Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England
17th October 2018
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HENLEY RURAL CINEMA
When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Academy
Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Maleficent, Vera Drake) discovers that
her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her
best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her
estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold
Hotel, Bridget Jones' Baby). The two could not be more different -
Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating,
free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the
moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community
dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as
she meets her sister's friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna
Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman).
NEW LOCAL BOOK IN TIME FOR
Even if you missed the recent
stage show, you still have a chance to catch up on this wonderful
homespun story of Henley in Arden during WW2.
Dorothy a young and troubled little’un from Birmingham is
enlisted in the Women’s Land Army by her mother fearing that the
city will be bombed. She was too old for evacuation and due to her
learning difficulties, unsuitable for service in the WAFS or WACS.
Her life is turned around when she meets with her WLA colleagues a
brisk, eclectic group of women from diverse and interesting backgrounds.
We see her develop into a confident free-standing young women but not
without suspected child abuse and fifth columnist entrapment along the
Accurate localised and national issues support the heart-warming
narrative, and like all good books, it has a beginning, a middle, and a
happy ending, but not without several plot twists in between!
An ideal Christmas gift for Mum, Nan or even daughters, at only
£8.99 for the paperback or, £2.75 for Kindle download.
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!
Ray Evans Reporting
Wootton Chocolate Firm seeks
strive to bring about a return to real food.
What started as a
hobby in Sally’s family kitchen over six years ago, local
business, Henley Chocolates is now about to embark on the next stage of
its incredible journey. Everyone enjoys a piece (or whole
bar/slab!) of chocolate now and again (or every day!), but Henley
Chocolate’s mission is more than just about the tasty product!
Sally Daniels (boss and chief chocolatier) and her team of
‘chocolate fairies’ carefully hand craft artisan chocolates
in their workshop in Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre, Wootten Waven.
‘Real, Sustainable, Fun’ is the mantra at the heart of
their business. This means using ‘REAL’ ingredients,
like locally grown raspberries and blackcurrants in the ‘Summer
Berry Splash’ truffles; operating the business in a
‘SUSTAINABLE’ manner; and adding a sense of innocent
‘FUN’ to their products, which range from herds of
chocolate dinosaurs to the award winning Amoretto or Passion Fruit
Henley Chocolates are currently crowd funding to buy the extra
equipment they need to grow the business without compromising their
core philosophies. Crowd funding differs from the more
traditional ways of raising business capitol (such as selling equity or
getting a bank loan) in that it offers EVERYONE a chance to be part of
their movement and journey. Henley Chocolates are running a
‘rewards-based’ crowd funding campaign, thus every sponsor
will be personally thanked and may also receive a chocolate-themed gift
ranging from a box of 8 bespoke truffles (made specially to your
individual recipe), to a corporate chocolate-making team
The funding raised by the campaign will be used alongside their own
investment to expand the range and capacity of production. Not
only do they plan to develop more exciting flavours and shapes, but
they intend to offer more customised options for those with allergies
and to be able to price ALL their products more competitively to their
loyal customers, including you!
What is so exciting is that Henley Chocolates are hoping to show that
it is viable for the food industry to offer fabulous-tasting food to a
wide market AND to hand craft their produce in an environmentally
conscious way from locally-sourced real ingredients. You can help
Henley Chocolates share their chocolate love across the country by
donating to their crowd funding campaign (found here: https://igg.me/at/HenleyChocolates/x/19534761
) or by simply spreading the word (by social media or by mouth!) of
their latest venture to all your friends and family.
More information about the ethics at the core of Henley Chocolates and
their current range of products can be found on their website (www.henleychocolates.co.uk
*Our Amoretto Truffles were
the winner of the Great Taste Awards in 2017, while the Passion Fruit
Truffles won the same accolade in 2018.
Louise Wright reporting
Johnson's confirm sponsorship for Alcester Choir
Alcester Male Voice Choir
members Rob Kingscott & Mike Owen both from Henley with
John Johnson, Director Johnson's Coaches and Judith Land BEM Choir
founder & Director of Music
Henley in Arden based coach & bus operator
Johnson's have confirmed that they will be sponsoring the Alcester Male
Voice Choir for a further twelve months in exchange for promotional
The well established and highly regarded choir, which is in its 45th
anniversary year, has enjoyed a close working relationship with
Johnson's for several years and during that time Johnson's has
always been the coach operator of choice when transporting the
choir and its supporters to venues outside the region which has
included European tours.
