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

26th June 2019
A FREE NEWSPAPER FUNDED BY
HENLEY RURAL CINEMA
482th EDITION



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Our watch committee viewed The Mule film which was scheduled for this month and decided it would not appleal to our audiences. Therefore, they have substituted "QUARTET".

Lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, together with former colleague Cissy, are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton, a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie's ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone's surprise, the plans for this year's concert start to unravel.

As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on.

Based on Ronald Harwood's stage play of the same name, QUARTET is a wickedly comic film about redefining old age and growing old with hope; demonstrating how art illuminates life and the human spirit remains undimmed even as the brightest stars start to fade.

Quartet is actor Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, and was nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe for Maggie Smith's performance (Best Actress - Comedy or Musical).







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Annual Church Fete 2019


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It was another sweltering hot Saturday which encouraged the community to turn out for the Summer Fete at St John's Church in Henley. This year the total raised was about £4,300, which is a record and  the organisers would like to thank everybody for their support in making this event so much fun and so profitable.

There were, as usual, many different stalls to rummage through as well as cakes, tea, strawberries and cream and very welcome ice cream to keep everyone happy.

The duck race is an event which is always good fun - especially for the children and young at heart and the river this year was not too low so all was well.

The band "Syncopated Rhythm" led by Ian Cockerill have played regularly for the fete for some years and never fail to put a sparkle on the occasion and keep those cooking the hot dogs and burghers dancing along as they tossed their onions!

Annie Davies reporting

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At the latest meetings of the parish council, a packed agenda for the ordinary meeting was dispatched by eleven of the new parish councillors.

A very interesting presentation was given by Fraser Pithie, the Secretary of the Shakespeare Line Promotion Group about the potential for the JPC to adopt the dis-used Railway Station buildings in Henley.

Members of the public opened discussions and amongst other things, mentioned their concerns about the proposed parking provisions for some of the residents in the High Street in the Croft Car Park and the state of the graveyard in Henley was also referred to.  The results of all the discussions can be viewed on the newly designed JPC website.

The responses to various planning applications can be seen via the JPC minutes and the SDC Planning Portal https://www.stratford.gov.uk/planning-regeneration/weekly-lists-of-planning-applications.cfm  

Finance as always is a priority and every penny spent and all income and expenditure can be found on the council website, together with the annual return which has been submitted to the External Auditors.  The council has a Treasurers Account: with £6,555.72 and a Deposit Account holding £83,006.16.  The council agreed to give Henley Bowls Club a mini grant of £500.

The Chair reported that it was very pleasing to see youngsters involved in the clearing of the Pond by the Medical Centre and said a very special thank you to the children and staff at Merrydays Montessori school.  There is a full report on the JPC website.

There is always plenty to report about the ongoing maintenance in Beaudesert and Henley and the JPC agreed to deal with the issues. Much of the maintenance work in the joint parishes is carried out by the council’s appointed contractor, Jon Vale and our thanks go to Jon for all his hard work.

Cllr Cornford reported that the JPC was still waiting for the final wording on the agreements in respect of the Car Parks in Henley and said that all the proposals were intertwined.  A full report is in the minutes on the JPC web site.

The condition of the graveyard in Henley was discussed at length and the Rector said that he was aware of the issues.  The JPC agreed to try and support the PCC.

The JPC agreed to find out more about ‘adopting’ the telephone kiosk on the Stratford Road.  However, the JPC agreed to contact organisations requesting locations for textile banks to say that they were not aware of any suitable locations.

 
The JPC, with the help of a local company is in the process of re-designing their web site and a new comprehensive site has now gone ‘live’ ! see link https://www.henley-in-arden-pc.gov.uk/

After a very long meeting it was announced that the next full JPC meeting will be held on Monday, 15th July 2019 in the Henley in Arden Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley, commencing at 7.00 pm.  There would also be a planning meeting on 1st July 2019, commencing at 6.00 pm in the Heritage Centre.


