15th April 2005
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Trafalgar Lunch at Judges' House

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has sponsored a commemoration lunch for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. This event will be part of the national celebrations which will be taking place over the anniversary weekend.

The lunch which will be hosted by County Councillor George Atkinson, will take place at the Judges' House, part of the Court complex at Warwick on Saturday 22nd October 2005. The dining room at the Judges' Hose is without doubt the finest banqueting hall in Warwickshire with exceptional paintings of Henry VIII and Charles I.

The dinning room at the Judges' Hose can only accommodate 54 and already 25% of the tickets have been sold. A distinguished naval officer is be sought to be the guest speaker.

An advert for this event appears below the Notice Board at the foot of this page.

76 Members visit HMS Victory

The Henley-in-Arden and District Ex Services Social Fund took a party of 76 members and their guests to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyards on Thursday 7th April 2005.

The two coaches left Henley at 7.30am and arrived in Portsmouth at 10.30. They spent the 2.1/2 hours until 1.00pm visiting HMS Victory and the Mary Rose and the many other exhibitions on site.

At 1.00pm they left the Dockyard for the short drive to Hilsea to enjoy a superb three-course lunch at the Toby Restaurant. They returned to Portsmouth at 3.30pm to continue their visit with a tour of HMS Warrior and more of the exhibitions. Leaving Portsmouth at approximately 5.45pm to arrive back in Henley at 8.30pm. All members and guests had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Les Goodman

Parking Enforcement Campaign

A parking hit squad has started to enforce the parking rules which have been ignored for years. Price Harry Road and the market area will be receiving special attention on Wednesdays to the relief of residents. Not before time!

Cllr Gillian Roache (Cons, Vale of the Red Horse), the District Council's portfolio holder for community services said: "I am aware of the problem in Henley and I also understand there is free parking available in a car park. Another car park is due to open which will bring the free spaces up 100 in the village."

A spokesman for Stratford District Council, which took over policing of parking restrictions in October, said: "There is clearly an issue in Henley. The regulations are nothing new, but we are now policing them more because of the additional staff we now have."

Warwickshire College's achievements

On April 12th, Warwickshire College hosted a VIP Media Dinner, attended by guests from the region's press, TV and radio. The evening took place at Moreton Hall (picture on left) on the College's Moreton Morrell Centre .

During the evening/ Principal loan Morgan talked about the College's size/ scope and future developments. He covered developments in the curriculum such as the new National Diploma in Forensic Science and the International Baccalaureate Diploma/ an A Level equivalent recognised by major universities. Warwickshire College is the only place in the Coventry and Warwickshire area to offer this prestigious qualification.

In 2004 Warwickshire College was awarded national Beacon Status in Employer Engagement, which holds the College up as a government-endorsed model of good practice, Mr Morgan discussed the role that the College is now charged with in providing guidance to the FE sector on how to meet the government's agenda for the upskilling of workforces and providing high-quality, industry-focused training. The role of Warwickshire College's Business and Enterprise Support Team (BEST), which provides one business-focused contact point for employers, was also covered.

Mr Morgan also talked about the future of Warwickshire College, which/ with five main centres in Leamington, Rugby, Moreton Morrell and Henley-in-Arden, a student cohort over 30,000 and rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, is one of the largest and most successful colleges in England.

Mr Morgan highlighted 'sustainable excellence' as the underlining factor in all future plans- In line with the Government's strategy to ensure that employers have access to an appropriately skilled workforce; he cited closer relationships with employers as being a clear priority. He announced that recent training contracts had been agreed with GAP and Sainsbury's.

Hilary Wright pictured right who is Head of the College’s Henley-in-Arden Centre told Henley NEWS on-line that the recent announcement to provide facilities for a local Film Club had received an enthusiastic response from residents in the town and she expected to make a further announcement shortly.

Plans were being drawn up for further improvements to the campus including an upgrade to the vetillation system in the lecture theatre and the new sports hall. Hilary said that the college would be consulting widely with the residents of Henley before going forward for planning consent.

Warwickshire College is now the second largest employer in Henley and has generated a significant positive impact on the local economy.

Last Chance for Lions Travel Bursary

Knowle and Dorridge Lions are giving a final chance to 16 to 24 year old students living in Knowle, Dorridge or immediately surrounding areas to apply for their generous Youth Travel Bursary. Upto £2,500 is available from monies raised from last years 21st Knowle Fun Run towards the costs of travelling to undertake a project abroad or in the UK. Possibly suitable for a gap year the project must contain an artistic, scientific, cultural, historical theme or involve work in a third world or underdeveloped country. Applicants who are may be in full time education will need to demonstrate the benefits and objectives of their project, why the bursary is required and how other costs will be met.

