Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England
23rd August 2017
437th EDITION OF HENLEY NEWS
Introducing a new Trainee GP
Henley is a training practice. As a training
practice we accommodate and provide training for doctors during their
time in speciality training. These doctors are either placed with us
for 6 or 12 months then move on.
We are very pleased to introduce a new trainee to
the team: Dr Bushra Tabassum. Dr Tabussum is in her 2nd year of
speciality training and will be with us until February 2018.
A little reminder of what a GP trainee is: all of
the GP trainees who are attached to the Practice will have completed a
minimum of three years of hospital posts after qualifying as a Doctor,
often more. Five years are spent as a medical student and following
this all Doctors are now required to work for two years as
“Foundation Doctors” before entering specialist GP
training. Specialist training in General Practice is currently three
years, eighteen months of which is in a range of hospital or community
News of our previous Trainees: Dr Marks finished his second year of GP
training at the beginning of August and he has moved on to another GP
Practice to complete his final year. Dr Latham successfully
completed his GP training at the same time and has moved to another
practice to work as a fully qualified GP.
Changes to the nursing team
Sarah Smith, our Nurse Practitioner, has reduced
her working days with us. She will now work just on a Tuesday and
Friday. Sarah Smith deals with minor illnesses such as sore throats,
ear and eye problems, chest infections, skin problems and the like. She
is responsible for triaging requests for any urgent appointments on
Tuesday and Friday mornings.
We have recruited a new nurse to the team, Janet
Twizell. Janet is an experienced practice nurse and has worked in
general practice for many years. Janet will work alongside Jan Newland,
on a Wednesday and Thursday.
The JPC has received a Road Closure Order for Whitley Road, Henley and if you would like details, they have been posted on the JPC web site, or alternatively contact me and I will happily send you a paper copy.
The JPC has received permission for tree works to be carried out following the submission of two planning applications on the Willow Trees at Littleworth and the Hawthorn and Ash trees at the back of Warwick Road; the second application was for trees alongside the path between Alne Close and Riverside Gardens. The JPC has instructed the work to be carried out in line with quotes received.
The JPC has received the results of the Speed Survey which was carried out on High Street recently and this continuing issue will be discussed at the next JPC meeting on 18th September.
Amendments & additions to various JPC policies will also be considered at the next JPC meeting, following members of the JPC attending a training course on the Code of Conduct and Declaration of Interests on 14th August.
I have received a communication from Warwickshire County Cllr John Horner confirming that Johnsons will be running their X20 service on Sundays until Christmas and this will be subsidised by WCC. WCC will review/tender later in the year.
The JPC will be replacing their two Notice Boards with new ones later in the month.
Copies of the JPC Minutes & Reports will be available in the Library from September 2017.
Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council continues to receive a lot of complaints recently regarding dog fouling in Beaudesert & Henley in Arden. Again, it is necessary to remind all dog owners to be responsible and to clear up after their dog has fouled. As you may or may not be aware, it is illegal to ignore and not clear up your own dog’s mess and there could be a £75 on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notice. Non-payment could lead to a court fine of £1,000.
We would remind you that in order for members of the public, especially children and the elderly to avoid illness and disease, not to mention becoming covered in dog mess, please act responsibly and with care. Please, please clear up after your dog. Please also note that livestock also get diseases from dog mess (tapeworm in particular). If you do see someone who has not picked up after their dog has fouled and you do not feel comfortable about approaching them, please do give me a ring on 01564 795499/07765 864588 or email: email@example.com(all calls will be treated with the utmost confidence).
For problems with stray dogs and other related matters not dealt with by Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council, please contact the Dog Warden at Stratford District Council on 01789 260837. Please also remember to keep your dogs on leads in public areas and where there is livestock.
The next full JPC meeting will be held on Monday, 18th September 2017 in the Henley in Arden Memorial Hall, Station Road.
If anyone would like any further information about any of the points mentioned or would like a hard copy of the minutes or any other documents, please contact me – details below and I would be happy to send any information out.
The committee of Henley in Bloom is considering
the options for 2018 as the present vehicle used for watering is
nearing the end of its days.
