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Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England

14th June 2017

432nd EDITION OF HENLEY NEWS

Fortnightly

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The next JPC Meeting will be held on Monday 19th June 2017 at 7 pm

in THE GUILD HALL.

The Memorial Hall is required for a rehersal by HADS. The Guild Hall now has disabled access.



The Manor of Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron

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Court Circular

Published by Authority of the High Bailiff

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Court Leet Day, Saturday 3rd June 2017

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The biggest event in the annual Henley in Arden Court Leet calendar took place on Saturday 3rd June in and around the Guildhall Gardens in the centre of the town. It featured re-enactments of many of the old Medieval traditions that took place 500 years ago, and also an extensive Artisans' market in the Jubilee Gardens.

For the opening ceremony, we were joined by the Bailiff of Warwick. The opening of the day (The Proclamation) took place at the Market Cross, where Les Long, Town Crier introduced the Court Leet members , guests, and Norman Kench, High Bailiff, who then introduced the townspeople to the day’s events. This event was witnessed by around thirty early risers.

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The Group then returned to the Guildhall Gardens, where the High Bailiff welcomed people to the event and declared the Artisan' market open for business at 1015. The Court Leet & Dignitaries (which now included Bailiffs from Bromsgrove and Alcester) then started on the series of Medieval re-enactments. We proceeded to the foot of the Mount, where Andrew Gardener, Hayward & one other Court Leet member ( Alistair Price , Chamberlain) climbed the Mount to view the boundaries of Henley. On the return to the foot of the Mount, the Town Crier introduced the High Bailiff, who asked Andrew in his role as Hayward to report on his findings. Andrew suggested that he had already “run “the boundaries early in the morning and found them in good shape, so that it was obvious where Henley started & finished. He commented that the paths and hedges were clear & well cut, and cows were not encroaching on to Henley land.

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The Group then moved to the bridge over the River Alne, near the Doctor’s surgery for the Duck race, which was started at 1100 when Henley’s High & Low Bailiffs( Low Bailiff, Graham Smith) emptied nearly 400 ducks in the slow flowing river. The ducks were encouraged to move faster by Peter Vanplew, Brook Looker who occasionally gave the slower ducks a push with his beater. The final distance followed going over the weir, which meant that the previous leaders actually got stuck under the flow of water. Along with the Dignitaries, around 70 people also watched the race & many young children were seen shouting encouragement (without much effect, it was noted) to their duck. The whole race took 17 minutes, which was almost 5 minutes slower than than2016. It was won by duck no 206 Matthew Dovey ( son of Jim Dovey – who is also Brook Looker & happened to be the judge in the River Alne at the winning line – the High Bailiff who witnessed the event said there was no suggestion of any collusion)who took away £25 as the first prize. Second was No 209, Colin Carter & third was no 2 Brenda Thompson.

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The Group then moved to the Ice Cream Parlour in the High Street, where Sharon Jones, Butter Weigher checked the weight of the butter on the bread that was being offered to the people of Henley. The High Bailiff then awarded Ice Cream Parlour with a Certificate which they could display to prove their butter was fit for the people of Henley. It was noted that the butter was certainly British – supplied by Tesco!

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At 1145, we had our first plaque unveiling adjacent to the Baptist Church – the location was significant as it was to remember 300th anniversary of Benjamin Beddome, a Baptist minister and prolific hymn writer – 830 hymns have been credited to him (excuse the pun). The citation was read by Norman Kench, High Bailiff and supported by Gordon Trinder, a previous Town Crier and High Bailiff, as well as Baptist Church Lay Reader. At this point the Group was also joined by Clive Rickards, Chairman Warwickshire Council, as well as Chris Saint & George Atkinson, Leader & Chairman of Stratford District Council respectively, as well Stephen Thirlwell, Deputy Leader of Stratford Council and Bill Leech, Chairman of the JPC Henley.

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At noon, the Group called on Mills the Butcher to taste a sample of their meat. Sarah Allcock, Mace Bearer doubled as the meat taster , which on this occasion was a sample of pork pie. Members of the Court were then invited to taste the pies and all passed the “litmus test for good quality”. Rob Mills, was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the High Bailiff.

At 1215 the next stop was another unveiling of a plaque at 66 High Street to remember John Kebble Bell (1875-1928) – he was a noted author, playwright & journalist. He was editor of the Daily Sketch between 1902 & 1904. The citation was read by the High Bailiff & was supported by George Atkinson & Stephen Thirlwell from Stratford Council

AT 1230 our next stop was the the Seaspray Fish shop, where past High Bailiff Fred Dowling carried out the role of tasting the fish. Again the fish passed with flyer colours and Vivi the manager was awarded an appropriate Certificate. Vivi was most generous to the Group with 8 plates of fish & chips for us to enjoy. He commented that they now only offer Cod & haddock, as contrary to public belief these two popular varieties are in good supply in the waters round the UK.

