26th November 2004
The views expressed in the stories & articles on this site do not necessarily match the views of the editor.

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We apologise to all readers of Henley NEWS on-line that our web pages were not available from Thursday night. This was mainly due to "technical problems" at our ISP.

We were advised by email late on Thursday night that our service had been suspended without any prior notice because our data had exceeded the specified limit. Immediately, we contacted the ISP's customer service desk, which promised to restore our service first thing on Friday morning. After, it had not been restored by mid-afternoon, they admitted they were having problems restoring it.

This evening, we have created a temporary site at:
http://www.henleyinarden2.plus.com 
Hopefully, we will be back at our normal website address sometime next week according to an update at 20:43 Friday


Henley-in-Arden Community Primary School Christmas Fayre will be held on Friday 3rd December from 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the School in Arden Road, and will include a special visit from Father Christmas at 6pm plus tombola, raffle, festive music from our school orchestra, mulled wine and mince pies!

All proceeds raised at the fayre will be used to improve the school's library.

Everyone is welcome and we very much hope to see you there."

A report by Yvonne Rogers


Note for your diaries

The Memorial Hall Committee is organising a NOT QUITE VALANTINES NIGHT SUPPER DANCE on Saturday 5th February 2005.

Dancing to THE LIKELY LADS

It should be a good night. In aid of Hall funds.

For more information, phone Duncan or Marijana on 793539 or 794987


Town Poll - Result

The results are now in for the Town Opinion Poll on the planning application by Henley Golf and Country Club for the 40 bedroom dormy style building.

Town Opinion Poll - Golf Club Planning Application

Do you support the JPC's decision NOT to recommend this planning application?

The results so far:-

SUPPORT the JPC recommendation

(NOT in favour of the building)

22 % 
DO NOT SUPPORT the JPC recommendation

(In favour of the building)

78 % 

Thank you to all who voted.

39% of the registered readers of Henley NEWS on-line voted. We are inviting all those residents and organisations who are involved, such as the JPC, Henley Golf and Country Club, Civic Society, Wild Life Society, etc., to submit their comments for next week's edition.

Henley NEWS on-line awards

A lunch is being arranged at the Judges House in Warwick for the first annual Henley NEWS on-line Awards

The awards will recognise outstanding achievements to the town and nominations are now being sought.

The Judges House is next to the Court Complex in central Warwick and is owned by the County Council. It is an very interesting building with many fine paintings including one of Charles 1. It also has excellent catering facilities. Many of the important County functions are held at the Judges House and County Councillor George Atkinson has invited Henley NEWS on-line to hold its awards lunch at this prestigious venue.


Clients give new salon thumbs up!

On Tuesday 9 November 2004, staff and students at Warwickshire College’s new hair and beauty salon based at the College’s Henley-in-Arden Centre flung open their doors to the local community and welcomed the first clients to use the College’s new £85,000 flagship hair and beauty salon.

Local resident Kathy Burman, owner of Pussy Galore, a boarding cattery in Ullenhall, came to try out the new facilities. “What an excellent service”, she said. “I found the environment very comfortable and my student hairdresser was very person oriented and had a super manner. I had a very enjoyable morning.”

The state-of-the-art facility contains five fully-equipped treatment rooms. The three beauty rooms, which feature 24 hydraulic treatment couches, will house a range of beauty treatments including facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and body massage. The two hairdressing salons, equipped with the latest industry standard equipment, will offer a wide range of colour treatments as well as cuts, perms and men’s hairstyling. All treatments will be offered at highly competitive rates.

Run as a commercial service, the treatments will be performed by students under the supervision of the college’s hair and beauty teaching team, which is composed of nationally and internationally renowned industrial and educational experts. For more information on the new Images salon or to book an appointment, call 01564 797830.


Survey Report for SK8 CRU by 

Henley Skate Crew delivered 1,600 copies of the survey in Henley. There was a 5.19% return. The SK8 CRU are very grateful to those who replied. A special thank you to those generous residents who made donations totaling over £400 which have so far been received as a result of that survey.