One of the options is to contract out some of the
watering. If anyone knows of a business that would be interested in
this will they please contact the Treasurer, Ian Fox on 01564794380.
Heritage Centre celebration at the Guild Hall
On Sunday 13th August a party was held in the
Guild Hall Gardens for past and present stewards and trustees of the
Heritage Centre to celebrate the 20 years since it first opened.
This was a great opportunity for all the stewards
to meet up, as they only ever meet the people they take over from, and
discuss both the last 20 years and plan for the next 20 years. We were
lucky with the weather and were able to sit out in the garden and enjoy
a finger buffet prepared by Sue Dalby and a bar with drinks served by
Pat Kench and Andrew Yarwood, all of which were supplied by a generous
Norman Kench presented an engraved 20 year
celebration vase to Rosemary Sharman who, with her late husband Derek,
was largely responsible for laying the great foundations of the
Heritage Centre. A second vase was presented to Ray Holding who
has finally stepped down from his role of custodian and trustee, but it
is hoped that he will continue acting as a steward.
Anybody who could spare 2 hours per fortnight to
join our team would be most welcome please contact Norman Kench on
August saw the launch of this year’s County Council community
grants scheme. This scheme invites community groups to apply for
grants of up to £1,000 for schemes that will increase community
cohesion. The proposals need to be supported by the relevant
Parish Council and will be ranked by Council officers on their impact
on the community. Details of the application and how to apply are
available from your Parish Council Clerk.
A meeting of the parish Council Chairs from Arden Division was held
last month and it was decided that it was worth holding quarterly
meetings of Parish Council Chairs and Clerks. Items discussed
were the state of public transport in Arden, the role of Youth Clubs,
the importance and recruitment of Special Constables in filling the gap
in local police presence.
The Police are facing demands on their resources to tackle national and
regional problems of organised crime, terrorism and cybercrime.
Although we do not see these crimes every day in the streets their
impact overwhelms the more traditional crimes we tend the think
about. This means that there are fewer police available for local
policing and it increases the importance of local men and women coming
forward to serve as special constables. You can find out more about
becoming a special constable by visiting he Warwickshire Police web
site: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables John Horner
Comments on Rubbish Bins outside curry restaurant
Since publishing the
above photo in the last edition, we have received comments from High
"I am so upset that my lovely little
house is next to this!!! The flies and smell is so bad that I
cannot open the windows and now this. I have had so many discussion
with them and I think they waited till I was away to make it ten times
worse. I have in the past contacted the council. I am at my wits end
over this and prob couldn't even sell it."
"Very well done for highlighting the
outrageous wheelie bin situation at the curry restaurant. I will never
eat there until these are removed and i hope other residents will also
boycott the restaurant."
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News from the Community First Responders
Would you like the monthly
opportunity to win £30 or £15 with a chance to win
£75, £30 or £15 in December for only £1 per
Henley Community First Responders
have numbers available in their 100 Club Monthly Draw, the cost of
which is only £1 per number per month payable
annually. For more details and our registration form please
click on the link to the website Henleycfr.org.uk
The winners for the July prize were drawn by
Georgie at Costa Coffee in Henley and were:
1st Prize £30 - no 16 Sarah Baker
2nd Prize £15 - no 68 Pauline Archer
Herb of the Month
ROSEBAY WILLOW-HERB (Epilobium
by Laura Yarham ND Dip Herb, President URHP
you ever thought of Nature as a medicine cabinet? This often comes into
my mind as I am walking through the fields near to where I live. I look
around and, especially at this time of year, see an abundance of plant
life just waiting to give us what we need. The lowly 'weed' that you
may not give a second glance to, could be your best healer. It's always
struck me that classing a plant as a weed is to ignore its value and
although some species need a bit of taming, I would recommend most
heartily to have a 'wild edge' in your garden where anything can grow.
You will not only be surprised by the beauty of these often self sown
'weeds', but they also attract bees and butterflies.
This brings me to Rosebay Willow-herb which happily springs up in my
garden every summer in the wild corner along with its close relative,
Great Willowherb. You will also find it brightening the scenery as it
brushes our fields and riversides with its beautiful dark pink pallet.