The final unveiling took place at the Gables (next to the Three Tuns). This remembered John Hannett (1803-1893), who was passionate about books and was author of the Forest of Arden, published in 1862. He was also Henley’s longest serving High Bailiff – 1873- 1893. Again Norman Kench read the citation.

The Group then returned to the Guildhall for a reception for the guests. Laurence Marshall, Constable gave thanks to the Parish and Stratford Council for their support in establishing the plaques. Jonathan Dovey, Affeeror made a presentation on the background to the three men on the plaques and Norman Kench , High Bailiff thanked very one for joining us and the for the work put into the plaques and the Court Leet day.

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The Morris Men from Solihull, performed at the Market Cross and in the Guildhall Gardens, where by 1pm a crowd had gathered in both gardens to enjoy the Fayre and listen to Andy Bennet & Simon Foster duo. They were joined by David Broadbent from the JPC on his trumpet. During the afternoon Tom Mangan, Ale Taster performed an Ale tasting on the Beer stall which he was (by coincidence ) manning.

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By all accounts over 500 people came to the event, which was buzzing from 1pm until the close at 4-30 pm. The smell of food and music all added the event.

At around 4pm, we conducted a mock assizes in the Gardens where the High Bailiff invited the Ale taster, Butter Weigher, Brook Looker and Chamberlain to comment on their role in the Court Leet.

We were blessed with a warm, sunny and pleasant day & it was concluded by the High Bailiff thanking all his Court for help in putting on the day , as well as the Stall Holders and of course visitors to the town. It was noted there were a number of foreign visitors from Stratford.

The Court Leet day was extended this year to include Sunday 4th June, again the in the Guildhall & Jubilee gardens. There were still a few market stalls to attract interest, and also face painting & bouncy castle for children in the Jubilee Gardens. The main feature of the afternoon was Dave Broadbent & Annie Davis joining the New York Jazz trio. The beer tent ably manned by the Ale taster (Tom Mangan ) and assisted by past High Bailiff Fred Dowling. They continued non stop to provide Ale & wine for visitors, whose numbers sadly were well down on 2016, due to the inclement weather. Just maybe in 2018, we should focus on a one day event on the Saturday.

All who attended over the two days said how enjoyable it had been & High Bailiff, Norman Kench, paid particular thanks to members of the Court, who had helped in organise the event and setting up on Friday.

The Flight in the Light Aircraft, which was sponsored by Bill Bath Associates, was won by Maggie Farr a local resident.  The second prize of a Hamper, sponsored by Farm Foods, was won by Sue Westmacott.

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Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.


House Fire in Arden Road

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A house fire in Arden Road is being investigated as arson, police said.

Fire crews from Henley, Stratford, Alcester and Kenilworth were called to the house on Arden Road at around 2.40am on Sunday. The fire was found to have started in the garage area and spread to the rest of the ground floor of the unoccupied house.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are currently ongoing and officers are keeping an open mind as to the cause of the fire, but it is believed it may have been started deliberately. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw people acting suspiciously in the area at the time.”

A Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman added: “The fire was located in a ground floor garage and had spread to 50 per cent of the property’s ground floor with 100 per cent being smoke-logged as a result.” He added that crews were at the scene until just before 7am and the property was then boarded up.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 43 of 4th June.


St Johns

St John's Henley-in-Arden

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St Nicholas Beaudesert

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Rector's Letter - June 2017


John Ganjavi writes:

My favourite Bible verse? John 10:10 - Jesus said 'I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.' This verse has inspired what you can read at the top of this page and every monthly newsletter.

Recently, whilst on holiday, I was invited to contribute towards a charity. Their literature sets out the attitude they seek to inspire in the people they help. I thought their words fitted in perfectly with Jesus' gift of life:

I choose from here on not to have any more regrets, devoting my energy, without attachment, to obtaining what I desire most.

I choose from here on not to have any more recriminations, focusing on actions that can create and produce a result.

I choose from here on not to harbour resentment and bring out the best I can from those who are next to me.

I choose from here on to accept with serenity what enters my life and learn the valuable lessons it is trying to teach me.

I choose from here on to live my life without ifs and buts, with lightness, grace and wonder at how beautiful it is, despite everything.

I choose from here on to give thanks, full of gratitude, for what I choose from here on. And all of this, from here on, becomes part of my life.

