Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, Engl21st
2nd October 2019
A FREE NEWSPAPER
HENLEY RURAL CINEMA
Sudden Resignation of
Parish Councillor over Car Parking
Part way through the Joint Parish Council's
meeting on Monday last, Councillor Peter Cornford tended his immediate
resignation, shook the Chairman and the Parish Clerk by the hand and
then withdrew from the meeting.
It came about as the Joint Parish Council had voted to take over the
ownership of the Croft Car Park but to be responsible for running this
themselves for up to a year, although there are no plans in place
currently as to how long this arrangement will continue.
Councillor Cornford was very concerned about the Joint Parish Council
occupying the Public Car Park as none of the members nor the Clerk have
any expertise in running and managing Car Parks and there would be
inevitably costs upon the Parish Councils limited resources to pay
insurance premiums, business rates, the regular cost of cleaning,
litter picking and maintaining the three car park areas together with
the access road and the footpath that runs up to Brook End Close. He
felt the Parish Council was ill equipped to take on this role and he
feared that if there was an insurance claim would the Insurers stand by
the Parish Council if the Car Park was not being properly managed on a
very regular basis? He was also concerned at the Croft Car Park
has now become a place where rail passengers can park for free. All day
parking at the Station Car Park now costs £3.
Henley News believes that further resignations may be expected.
is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Sir
Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it
stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard
Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen.
TOWN DINNER 2019
annual Town dinner took place at the Henley In Arden Memorial Hall on
Saturday evening 21st September. It was well
organised by the Henley Court Leet under the leadership of Graham
Smith, High Bailiff and Tom Mangan, Low Bailiff.
This year 100 people attended, representing eighteen organisations in
Guests arrived from 7-00pm to be welcomed by a Prosecco from Sarah
Alcock, Mace Bearer and Sharon Smith, Butter Weigher. It was
interesting that not many opted for the Orange juice alternative. The
High Bailiff and his consort (wife) then welcomed the guests who were
then were guided to the tables by Alistair Price, Chamberlain in his
“meeter and greeter” role.
Les Long, Town Crier acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced
Graham Smith, High Bailiff, who set the scene for the evening. He made
particular point of referring to Les Goodman who sadly passed away in
June and the great contribution he made to the town – this was
recognised by a short silence.
Tom Mangan, Low Bailiff then introduced the necessary (but boring)
stuff regarding mandatory safety announcements and moved swiftly on to
the “Heads & Tails” game: the prize was a Food Hamper
Henley Co-op. This was won by John Shuttleworth.
Grace was said by Alistair Price, Chamberlain and then all enjoyed a
superb meal from Sue Dalby Catering – the menu was: - starter
liver & brandy paté, main course beef cobbler, sweet
Blackberry Apple pie & custard. These were well prepared and
Tom Mangan, Low Bailiff then introduced Michelle French an accomplished
pianist, who had an extensive range of familiar songs. She performed
both during the meal and at the end of the evening after the raffle.
the meal tables were invited to fill in a form containing 23 questions
on “How well do we know our town?” Later in the evening the
introduced Alan Robson, past High Bailiff, to run through the answers.
The Quiz was won by Table 2 with 12 and a half points. This table
received a complimentary bottle of wine.
At the end of the meal the Toast to the Queen was proposed by the High
Bailiff and the toast to the town by Norman Kench, past High Bailiff.
Norman stressed how lucky we are to live in such a lovely town.
There then followed short presentations by key groups in the town
whose activities it was felt should be highlighted during the past 12
It was opened by the High Bailiff who gave a brief background to the
Town Dinner, its inception and why this event is held to celebrate the
achievements of the many organisations in Henley:
Norman Kench on the Heritage Centre
– who praised the “army“ of volunteers and said that
they are always
seeking new ones who might be able to give 2 hours per week. Sally
Harfield spoke about the Rural Cinema that has run films in the
Memorial Hall since January 2017. Now having shown 25 films since they
Crathorne, Chairman trustee of the HUB talked
about the importance of its “service to the community“, not
people with nowhere else to go, but it is also open to all age groups.