Its beautiful flowers can be different shades of pink from the lighter
one to purple-red and violet. They are considered a symbol of rebirth
as they stubbornly thrive on the least hospitable terrains, such as
rocky and gravelly ones, and even on rubble.
It is known as Blood Vine, Blooming Sally, Purple Rocket, Tame Withy
and French Willow, to name a few. Rose Bay willow herb is also called
Fireweed, as it is a pioneer species, which is one of the first to
sprout after a fire. It was a common sight on London bombsites during
the Second World War. In the 16th century John Gerard writes that it
was a rarity in Britain then, but it is much more commonly found now.
In Britain it was cultivated in Victorian gardens because of its spikes
of pink mauve flowers and perhaps it escaped from these gardens to
become the prolific plant we have now. It can be seen along railway
tracks and in waste ground almost everywhere(2).
It is a plant whose medicinal properties have been used down the ages.
Culpeper used it in the 17th century for asthma and whooping cough and
it has likely been used too in earlier times(1,2) Rosebay Willow-herb
boasts many beneficial properties and it’s regarded today as a
very useful resource in herbal medicine. Among its active
ingredients are flavonoids, gallic acid derivatives, mucilage,
oleanolic acid, ursolic acid and sugars, but it is also rich in vitamin
A and vitamin C and riboflavin(3). The leaves and flowers can be made
into a tea to take freely (2 teaspoons of dried herb to a cup of
boiling water) or the powdered root can be decocted using 1 teaspoon to
a cup of water and simmered for 15 mins and half a cup taken 3 times a
With its constituents it is an astringent, an antidiarrhoeic, a
demulcent, a haemostatic, a diuretic and a mild anti microbial(4). This
means it has soothing and astringent properties, making it very
effective against mouth infections, ulcers and respiratory problems,
from oropharyngeal to bronchial, and those affecting the larynx, the
nasal mucosa, the vocal organs and sinuses. It also has expectorant
properties and helps to thin the phlegm. In some European countries it
is used as a remedy for benign prostatic hypertrophy and diseases of
the kidneys and urinary tract infections and as a restorative
Due to this astringent nature, along with its anti inflammatory
properties, it is effective for a weak stomach, gastro-enteritis,
dysentery, colitis, diverticulosis, stomach cramps and diarrhoea(4).
Besides the recommended internal uses (herbal teas and infusions), it
can also be used externally for dermatitis or simply as skin cleanser.
A poultice of the peeled roots has been used to heal burns and other
skin problems and an ointment made from the leaves can be used for
This lofty plant not only has a beautiful name and graces our local
countryside and gardens with its charming colour and form, but holds
within its leaves, flowers and roots the healing that we just might
(1) Grieve M.(2017) Willow-herb www.botanical.com
(2) Abbas (2011) Rosebay Willow-herb
(3) Galbiati V.(2017) Rosebay Willowherb www.artimondo.co.uk
(4) Bartram T. (1998) Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine Robinson
For further information about the benefits of consulting a herbal
practitioner, check out www.herbalist.org.uk
Ullenhall Gardening Club
Members of Ullenhall Gardening Club enjoyed
a visit to Ragley Hall and its gardens in early August. Besides touring
the gardens they had a very informative guided tour of the house
itself, followed by tea in the restaurant.
The gardens had many interesting features.
The roses are not concentrated any more in just one flowerbed, but
interspersed with other flowers over quite a large area. On one of the
club’s evening meetings, a speaker who had been a previous Head
Gardener at Ragley Hall explained how he had done this in order to
bring the roses into better health. Mixing different types of plants
can help counter diseases to which one variety is prone. It also helps
keep the soil in better health as different plants use different
nutrients from the soil. So it was good to see the outcome of that
policy in what had been just a rosebed.
There were one or two smart
and fun pieces of topiary and on the lower edge of the garden
overlooking the parkland there was a very long, narrowish bed of pretty
grasses, rudbeckia, red hot pokers and other plants giving a natural,
almost wildflower look. The woodland sides to the garden shelter many
interesting sculptures, too.