At the moment we are focussed on the big 'macro' issues as we face a General Election. Whoever wins, we eventually return to dealing with the 'micro' issues of daily living. Let's hope and pray that Jesus will help us to 'have life, and have it to the full'. Let's pray for fruitful and fulfilling lives that are blessed with optimism and a positive attitude towards the possibilities presented each day. And let's hope that the next government, of whatever persuasion, will help us to pursue our goals in peace, in fairness and in due consideration for one another. 

John Ganjavi  


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The popular and traditional Summer Fete, organised by the parishioners of St Johns Church, will take place in and around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane on Saturday 1st July. The Fete which runs from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm will appeal to visitors of all ages as organisers have once again put the emphasis on family fun with games, a BBQ, Teas, Tombola, Raffle and many stalls including Gifts, Cakes, Bric a Brac, China & Glass, Toys & Games and as new clothes, plants & a Pimms tent. In addition, visitors will be able buy tickets for and watch the Duck Race on the nearby River Alne.

All proceeds from the Fete will go towards Church funds


The Mandrake Root - A film by Henley producer

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A Movie Produced by Henley Resident Shows Niccolò Machiavelli and not Donald Trump as the worst treated politician in history.

A film produced in Sardinia by a Henley resident suggests that whatever Donald Trump thinks, he is far from the worst treated politician ever. That distinction goes to Niccolò Machiavelli. 500 years ago he became famous for writing a comedy The Mandrake Root, but now all we associate his name with is political intrigue, cunning and deceit. Even at the world cup Machiavellian was used to describe a foul by an Italian player, as was Michael Gove’s treatment of Boris Johnson.

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The Mandrake Root is a bawdy carry on up the Renaissance, a hilarious tale of cunning and desire. The fast paced story takes place over 24-hours and its main theme is deception, with each character believing that he or she is shrewder than the next. A simple tale of a young man, Callimaco who is overcome by the beauty of Lucrezia, the young and virtuous wife of an old, foolish lawyer, he is determined to sleep with her and enrols the help of a dubious and self-interested group including her mother and Priest.

The comedy produced by Henley based European Drama Network is the first English film version of Machiavelli comedy written in 1518. The 75 minute film has a 12 certificate and is available to stream on the company’s web site www.europeandrama.com or Amazon Direct Video. Rarely performed in the UK the comedy is much a better known in the USA and Tom Hanks first professional acting job was in a stage production where he played the lover.

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This faithful film production stars Geoffrey Bateman, currently to be seen as the Cardinal in BBC 2’s Versailles and whose other credits include the movie Leon. It has a number of midland’s based actors, including Henley actress Den Woods who was in the BAFTA winning short film Brown Paper Bag. Shot on location on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia it is directed by Malachi Bogdanov, son of recently deceased National Theatre director Michael Bogdanov.

This comedy is very different to The Prince, the short book on state craft that gave Machiavelli his dark reputation. Still taught in business schools as the definitive guide to running a multinational company or a country The Prince wasn’t published until after his death. When it was the Pope objected to the book’s theme that power was not a divine right and consequentially it was banned and Machiavelli excommunicated.

It is produced by Simon M Woods, former head of Birmingham School of Acting and the original manager of UB40. The film is available to stream online from European Drama Network www.europeandrama.com


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The Henley In Arden Rotary Club have had a busy time just lately.

On Sunday 7th May we were all up with the sun to be in place to act as marshals for the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon organised by Stratford Rotary club. There were some 3500 runners taking part. The atmosphere was friendly and the sun shone all day, probably not so good for the runners but making a change for us as in previous years we had been either very cold or soaking wet. All in all a great day with a lot of money being raised for charity.

On the 16th May we presented cheques to Mr. Peter Crathorne on behalf of The Hub at Henley a local centre used by all ages for many reasons. The second one was given to Mr. Steven Jefferies, Headmaster of Henley High School to be added to a fund set up by the school to buy an outdoor table tennis table.

On 22cnd May we took a little time for ourselves, enjoying a guided walk around the centre of Stratford with an explanation of  many aspects of the town previously unknown to many of us. A river cruise and a lovely lunch aboard The Countess Evesham followed this.

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Once again the weather could not have been better, which made the day so much more enjoyable.

On Sunday 11th June we will again be up with the lark to act as marshals, this time for the 10K 2 Castles Run. This is a run organized jointly by Kenilworth Rotary Club and Leamington Cycling and Athletic Club and which takes place, as the name suggests, between Warwick and Kenilworth Castles. This also is usually a well attended event so let’s hope the sun shines on this too.

Keith Degville reporting


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New Youth Club Manager

photoRose Price, who works for Warwickshire Association for Youth Clubs, is the new Youth Leader/ Executive Officer at the Hub @ Henley. A JNC qualified Youth Worker, her background is working with young people in a wide variety of youth settings.