Judith Land BEM, the choir's founder and Director of Music, said "We
are very grateful to Johnson's for all the help and support they give
us and for sponsoring us once again. We have an excellent working
relationship with them, they understand our exact and sometimes
complex requirements. They are a pleasure to work with."
John Johnson, Commercial Director, Johnson's commented, "As a company
we have to choose carefully when entering into a sponsorship agreement
with an organisation. We must ensure that the organisation in question
reflects the same high standards that we strive for in our own
business, with The Alcester Male Voice Choir that is certainly the
case. There is synergy between their audiences and our customer base
and we are therefore delighted to extend the sponsorship for another
year. We are also delighted that the choir will be performing for
over 450 of our customers at our forthcoming 2019 holiday launch event
on 3rd November at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Rob Kingscott reporting
The Manor of
Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron
Published by Authority of the High
Official Opening of New Butchers
On Saturday the 6th
October, the Court Leet carried out the traditional ceremony of flesh
tasting at the opening of the newly refurbished Simmonds Butchers &
Deli shop, on the High Street. The new proprietor Gary Simmonds
provided samples of pork pie for the Court Flesh taster Sarah Alcock to
taste. The goods supplied were pronounced be of good quality and fit
for the consumption of the Town's folk of Henley in Arden.
The High Bailiff
then awarded the proprietor a certificate to hang on his wall, to prove
to all and sundry that,his wares had been approved by the elected
officials of the ancient manor. The shop was then pronounced officially
Court Leet Annual Meeting and Elections
On the 14th
November, the Annual Henley in Arden Court Leet elections will be held
in the Guild Hall at 7.00 pm. All Court members, prospective
candidates, Jurors and residents of Henley and Beaudesert are we!come
to attend. If you are a resident and would like to become a Juror,
please contact our web site for details. www.henleygh.co.uk
Town Dinner 2018
On Saturday the 1st
September, the Court hosted the Town Dinner in the Memorial Hall.
Thanks to the generosity of the local restaurants and pubs, who donated
the raffle prizes. The White Swan, Cheal's, and Sans Restaurants, The
Nags Head, The Blue Bell and Henley Golf Club. The Court was able to
donate a sum of £550.00 to local charities. My thanks also go to
the Court members who worked hard to make the evening a success.
MANOR OF HENLEY IN ARDEN IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK
Notice is hereby given that a
Court Leet of the said Manor will be held at The Guild Hall,
Henley-in-Arden on Wednesday the 14th day of November 2018 at
7.30 o’ clock in the afternoon.
The election of the following
Officers will take place:-
Nominations for the above
offices must be handed in to the Steward of the Manor by 12.00
o’clock in the afternoon on the 12th day of November 2018.
Nominees must be proposed and seconded and must have been Burgesses of
the Town for at least 3 years.
Resident townspeople of the
Town who are not on the list of jurors may apply to the Steward’s
office for enrolment on to the list of jurors.
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small and
medium-sized businesses, and the local communities surrounding them, to
contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection.
One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits –
so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could
benefit you and your business into the future.
Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against
the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group
project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group
project, which also includes businesses, and can claim for a voucher of
up to a value of £500.
Vouchers can be aggregated so that if, for
example, a village or wanted to upgrade its connectivity then as long
as there are businesses involved the vouchers can be pooled together to
form one project covering the entire area. This would ensure best value
for all concerned and would reduce costs overall.
To set up a local project it would be necessary to
go through a supplier (as with single user vouchers). It is expected
that the combined value of vouchers claimed by businesses in a scheme
will be greater than the combined value of the residential vouchers.
The Gigabit Voucher Scheme is administered
centrally by DCMS and all interface with suppliers is usually carried
out on online. Not a lot of help when you have a very poor Internet
In order to help those thinking of setting up a
project we are running Gigabit Voucher Events, in partnership with some
Borough and District councils. Around 60 people attended the Gigabit
Voucher event in Stratford. There were 20 suppliers and partner
organisations present, so that visitors had the opportunity to speak to
a good range of providers about their requirements.