The club will be restarting
its evening talks on 22 August with a talk called “Surprisingly
Cuba” followed by one on 26th September entitled “The
Answer Lies in the Soil”. These will be held in Ullenhall Village
Hall starting at 7:45 pm. Ring Penny on 01564 792251 for details or
just turn up. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Penny Stott reporting
Ullenhall Gardening Club
move to Henley or Wootton Wawen?
The gardening club has been based in
Ullenhall for many decades with great success. However, there are only
3 members who live there today. More members live in Henley, Woottton
Wawen and further afield, so the committee is thinking of maybe
changing the venue for meetings.
The club also needs some new members. This
note is written with the intention of finding if there are readers out
there who would join the club if it were to move to either Henley or
Wootton Wawen. If you are such a person, please would you send an e
mail or ring up Penny on 01564 792251 firstname.lastname@example.org and let
her know. The club is and has always been a very friendly club. It pays
for some very good speakers; however, if the membership cannot be grown
back to higher numbers, there will no longer be the funds to pay for
We look forward to hearing from you.
Their Finest is
a 2016 British war comedy-drama film directed
by Lone Scherfig and written by Gaby Chiappe, based on the
2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa
Evans. The film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill
Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Richard E.
Grant, Henry Goodman, Rachael Stirling, Eddie
Marsan, Helen McCrory, and Claudia Jessie. The film tells the
story of a British Ministry of Information film team making a
morale-boosting film about the Dunkirk evacuation during
the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz.
To celebrate the launch of Ray’s new book ‘Churchill’s
Boomers’ [Book Guild Press] on 28th September, and by
popular demand, he has commissioned further reprints of his
best-selling ‘Henley in Arden – A Splodge in the
Arden Forest’ well in time for the Christmas season. It
will be available on-line and over the counter at Dukes, High Street at
the unbelievable special Henley price of only £10.00 per copy!
For those of you who may not be aware of this publication, it is a
delightful whimsical account of the history of Henley from the Norman
Conquest through to Brexit suitable for the whole family and magically
illustrated by Colin Fisher our local artist.
Further information on both books can be found on www.bardofhenley.co.uk his
latest book can be pre-ordered from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and The
Book Depository; search for Churchill’s Boomers
and buy for just £8.99 postage paid.
Ray Evans reporting.
On a warm but
cloudy evening on Tuesday the 25th July,
the Henley rotary Club (HRC) had a very pleasant time playing in
a putting competition organised by Solihull Rotary Club.
The competition was held at John Woolman Gardens, a private home with a
beautifully manicured full sized eighteen hole putting green at the
rear. It was open to what are known as the sister clubs of Solihull
R.C. which means that they all originated from that club. These
Solihull St Alphege R.C., ourselves and Knowle and Dorridge R.C.
who were the overall winners.
The competition was played in a very good spirit with a lot of inter
club banter, sometimes during the actual putting !
It was followed by a
first class meal provided by Dorridge Cricket Club. We are all looking
forward to next year.
On the subject of golf our (HRC) Annual Charity Golf Day is due to take
place on Friday 22nd September at Stratford Oaks Golf Club. It is a
great day out for golfers with a delicious carvery lunch and brilliant
prizes. Profits go to Myton Hospice and other charities. There is still
just a little time to enter the competition with details available from
Rtn David brain on 01926 402404 but be quick.
On Tuesday 8th August we presented a cheque for £500 to Rtn John
Latham who received it on behalf of The Mount Trust, Henley in Arden,
of which he is a founder member. The organisation was set up to
maintain and improve The Mount, a local site of historic interest and
beauty spot. The trust aims to, amongst other considerations, improve
pathways and access for the less abled.
Jollytots meet Marshall and Chase
Today at Jolly Tots we had
Marshall and Chase from paw patrol cone to visit us. It was a great
turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy it so much. This is just a handful
of the children and parents that came to join the fun.
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.
Community and Voluntary Action in Warwickshire
Warwickshire CAVA (Community and Voluntary
Action), has been awarded the contract by Warwickshire County
Council as the countywide infrastructure organisation for
Warwickshire providing vital support to the volunteers, groups,
organisations, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen
all of our communities across the county.
