting a hard copy from myself.
- The JPC agreed to look into the various maintenance issues which had been brought to their attention, particularly in relation to the rampant growth of Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam, together with a growth spurt of all things green which are on and adjacent to JPC owned land!
- Concern was expressed, once again, about the amount of illegal parking outside the Co-Op and One Stop stores on the High Street.
- Thanks were recorded to the sterling service to the community and winding up the Parish Clock by Mr Brian Jackson.
- Unsightly fly posting has almost been eradicated in the Town and the JPC agreed to look into supplying larger notice boards outside the old Police Station and Beaudesert Lane which might assist community organisations with advertisements.
- The Children’s Facilities WP is investigating the redevelopment of the Play Area near to the Medical Centre. Two quotes have already been received and we are waiting on a third. Once received the WP will consult with the community. Members are also looking into organising a Big Family Fun Day to be held in the summer of 2017. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this WP, you would be very welcome!!
- The Traffic & Parking WP gave a presentation at the meeting which they will now take forward to the Town at a meeting to be organised for early November – ALL WELCOME !
- The JPC is considering modifying (slightly!) and enhancing the Market Cross railings in consultation with Henley in Bloom and Historic England.
- I reported the results of the survey which has been available in HNOL and Henley Focus about Henley and Beaudesert becoming a Town. A whopping 86% of votes would like Henley to become a Town, with 14% of the votes wishing to remain a JPC. 74% of the votes wished to change the name of the JPC to Henley Town Council, 26% wishing the JPC to change to Henley & Beaudesert Town Council. The JPC unanimously agreed to request SDC to undertake a Community Governance Review, which, if successful, will go out to a full consultation between 24th October to 17th February 2017.
- The JPC agreed to pay for a Traffic Survey to be conducted and this would come under the remit of the Traffic & Parking WP.
- Cllr Broadbent reported that the application for the demolition of existing day care centre and the erection of 6 dwellings (4 semi-detached houses, 1 terraced and 1 maisonette) at Little Nutkins, Cherry Orchard would require further investigation so that previous concerns could be taken into account.
- The JPC and the Clerk agreed to look into the repair or replacement options for the three Bus Shelters in Henley.
The next full JPC meeting will be held on Monday, 17th October 2016 in the Henley in Arden Memorial Hall, Committee Rooms, Station Road, Henley, commencing at 7.00 pm.
WHERE NOW TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF
IMPORTANT SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS?
Set out below is document for the whole
town. Please send you comments or requests for discussions to the
Parish Council Clerk.
1.1. This document is circulated to promote discussion that will lead
to the parish council providing an effective and supportive framework
for our vital trusts and groups to flourish and grow. The
council does not want to take over any group, the intention is
to provide direct support at the levels required and a safety net for
those who may struggle to achieve their responsibilities. The
organisations are too important to our town to be left to wither away.
1.2. It is clear from a range of discussions
with our local organisations that the charities and other significant
organisations in Henley share challenges to secure a sustainable
1.3. The admirable model that emerged after
the second world war and into the 50s and 60s, whereby talented
residents who worked in and around or lived in the town who worked as
engineers, lawyers, and other professionals were able to combine their
principle responsibilities for their work with a reasonable time for
volunteering within the community. Thus our charities were able
to recruit committed, young, active and appropriately talented
trustees. Those young entrants to our caring environment have
stayed the course and our trusts are largely managed by the some of the
same people who are now in their seventies. Any planning for
succession seems impossible as the modern version of those who
fulfilled the need years ago are having to commit much greater time and
level of performance to their work.
1.4. Whenever we face officer vacancies in our
essential social organisations, it is really difficult. Almost
inevitably the group concerned ends up with someone who feels pressured
into taking the post. The Town needs these organisations to
succeed and thus maintain the life of Henley that creates the treasured
town we all appreciate.
1.5. The purpose of this document is to
generate a discussion on the level of involvement by the council in
devising an approach that gives the sustainability, without which the
quality of the of our town is under threat.
2. PARISH COUNCIL’S ROLE
If we believe that taking no action is not an option then a widely
accessible discussion needs to take place on the sensible level of
involvement to be awarded to the council by the community.
The ideas set out below are three possible
2.1. EMPLOY A SHARED
Providing funds only to a scheme that groups the charities together to
be administered by a centralized team/individual, possibly employed by
the council. Sufficient funds assembled to pay a suitably
qualified administrator funded jointly by the council, and the
This would entail an increase to the
precept. A committee representing all participating groups and
the council would manage the staff. Instructions for specific
work would remain with each of the organisations contributing to the
2.2. THE PARISH COUNCIL
charities delivering the essential aspects of our social and welfare
2.2.2. Separate out
these organisations from the existing community grants system.