A further event is planned for 27th November in
Nuneaton. It will run from 11-3 at the Town Hall on Coton Road. If you
are a supplier and would like to take a stand, or just want to find out
more, please contact either Matthew Bird or Chris Lawes at:
To find out more about the Gigabit Voucher Scheme
Henley Community First
Responders 100 Club
The lucky winners of the
September Draw were:
Mr K Howe - No 46 £30
Miss N Tuckley - No 96 £15
The numbers were drawn Sarah
Allcock of the Court Leet.
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: www.henleycfr.org.uk.
The quarterly Arden
Division Parish Clerks' and Chairs' Meeting was held at the Henley in
Arden Fire Station last month. The Police attended and local
concerns were discussed with them. It appears the Police are
putting some effort into an anti-burglary operation over the next few
months. Additional ANPR cameras have been installed to monitor
movements and the comment from the Police was that it is re-offenders
who cause most crime. Although the Chief Constable’s
official position is to oppose average speed cameras as a deterrent for
speeding he has applied to the Government for a grant to install
cameras at locations where there is a history of injury
accidents. It is unlikely this will include any location in Arden
The Meeting also considered allocations from the County Councillor
discretionary community grants fund and grants were awarded to Henley
Library, Langley Village Hall, Tanworth PC for replacement fencing in
Malthouse Lane, Henley in Arden Arts4All week, a replacement of a
notice board in Claverdon, the Parenting Project for activities at
Henley in Arden Hub, Stratford District Time Bank, VASA and
“Lifespace” to train mentors.
County Highways has recently appointed a new manager for its road
safety work who has experience of working in London. The Chairs and
Clerks confirmed the following projects for consideration for the
County Councillor’s small road safety schemes budget. Exit
from the Claverdon Surgery onto the A4189, the junction at the Green on
the A4189 in Claverdon, 20mph speed zone for Henley in Arden High
Street, junction with the A4189 and Pettiford Lane, speed alleviation
on the A3400 at Wootton Wawen and Mayswood Road and chicanes in
Ullenhall. Dropped curbs on Prince Harry Road are already being
funded. The Councillor’s budget is very small and most of
these schemes will require additional funding from other sources.
Usually this would be from Section 106 monies provided by property
development, but as Arden is in the Green Belt and development in
limited this avenue is not available to us.
I have recentlyengaged a drivewaycontractor
through the Warwickshire sponsored “No Rogue Traders Here”scheme and I will report on how I find
the process as it develops. The organisation can be foundonline at https://www.noroguetradershere.com/
or by freephone 0800 233 5000.
Support for carers is
provided in Warwickshire by the Carers Trust. One in ten people
in Warwickshire are carers and a free confidential service is available
to help with any issues a carer might be having. The telephone
number is 024 7610 1040 – option
John Horner Tel. 01926 842068
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell and written by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha. The screenplay is based on the 2008 novel of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in 1946, the plot follows a London-based writer who begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was under German occupation during World War II.
Consensus returns to Memorial Hall
is a group from Stratford which has been coming to Henley for several
years now and entertaining us with delightful productions of
well known classics such as ‘The Importance of being
Earnest’ and ‘The Rivals’.
Singing is cleverly inserted into the play giving
us an unusual but fascinating combination of music and words. We
had some lovely evenings.
This year Consensus is giving us something a bit
different, a concert version of ‘The Mikado’. This
Victorian comic opera with a slightly ridiculous plot has music that
you want to sing along to. A bit like Mama Mia!!
Tickets are £12.50. You bring an interval
picnic and we provide a bar.
COME AND SEE HOW THE HALL RAISES FUNDS, SEE THE
NEWLY PAINTED MAIN HALL AND HAVE A VERY JOLLY EVENING AS WELL!
Marijana Bainbridge reporting
Adopt A Tree
Sat. December 1st 10-12 is "Tree Bombing Day" - ready for
the Christmas lights turn on that evening (Les's 25th year of lighting
I have heard whispers of "Operation PomPom Tree Bomb" already happening
at the school, preparing for their tree / trees this year; Susie Smythe
has already made some new "bollard bombs" to add to her collection from
last year; the Thursday Club at the Henley Hub is making another
covering for a tree as well as reviewing the ones from last year and
Jan and Derek have great plans for the tree on the traffic lights - so
a lot of creativity is underway!
If you want to join together with your friends, family or workmates to
create something for your own special tree, let me know which tree you
want to "adopt" and "bomb" by taking a photograph showing clearly the
location and sending it to me email@example.com.