We are committed to
providing all of our services locally and accessibly so whether
organisations need support recruiting and managing volunteers,
developing a community group, accessing funding or strengthening their
governance, we have a local office and dedicated team here to help.
Below you will find out details of the CAVA team
here in Stratford, which may be of interest to you, particularly if you
are interested in volunteering or you are involved in a local charity,
group or organisation.
Please do get in touch if you want to know how we
can support you!
The Stratford on Avon District team
Jane Holdsworth Locality
Manager: email@example.com Mobile Number 07966 380 290
Verity Thompson Funding
and Group Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile number 07966 380 289
Liz Williams Volunteering
Coordinator: email@example.com Mobile number 07966 380 288
The office telephone number is: 01926 413 611 and the address is : Elizabeth House Church Street Stratford upon Avon CV37 6HX Website: http://www.wcava.org.uk/
Seeking lost friends - Jane & Brian Lester
I am trying to find old
friends who lived in my village, Orchard Close, Bishop Sutton, N.E.
Somerset in the 1960s and moved to Henley in Arden sometime
later; it was then that we lost contact with them.
I remember visiting them
but they moved from Henley in Arden sometime in the 1970s I believe.
Does anyone remember this
lovely couple please? They had two sons, one was called Andrew.
This website is sponsored by the
Henley War Memorial Trust.
Henley in Arden Badminton Club
Over the summer break the club has enjoyed
alternative events, such as countryside walks culminating in pub meals.
On Saturday 19th August twelve members joined in an afternoon of
croquet. This has become an annual event and is quite cut-throat!
Croquet is a game where you use tactics to get other balls out of your
way and at the same time use them to further your own progress around
the lawn and through the hoops. Having a meal afterwards is almost
essential to heal the rifts of this wicked game!
The new badminton season will be starting
again at 8:00pm on Friday 8th September and Sunday 10th September in
the Memorial Hall. The club has room for a few more members and if you
are interested, please give Alan a ring on 01564 793320 or just turn up
on a club night.
John Garner's Business Column
A Future for Diesel?
been reading a lot lately about how bad diesel emissions are for us,
mainly because of the high concentrations of NOx. (That’s a
generic term for the nitrogen oxides that are most relevant for air
pollution, namely nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) which,
when emitted in high concentrations such as in cities, are a
significant source of air pollution).
We were all encouraged to buy diesels a few
years ago, mainly by the government’s reduction in vehicle excise
duty which was before anyone realised how bad these particulates
are. Suddenly the focus is on how we get rid of diesel vehicles
in spite of the fact there are millions of them on our roads, and
it’s not just in the UK, there are far more in France, Germany
and Italy, for example, because diesel fuel has long been significantly
cheaper than petrol there.
We now have proposals for a diesel scrappage
scheme, possible punitive taxes and a concern that existing diesel
owners will suffer because of reduced resale values. Of course
the media have jumped on this one with scare stories and even comments
like “Volvo has announced that it will not be making any petrol
or diesel cars after 2020”. This is not what Volvo said,
they’ll be making all-electric vehicles certainly but also
hybrids and you need a petrol or diesel engine for those.
All this hype misses a very important point:
there are huge numbers of diesel trucks, buses, construction and
agricultural equipment in the world which produce more NOx than cars
– no mention of a scappage scheme for them. But the real
problem is shipping, virtually all big ships (except those few which
are nuclear) rely on diesel because it’s the only way they can
carry enough fuel for the very long journeys they have to do, frequent
refuelling is not an option.
If you have a business relying on the
carriage of goods either across the country or across the world
replacing your vehicles (even assuming there is a viable alternative)
will mean huge additional costs which will have to be passed on to the
So what realistically can be done without
upsetting large swathes of the population or ruining our economy?
Obviously the move towards renewables is a positive step but
there’s a long way to go before we can do away with diesel.
If we were to go all electric imagine the huge increase in generation
capacity required, mainly from fossil fuels; solar and wind power
doesn’t come close (yet), even with continuing improvements in
their technology, and nuclear takes too long to bring on stream.