2.2.3. Establish clear
written council policies describing what the town would wish from these
essential groups and what they will deliver to the town.
2.2.4. Talk to each
group about these objectives.
2.2.5. The council
would then commission each organisation with sufficient funds to
deliver the ambitions of the residents as crystalised by the council.
2.2.6. These aims would be concluded in consultation with the
Built into these commissions would be targets
that when met would generate additional funding. It should be possible,
under this scheme, to agree three year contracts between the council
and the organisations if this is done for next April’s budget.
This is the impact of a new council being elected every 4 years. The
third year would be after elections and allow for a renegotiation with
the newly elected council.
2.3 THE PARISH COUNCIL
2.3.1. Identify any organisations that wish for direct
2.3.2. Where necessary reach agreements to take over the direct
management of such resources as the Memorial Hall, the Memorial Playing
Fields, the Library, The Hub@Henley Community Centre, Henley-in-Bloom,
Christmas lights and celebrations. (This is not an exclusive
If after consultation the organisation felt
that some aspects of the town’s social infrastructure were too
important to be left to the higher risk volunteer management then the
council would employ appropriate staff as well as co-ordinating the
contribution of volunteers, manage the finances and maintenance. This
would be funded by income generated by the use of the facilities where
appropriate, fundraising from the community and grant applications and
direct funding from the council provided by increases in the Precept.
2.4 The eventual
plan for the town could be a combination of any or all of the above
adapted to suit specific requirements of each individual
organisation. Any change would be at the instigation of
the organisation after discussion and agreement with the council.
3 WHERE NOW?
In the longer term, without action, the
satisfactory provision of our Memorial Hall, Sports Grounds, Library,
The Hub@Henley Community Centre, Henley-in-Bloom, Christmas festivities
and decorations and lights and others may have a limited life as they
are largely dependent on ageing groups of dedicated volunteers. Our
modern and rapidly changing life styles determine that innovative
management systems have to be considered.
Are we prepared to risk the essential
groups disappearing because they have no managers?
We are consulting widely during August and
September. Remember the council sees its duty to work alongside the
town’s treasured organisations, not take them over.
Please contact Gill Bailey the Clerk
to arrange a meeting with a councillor.
Artists of Henley - Special Feature
is a familiar sight on the High Street, making his precision pencil
drawings of the iconic buildings.
He now has his 2017 Calendar for sale. Please Call
This year's drawings include the Heritage Centre
(shown above), Old School building, Yew Trees, Three Tuns, High Street
Shops, Alms Houses and many private houses.
Henley-in-Arden talented artist and
ex-Stratford Girls’ Grammar School student, Cassia
Florence Smith, who lives on the High Street, has set up a
Facebook page to take pencil portrait commissions:
Cassia told Henley NEWS:
If any reader wants a pet headshot
portrait, please make sure you have a large, high-quality photo with
good lighting, in-focus and very clear - the better the photo, the
better the drawing! I can help work out what would work best for me if
I can also do people portraits, but I will
definitely need a close-up photo as a reference as it’s so
important they are high-quality and well lit!
If you’re interested in anything else,
please message me and I'm happy to work with you!
I can offer A4 and A3, or a custom size for
you - to fit a specific frame for example. Prices start at
£40 for A4. If you have any questions or interest let
Message me on Facebook if you’re
interested, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Tovey - Henley Artist and Picture Restorer
Brian Tovey was born in Solihull in 1943. At an
early age Brian's father encouraged him to draw and paint. Later Brian
joined The City of Birmingham Parks Dept, where he studied at
Kings Heath Horticultural College, and
gained a thorough knowledge of botanical subjects. He travelled
extensively around the rural communities of Gloucestershire,
Warwickshire and Worcestershire. This is where Brian found his
inspiration, particularly the fine way he paints landscapes and natural
In contrast Brian captures the
energy, enthausiam and exhilaration of the moment with his paintings of
farming, equestrians, dogs and wildlife subjects. Brian's work has been
appreciated and admired by many celebrities throughout the world, this
includes royalty. Brian's paintings hang in stately homes around the
world, including The Senate in America and Palaces in Saudi Arabia.
Brian has an established business
of over 40 years in Henley-in-Arden at 131 High Street. This is where
Brian paints his subjects. You can also find his original oil
paintings, prints and a large selection of greeting cards. All details
are on his website.