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Arden Division, County Councillors Report – July 2019

Last month I reported that a Studley butcher had been found to be mislabelling the source of meat he was selling.  This month Trading Standards uncovered a far more serious issue with food safety.  A Polesworth takeaway sold a Chicken Tikka Masala meal containing peanut protein to an undercover Trading Standards Officer, despite the officer asking for a peanut free curry.  Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards prosecuted Maya Tamworth Ltd who trades as the Ratna Bangladeshi Takeaway, Polesworth and its chef, Mr Mohammed Salik Mia.  Both pleaded guilty to offences under the Food Safety Act 1990 and were fined and ordered to pay costs totalling £21,373.

BBC Panorama ran an episode on the social care crisis in Somerset.  The programme has been welcomed by council leaders as it shone some light on the adult social care crisis.  The BBC programme revealed the impact that Government cuts and rising demand were having on social care provision in Somerset, but situation is occurring to varying degrees across the country.

  Warwickshire is relatively affluent and we have been able to cope with the help of the extra 2% on the council tax that has been levied over the last three years.  This funding is due to end this year and, so far, there has been no move by Government to advise where replacement funds might come from.  As anyone assessed as needing support gets it we may be faced with reducing services in other areas to fund care if the shortfall is not made up from other sources.

The Arden Division Clerks and Chairs met for the first time this financial year on June 26 and reviewed the applications for the County Councillor Communities Grants Fund.  Results will be reported next month.

Funding has been made available by Department for Transport to fund the design of improvements to the A435 from Jct3, M42 through Studley to Alcester.  An application has already been submitted to DfT for funds to install average speed cameras on a section of road near Redditch.  I have written to the Minister asking that guidance be issued allowing parish and town councils to fund average speed cameras for traffic calming as I have not had a response yet from the Chief Constable to my request to allow third party funding of average speed cameras.

John Horner
Tel. 01926 842068


Henley’s Hidden Gardens

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After a week’s worth of rain the weather cleared and we had a fine afternoon for Henley’s Hidden Gardens.

Nine Gardens, on or just off, the High Street were open for visits. They were all very different, all tucked away and  each one a wonderful surprise.

A lot of hard work planting, clipping and mowing had produced a splendid show.

We had local visitors and visitors from as far as Oxford who all had a great time. The Gardens were a real treat and the ’icing on the cake’ were the cream teas at Stockton House.

£1554.00 was raised and shared by Henley in Bloom and the Samaritans.

Marijana Bainbridge reporting



Councillor Leslie Goodman

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Councillor Leslie Goodman died suddenly last Saturday. An obituary is being prepared for the next edition.


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Henley Community First Responders 100 Club


The lucky winners of the May draw were:

No 80 Janet Shaw - £30
No 60 Graham Rose - £15


The numbers were drawn by Mr Dunscombe Henley Co-Operative Store.

Many thanks to all our members who contribute by participating in our 100 Club and please do get in touch if you would like to join.

Mandy Tuckley reporting
www.henleycfr.org.uk




Culture

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Friday 26th July 2019 - International recording artist Dean Friedman Live 7.30 p.m.
at the Guild Hall.

Arts4All Week 2020 Monday 20th April till Sunday 26th April - Henley Guild Hall


Midland Potters Association exhibition

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Sponsors for The Henley Festival

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Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Imaging Warehouse was founded in 1986 by Henley's very own silver fox, Robin Whetton. With the help from his patient wife, Elaine and his supportive team, they have seen the company grow into a leading supplier of award-winning inkjet paper, printing equipment and darkroom materials, now providing a one stop shop for both home and commercial printers.
 
"We've lived in Henley for 33 years with both of our children attending the local primary school.  We've always loved living here and feel very lucky to be part of such a welcoming community. The Music Festival is such a fantastic event that brings the town together and it was such a disappointment to hear that after all the hard work the sponsorship hadn't quite reached its target.  We hope this helps and we looked forward to many more years of The Henley Music Festival”.

Paw Prince

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Paw Prince is a dog walking service run by local farmer Sarah Prince.

Sarah started her business after returning to the area last March combining her love of dogs and the outdoors with getting to know more local pets and people - as well as increasing her own “pack” (Jenson and Betty above)

Paw Prince wanted to support the Music Festival as whilst she and her husband celebrated their wedding anniversary during the festival last year, Marti (singing in the Sans) dedicated a special song to them whilst they enjoyed a romantic dinner.

Then they checked out the pubs and felt a great vibe from the festival goers and locals getting together and feel it should definitely be kept going.