Don't forget - nothing can be used which will harm the tree so no
plastics - and decorations must be substantial enough to be able to
survive the weather and still look good (we know from last year that
just tinsel or streamers wrapped around don't last.)
If you just want to enjoy the fun, when we all come together to change
the look of Henley for a few weeks over the Christmas period, be sure
to put December 1st in your diary! (For the tree bombing in
the morning and the carol singing and lights early evening).
Annie Davies reporting
Plans for Henley in Ardens Arts4All Week 2019
are well underway and feature some top quality drama with Mark
Farrelly's performances of Quentin Crisp:Naked Hope and Silence of Snow
both directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe. Top quality Stand Up
Comedy features highlg on the schedule with additional performances in
November headlined by Sol Bernstein (Australian TV and alongside
Al Murray The Pub Landlord) and in February headlined by Smug Roberts
from Phoenix Nights, Mrs Browns Boys and That Peter Kay.
On the 4th May we are pleased to have Beyond the
Barricade making a return visi to St John's Church. The show stars
principal performers from Les Miserables and is an evening of absolute
musical theatre magic.
Looking ahead to July 2019 (Tickets on sale now
though!) you can get in early to snap up a ticket to see Dean
Friedman who arrives in the UK en route to the Edinburgh Festival. His
concert features many of his classic hits including Ariel, Lucky Stars,
Well, Well Said the Rocking Chair & Woman of mine.
Interesting facts.....Friedman's single McDonalds
Girl was officialy banned by the BBC because it contained the name of
the fast-food chain. In 2011,thirty years after the song was
banned by the BBC, the McDonald's Corporation licensed McDonalds Girl
for a national TV/Radio campaign.
Friedman has written, performed and produced the
theme music for several TV series including Boon and starred Michael
Elphic who used to own the pub immediately opposite the Guild Hall -
The White Swan!!
NOV 18TH – HENLEY COMEDY NIGHT
PRESENTED BY MORTIFIED WITH SPECIAL HEADLINE ACT SOL BERNSTEIN AS SEEN
ON AUSTRALIAN TV AND IN THE UK WITH AL MURRAY THE PUB
FEB 10TH – HENLEY COMEDY
PRESENTED BY MORTIFIED WITH SPECIAL HEADLINE ACT SMUG ROBERTS FROM
PHOENIX NIGHT, MRS BROWN’S BOYS & THE PETER KAY
APRIL 29TH – QUENTIN CRISP:
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY MARK
FARRELLY DIRECTED BY EASTENDERS STAR LINDA
YOURSELF THIS, IF THERE WERE NO PRAISE OR BLAME WHO WOULD I
BE?” **** An uncanny feat
of resurrection..Farrelly’s mastery of his audience is total….TIME
APRIL 30TH – DOUBLE BILL – WHEN I
FALL I FALL & TESTAMENT OF YOOTHA DIRECTED BY COLIN
Fascinating insight into the life of Yootha
MAY 2ND RALPH ALLIN JAZZ QUARTET “Ralph Allin is a revelation –
There is no finer Jazz Violinist in the country” – toured
with Van Morrison and performed with Joolz Holland & Andre Previn.
Jazz Musician of the Year has entertained Prince Charles at his home,
Highgrove. Performed at Ronnie Scotts
…….. MAY 2ND – THE
SILENCE OF SNOW WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY MARK
FARRELLY DIRECTED BY EASTENDERS STAR LINDA
MARLOWE “THE GREAT PROBLEM WITH LIFE IS THAT YOU CAN GET
FROM ONE END OF IT TO THE OTHER WITHOUT FEELING THAT ANOTHER HUMAN
BEING EVER TRULY KNEW YOU”.****You
won’t be able to take your eyes off this actor, he inhabits the
character of Hamilton with blazing fluidity –THE TIMES MAY
3RD CHILDRENS' SEMI STAGED STORY TELLING FOR SCHOOLS
FOLLOWED BY TEDDY BEARS PICNIC.
MAY 4TH BEYOND THE
THE UK’S LONGEST RUNNING MUSICAL TOUR STARRING PAST PRINCIPLE
LES MISERABLES *****“An
evening of absolute musical theatre magic”
JULY 26TH DEAN FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT
HAILED BY CRITICS & FANS ALIKE AS ONE OF THE FINEST SONGWRITERS OF
HIS GENERATION, DEAN FRIEDMAN HAS ACHIEVED LEGENDARY, POP ICON STATUS
FOR CHART TOPPING HITS ARIEL, LUCKY STARS, LYDIA, WOMAN OF MINE,
MCDONALDS GIRL AND MORE
*****"Every Song a
Classic!" - London Theatre Guide,
"Songsmith extraordinaire!” –
*****“Dean Friedman's songs are the
soundtrack of our lives" – The New York Times.