Vintage teams up with Ministry of Upholstery
Henley Vintage and Interiors,
based behind the newly refurbished Henley Bakery, have announced that
they are now offering a new Upholstery workshop in conjunction with the
team at The Ministry of Upholstery in Manchester (as featured on BBC1's
'Money for Nothing').
The new "Classic Footstool Course" promises to be
a one day explosion of creativity combining both Annie Sloan Chalk
Paint™ and upholstery techniques. Owner Julie Lowe said "We have
had great feedback on our "Complete Chair Makeover" workshop and wanted
to offer a more advanced course to our customers. Gone are the days
where the only way to learn to upholster was at night school over
several weeks – we aim to offer one day courses where you make a
bespoke piece yourself and then take it home with you."
On the new "Classic Footstool Course" You will be
guided through the process of upholstery including an explanation of
the tools, materials and techniques involved. In addition you will be
introduced to Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan and
the techniques to paint the legs of your footstool to compliment your
fabric. By the end of the day you will have created your very own
bespoke footstool which is then yours to take away.
Everything is supplied including a delicious lunch, all you need to
bring is 1 metre of fabric suitable for upholstery!
The upholstery workshops are great fun and a real source of
inspiration. The skills learnt on this fun day can be transferred to
many small items of furniture - once you start the sky is the limit.
We provide the following:
The solid hardwood frame for you to work on
A full explanation of the tools and techniques to create you
All Chalk Paint™ and upholstery materials
A delicious light lunch
Tea, coffee and lovely cakes!
All workshops can be booked directly online at: www.beatriceandclementine.co.uk
m: +44 7974 438482
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Written by Emma Thompson, Dan Mazer and Helen Fielding
Length of movie-122 minutes
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Directed by Sharon Macro
Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones
Colin Firth as Mark Darcy
Patrick Dempsey as Jack
Emma Thompson as a Doctor Rawlings
Jim Broadbent as Bridget’s Dad
Gemma Jones as Bridget’s Mother
Bridget Jones is in our cinemas
now in a much anticipated new movie.
Did Darcy and Bridget get married? Surely
Darcy and Bridget lived happily ever after. The script
miraculously keeps Bridget’s reputation intact and fills in the
gaps in our knowledge of what has happened to Bridget since we last saw
her. Bridget finds herself pregnant but she does not know who the
Father of her child is. Is it Mark Darcy or Jack? All the
cast from the original film are on board apart from Hugh Grant who
played Daniel Cleaver but the script still uses Daniel Cleavers
reputation in a very amusing way. Everyone has aged and Bridget
Jones is still living in her flat in Borough Market, London. The
wonderful Darcy looks older but his role continues to attract the
ladies, a classy performance by Colin Firth.
Renee Zellweger plays Bridget Jones with her usual
scatty innocent humour, but she is older now and her polished
performance adds a maturity to the film. Bridget ’s friends
continue to support her with language that allows the viewer to laugh
and not be offended! Bridget's mother, beautify played by Gemma
Jones, is running for the council and as ever hopes to see Bridget
married to Darcy. Bridget’s parents as always bring the
usual joy to the proceedings. I met a lady yesterday who had
never seen a Bridget Jones film. I assured her that the first
Bridget Jones movie was sheer delight and must be seen. The sequel was
good but not in the same class as the first film and that Bridget
Jones' Baby is very good.
One of the delights of the genre is the music. The
music supports the humour and sadness of many of the scenes in the
movie and the ending left the viewer with the thought that maybe there
might be a further Bridget Jones film.
In the audience I witnessed men laughing out loud,
openly having a good time so not just a film for a girls' night
out. Perhaps some supper, followed by a visit to the cinema to
see a new Bridget Jones movie, sometimes life can be perfect, nice!
Review by Linda Paul, Earlswood
HADS AGM - Wed 5th October
Henley-in-Arden Amateur Dramatic Society
(HADS) will hold its AGM at the Memorial Hall, Henley, on Wednesday 5th
October at 8 pm.
HADS has been entertaining Henley audiences since
1954 both at the Memorial Hall and the Guildhall, as well as performing
at the Shakespeare Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Our next production will be "Step
into Christmas" at the Guildhall on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, 15th, 16th and 17th December. The entertainment will include
a mix of "Beatles" songs and memories, Christmas sketches, poems and
songs for the festive season and a glass of wine to get you into the
spirit! Keep a look out for posters around the town and visit our
We invite you to come to our AGM on 5th October
and see if you would like to join us !