Contact her via Facebook; 07980 66444 or paw.prince@yahoo.com

Annie Davies reporting


COOLSPORTZ Looking forward to the Holidays!

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With the Summer holidays coming very soon you may be wondering what to do with the kids during the 6 weeks, if so, why not contact local children’s sports specialists, Coolsportz.  They will be running their regular school holiday sports programme using the impressive Indoor and Outdoor Facilities at Warwickshire College, 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 22nd July to Fri 30th August (not including Mon 26th Aug) and children can attend half day Morning or Afternoon sessions or Full days sessions (full day only for 5 – 13yrs), as well as extended hours including on some days trampolining and Zumba (Dates on website). Excitingly, we are also running a number of football afternoon’s and Tennis specific coaching sessions at Henley Tennis club.

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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, & much more.

Book and pay by Fri 12th July and you will automatically receive the Early Bird Price.  For further information or to book please visit www.coolsportz.co.uk/henley or contact Neil Supperstone on 07912 664426 or email neil@coolsportz.co.uk.


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Inner Wheel President Handover

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At the end of the business meeting on Tuesday June 18th Claire Mangan handed over the position of President of Henley in Arden Inner Wheel club to Margaret Twigg.

It will be Margaret’s third time as club president. Claire having recently become District Chairman is holding the district’s silver rose bowl. This is held by the chairman’s club; they are responsible for filling it with flowers for district events.

Henley now has two members serving on the District Committee, Claire as chairman and Barbara Warmington as a member of the Overseas charity committee.

We wish them well on their time on the  executive committee,


Vision of The Future for The High Street

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The question of what the joint parishes of Henley-in-Arden and Beaudesert will be like in 50 years time will be part of the open and unimpeded discussions that will take place at the Memorial Hall on Saturday morning 6th July commencing at 10.00 and finishing just after a free light lunch at 13.30.

If the continued demise of our local shops is not halted it is conceivable there will be no small supermarket, no butcher, no flower shop, no clothes shops.  Our dull and uninspiring road through to Stratford will be Estate Agents, hairdressers small officers with a couple of sandwich bars to serve the lunchtime needs of our office workers.  Maybe a couple of pubs will survive.

Here comes the dormitory town with no spirit and heart left in it!

The number of residents is too small to make sure the range of children’s nurseries, shops, services, restaurants and pubs will continue to remain viable.

To secure the residents’ needs the joint parishes need visitors.  It should be aiming to double the users of our much required facilities without an equivalent increase in its population.  

What can be done to achieve this has to be on the Agenda.

If, as many seem to be saying it is the ideal to maintain the “village” atmosphere with all the pleasant aspects of this we enjoy now then we have to increase the footfall.  The joint parishes have to create the kind of attractive resources that will make Beaudesert and Henley a visitor destination.

This is going to take great imagination and determined community action.

Those who subscribe to this view should be making their way to the Memorial Hall on Saturday 6th July at 10.00am to share their ideas.

Contact us immediately to book your place. There are some avalailable.

peter.crathorne@gmail.com  07974573582     peter.c@johnearle.co.uk

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Riverlands - public open space maintained by the Joint Parish Council.

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John Garner's Business Column

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John Garner

“Oh no!” I hear you say. “Not another acronym.”    I’m afraid so, but this a new regulation which could be to your advantage.

It’s all to do with protecting you when you use your debit card.  It stands for the Second Payment Services Directive which comes into UK law in September.  It refers to all payment services including the services provided by banks, building societies and debit card providers.

The Regulations outline what consumers can expect their bank to do if there has been unauthorised use of their account details or their debit cards.  If your debit card is lost or stolen and then used to buy something, and you report the unauthorised transactions without undue delay, your debit card provider should refund you immediately.  There are of course exceptions, particularly if you are shown to have been negligent or have acted fraudulently. 

However, your debit card provider can't make any deduction or refuse to refund you if the disputed transaction was made after you had reported the card lost or stolen.  If the unauthorised payment(s) caused you to incur interest or any other charges (such as an overdraft fee), your debit card provider must also refund those charges so that you are in the position you would have been in if the unauthorised payment had not taken place.

In order to make this practical, for all future card transactions two or more of the following checks will be made when you make a purchase:

•    Knowledge: something only the user knows (eg password or PIN)
•    Possession: something only the user possesses (key material)
•    Inherence: something only the user is (eg fingerprint, voice recognition).