Fortunately there is a short term solution
on the way for diesel which hasn’t received much publicity: there
is now the capability to drastically reduce the NOx emissions at the
exhaust pipe. Combining a raft of existing technologies has been
shown to cut a diesel’s NOx output by 60% with an improvement in
fuel consumption and a reduction in CO2. How about that!
And who has achieved this? Why, VW of course! Perhaps they
had an incentive.
John Garner -
Warwickshire Trading Standards is warning
Warwickshire residents to beware of 'pushy' door to door gardeners who
won't take no for an answer. One resident
reported receiving several visits, despite telling the caller that they
were not interested.
Do not buy goods or services from unexpected
doorstep callers. You can't tell a good trader from a bad one on the
doorstep. Seek at least three quotes from local traders you know and
trust. Otherwise, consider using a Trading
Standards approved trader
"Watch out 3 men going around asking
if you want your drives done so be careful. They came down Prince Harry
Road and spoke to my husband. He said they were very suspicious and
aggressive so much so he took their white pick up number plate NA60
EKN, very nosey and intimidating do not open the door to them."
up for SCAM ALERTS
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residents use other email alerts such as roadwork warnings etc. a WCC
Suspicious Circumstances. High Street,
Henley. Report of a male with knives hidden up his sleeves. Male also
arguing with people in the street. Described as a white male, shaved
head and beard, wearing hoody tracksuit top and bottoms. Male walked
off from the area. Enquiries are being made to establish the offender
who is believed to be local to Henley. 10.15pm Friday 11th August.
Found Property. Alleyway between Rose
Avenue and Cherry Orchard. Kitchen knife found stuck into the ground by
member of the public. Recovered by police. 12.15pm Saturday
12th August. 0166 12/08/2017
Vehicle Crime – Theft of. Edge
Lane, Henley. Offender(s) have stolen a Transit Van Tipper with an
Orange Wood Chipper on the back. The van was driven off towards
Lapworth. 5.30pm Thursday 10th August. 0320 10/08/2017
Damage. Brook End Drive, Henley. Damage
caused to the bottom part of garden gate. Possibly by someone trying to
force the gate open in order to gain entry. 2.50pm Monday
7th August. Crime No: 23S6/32954U/17
Found Property. High Street, Henley.
Kitchen knife found in garden by member of the public. Collected by
police. 0361 18/08/2017
Robbery. Mount Road, Henley. Two males
walking along the road have been approached by two males who have
demanded they hand over their Gilets. One of the victims has been
grabbed around the neck and thrown to the floor – as a result he
has handed over his gilet (worth approx. £350) containing his
wallet etc. A Stanley knife has then been produced by the two offenders
and the second victim has been ordered to hand over his Gilet –
he refused but was thrown to the floor. The first offender is described
as a mixed race male, aged 17 years, 6’ tall, wearing a black
hoodie, black jeans, light grey baseball cap and a navy blue man-bag.
The second offender is described as a black male, 18 years, stocky
build, wearing a black moncler jacket, blue jeans, black baseball cap
and a black Versace belt. During this attack a person walking a dog
walked past and the offenders ran off. 7.30pm Thursday
17th August. Crime No: 23S6/34348J/17
Burglary Residential. The Dale, Wootton
Wawen. Offender(s) have entered a house and stolen the car keys to a
BMW and a Peugeot parked outside. Both cars have then also been stolen
and possibly driven towards Alcester in convoy with a third vehicle
which the offenders arrived in. 1.10am Tuesday 15th August. 0013
15/08/2017. The stolen Peugeot was later found in the West
Midlands Police area.