Carol Robson, Secretary HADS
Air Ambulance Coffee Morning at Guild Hall
A well attended coffee morning was held in the
Guild Hall in Henley on the morning of Saturday 17th September, marking
the start of Air Ambulance week. Over forty people attended and enjoyed
home-made cakes in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in this
delightful and historic building which was kindly made available to the
charity by the High Bailiff and the Court Leet. A raffle, featuring
prizes donated by the Black Swan and Lemon Tree Flowers, as well
as simulation experiences from Warwickshire Flight Experiences and
Adventure Golf at Four Ashes, Dorridge, helped to raise over £350
for this deserving charity.
The charity which is operated in conjunction with
the Children’s Air Ambulance, receives no public funding and is
totally dependent on public support to keep flying and bringing the
hospital to the patient as needed. The charity has attended more
than 25,000 incidents since it started in 2003, several of which have
been in the Henley area.
In its constant efforts to raise the money
required to keep the helicopters flying, the Charity has shops, such as
the one in Greenhill Street, Stratford as well as recycling banks at
various locations in the area. All donations of good quality items are
welcomed at the shops.
The charity always welcomes new volunteers to
support this continuing and valuable service to the community. The next
meeting of the local group is in the Black Swan on November 3rd at 7pm.
Peter Heywood reporting
Henley Society -
September meeting report
The Runaway Wife, The Bigamist Earl and
the Farmer’s Daughter
Society reconvened after its summer break by welcoming back Professor
Rebecca Probert to give an erudite, but at the same time, light hearted
talk about Henry Cecil, 10th Earl of Exeter.
Henry was born in France in 1754 to the low born
wife of the second son of the 8th Earl of Exeter. Being the heir
presumptive to his uncle Brownlow Cecil, 9th Earl of Exeter, his
parents sent baby Henry to Burghley House in Lincolnshire to be brought
up by his uncle.
In 1776, Henry Cecil married Emma Vernon, daughter
of Thomas Vernon of Hanbury Hall. Emma was an heiress and was able to
bring a considerable income (her father had died in 1771) to the
marriage as well as her inheritance of Hanbury Hall in
Worcestershire. But despite having a large income, the couple seemed to
have got into debt. They had one son born in 1777 who died aged two
months, but no further children.
In 1785 a new curate for Hanbury church, Rev.
William Sneyd, was appointed, and soon afterwards Cecil's wife Emma
started an affair with him. She eventually confessed what was happening
to her husband in May 1789, pleading to be allowed to live with her
lover, but Cecil resisted this. He eventually agreed to his wife having
one last meeting with Will in Birmingham, and during that meeting the
couple eloped together, forcing Cecil to return to Hanbury alone.
Henry was now deeply in debt, and decided to
abandon Hanbury for good. He chose instead to buy a small holding in
the Shropshire village of Great Bolas, and lived there under the alias
of John Jones. A year later he married Sarah, the 16-year-old daughter
of a local farmer. As Henry had done nothing about procuring a divorce
from his first wife, the marriage was bigamous, a serious offence at
Rebecca explained that in the late 1700s, divorce
was obtained following hearings in three separate courts. First, Henry
had to bring a case of ‘criminal conversation’ against
Emma. This was an action by a husband for compensation for the breach
of fidelity of his wife. His case was potentially compromised by Henry
having agreed that his wife should meet William Sneyd at the gathering
in Birmingham. However, the court ruled in his favour with a settlement
of £1000. Second was the ecclesiastical court where his bigamous
marriage, if it had been revealed, could have prevented him achieving a
religious divorce but again, luck was on his side. Finally, he had to
apply for an act of parliament to complete the divorce which, due to
careful concealment of his bigamous marriage, was finally achieved in
1791. This court awarded Henry the use of Hanbury Hall for the rest of
his life. To make his marriage to Sarah legal, he then went through a
second marriage ceremony with Sarah at a church in London where they
were not well known, thereby avoiding revelation of the original
marriage. This was not quite the end of the deceptions since letters to
his uncle announcing the birth of his son were dated months after the
birth to avoid revealing that the child had been conceived before the
wedding in London.
In 1793 Henry’s uncle died, and he
inherited the vast Cecil estates, moving to Burghley House with Sarah.
They had four children but sadly Sarah died aged 23 shortly after the
birth of the fourth one. Perhaps because she was a humble
farmer’s daughter, she never quite adapted to her role as the
mistress of a great household. The episode is recounted in Tennyson's
poem "The Lord of Burleigh".