He commented it is always seeking partnerships with other organisations
and businesses in the town. He added that it was occupied 70% of the
time. Apparently, the school is seeking to use the building; it would
great loss for Henley if the Hub were to disappear. Gail
about the work of the “Inner Wheel”. She said it was for
enjoy social company and seek to raise money for charity at the same
time. They meet at Henley Golf Club on the third Tuesday every month.
They get a range of interesting speakers and coming up shortly is
Chris Duffin, who was the first lady governor of Strangeways prison. Brian
Westmacott said even with the sad loss of Les Goodman it would
be “business as usual“ for the Christmas lights in Henley
this year. Tracey
Humphreys, Chair of the Henley Am Drams
– talked about how it was formed in 1955 and is still going
albeit with reduced numbers – they are lacking in youngsters
Fox, Treasurer Henley in Bloom,
gave an excellent synopsis of their activities in the town. He thanked
all the helpers throughout the summer on planting and watering
duties, which make the town look so good during the year –
said watering had become more challenging this year due to the demise
of the water bowser.
The High Bailiff then introduced Keith
Degville, Chairman of Henley Rotary,
to present the annual Rotary Community Award. Keith said that this year
the award would go to Dr Douglas Bridgewater for his major contribution
to Henley – his work in leading the development of the Jubilee
near the GuildHall and also many years on the Court Leet, as High
Bailiff for three years and now an Honary Burgess. He is also an
active member of Beaudesert Probus and the British Legion. Dr.
Bridgewater then thanked the members of Rotary for the award.
final activity was the drawing of the raffle –
with quality prizes
donated by, Cheals, Sans, White Swan, Nags Head, Henley Golf Club and
Naya. Tom Mangan, Low Bailiff ran this with military precision!
Michelle French then performed again until the end of the evening and
was joined on stage by our own David Broadbent on trumpet.
the end of the evening Graham Smith, High Bailiff, thanked Sue Dalby
for the catering and Michelle for the music, as well as those who had
donated raffle prizes. Finally he thanked members of the Court Leet who
had helped and everyone who had attended and said what most
already thought, that we are lucky and proud to live in such a lovely
town as Henley-in- Arden.
Alistair Price, Chamberlain
Slideshow of TOWN DINNER 2019
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As from 1st November 2019 we will
be making some changes to the travel vaccinations we can provide.
If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be
vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of
Vaccinations are available to protect you against infections such as
yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A.
In the UK, the NHS routine immunisation (vaccination) schedule protects
you against a number of diseases, but does not cover all of the
infectious diseases found overseas.
When should I start thinking about the vaccines I need?
If possible, see a practice nurse or a private travel clinic at least 8
weeks before you're due to travel.
Some vaccines need to be given well in advance to allow your body to
And some vaccines involve a number of doses spread over several weeks
You may be more at risk of some diseases, for example, if you're:
• travelling in rural areas
• staying in hostels or camping
• on a long trip rather than a package holiday
If you have a pre-existing health problem, this may make you more at
risk of infection or complications from a travel-related illness.
Which travel vaccines do I need?
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for
the areas you'll be visiting on these websites:
• Travel Health Pro
• NHS Fit for Travel
Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if
they're recommended for travel to a certain area.
The travel vaccinations that are provided free on the NHS, which Henley
can provide are:
• Diptheria Tetanus and Polio (DTP)
• Hepatitis A
The following vaccinations, if required specifically for travel, are
only available on a private basis and will no longer be provided at
• Japanese Encephalitis
• Meningitis ACWY
• Hepatitis B
These vaccinations are provided by a number of private travel clinics
in the area. Details can be obtained from the internet or patients can
ask reception for some options.
Henley NEWS has been advised of the
unfortunate death of Brian Victor Saunders, who was Henley’s
first Police cadet in 1955.
SDC to consider introducing chargeable garden waste
Monday 7 October, Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Cabinet
considering a proposal to begin a consultation on introducing a
chargeable garden waste service.
Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says:
“The District Council is facing significant financial and
pressures. As the government grant, which made up a large part of the
council’s income, has been phased out, service provision needs to
reflect the reduced funding available or fund existing services from
other income sources.
“Many residents find the garden waste collection service very
convenient, so by introducing a charge of perhaps around 80p a week,
the District Council will be able to continue to provide a cost
effective, efficient service for households that want it while
minimising the overall cost of the service.
“As a local authority we also need to think about our
responsibilities and the impact of collecting garden waste across the
district and encourage alternatives, such as home composting. We should
also be mindful that not all residents take up this service.
“However before introducing a charge we need to carry out a
consultation with residents to establish whether a chargeable garden
waste service is viable in the district.”
The consultation would aim to find out:
would continue to use the garden waste service if it became chargeable.
· If so, how
much would they be prepared to pay for the service.
· If not, how
would they dispose of their garden waste.
Options available to The Cabinet are:
· To approve
public and stakeholder consultation based on the proposal.
· To decide not
proceed with the proposal and retain a free of charge garden waste
· To decide no
to provide a garden waste service from 1 August 2022 (the start of the
District Council’s new waste collection contract).
INITIATIVE BY THE HENLEY BUSINESS MATTERS GROUP
Mike Bullard, Butchers Social
restaurant, chaired a meeting
recently, attended by a number of local business proprietors; their
aim, to work together and exchange strategies that will improve the
much-needed footfall in Henley.
Amongst the measures discussed was the need for an updated TOWN GUIDE,
this would be used by local residents and visitors alike, to pinpoint
the services available in our town.
Interested business participants can go to the new 2020 edition -
on BOOK SPACE to secure an insertion for their commercial enterprise.
The guide will use existing artwork or bespoke designs and will carry
narrative covering unique and fascinating facts about life in Henley.
It will also contain an easy to follow map with locations for all
businesses and places to of interest shown clearly.
The next meeting of the group is planned for 10th October next at
Henley Kitchen & Bakery, 6.00pm, all traders are welcome.
The JPC has welcomed this initiative and a copy of the GUIDE will be
available later in the year for download on the TOURISM page on Henley
JPC website and Henley NEWS
Ray Evans Reporting
in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep
South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley
(Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip"
Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and
The Thunberg effect is coming to Henley
Widely reported in
16-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg has dramatically raised
awareness of the world’s climate problem. Closer to home,
march in Stratford, featuring a stretcher bearing a dying planet Earth,
was supported by hundreds of people.
Saturday 26th October 2019, Henley is having a rather different event
to explore what can be done locally to limit climate breakdown. From
9:30 to 1 pm in the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden, there
will be a public meeting to which all are very welcome. The
including refreshments, is free. At the meeting, speakers on
subjects bearing on the question “what can be done?” will
by discussion groups, from which we hope to evolve some useful ideas.
The science is clear: to preserve a habitable world, particularly for
today’s younger generation, urgent action is needed on many
view of the climate problem expressed by one local resident is
won’t affect me in my lifetime – the kids can deal with
it”. If you
don’t (or even if you do!) subscribe to that view, do come along!
This meeting is one of several being sponsored across the country by
the Royal Society of Arts, www.theRSA.organd
has been arranged by a small group of local volunteers. To help the
caterers provide the cakes etc without waste, please register your wish
to attend at Eventbrite or ring John Stott on 01564 792251.
John Stott reporting
Monday 20th April till Sunday 26th April
Henley Guild Hall
Arts4All 2020 are well underway. You can see the full programme
(more to be added) and even book tickets now by visiting
www.henleygh.co.uk and clicking on the yellow "Book Tickets" tab -
meanwhile here's a taster and be sure to click on the video clip below.
Next edition sneak preview of
The Dolly Parton Story
The Carole King & James Taylor Story
The Carole King & James Taylor Story Following a critically
acclaimed sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival The Carole King
& James Taylor Story come...
About this Event
THE CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR STORY
Following a critically acclaimed sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe
Festival The Carole King & James Taylor Story comes to the Guild
Hall at Henley in Arden to take you on an incredible journey through
the career of the six-time Grammy Award winner and twenty-time platinum
hit maker Carole King and five-time Grammy Award winner & American
folk legend James Taylor.