Prior to being appointed to the Hub, Rose worked in a community centre where she raised funds for projects and managed a variety of children', youth and community activities. She says she is extremely passionate about working with young people and delighted to be joining the Hub @ Henley team.  She told our reporter that she has some very exciting ideas for the future and warned us to watch this space!

The Hub is a thriving centre in the heart of the Henley community, the centre has several very successful youth clubs and coffee bars running. It caters for all ages from babies to the older generation.  Rose is looking forward to exploring new ideas and opportunities.

Rose has already discussed an idea for a Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots project: Henley In Arden Living Memory Project The project will celebrate Henley In Arden through an oral history project that will increase community cohesion and bridge the gap between young people and elderly members of the community improving community identity and pride. The project will work with young people, who will capture early memories of work and life experiences of elderly members in the community. This project is an enjoyable way - through face-to-face meetings and creative writing - for older villagers to pass their memories on to younger generations in their own words and for younger generations to respond.

 You can contact Rosie about the three youth clubs and the after school coffee bar on 07388 995128.   rosie.price@wayc.org.uk.

Peter Crathorne, the Chairman of the Trustees declared that this was a massive step forward to establishing a sustainable community centre into the long-term future enhanced by the recent decision of Warwickshire County Council to extend the peppercorn lease to 25 years. Appointing Rosie is a brilliant upgrade of the centre’s services to young people, all made possible by a two year and substantial financial commitment to the Hub by Beaudesert and Henley Joint Parish Council.


Bobby James Celebrates his youth work qualification.

photoAt the recent Hub trustees’ meeting, chairman Peter Crathorne presented Bobby James with his certificate confirming he is a qualified youth leader.  Peter said he was delighted with this achievement as it represented everything that the Hub aimed to do.  When the Trust assumed control of the centre from the county, one of its intentions was to provide a training base for youth workers.

Bobby started as a member of the youth club, became a young volunteer, joined the team in 2012 as an apprentice youth leader and after 5 years of on the job training, attendance at courses and the completion of an extended series of training activities had finally successfully been awarded qualified status.

The youth club is thrilled that over this extended period Bobby has shown dedication and determination to achieve his ambition.

The chairman  stated that the centre and its accomplished staff applied themselves to the service of young people and were totally responsible for the great success of this enterprise.  Over a period when many other youth clubs have closed Henley has gone from strength to strength, supporting some of our most vulnerable young people through difficult times and in many cases seeing them move on to brilliant lives.  Bobby has been an essential member of that team.


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Earthing Day

"I loved the fantastic day."
"Today was great fun and educational. It's a very unique thing to do."
"I loved today because I got to go up the Mount. Bonus!"


These are the just some of the words from the pupils after their Earthing Day and here is what we did:

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Sixteen intrepid school children from key stage 2 set off from school with Julie de Bastion, Laura Yarham and Ade Field on a wonderful day of discovery, delights and creative exploration on a warm but cloudy morning. I looked up at the sky, with its greyish tinge threatening a downpour and asked, please could we just do our walk with no rain!

As it happens, our luck held out and we spent an hour and a half drinking in the abundant beauty of the Mount as we negotiated our way through the overhanging branches in some places and the wealth of tall grasses and plants at our feet.

We were on a mission to find 4 specific plants to collect, press and sketch as well as stopping to appreciate and draw the views, the trees, the flora and the vivid colours of late Spring that abound right now on this beautiful piece of land that is just on our doorstep.

As well as the children having lots of fun and exploring this local beauty spot, we wanted to instil in them the gifts that Nature can give us, from simple herbal home remedies, to the positive effect that being out in Nature has on our bodies and brains! Underpinning this was the message that we need to care for our environment in order for us to continue benefitting from it.

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There were whoops of excitement along the way, as the various plants were discovered and collected, as well as finding all sorts of other interesting mini beasts of the insect variety. There was a general feeling of raised spirits among us and a certain euphoria from being out of the classroom!

We returned with plastic bags full of collected leaves, flowers and drawings which would give us the basis of our creative afternoon. As we stepped back inside the school, the first drops of rain started to fall: how fortunate we had been with the weather!

After I went through some of the plants they had collected and talked about the medicinal properties of some of these herbs, the children who wanted to, made pressings of their favourite plant/s gathered. These were then put into a big heavy book to be returned to them the following week. They were very brave and tried some Nettle and Yarrow tea ( with honey, of course!); there was varied feedback on the taste but generally they felt they could drink it. We asked them to write down their answers to three questions :1) What is good about being outside in Nature? 2) What can the Natural World teach us? 3) Why is the Mount important for the people of Henley?