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John Garner's Business Column
It’s OK to be grey
are the days of reaching 65 and retiring. The thought of a leisurely
retirement, basking on a beach in the Mediterranean or Caribbean is a
far cry from reality for many Britons.
We hear a lot about discrimination these
days but it’s usually centred upon ethnicity, gender, sexual
orientation or disability; discrimination over age is often
overlooked. It can be particularly serious in employment as
people over 65 may still need to work. Many are facing much
greater financial insecurity with the rising cost of living, inadequate
pensions, a higher state pension age and a prolonged life expectancy.
The Equality Act makes it illegal to force a worker to retire at any
specific age or discriminate against employees, job seekers and
trainees based on age, but of course it’s often easy to
circumvent. Age discrimination in the job market is not unusual
and needs to be treated on a par with other discrimination, or we stand
to face huge economic and societal issues in the UK.
There is a misconception that older
candidates will be a drain on a business financially, not only
demanding a higher wage due to their experience, but taking more sick
days and perhaps not being as productive or innovative as their younger
A report published in February by the Centre
for Ageing Better UK (I admit they may be a little biased!) found that
older workers are just as productive and perform as well as in the
workplace as younger people. Older people tend to say longer
whilst younger people change employers frequently, that means higher
costs associated with recruitment and training. Retaining your
older staff makes good financial sense and there’s no substitute
Apparently one in four people aged between
50 and state pension age are out of work in the UK, and once
you’re out of the game it’s becoming nearly impossible to
get back. This is creating an unemployment vacuum of sorts with people
over the age of 50 struggling to bridge the gap until they’re
eligible for the state pension. Not only are employers missing out on
perfectly good talent, but these workers have no option but to seek
welfare to sustain them while they’re out of work. This
affects the entire UK economy. The average life expectancy is
growing year on year and this rapidly growing ageing population is set
to become a sap on our economy if we don’t make critical changes
now to ensure they’re able to stay well and contribute.
So what should we do? We have to
encourage employers to take responsibility for creating more
age-friendly workplaces – not only for the sake of our economy,
but because it could truly add value to their business.
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Vehicle Crime. Hotel car park, Tanworth
Lane, Henley. Citroen Berlingo works van broken into. Search made but
nothing believed stolen at the time. Overnight 1st &
2nd October. 0054 02/10/2018
Burglary Business. Whitley Hill, Henley.
Secure compound and cabin broken into. Two lighting transformers
stolen. Between 13th & 14th October. 0149 14/10/2018
Burglary Residential. Area near to
Preston Road, Henley. Patio doors forced open and an untidy search of
house made. Several items stolen including car keys, TV, Ipods and
perfume. Between 7.30am and 4.45pm Wednesday 10th October. 0353
Burglary Residential. Camp Lane, Henley.
Gates to house forced open and entry gained to house. Search made and
several items stolen including, money, jewellery and car keys. Found
and reported at 2pm Wednesday 10th October. 0259 10/10/2018
Burglary Residential. Tanworth Lane,
Henley. Secure brick shed broken into and items stolen including a leaf
blower, chainsaw and strimmer. Overnight 8th & 9th October.
Burglary Residential. Ullenhall Street,
Ullenhall. Occupant heard the front door bell and when they have gone
to answer someone has started to kick the door in. Realising someone
was home two men have then run off from the front and got into a Red
Citroen with a registration number ending in ‘ETR’. Full
details passed to police. 2.40pm Tuesday 2nd October. 0230
Burglary Business. Hall, Ullenhall.
Offender(s) have broken into the hall via a rear door. Doors and
cupboards damaged. Electric Meters have then been attacked and the
change stolen. Overnight 13th & 14th October. 0157
Vehicle Crime. St Marks Close, Ullenhall.
Front and rear number plates stolen from car. Between 9th &
10th October. 0127 10/10/2018
Suspicious Circumstances. Church Lane,
Claverdon. Black BMW seen in the area. Caller concerned that the
occupants were up to no good. The last three letters of the
registration number was ‘LHN’. Full details passed to
police. 2.05pm Sunday 7th October. 0213 07/10/2018
Burglary Residential. Park Drive,
Claverdon. Garden outbuilding broken into and two pedal cycles stolen.