This new “show-umentary” format gives a fascinating insight
into the lives behind the music.
Featuring passionate renditions of Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, I
Feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, You've Got a Friend and many more
this astonishing back catalogue is realised with authenticity by Phoebe
Katis and Dan Clews, both well established artists in their own right.
“both guitar and voice took these fans back to The Troubadour in
1970” **** BroadwayBaby 2017
“Will leave any folk-rock fans wholly satisfied” ****
“Wow, what an experience” BBC Radio
“performance was immaculate” **** Three Weeks
Edinburgh Fringe 2019 *****https://youtu.be/pvBExT0DZLc
IN BLOOM SUMMER PRESENTATION LUNCH
and award winners met on 21st September at the Baptist Church Hall. The
awards were presented by Robin Russell.
First prize for the best hanging basket went to Paula Gee, pictured
business front to Number Three High Street, the prize was collected on
behalf of Richard and Julie Graddon by Helen.The
Chair's Highly Commended awarded went to Steve Aston and Martin Woods,
those of you who queue on Warwick Rd on your way home will have enjoyed
all these flowers.
Robin for judging and supporting our lunch.
The lunch is
held to thank our volunteers, without whom we could not survive.
We are coming to the end of another successful season. Watering ended
on Sunday, clearing and autumn planting will take place during October.
In the last edition of News we thanked our financial supporters but
there were also those who donated in kind and include, Victoria Claire,
Bella Diva, Aesthetics, Studio 34, JSK, Coco Ivy and Simmonds Butchers,
all of whom donated generous prizes to our Tombola Stall on Court Leet
Day. Apologies to anyone I have forgotten.
We are also
very appreciative of a cheque for £500 presented to Henley in
Bloom at the Town Dinner by Henley Rotary Club.
Henley in Bloom's annual costs are around £9,000, so as you can
see all donations are valuable to us.
to next season.
the end of September, Ullenhall & Henley Gardening Club joined with
Henley Wildlife Society to go on a long weekend break based in
Bournemouth. The first two days had glorious weather. On the way to
Bournemouth, everyone visited the Cotswold Country Wildlife Park and
Gardens. Plenty of interesting animals: giraffes, rhinoceroses, sloths,
snakes, wolves, lions, fruit bats, lemurs to name but a few and the
gardens were unexpectedly colouful and well laid out. There were even
cacti of a kind normally grown in this country indoors, but there they
were growing outside in the walled garden.
The next day, the gardeners were taken to Apple Court Garden and the
well known Compton Acres, a very large and beautiful set of gardens.
The nature lovers took the ferry across to Brownsea Island for the day
and did a fair bit of walking, seeing red squrrels, Sika deer, unusual
wading birds from the various hides and just enjoying the heath, reeds,
seashore and trees. In the evening, everyone took part in a very
enjoyable quiz organised by Dave Evason.
The third day commenced with rain and all went to Athelhampton house
and gardens. This enabled people to go around the house when the rain
was heavy, but tour the gardens when it was a little better. The
weather cleared and the day was completed by taking a steam train ride
from Corfe to Swanage.
the way home, the tour stopped for an hour at a very quirky garden in
Wimbourne, known as the Secret Garden and Searles House. The house was
like a mini version of Snowshill manor, with all sorts of Victorian /
Edwardian knick knacks everywhere; amazing. The garden was long and
narrow with several sheds furnished as sitting rooms, etc. There was a
short fence made of old metal garden tools and there were dahlias seven
feet high. The next stop was at a large garden centre for lunch,
then on to the Abbey Gardens in Malmesbury. It was raining quite hard,
so several people went into shops and the lovely abbey, which has some
beautiful old manuscript bibles. The tour finished in Henley with the
happy group of holiday-makers being dropped off around 7:00pm.
Penny Stott reporting
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COOLSPORTZ Looking forward to the school holiday
With October Half Term already fast approaching you may be wondering
what to do with the kids during this period, if so, why not contact
local children’s sports specialists, Coolsportz. They will
running their regular school holiday sports programme using the
impressive Indoor and Outdoor Facilities at Warks Sports Centre, Henley
in Arden with plenty of activities planned.