Julie then guided them in their journey of creativity which they jumped into with great gusto! After doing some more drawings, they were then going to transform their unique and delightful pieces of artwork into mono prints. Now,this process can be a messy one but I have to say, they all listened beautifully to instructions and were happy to be patient while Julie and I put the paint on their glass plates. They created the most glorious set of mono prints, all totally individual and reflecting their own particular version of Nature on the Mount.

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They also paired up and were filmed interviewing each other, asking the 3 questions to their partner and giving their answers that they had previously written.

They filled in an evaluation sheet as the day drew to a close. 33% scored the day 8/10, 20%, 9/10 and 47%, 10/10. It seems they had thoroughly enjoyed the day and equally favoured walking up the Mount and producing the mono prints on their evaluations. I think there were a few who were rather tired from the day, but in a very uplifted, happy way! Julie and I would both say that these 16 children were an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and the school. They listened attentively throughout and engaged completely in a day, which was for them, very different from the normal agenda at School. They seemed to have gathered many different values and skills from all the activities and hopefully grown in confidence in their own abilities as well as having a deeper understanding of their natural environment.

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We would like to thank The Mount Trust who funded this day, as well as Elaine and Ade Field who made this all possible and were incredibly supportive. We are planning another similar outing in the Autumn.

Laura Yarham reporting


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ANNUAL ULLENHALL CONCERT ON 7 JULY

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The annual concert that Leamington Music promotes in the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Ullenhall, near Henley in Arden, will take place on Friday 7 July, at 7 30pm.

The concert will be given by the Vickers-Bovey Guitar Duo and follows last year’s popular success which featured the Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski and the Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona Cildoz.

The Vickers-Bovey Guitar Duo were winners of the 2014 Leamington Music Prize and have given sold out concerts in Leamington since then.  The Duo recently made its debut at the Wigmore Hall in London and were highly praised in the national press.

The concert in Ullenhall, which Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey will give, features music by a range of composers including the Italians, Domenico Scarlatti, Mauro Giuliani and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the Russian Nikita Koshkin, the Brazilian Sergio Assad and Britain’s Gary Ryan, who is also an internationally recognised guitarist.  The concert will end with a work by the king of the tango, Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets at £10, with £1 for children and students, are available locally through Malcolm Aldridge on 01564 794019 or through the Leamington Music office – email richard@leamingtonmusic.org or call 01926 497000.

Leamington Music puts on a winter season of over 20 concerts including a monthly series of string quartet concerts in Leamington and of early music in Warwick and over the first bank holiday weekend in May, the Leamington Music Festival Weekend.  It also puts on concerts during the summer months and runs an Education Programme with Warwickshire Music the principal partner.

Culture

Actresses Who Have Graced The Henley Stage

photoThe next performance by HADS at the Memorial Hall will mark the 108th year that ladies, oh and gentlemen, have graced the stage of this revered historic Henley building!

Back in 1909 Miss Lily Brayton [pictured] trod the boards at Station Road when she appeared with her husband Mr Oscar Asche in an extract from The Taming of the Shrew as part of the opening ceremony for this well-loved social arena.

The design, building and management of such an adventurous undertaking as the Hall was quite unique and the envy of the rest of Warwickshire. It boasted a state of the art theatre complete with a raked stage as well as a library and shooting gallery, the latter effectively used to train local men and boys to become proficient riflemen ready for the inevitable WW1 which followed only five years later. Somewhat ironically, during 1915 to 1919 the Hall took off its theatrical mantle and became an auxiliary hospital treating wounded soldiers returning from the conflict.

Miss Brayton and Mr Asche went on to become the Liz Taylor and Richard Burton of the theatre world during the twenties and thirties leaving the people of Henley with an iconic memory to savour.

It seems fitting therefore to present a locally written light comedy celebrating theatre at the Hall and we urge you to book tickets which are now selling like hot cakes and available on-line www.hads.org.uk  and Dukes Stationers, High Street, or just come along to the door on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th or Saturday 1st July and enjoy a new play wot Ray Evans wrote entitled Female Parts. A complimentary wine bar and snacks will be available along with an interval raffle where we have gone to little expense to populate with an array of prizes.

See you there!

HADS Reporting


Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution fund raiser

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The weather was ideal at the weekend when Sue and Brian Westmacott hosted an event at their home in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.  80 people enjoyed a superb meal sponsored by Sue Dalby Catering and £3,076.00 was raised for the charity which provides support to farming people.  Farmers and farm workers have long, lonely days with increasing demands made on them to produce high quality cheap food and the farming industry has the highest suicide rate of any industry.