Vehicle Crime – Theft of. Hotel Car
park, Claverdon. Blue BMW 320D stolen from the car park by unknown
means. Found missing at 5.40pm Saturday 19th August. 0357
Vehicle Crime – Theft of. Hotel Car
park, Claverdon. Black BMW X5 stolen from the car park by unknown
means. Between 5pm and 8pm Tuesday 15th August. 0431 16/08/2017
Suspicious Circumstances. Langley Road,
Claverdon. A black coloured Volvo SUV seen driving up and down the road
slowly. Caller thought this was suspicious. 9.15pm Tuesday
15th August. 0422 15/08/2017
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The Hub@Henley AGM; 7pm at the Hub. Thurs 28th - Rural Cinema
Consensus - an
evening of music and words
Henley MOP Thurs 26th - Rural Cinema
Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar Thurs 23rd - Rural
Sat 2nd - Town Carol Service and Christmas Market
Thurs 25th - Rural Cinema
AGM of Henley War
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
Arts 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
Court Leet Day and
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade Rural Cinema
Jazz in the Garden
- Guild Hall Garden Rural Cinema
McMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Saturday
Oct 7th Baptist Church Hall 10.30 – 12.00. Bacon butties, cakes
HENLEY IN ARDEN WI
Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church Hall.
‘Thermomix Demonstration’ Come along and find out about
this unique way of cooking, visitors welcome. For more information
please contact Barbara Warmington 793640.
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
26th September 7.30pm Ullenhall Village Hall. Speaker Philip Aubrey
‘The Answer Lies in the Soil’. Visitors welcome. (Plant
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
12th September 7.30pm Baptist Church Hall. Demonstration Lee Berrill:
‘Lets Dance’. Competition: Music, Music. Music. Visitors
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT
Our next meeting is on Thursday 21st September in the Baptist
Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Ted Watson will give a talk on
‘Folded in Dreams’. Visitors and new members are very
welcome, and further details are available from Pat Kench on
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN
ARDEN meet the third Tuesday in the month at Henley Golf
Club. If you would like more information please contact Claire Mangan
annual visit to the Memorial Hall is on Saturday 14th October at 7.30pm
when they will perform SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, Goldsmiths enduring
comedy of manners to the music of Mozart. Tickets are £10 from
Marijana Bainbridge 01564795149 email@example.com. Bring
an interval picnic and we will provide the Bar.
Come and see the Hall’s wonderful new kitchen!
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.
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.
CHURCH AFTER SCHOOL COFFEE CLUB (AT THE HUB) – Do
you have 1½ hours to spare on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon
from 3.00pm till 4.30pm to help out with either the snack bar or as a
voluntary worker at this club, during school term times? If yes contact
Laurence Marshall 07970 444363.
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
ULLENHALL VILLAGE HALL Hatha Yoga & Relaxation
Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm suitable for experienced & beginners. Contact
Gill Russel 07973575597, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
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
FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
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 meets every third Third Thursday - September to April. In the
summer, there are normally two visits to historical sites.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley
Society website Further details also from Hon Sec Mrs. Pat Kench on
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 email@example.com Henley
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
New members are always welcome.Please contact Alan Jones on 01564
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
YOGA CLUB Vinyasa Flow, Thursday 7.30pm -
8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. NEW beginners class Friday 9.30am,
St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Contact Eleanor: 07932658719 email@example.com
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.
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 920463.
1st 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 /
The HUB @ HENLEY The centre is open every weekday. Surestart and the
Parenting Project operate many supportive activities for mothers with
babies. There is a club on Thursdays 10.00am – 12.30 for the
older generation and regular computer classes on Fridays. There is a
Youth Club (13+) on Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm and a Junior Youth
Club for Year 5 to Year 8 on Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm. You can
book the centre for your family parties at the weekend, its superb
facilities are ideal for this. Check out the Web Site for a lot more
information at The
Hub at Henley
TAI CHI in HENLEY Thursdays, 11am at the Parish Hall,
Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier. £6 per
session – no termly fees. For further information contact Debbie
Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP Meets the last Sunday of the month
at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2.15pm for a
conducted walk of about 5
miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The Group welcomes
all walkers. There is no subscription. More details from 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
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 email@example.com.
BRIDGE CLUB Plays Duplicate Bridge of
intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the White Swan Hotel and
usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our
play!! Play commences at 7pm promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the
club does not issue master points. For further information please
contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993 or the
Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org more
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month
in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80
members and organises a varied programme together with various outings.
If you are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.
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villages can be found on:
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