The programmed is planned to keep kids aged 4 to 13 active and
entertained before the kids go back to school and as we are OFSTED
Registered we accept Childcare Vouchers. Sessions will be running
from Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st November (plus During Christmas Mon 23rd
Dec & Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd Jan 2020) and children can attend
half day Morning or Afternoon sessions or Full days sessions (full day
only for 5 – 13yrs). We also run extended hours including late
from 3.30pm – 5.30pm such as Trampolining on the Mon/Tue, Zumba
Wed and Bushcraft on the Thursday. Excitingly, we are also running a
Young Leaders Course for 10 to 14yr olds on the Wed and Thurs morning
(sign up separately) and a football specific session 1-3pm on the
Tuesday and Archery 1pm – 3pm on the Wednesday which you can opt
on the day.
The holiday club is based on a fun structured multi-sports programme
aimed at improving and gaining confidence in fundamental movement
skills, developing vital co-ordination skills and of course meeting and
socialising with different children. The programme will allow
children to experience many different sports such as tennis, football,
unihoc, multi- skill games, parachute games, and much more.
This website is
sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust.
Allens Caravans Estates Ltd is proud
to announce its sponsorship of local Para-dressage rider,
Sara Bates, in her bid to compete in the 2024 Paris Paralympic games,
on her home bred horses Parsley and Tango.
Fresh from her dazzling top places in her first para International
event, Sara has high hopes for the coming years, with a big push to
gain a place in the Para-dressage Olympic team.
Sara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012 and her
determination and refusal to let anything get in her way is truly
We hope that our sponsorship will lift the financial barrier Sara
faces, to enable her to focus even more on her training and being the
absolute best athlete she can be.
Everybody at Allens Caravans Estates Ltd is fully behind Sara, with
her next challenge being Keysoe International in October, Good Luck
John Garner's Business Column
Is this the EU gravy train?
How much do
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) earn?
they all get the same salary, this is currently €8,757 per month
pre-tax (as of July 2018). MEPs do not receive any extra salary
for chairing committees or taking up other special roles.
MEPs pay EU tax and insurance contributions, after which the salary is
€6.824,85 per month. In addition, most EU countries oblige
MEPs to pay an additional national tax to their home country. The
salary after taxes for an individual Member therefore depends on the
taxation rules in the Member's home country. The MEPs' basic salary is
set at 38.5% of the basic salary of a judge at the European Court of
Justice, so MEPs do not, and cannot, decide on their own salary.
This was the level agreed with national governments.
are entitled to an old-age pension from the age of 63. The pension
equals 3.5% of the salary for each full year’s service but not
than 70% in total. The cost of these pensions is met from the European
of this they of course get reimbursed for their travel expenses,
including travel to the European Parliament meetings whether they be in
Brussels or Strasbourg. They also receive a daily subsistence
allowance of €320 to cover accommodation, provided that they sign
register to confirm their presence. For meetings outside the EU,
the allowance is €160 (again subject to signing a register) with
bills refunded separately.
also receive a flat-rate allowance intended to cover expenses resulting
from their parliamentary activities, such as office rent and management
costs, telephone and subscriptions, representation activities,
computers and telephones, the organisation of conferences and
exhibitions. This is called the “General Expenditure
is halved for Members who, without due justification, do not attend
half the number of plenary sittings in one parliamentary year
(September to August). Currently the allowance is €4.513 per
month. They are also entitled to a reimbursement of two-thirds of
their medical expenses.
that of course many MEPs earn additional money from external
activities; these are in some cases substantial. For example the
vehemently anti-Brexit Belgian politician Guy Verhofstadt declares
€426,000 while Nigel Farage (vehemently pro-Brexit of course!)