The following day 40 members of The Evergreens, a group of elderly friends who meet regularly at the Henley Baptist Church, enjoyed a free Sunday lunch provided by Sue and Brian and helped by Mr and Mrs Simon McDonald and Marijana and Duncan Bainbridge who gave up their time to serve the guests.  Thanks also to Brian and the Blue Bell for donating the wine.

Annette Walker reporting


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Henley Flower Club

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Born in the month of May, demonstrator Andrew Lloyd presented ‘A May Baby’ to the members and his flowers were pristine – Into an urn he placed palm leaves, euonymus and aspidistra leaves as a base for orange lilies, ‘Mango’ calla lilies, lemon gerberas, protea and a striking yellow cymbidium orchid.  A blackboard and easel held a box containing eucalyptus and ferns, the foliage for white gladioli, daisies, phlox, roses from Columbia, peonies and blue delphiniums.

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A lime green arrangement next – a large glass bowl containing asparagus fern, fatsia leaves, moluccella, amaranthus, viburnum opulus  and ‘Antique Purple’ alliums were accompanied by magenta carnations, ‘Anastasia’ chrysanths, liatris, pale green and purple dendrobium orchids and lime green ‘Medori’ anthureums.  Continuing with the May flower theme Andrew produced a tall cream vase containing hostas, euonymus, grasses and ‘Connecticut King’ yellow lilies. Solidago was added with sunflowers, yellow roses, calla lilies and chincherinchees.       

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To complete the demonstration Andrew produced a large wire cage containing two placements comprising ferns, acuba, grasses and hostas. Alchemilla mollis provided the background for blue delphiniums, magenta Sweet Williams, lilac alstroemeria, ‘Sorbonne’ pink lilies, pink roses and peonies.   Jane Grove gave the vote of thanks for a most entertaining evening.

Chairman Lola Phillips reminded members of a trip to Hampton Court in July and the next meeting on June 13th when Jill McGregor will present ‘The Power of the Flower’.  The competition is ‘The world of flowers’ 

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John Garner's Business Column

Post Election, pre-Brexit

John GarnerLast week I said I was looking forward to the election being over, but now I’m not so sure!  I didn’t think it would be quite the shambles it turned out to be with the Tories managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  A brief history lesson would have told Teresa that snap elections always result in disaster.  I was amused though to see Jeremy Corbyn absolutely over the moon – that he’d lost!

In an evenly divided country, with a hung parliament and no party able to claim a majority, we’re going to get a lot less government. And if you believe the government that governs least governs best (to paraphrase Henry David Thoreau), then this result was good, because the British people have delivered a result which prevents both Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May from fully deploying their respective manifestos.

What exactly that means for Brexit, the formal negotiations for which are supposed to begin on Monday, isn’t clear though.  Is it a less “hard Brexit”? Is it a “soft Brexit”? Or is there a scenario where we get a second referendum, a national change of heart, and no Brexit at all?  That would be pure electoral torment.  It would seem sensible for Teresa to lead the Brexit negotiations, at least to start with, if her party will let her.

So what are the implications of a hung parliament for business?  I’m afraid I’ve no idea except that there’ll be even more uncertainty. The economic seas have calmed after Brexit but May’s lack of a mandate may lead to a potentially weak Brexit deal that could be bad for our economy.  Secondly, the Tory manifesto will now have to pass muster with the DUP. Rebellious backbench Tories are also likely to threaten legislation that they don’t agree with.

It is not clear what policies the Conservatives will need to drop in order to get the DUP on side or whether they will continue their policies in full and hope to gain support from other parties in order to squeeze them through Parliament. 

There’s also the question of whether Teresa will survive and for how long.  If she doesn’t and they appoint a new leader how long will it be before that leader wants another election?  As the lady from Bristol said in her lovely west country accent “Oh no, not another one!”  if there is another election the Tories will have to come up with something really special to avoid certain defeat.

Of course, by the time you read this everything might have changed.  In fact it’s changed since I started writing this as the two advisors have gone while I’ve been writing the last three paragraphs!