'When we launched the Youth Travel Bursary last year we expected an avalanche of applications,' says Lion Barry Dale, 'but surprisingly interest has been limited. It's either a case that the message is not getting through that the money is there for the taking, or young people are put off for some other reason, we need to have feedback, please. These projects which offer a wonderful opportunity to see life in different parts of the world, in different cultures, are not cheap and we would expect many more applications every year. Ideally we award the bursary in July so that the lucky applicants can set about pulling together the remaining costs with the certainty of the grant'.
Full details of the scheme can be found on www.KnowleandDorridgeLions.com

Barry can be contacted on 01564 775899.

Henley Crime Report

This crime summary is a look at the crimes of public interest that occurred on the Henley, Snitterfield and Tanworth policing area over the last 14 days. We do not as normal practice include crimes of shoplifting, bilking, domestic violence or fraud.

Some time before 15:25 hours on Wednesday 23rd March unknown offender/s have forded the rear doors of a property on Tithe Barn Lane, Hockley Heath. It is not known at present if any property has been stolen.
Incident number 338 0f 23rd March refers

At approximately 03:05 hours on Monday 28th March unknown offender/s have entered the rear conservatory of a house on Mayswood Road, Wootton Wawen. The offender/s have then climbed through an open window into the bathroom and made their way through to the Kitchen area. Offender/s have then taken keys for both a Toyota Hilux and VW Polo along with a wallet from within. Offender/s have then made off from the scene in the Toyota Hilux motor vehicle, leaving behind the VW Polo keys and wallet.
Incident number 83 of the 28th March refers

At approximately 22:34 hours on Monday 4th March an elderly lady has reported three unknown male youths, in their late teens, at her address in Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. The Offender/s, who were armed with sticks, asked for keys and took jewellery from within.
Incident number 716 of 4th April refers

Between 18:00 hours on Wednesday 23rd March and 11:00 hours on Thursday 24th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to the rear garden of a house on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. Offender/s have then forced the lock on a secured garden shed and stolen a Blue road racing bicycle from within.
Incident number 173 of 24th March refers

At approximately 04:45 hours on Sunday 27th March unknown offender/s have entered Henley in Arden Auction sales by smashing a hole in a side wall. It is unknown at present what property has been stolen.
Incident number 104 of 27th March refers

Sometime before 08:00 hours on Friday 18th March unknown offender/s have stolen both registration plates from a Fiat Punto motor vehicle parked secure and unattended in Earlswood.
Incident number 199 of 18th March refers

Sometime before 08:30 hours on Friday 18th March unknown offender/s have stolen the front registration plate from a Peugeot motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on The Common, Earlswood.
Incident number 130 of 18th March refers

Between 15:00 hours and 20:15 hours on Saturday 19th March unknown offender/s have forced the drivers door lock of a Peugeot 406 parked secure and unattended in Wootton Wawen. Offender/s have stolen a number of CD’s and a jacket from within.
Incident number 235 of 19th March refers

Between 21:00 hours on Monday 21st March and 05:45 hours on Tuesday 22nd March unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a Landrover Discovery parked secure and unattended on St. Marys Close, Henley. It is unknown at present if any property has been stolen.
Incident number 49 of 22nd March refers

At approximately 20:25 hours on Wednesday 23rd March unknown offender/s have gained entry to a motor vehicle parked secure and unattended in Bearley Cross, Wootton Wawen. Offender/s have stolen golf clubs and a laptop computer from within. Offender/s made off in a Ford Fiesta motor vehicle.
Incident number 610 of 23rd March refers

Between 21:00 hours and 22:45 hours on Sunday 27th March unknown offender/s have removed the rubber seal from the rear nearside door window from a vehicle parked secure and unattended on Oaktree Close, Bearley. No property was stolen from within.
Incident number 594 of 27th March refers

Between 12:45 hours and 13:45 hours on Monday 4th April unknown offender/s have forced the door lock of on VW Golf parked secure and unattended on The Green, Tanworth. No property has been stolen from within.
Incident number 297 of 4th April refers

HSBC bank at Henley appears to have had a card reader device fitted to its ATM. The caller also reports two males in a near by car with a sleeping bag.