€360,000 per annum as director of Thorn in the Side Ltd, a
service company which deals with payments from his media
appearances. Very appropriately named!
hope you have followed all this. I wonder if it’s necessary to
system so complicated. Perhaps it’s merely evolved over
was it designed to be complex so individual remuneration is not easily
Garner - Business Correspondent
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Crime. Warwick Road, Henley. Secure white Ford Transit works van
stolen. Between 19th & 20th September. 0058 20/09/2019
Vehicle Crime. High Street,
Henley. Offender(s) have gained entry to works van and have then tried
to start the vehicle by accessing the steering lock and wiring. This
was unsuccessful. Between 24th & 25th September. 0322 25/09/2019
Henley Road, Ullenhall. Property broken into and search made. Unknown
if anything stolen at time of report. Reported on the morning of 21st
September. 0120 21/09/2019
Vehicle Crime. Henley Road,
Ullenhall. Front and rear number plates stolen from car. Overnight 19th
& 20th September. 0119 20/09/2019
Vehicle Crime. Private car
park in Ullenhall. Front and rear number plates stolen from car.
Overnight 24th & 25th September. 0049 25/09/2019
Henley Road, Claverdon. Offender(s) have taken a field gate of its
hinges and have removed two flower pots from the premises. The pots
were discovered behind a hedge near to Breach Lane. Reported Thursday
19th September. 0262 19/09/2019
ART GROUP Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm. For more information
contact Colin Fisher 794339.
HENLEY WI October 1st Baptist Church Hall 7.30pm
Our speaker is Ruth Lowe information ring Barbara Warmington 793640.
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB October 8th Baptist Church Hall Emma
Remington ‘As we go down to the Woods’. Competition
‘Autumn’Gold’. Visitors welcome.
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY Our next meeting is on Thursday 17th
October in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Dr Timothy Brain
will give a talk on ‘The Gunpowder Plot’. Visitors and new
very welcome, and further details are available from Andrew
Yarwood on 794079.
HENLEY WILDLIFE GROUP October 15th in the Baptist Church
Hall Henley Baptist Church Hall at 7.30pm ‘Wonderful Winter
Wildlife’ with Ashley Grove. Visitors welcome.
LLOYDS MOBILE BANK is on the Medical Centre car park at the following
HENLEY IN ARDEN
Have you ever thought of having an allotment? We have over 40 plots by
the station. It’s a smashing pastime to grow your own veggies and
fit as well. We have wonderful camaraderie up there. If you feel
interested and would like a look contact Nick Haycock on 07719 345115.
Why not join Henley Neighbourhood Watch by going to
www.ourwatch.org.uk and entering your postcode Information about
crime in the area direct to your computer/tablet? Also available by
joining the Warwickshire Police Community Messaging Service
(CMS) Go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms and follow
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
Paul on 07906337623 for more information or to book your place.
NURSERY 'Stay & Play' Interested in finding out more
about our nursery? Please come along with your child 9.15 – 10.00
on Wed 24th May and 12th July. Contact School Office on 792766.
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
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, email@example.com, www.yogill.com.
- Venue: St Johns Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Mixed ability. Fridays
9.30 am - 10.45am
£7.00 per class. Contact Alex Brown Tel: 07966516914 . Email:
CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions,
classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,
meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane during
term time. Lots of activities, toys, games, arts and craft for under
4s. For more information please contact Keith on 793925.
HIRE THE GUILD HALL
and GARDENS Perfect for special occasions,
boutique weddings, Christening parties, private dining, funeral wakes.
Visit WWW.HENLEYGH.CO.UK for
more information and hire charges.
HENLEY IN ARDEN COURT LEET and COURT BARON The Court Leet and Court Baron dates from a Royal
Charter and was a Court authorised to deal with matters relating to the
duties and services owed by the peasants or villains (not Freemen) to
the Lord of the Manor. It exercised the peacekeeping jurisdiction of
the Sheriff’s twice yearly tour of the hundred courts. It
received presentments about obstructions of the highway and
watercourses. It regulated the weights and measures.
Today, the Henley Court Leet is
one of only 32 recognised Court Leets in the Administration of
Justice Act 1977 and it is responsible for continuing the
traditions and ceremonial of the town. More information about the Court
HENLEY 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.
COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
Join 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
The Society meets every third Third Thursday -
September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley
TENNIS CLUB Open
to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching
team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro)
open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available.
Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year.
League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior
section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and
County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with
coaching For details of membership please contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org Henley
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN Rotary International in
Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men
and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their
time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of
people in their local communities and others around the world. The
Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm for
1 pm. New members are always welcome.Secretary of Henley Rotary Club - Mike Redman
THE PROBUS CLUB
OF BEAUDESERT Meetings
are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of
retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of
Henley. Visitors and potential new members would be most
welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew
Yarwood on 794079
ULLENHALL AND HENLEY GARDENING CLUB
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Baptist
Church Hall, at 7:45pm, except for a couple of months. The Club
organises speakers and visits to gardens. This is a very friendly club;
if you are interested in joining or attending as a visitor, please just
turn up. More information from Penny on 01564 792251 or e mail email@example.com
FLOWER CLUB Are you interested in gardening
and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator
arrange foliage and flowers? We meet on the second Tuesday each
month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden (in
the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) so why not come
along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00.
You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our
demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold
occasional workshops. For further information contact Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden
BADMINTON CLUB We play at the
Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Fridayand Sunday evening from
8pm-10pm. The season runs from mid September to end April.
We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good
social badminton. If you would like to visit and play, just turn
up (visitors fee £4). Free car park. Or contact us for
further details 01564 793320.
CRICKET CLUB Henley Cricket Club
fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two
teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September.
We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or
ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Andy Thompson.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall,
Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest
lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other
activities which support performances. For information about the next
meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
Deutsch - Would you like to learn to speak German?
am hoping to set up a new evening class for German Adult Leaners. If
you are interested in learning not only a new language, but also
about the customs and culture of Germany, in a relaxed and
comfortable atmosphere, then please contact Susanne, either via email
or alternatively via mobile on 07525365469.
HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB Meets from April to
September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience.
Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the
tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please contact Jon
Butler on 01564 795216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
HENLEY 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:
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art that combines fitness, self-defence
and control. Henley TKD is a small, friendly and vibrant club catering
for all ages (from 5 and up) and abilities. We train on Tuesdays
6:30-8pm at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. Beginners and the
curious are always welcome – first lesson is free for all
newcomers. For more information contact Alan Batson on 07543 649 713.
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN
are a not for profit group organisation of women meeting on the third
Tuesday of each month for mutual friendship and to raise funds for
local and national charities. New members are very welcome. Contact:
Kate Dale, 01564 795215
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS
At a recent meeting of
co-ordinators for the Stratford area, the chairman stressed how
important it is to contact residents quickly when crimes are reported
in the area and this is why co-ordinators are needed. Henley is covered
quite well with most roads but there are areas still in need of someone
to contact. If you are willing to have your name and telephone number
registered to receive calls from the Crime Officer when necessary
please let Annette Walker (792837) know.
JOLLYTOTS Jollytots meet every
Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 in the Church
Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley. It is open for all under 4 year
olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit.
There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. It is run by Keith
and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855
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.
TAI CHI in HENLEY Thursdays, 11.15am at
the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier.
£6 per session – no termly fees. For further information
contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP Meets the last Sunday of
the month at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2pm for a
conducted walk of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area
footpaths. The Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription.
More details from Keith Thomas 01564 794806.
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 email@example.com
for further details.
HENLEY IN ARDEN SLIMMING WORLD
Love Life, Love
Friends, Love Food then you’ll love Slimming World. A warm and
friendly welcome awaits you at Henley Slimming World. The group is held
every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95
6AF. Please call Sarah Jones for more details on 07922 670959.
ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY IN HENLEYIf 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGE CLUB Plays Duplicate Bridge
of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at The Wootton Wawen
Social Club, commencing at 7.00pm and usually finds time for a tipple,
which may or may not improve our play!! Play commences at 7pm promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the
club does not issue master points. For further information please
contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993 or the
Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.
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 email@example.com more
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month
in the Baptist Church Hall, at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members
and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you
are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.
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