White / Mustard coloured Weir ladies bike and a Matt black / Pewter
coloured Wilier Cento bike. Overnight 5th & 6th October.
Suspicious Circumstances. Langley Road,
Claverdon. Men from a Green Van going door to door selling fish. Caller
concerned that one of the males (Liverpool accent) was getting angry
when turned away. 2pm Friday 5th October. 0220 05/10/2018
Burglary Residential. Preston Bagot.
Access gained to premises though window. Untidy search made. Money
taken. Between 3pm and 7.10pm Tuesday 2nd October. 0368 02/10/2018
- an evening of music and words
Henley MOP Rural Cinema
Group Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar Rural
Town Carol Service and Christmas Market, Switching on of Christmas
Henley War Memorial Trust
for All Week in the Guild Hall
Court Leet Dinner - Guild Hall
Cricket Club - Captain's Dinner
Jumble Sale St John’s
Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
Leet Day and Artisans' Market
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade
in the Garden - Guild Hall Garden
14th - Last Night at the Proms Rural Cinema
ULLENHALL & HENLEY
23rd October in the Baptist Church Hall at 7.45pm. Speaker Val Bourne
‘Bombproof Roses’. For more information please contact
Penny Stott 795521.
THE INNER WHEEL
CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN meet at the Golf Club on the third
Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in joining a group of
ladies who promote friendship and fellowship whilst raising money for
charities at home or overseas please contact Joanne 794457.
THE HENLEY AND
Our next meeting is on Thursday 18th October in the Baptist
Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Peter Simpkin will give a talk on ‘It
Happened to me at the BBC’. Visitors and new members are very
welcome, and further details are available from Andrew Yarwood on
PILATES WITH HELENfocuses on balance,
posture, strength and flexibility. All abilities welcome. Mondays
9.30am & Thursdays 7pm at St. John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert
Lane, Henley. No commitment - just turn up and pay. £6 per class.
Please bring a workout mat. Contact :
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. 07843 348860.
to the White Swan Cygnets Bar with a stunning exhibition of
CONTEMPORARY ART from 6 leading artists. The show will be open from 10
- 5 Sat 17th & Sun 18th November. A unique opportunity to acquire
modern art at eminently affordable prices. Don't miss out - be there.
Every 10 years a passion play is performed 4 times a week for 6 months
and is visited by thousands from all round the world. Should there be
sufficient interest the writer would like to take a group from Henley
to make this Pilgrimage which is expected to cost about £2,000. I
have been five times and can vouch it is a most rewarding experience.
If anyone would like any further information please contact Graham on
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.
Why not join Henley Neighbourhood Watch by going to
www.ourwatch.org.uk and entering your postcode Information about
crime in the area direct to your computer/tablet? Also available by
joining the Warwickshire Police Community Messaging Service
(CMS) Go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms and follow
X-R-CISE CLASS. Monday mornings (parish hall). 10.30-11.30am.
Working on mobility, balance, coordination, etc, for maximum body
health. £15.00 per session. (Introductory 1st session
£10.00). For more info. please call Paul on 07906337623 for more
information or to book your place.
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.
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
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.
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.
JOHN’S 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.
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.Please
contact Alan Jones on 01564 793715
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 £3). Free car park. Or contact us for
further details 01564 793320.
CRICKET CLUB Henley Cricket Club
fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two
teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September.
We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or
ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Andy Thompson.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall,
Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest
lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other
activities which support performances. For information about the next
meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
My German Beginners Course
for Adults continues on Wednesday the 4th of July 2018 and is held
every Wednesday evening at the Hub in Henley-in-Arden. If you are
interested to learn a new language in a small and sociable group,
please contact me for further details under firstname.lastname@example.org
HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB Meets from April to
September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience.
Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the
tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please phone John
Townson on 01564 792407 or email Jon Butler on email@example.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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
HENLEY IN ARDEN SLIMMING WORLD Love Life, Love Friends, Love Food then you’ll
love Slimming World. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Henley
Slimming World. The group is held every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley
High School, Stratford Road B95 6AF. Please call Claire Bishop for more
details on 07793890237 email@example.com
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 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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