At approximately 14:20 hours on Wednesday 23rd March a suspicious looking male was seen walking up the callers drive on Nuthurst Lane, Hockley Heath. When the male realised someone was home he asked for directions to Earlswood. The male was described as between 16 and 20 years of age, shaved black hair, wearing a grey tracksuit.

Naveed Malik has now taken over as Alcester Sector Inspector following Inspector Tim Bailys relocation to Police Headquarters. Leek Wottoon.

Inspector Malik has been with the Warwickshire Police Force for 16 years, 14 of which have been spent within CID at Leamington Spa. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone within the community and being able to work together with you all to reduce crime and the fear of crime, helping to make Warwickshire the safest place to be,” Said Inspector Naveed Malik.

Three males were arrested last week following a number of auto crimes in the Earlswood area. The arrest was made as a result of sightings of the three males acting suspiciously near to a secured and unattended motor vehicle. The offenders were stopped and arrested by Police as the offenders made off from the scene in another motor vehicle.

Following their arrest a series of car and house searches were conducted by the Police and a number of property items were discovered relating to dwelling burglaries on The Common, Earlswood. Several victims have since identified their stolen property.

The three males have been released on bail following further Police enquiries.

If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents, please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.

Good season at Henley AFC

Following on from the success of U8's in their cup final, the senior first team are through to a final of the Edwards of Stratford Divisional Cup to be played at Stratford Towns Ground on the evening of the 22/4/05, 7.30 k.o. against Quinton.

Phil Butler (manager) assisted by John King will be reporting on how they get on but they need support as it will tough game.

Below is the latest programme poster from Henley Forest of Arden AFC.
Peter Johnson.

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The Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) is organising a fundraising collection in Henley High Street on Saturday 16th April 9am - 4pm. Could you spare an hour to help raise money for the Blind & Partially Sighted? Contact Judy Murdoch 01564 792855 or business 01926 888789.
Henley Wildlife Society Members are looking forward to seeing Rosemary Morris’s slides of ‘People & Wildlife in Tanzania’ on Tuesday 19th April in the Baptist Church Hall from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome £1.00
Henley & Beaudesert Civic Society On 21st April at 8.00pm in the Fire Station lecture theatre for an illustrated talk by Dr. Chris Upton on ‘Victorian Asylums’
Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church Our April Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 23rd from 10am till noon. Please call in for a coffee, a chat and to browse the bring & buy stalls.
The Parish Church AGM will be on Wednesday 27th April in St. John’s Church starting at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to attend to hear what we have achieved and what we hope to do. As usual there will be time for your questions  and comments.
Petticoat Lane Sale - Monday 2nd MAY - 10.30am till 12 .00 noon in and around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Proceeds shared between Cord & Church funds. Good quality White Elephant stall, books, plants, toys & Small  items of furniture etc. Please ring 794308 for enquiries or if collection needed. NO jumble please

Double G & S Concerts in Tanworth This is an invitation to tenors & basses to come aboard “H.M.S. Pinafore” and attend a “Trial by Jury” on July14, 15 & 16th. Note three performances by popular demand. Rehearsals on Tuesdays in Tanworth Village Hall at 7.45pm Men only on May 24th & 31st. Full chorus from June 7th through to the final one (a must) on July 12th. Details of ticket sales will appear later. I look forward to seeing you, ladies & gentlemen for this 28th year. Any enquiries (at this stage) to Wendy Dillon 01564 742464

Bell ringing!! Who would like to ‘have a go’ at ringing a Church Bell? ‘Have a Go’ on any Thursday evening at 7.45pm in St. John’s Church, for £1.00 donation to the High Bailiff’s Flood Relief Fund. Henley ringers will match all contributions.

THE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB holds their monthly lunchtime meeting on third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to 2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session followed by a quality lunch and a informative speaker on a business topic.
THE ROTARY CLUB of Henley-in-Arden meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email robinf@ribi.org
Events for future Tricia's Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Tricia Hammond by email or by post to 132 High St marked ‘Tricia’s Diary’. Please tell all your friends about Tricia's Diary.

Stratford Ramblers invites anyone to join their gentle pace walks every 1st and 3rd Tuesday; starting Tuesday 5th April. Ring Penny Stott on 01564 792251 or go to www.stratfordramblers.com for details. Walks start at 10:00am and will normally be 4 to 5 miles long, taken at a pace to suit those new to walking, or those who can no longer walk as fast as they used to. We aim to take time to look at the view and the newborn lambs and so on. As a sociable group, several of us normally call at a pub afterwards for a drink or light lunch. We try to share cars where practical, to reduce the problem of many cars at one parking place.

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