In 1800 Henry took as his third wife a divorcee,
Elizabeth Burrell. They had no children and Henry died in 1804, aged 50,
As usual after the talk, members had the chance to
mingle socially over a cup of tea. The next meeting will take place on
Thursday 20th October when our speaker’s other half Liam
D’Arcy Brown will talk about ‘The Story of Anne
Andrew Yarwood reporting
Time for WAGS Gang Show 2017
Warwickshire Gang Show (WAGS)
is a variety show performed by members of Warwickshire Scouts and
Guides each year at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa. With
a cast of 140 aged from 6 to 25 it is a vibrant, fast moving, colourful
family show full of music, movement and mirth. Any member of
Warwickshire Scouts (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network) is
welcome and by invitation Warwickshire Guides (Guides and Senior
Section). The 2017 show will be performed from the 7th – 11th
Members of the Scouts and
Guides can preregister now at www.wagsgangshow.org.uk
or can turn up on the day to Auditions which will take place on Sunday
25th September at The Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington
Spa. Scouts and Guides at 1pm till 3pm. Cubs at 3pm –
3.30pm. Explorers, Network and leaders (age 14+) at 3.30pm till
Auditions for Beaver Scouts
will be announced in a later edition.
Wootton Wawen Film Night
Jo Usher reporting
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Cricket Club - End of Season Updates
Henley Cricket Club crowned
a successful season by gaining promotion to Division 4 of the Cotswold
Hills League finishing as runners up to champions Mickleton with 10
wins and only 2 losses. Veteran spinner Geoff Shepherd (pictured
earlier this year) in his 70th year was the leading wicket taker and
Rob German leading run scorer.
To mark the achievement the club is holding
an Awards and Quiz Night on 15th October in the Memorial Hall.
It’s open to all and full details are as per the featured poster.
In order to consolidate the achievement the
club is appealing for new players of any age to join next year’s
campaign. If you or anyone you know is interested contact club
Treasurer Andy Thompson on email@example.com
The Henley Junior Cricket
team has enjoyed another fine season.
Coached once a week on Thursday evenings, standards increased
noticeably throughout the Summer.
Sixes rained down on the parents’ picnics and all enjoyed the
picturesque surroundings of Henley CC. They were invited to two
tournaments at which they played against other local clubs and schools.
Undaunted by their winless debut at Knowle, they regrouped admirably
for the second and final event at Dorridge.
The skill levels and competitiveness of the opposition was striking,
but in their final game some thunderous hitting by Henley Juniors meant
that Dorridge were set a formidable total to chase down.
Our pacey, accurate bowling proved just enough to fend off their
spirited reply. The boys were justifiably elated at their first win.
They played with passion and sportsmanship and every one of them
deserves enormous credit for what they have achieved this year.
All local boys and girls would be welcome next year; as would any
potential sponsors of the team.
Any enquiries to Lillian Bishop tel 07855 956 338
Henley Tennis Club held its
annual Junior Club Championships Awards event on Sunday 11th September.
Celebrating success in the Junior
Tournament which was played in July, parents and children went for
something different and enjoyed a fun-filled family game of rounders,
where the competitive spirit was still evident. Others also
enjoyed a game of social tennis and watched the men’s singles
final of the Adult Championships.
“It was a great day to celebrate
everything that the juniors have achieved” said Neil Supperstone,
Head Coach. “They have really enjoyed the competition and
it’s certainly helped them with their match play skills.
Well done to everyone who took part.”
There were six categories with awards for
both winners and runners-up:
Parent and Child:
|Winner - Sam Courier,
Runner Up - Lottie Wilson-Evans
Winner - Sidney Weir, Runner Up - Conor Ridley
Winner - Jack Quantrill, Runner up - Joseph Webb
Winner - Zain Ali, Runner Up - Jamie Messett
Winner - Louis Walsh, Runner Up - Alex Didlick
Winner - Sam & James Courier, Runner up - Kit & Mark Saltmarsh
For further details about Junior Tennis at
Henley-in Arden Club, please contact Neil Supperstone on 07912 664426
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
John Garner's Business Column
The Psychological Contract
this? I hear you say.
Well, this is yet another aspect of
Everyone knows how vital the employment
contract is to the
relationship between the employee and the organisation.
Less well known is the concept of the psychological
sets out the beliefs employees have about the exchange or the deal
between themselves and their employer.