John Garner - Business Correspondent


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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Incidents during the last two weeks:

HENLEY IN ARDEN

David Malin

  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Brook End Close, Henley. Three males in a Black Landrover Discovery seen acting suspiciously in the road. Vehicle had highway maintenance sign on the side. The last three letters of the registration number was similar to ‘YFN’. 2.25pm Saturday 3rd June. 0289 03/06/2017
  2. Suspicious Circumstances. Brook End Drive, Henley. Three to four persons seen to run off from a house and get into a car, before driving away. When challenged by a member of the public someone from the group threw a broom at them. Area searched by police – no offences disclosed. 1.40am Saturday 3rd June. 0046 03/06/2017
  3. Suspicious Circumstances. Meadow Road, Henley. Three males, described as “Irish” seen in the road acting suspiciously. Going door to door offering to do work on the houses. They were in a Black Land Rover with ‘Highways’ on the side. 6.05pm Thursday 1st June. 0391 01/06/2017
  4. Theft. High Street, Henley. A group of five males and females have entered a shop on the high street and have stolen a number of items of clothing, including a dress, jacket, tops and a handbag. They left the store and got into an Audi with the last three letters in the registration number ‘XXA’. Full details passed to police. Before leaving the area they passed the stolen clothing to the occupants of another car. 5pm Wednesday 31st May. 0348 31/05/2017
  5. Anti-Social Behaviour. Castle Road, Henley. Group of teenagers seen playing football in the road and also running across garage roofs. 4.15pm Wednesday 31st May. 0325 31/05/2017
  6. Theft. Golf Club, Birmingham Road, Henley. Golf clubs stolen from outside the club house. Between 12.15pm and 12.45pm Saturday 10th June. 0204 10/06/2017
  7. Vehicle Crime – Theft from. Ardent Court, Henley. Ford Transit works van broken into and various tools stolen. Enquiries from the area suggest the offenders may have been in a Blue VW Polo with a registration number ending in ‘VEB’. Full details passed to police. 6.05pm Wednesday 7th June. 0089 08/06/2017
  8. Anti-Social Behaviour. Stratford Road, Henley. Several occurrences at school premises, out of hours, of youths entering the school grounds. In the latest incidents excrement had been thrown at the windows and walls. Reported 5th June. 0095 05/06/2017
  9. Arson. Arden Road, Henley. Insecure garage opened and items inside set on fire. 2.40am Saturday 4th June. Crime No:  23S6/22152C/17

WOOTTON WAWEN

  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Mayswood Road, Wootton Wawen. (Hunger Hill Lane end). Two men wearing balaclavas seen standing in the road, alongside a White Van and a Black Audi vehicle. Enquiries are ongoing regards the theft of the white van. See other incident.  2.40pm Saturday 3rd June. 0293 03/06/2017.
  2. Robbery / Vehicle Crime – Theft of. Bearley Cross, Wootton Wawen. Delivery driver returned to his white transit van when he was approached by two males. One of the males held up a knife and the driver backed away. The van was then stolen. There was a third male in a black car nearby. All three were described as ‘Black Males’. Van and car drove off towards Henley. (See incident above). 2.30pm Saturday 3rd June. 0279 03/06/2017
  3. Theft. Farm premises, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. ‘Lowara’ Well pump and control panel stolen from the grounds of the farm. Worth approx. £4000. Between 3rd& 4th June. 0236 05/06/2017

ULLENHALL

  1. Burglary Residential. Henley Road, Ullenhall. Two males seen running from a house with its alarm sounding. The males got into an Audi car and drove off at speed. Last three letters of registration number was ‘HSC’. On checking the house it was found that a ground floor window had been smashed and entry gained. Enquiries ongoing. 6.35pm Monday 29th May. 0372 29/05/2017
  2. Burglary Residential. Henley Road, Ullenhall. Resident heard noises at the front of their house and realised that at least two people had forced their way through the front door, gaining access to the premises. It is believed that they may have been after the keys for the car on the drive. 11.50pm Thursday 8th June. 0467 08/06/2017
CLAVERDON
  1. Vehicle Crime – Theft from. Henley Road, Claverdon. Works van broken into and tools stolen. 4pm Friday 2nd June. 0317 02/06/2017
  2. Burglary Residential. Station Road, Claverdon. Secure workshop entered and Fifteen chainsaws stolen. Between Midnight and 7am Tuesday 30th May. 0063 30/05/2017
  3. Burglary Residential. Langley Road, Claverdon. Garage at building site broken into and various tools stolen, including a laser level, tripod and measuring equipment. Overnight 6th & 7th June. 0049 07/06/2017

The Arden Community Forum      
The Arden Community Forum (formerly known as the Henley and Studley Community Forum) meets 3/4 times a year in venues across the area which covers the wards Henley in Arden, Studley with Mappleborough Green, Studley with Sambourne, Tanworth in Arden, Wootton Wawen. 

Parish Cllr Paul Beaman is the current Chair.  Ayub Khan is the County Council's senior officer representation. Jo Staniforth supports this forum on behalf of Stratford Area Team. Jeff Morris is the Team Leader from County Highways for the Stratford District Area. An informal drop-in surgery is always held for the half hour before the forum where you can speak to officers from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils to raise specific concerns or problems.