So you’ll probably find that the process when using your card is more cumbersome.

Be aware that these regulations only apply to debit card transactions, not when a credit card is used.   Credit cards are already covered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974.  As you’ll know, since January 2018 retailers are not allowed to charge you extra for using a credit card rather than a debit card (unless they are a public body charging for public services).  The Consumer Credit Act says that if your credit card is lost or stolen and used without your consent, the most you should be responsible for is the first £50 of any unauthorised transactions made before you reported the card missing.

So from September you can be a little more confident that your bank will look after you if you get scammed.  That is until scammers find a way round the regulations of course.

John Garner - Business Correspondent


Warnings from Trading Standards

Sign up for SCAM ALERTS

Trading StandardsAnyone can now sign up to the email alert system automatically and instantly, in the same way residents use other email alerts such as roadwork warnings etc. a WCC standard.

Click here for WCC Scam Alerts

Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council

email. simoncripwell@warwickshire.gov.uk



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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Recent Incidents:

HENLEY IN ARDEN

David Malin

  1. Burglary Business. High Street, Henley. Side door to premises forced off its hinges and building entered. Several items taken. Between 20th & 21st June. 0044 21/06/2019
  2. Vehicle Crime. High Street, Henley. Secure Black Discovery stolen. Between 19th & 20th June. 0082 20/06/2019

WOOTTON WAWEN

  1. Vehicle Crime. Alcester Road, Wootton Wawen. Secure works van broken into and have stolen a Dewalt Drill and its case. Between 4.45pm and 5.10pm Monday 10th June. 0341 10/06/2019

CLAVERDON

  1. Vehicle Crime Damage. Church Road, Claverdon. Two tyres slashed on vehicle. Reported Monday 10th June. 0100 10/06/2019

David Malin
SI 3121
Alcester Police SNT's

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


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HENLEY IN ARDEN WI
Tuesday 2nd July in the Baptist Church hall at 7.30pm Ray Sturdy ‘The Land of the Incas’. For more information contact Barbara Warmington on 793640. WI Craft Club with Jessica on Wednesday 17th July in the Baptist Church hall 2pm – 4pm. For more information contact Barbara Warmington on 793640.

HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
Tuesday 9th July in the Baptist Church hall at 7.30pm. Alison Suffolk Demonstration ‘Woodstock’. Competition ‘Music Music Music’.

BAPTIST CHURCH

Our coffee mornings on Wednesday & Saturdays 10.30am to 12.00pm are open to all. We do look forward to seeing you and you will receive a very warm welcome.

HENLEY ART GROUP
Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm. For more information contact Colin Fisher 794339.

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN   
SATURDAY 27th JULY Jazz, picnics, strawberries, fizz & dancing! A great night either in the Guild Hall Garden or in the Memorial Hall if wet! Proceeds to the Memorial Hall funds Tickets £15.00 from Marijana Bainbridge 01564794987 or marijanabainbridge@btconnect.com Kindly sponsored by Lodders and John Earle & Son

LLOYDS MOBILE BANK is on the Medical Centre car park at the following times.

MONDAYS 2.00PM – 3.15PM
WEDNESDAYS 9.45AM – 12.15PM & 1.00PM – 3.15PM

HENLEY IN ARDEN ALLOTMENTS
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 keep fit as well. We have wonderful camaraderie up there. If you feel interested and would like a look contact Nick Haycock on 07719 345115.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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 instructions.

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.

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.

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 £4).  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 - 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: yogawithalexbrown@gmail.com.

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

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10th July 2019



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Town Organisations and Clubs

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

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. Secretary of Henley Rotary Club - Mike Redman  01564 793491.
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
logoULLENHALL 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 pjstott@uwclub.net 
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 £4).  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
Sprechen Sie Deutsch - Would you like to learn to speak German?
I 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 at susannecannon@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively via mobile on 07525365469.
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 contact Jon Butler on 01564 795216 or email 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
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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 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
We 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
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 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley.  It is open for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. It is run by Keith and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855 920463.
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.
swanTAI 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 website

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.

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 Sarah Jones for more details on 07922 670959.

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 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.

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 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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