The decision by the Parish Council, the school and residents who live close by, to agree in principle to building a skate park right by THE HUB, the Youth and Community Centre, has been vindicated by 92% support for the Skate Park. Over 90% of the replies agreed that there were problems and that young people needed more facilities. The youth club is responding by recruiting staff to open, with the help of local churches and the Forest of Arden Youth for Christ, on 4 nights per week. By the early summer of 2005, the teenagers of Henley will have, with the Skate Park and shelter, better provision than ever before.

Two thirds of our respondents have said they would donate to the project, which should encourage the Parish Council to improve their financial support. It will also provide evidence for Stratford District Council’s deliberations.

Most distressing is the fact that a third of residents replying stated that young people had verbally abused them. There is clearly work to be done by the schools and Youth Service here.

The process itself generated some welcome support with several letters welcoming the initiative. It also provided an opportunity to those who are implacably and totally opposed to the scheme. The substance of their argument being that to provide such a facility would be rewarding the vandals and delinquents. Some felt that the park itself would generate more problems.

Much remains to be done but it is clear that however small the sample, the support for the scheme is overwhelming. Money raising will continue, the larger amounts coming from the district councils and the lottery grant schemes. If anyone has ideas to help us in this regard we would be grateful to hear from them.

Below, you will find the detailed analysis of your replies.

Thank you.

Peter Crathorne


This is what you thought.

Question 1

THERE IS A PROBLEM OF YOUNG PEOPLE CAUSING DAMAGE AROUND THE TOWN.
STRONGLY AGREE
57.83 %
AGREE
32.83 %
DON’T KNOW
7.23 %
DISAGREE
3.61 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
1.20 %

Question 2

THERE ARE THOSE WHO, WHEN WALKING AROUND THE TOWN, WORRY ABOUT THE ATTITUDE OF YOUNG PEOPLE TOWARDS THEM.
STRONGLY AGREE
 36.14 %
AGREE
38.55 %
DON’T KNOW
10.84 %
DISAGREE
12.05 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
2.41 %

Question 3

OLDER TEENAGERS NEED MORE FACILITIES IN THE TOWN.
STRONGLY AGREE
55.42 %
AGREE
38.55 %
DON’T KNOW
2.41 %
DISAGREE
1.20 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
2.41 %

Question 4

SKATING, SKATEBOARDING AND BMX BIKE RIDING HAS BEEN A HOBBY OF THE YOUNG FOR MANY YEARS.
STRONGLY AGREE
44.58 %
AGREE
44.58 %
DON’T KNOW
8.43 %
DISAGREE
0.00 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
2.41 %

Question 5

I SUPPORT THE IDEA OF A SPECIAL AREA FOR SKATING, AWAY FROM HOUSES, PROVIDING A PLACE THAT IS SAFE FOR THE YOUNG AND WILL NOT DISTURB OTHER CITIZENS OF HENLEY.
STRONGLY AGREE
63.86 %
AGREE
27.71 %
DON’T KNOW
3.61 %
DISAGREE
1.20 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
2.41 %

Question 6

I BELIEVE THAT A SKATE AREA COULD HELP TO REDUCE VANDALISM AND GRAFFITI IN OUR TOWN.
STRONGLY AGREE
45.78 %
AGREE
32.53 %
DON’T KNOW
12.05 %
DISAGREE
4.82 %
STRONGLY DISAGREE
4.82 %

Question 7

I WOULD DONATE MONEY TOWARDS THIS PROJECT.
AGREE
66.27 %
DISAGREE
27.71 %
NO ANSWER GIVEN
4.82 %

Question 8

HOW OLD ARE YOU?
Under 18
0.00 %
18 - 25
2.41 %
26 - 40
10.84 %
41 - 60
22.89 %
Over 60
62.65 %

Question 9

I HAVE EXPERIENCED VERBAL ABUSE FROM A YOUNG PERSON IN THE LAST YEAR.
YES
33.73 %
NO
62.65 %
NO ANSWER GIVEN
3.61 %

Question 10

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN HENLEY?
  0 - 10 years
48.19 %
11 - 20 years
18.07 %
21 - 30 years
10.84 %
31 - 40 years
10.84 %
over 40 years
9.64 %