Additionally, representatives from Warwickshire Police and WCAVA (Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action) regularly attend forums, keeping it updated with all current developments. Everyone is welcome to come along and it is your chance to find out what is really going on in your community. If you are unable to attend a forum but would like to raise a local issue, or if you want more information, please contact us. You can also raise issues directly with the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

The next meeting is on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 7 pm at THE GUILD HALL, Henley-in-Arden. Police Surgery 6.30pm  Main meeting 7pm

David Malin
SI 3121
Alcester Police SNT's

Further information can be found at:  The Safer NEIGHBOURHOODs - Alcester Area


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Henley Annual Events

June 2017

Court Leet Day and Artisans' Market
Guild Hall Trust - Bookend for the Simon and Garfunkel Story
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema

July 2017

Jazz in the Garden - Guild Hall Garden
Thurs 27th - Rural Cinema

August 2017

Guild Hall Trust - Arts for All Week
The Great Henley Bake-off
Henley Music Festival

Thurs 24th - Rural Cinema

September 2017 The Hub@Henley AGM; 7pm at the Hub.
Thurs 28th - Rural Cinema
October 2017

Consensus - an evening of music and words
Henley MOP
Thurs 26th - Rural Cinema

November 2017

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

Thurs 23rd - Rural Cinema

December 2017 Sat 2nd - Town Carol Service and Christmas Market
January 2018 Thurs 25th - Rural Cinema
February 2018

AGM of Henley War Memorial Trust
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema

March 2018 Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
April 2018

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

May 2018 Jumble Sale St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
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SUMMER FETE & BBQ July 1st in and around the Church Hall.
Come along and join in the fun. All the usual stalls, gifts, tombola and the famous duck race. This event is later than usual this year, when several of our usual helpers are away, so please contact Barbara Colclough 793710 or Daphne Jones 01926 843515 if you feel you can volunteer to help on stalls, games, kitchen, BBQ etc.
We would also be very grateful for donations of items for sale - gifts, plants, cakes, produce etc. Once again we will be featuring new and nearly new clothes (not jumble!).

BOOKS FOR THE SUMMER FETE If you have any books in good condition that you don’t want may we have them for  book stalls at the Church Fete book stall  on July 1st. We can collect…please phone Marijana Bainbridge 01564795149/01564794987 or marijanabainbridge@btconnect.com

INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN meet the third Tuesday in the month at Henley Golf Club. If you would like more information please contact Claire Mangan 01564 794684.

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

INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN meet the third Tuesday in the month at Henley Golf Club. If you would like more information please contact Claire Mangan 01564 794684.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - July 1st Summer Fete in and around the Church Hall.

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

ST JOHN’S CHURCH AFTER SCHOOL COFFEE CLUB (AT THE HUB) – Do you have 1½ hours to spare on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from 3.00pm till 4.30pm to help out with either the snack bar or as a voluntary worker at this club, during school term times? If yes contact Laurence Marshall 07970 444363.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB   We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £3).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posters and articles should be sent to: news@henleynews.co.uk


The annual Jazz in the Garden will take place on  Saturday 22nd July in the Guild Hall Garden.

The AD Hoc Jazz Band will be with us again for this wonderful evening of music, dancing, strawberries, fizz and fun.

Kindly sponsored by John Earle and Son and Lodders.

Tickets £15.00 from Marijana Bainbridge 01564794987  01564795149    marijanabainbridge@btconnect.com

For Memorial Hall Funds

Consensus returns to the Memorial Hall with She Stoops To Conquer on 14th October.

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The Henley-in-Arden Town Website

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

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

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

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
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

THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
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.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
tennis clubOpen to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro) open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available. Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year. League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with coaching For details of membership please contact the club at henleyinardentennis@gmail.com
Henley Tennis Website
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
rotaryRotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. The Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm for 1 pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Alan Jones on 01564 793715
ProbusTHE 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
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
flower clubAre you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers?  We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden (in the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) so why not come along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00. You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For further information contact Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB
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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.
HENLEY 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.
HENLEY 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
Bowls ClubHENLEY-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 mpjbutler@gmail.com
HENLEY 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
imageHENLEY 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 yogahenley@gmail.com
HENLEY TAEKWON-DO
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.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS
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
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.
scouts1st 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 / 07535 233313.

The HUB @ HENLEY
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

swanTAI 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 website

WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
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.

MasonsDE 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 johnpollard1966@virginmedia.com for further details.
logoHENLEY 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 07793890237 c.bishop@hotmail.co.uk

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

Bridge ClubHENLEY-IN-ARDEN 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.

Henley FocusHENLEY 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 karen@henleyfocus.co.uk more information.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB
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.

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