Unlike an employment contract, a
psychological contract is not explicit, not written down, and not
legally binding. It's merely an understanding. In spite of this,
it can exert a strong influence on behaviour because it captures what
employees really believe they will get in return for what they
give. Over the past 20 years or so the psychological contract has
emerged as an important framework for understanding employee wellbeing,
attitudes and performance.
Imagine you're an employee and you are made
certain informal promises by your employer, such as more responsibility
and a pay rise in the next few months. This is an example
of a psychological contract between you and your employer.
You are probably then motivated to work hard
to achieve these benefits. But what if, in spite of you
putting in this extra effort, the benefits don't materialise?
Your employer makes excuses as to why they can't give you
these things at the moment.
At this point your motivation diminishes
rapidly and you feel like looking for another job. Your
employer has broken the unwritten contract between him and you.
As an employer you must be aware of this
sort of contractual arrangement if you want to ensure that your
employees remain motivated and give you their best efforts.
There are things you can do:
- Consider how you build the psychological
contract during recruitment, and honour it during an employee's first
weeks in a new role.
- Realise that every psychological contract
will be highly individual and subjective. Notice how it changes
depending on professional and personal circumstances.
- Equip your managers with the right
resources to manage the psychological contract they have with each
member of their team.
- Act quickly if the employee feels a
promise has been broken. This is when the contract is at its most
- Understand that small violations of the
psychological contract happen everyday. Deal with these
sensitively and you will strengthen the bond with your staff.
In other words: don't make promises to your
employees that you can’t keep. But manage this
properly and you'll have a highly motivated workforce.
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David Malin reports on crime in our area
Incidents during the last
HENLEY IN ARDEN
- Burglary Dwelling.
Tanworth Lane, Henley. Offender(s) have forced open a ground floor
window and have gained access to house. An untidy search of the
property was stolen and small items stolen. Between 8th and 9th
September. 0406 09/09/2016
- Theft. St Nicholas Road,
Henley. Working radiator left outside while work being done on house
stolen by unknown offenders. Possibly taken by scrap dealer. 16th
August. Reported 8th September. 0190 08/09/2016
- Anti Social Behaviour.
Henley Grange, Henley. Eggs thrown at the side of the building. Tuesday
6th September. 0299 07/09/2016
- Anti Social Behaviour.
Stratford Road, Henley. Group of about 15 youths seen to jump over the
school fence and enter the grounds. A microwave oven was being dragged
along by its lead by someone in the group. Details passed to police for
further attention. 6pm Sunday 18th September. 0322 18/09/2016
- Vehicle Crime - Theft
from. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Near to Yew Tree Farm. Insecure
works van parked on drive entered and various items stolen. 2 males
from a Black Saloon car were seen to approach the van at the time of
the incident. 5.10pm Friday 16th September. 0327 16/09/2016
- Attempt Burglary
Dwelling. Preston Fields Lane, Preston Bagot. 2 males (described as
Asian) disturbed at house (by resident) trying to break into patio
doors with a piece of scaffolding pole. Males made off in a red car
with the possible letters 'MPP' in the registration number. Both males
were wearing hoodies and gloves. 10.30am Monday 5th September. 0109
- Burglary Dwelling.
Church Road, Claverdon. Patio doors of house forced open by offenders,
who have then gained access to the property and stolen small items.
Between 9am and 12.30pm Thursday 8th September. 0221 08/09/2016
Circumstances. Henley Road, Claverdon. 2 white males from a white
Toyota pick up found on private farm premises. The males said they were
looking for batteries to take. The males became verbally aggressive to
the owner of the land before driving off into Kington Lane. The
registration number of the pick up contained the letters ZSK. 1.30pm
Tuesday 6th September. 0188 06/09/2016
Circumstances. Breach Lane, Claverdon. Caller reporting a suspicious
vehicle in the Lane - driving slowly etc. Vehicle described as an Audi
A4 with personalised number plates. Details passed to police. No
offences disclosed. 6.15pm Saturday 17th September. 0322 17/09/2016
Circumstances. Kington Lane. Claverdon. Caller reporting two young lads
dressed all in black with head torches seen in the lane acting
suspiciously. Police attended and stop checked two persons. All in
order. No offences disclosed. 3am Saturday 17th September.
- Theft. St Michaels and
All Angels Church, Claverdon. About 40 metres of lead flashing stolen
from the church roof. Between 4th & 15th September. 0325 15/09/2016
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or have been chosen as a result of recent crime trends. Please vote for
the suggestion you would like to see set as a Priority for the next
three months. The Poll is active till the 21st September. The Forum is
set for Thursday 22nd September, starting at 6.30pm at the Wootton
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