This survey has been funded by a grant from Warwickshire CrimeBeat

For more information, please contact: Peter Crathorne 795470


Diary Dates

The following diary dates have been posted on the Parish Church website:

CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Saturday 27th November at 2:00pm in the Church Hall. All the usual goodies - home made cakes, produce, books, bric a brac, teas, etc., with Father Christmas at 2.30pm! Do come along and support this event. If you feel you can help run a stall or can provide goods to sell, please contact Daphne Jones on 01926 843515
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” and CAROL SERVICE
The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it will, once again, be hosting a Christmas Lights “switch on” and Carol Service around the Market Cross on Saturday 4th December from 5:00pm accompanied by the Alcester Silver Band. We hope that you will be able to join us.
“SANTA’S GROTTO”
is returning again to Henley Fire Station on Saturday 11th December between 10am & 1pm. Father Christmas will be making his annual visit to see children of Henley. Come and join us for a morning of festive cheer.
Art Competition

The Joint Parish Council is running an art competition which is open to children up to 12 years old. The competition is to design the front cover of the Christmas Lights switch on carol sheet. Entries should be made on an A5 sheet of paper with the artist’s name, address, telephone no., & age written on the back. Closing date for entry is 25th November. The winner will “flick the switch” to turn on the Christmas lights in the town on 4th December

Grant Application

The Joint Parish Council invite Grant Applications from organisations or bodies within the parish, for the financial year April 2005 to March 2006. Application forms available from the Clerk, Hayley Syratt at 150 High St. Henley-in-Arden (01564 795499). Closing date 30th November 2004.

Henley-in-Arden Community Primary School Christmas Fayre

will be held on Friday 3rd December from 5.30 to 7.30pm at the School in Arden Road. & will include a special visit from Father Christmas at 6.pm plus tombola, raffle, festive music from our school orchestra, mulled wine & mince pies! Everyone is welcome and we very much hope to see you there.

Court Leet

You are invited by the High Bailiff, to attend his Court Leet Service on Sunday 21st November at 6pm in St. John’s Church. Again early arrival is advised. There refreshments in the Guild Hall after this service.

Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church
Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church November Sunday services all at 11am except for Remembrance Sunday 14th which will start 5 minutes earlier. Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 4th December with bring & buy etc.
Warwickshire College, Henley Hair & Beauty’

Warwickshire College, Henley Hair & Beauty will be open for client bookings from Monday 8th November. Please come and support our training & enjoy our wonderful new facilities. Ring now for more information or to book an appointment 01564 797830.

Henley Wildlife Society

Tuesday 16th 7.45pm in Baptist Church Hall to hear about “Jurassic Warwickshire” from Dr. J. Radley. Visitors welcome


Train Times now live

We have added a new button to the left hand column which gives the latest train arrival and departure times at Henley-in-Arden International Station. The details are automatically updated every 2 minutes.


Photos of Henley in the Snow?

Do you have any photos of Henley in the snow?

Henley NEWS on-line is preparing its Christmas edition and the editor is seeking colour pictures of Henley in snow.

From our own Correspondents

British LegionHenley NEWS on-line is looking for additional correspondents to send in stories and pictures. David Burman has become our agricultural correspondent and Peter Cornfield of John Earle will be writing a regular column on the property scene. We are now looking for a volunteer to write a regular feature "Let's eat in Henley" about all the restaurants and pubs in and around Henley.

We already have most of the significant organisations in the town represented on the website. Recent additions include: Lions Club, Henley High School, Drama Society and regular press releases from the Joint Parish Council. Henley Bridge Club will soon be linked up. The Primary School PTA will soon be providing a regular page of news and features.

Why don't you become one of our correspondents and send in stories about your area, your club, your school or events you have witnessed. Please always try to include a photo.

Letters, articles, pictures to the Editor are always welcome. Please do not use the following file 'Publisher" or 'Serif'. 'Word' is preferred. Please send to Sports clubs

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