29th July 2005
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Annual Butter Weighing reports OK

Last Saturday July 24th, the Court Leet held its annual bread and butter weighing. Gerald Smith, Butter Weigher to the Court, along with High Bailiff Brian Jackson, and a large contingent from Henley Court Leet, along with two visiting Butter Weighers from Alcester Court Leet, visited four establishments in the High Street to check if their bread and butter were suitable for the consumption of the townsfolk of Henley in Arden.

Town Cryer Gordon Trinder reads the Certificate of Satisfaction at Henley Ices

The establishments submitting to this ancient form of consumer protection were:

Henley Ice Cream
Somerfields Supermarket
The Bakery
Sue Dalby Catering

Sommerfields Supermarket

Henley Bakery

Sue Dalby Catering

All the above establishments passed with flying colours, and were awarded with certificates for the coming year.

John Love
Constable & Photographer

Jazz in the Garden update

The Memorial Hall Committee would like to thank all those brave people who, despite the ‘iffy’ forecast, attended the Jazz in the Garden but we were lucky again and had a lovely warm evening. Everyone seemed to enjoy their splendid picnics & danced to the excellent sounds of the Ad Hoc Jazz Band & their singers Alison & Ruth. We finished the evening with fireworks. Thank you all those who helped set up & put away and also the strawberry hulling team who waded through 70 punnets & on;y tasted a few! Our thanks again to the sponsors of the band John Earle & Sons & Lodders and to Art in Henley who paid for the fireworks. We shall now be able to replace all the windows in the Memorial Hall making them draught proof & maintenance free.

Rotary Recognition for Keith & Alec

Two Henley Rotarians, Keith Ford and Alec Halliwell, have been honoured by Rotary International in recognition of more than 25 years of dedicated Rotary membership. The "Commitment to Service" awards were presented to them by club president Paul Rayner who, in congratulating them, said that their contribution to the Henley club could not be overstated. Both were founder members of the club when it was formed 30 years ago, and both are not only past presidents but also continue to be highly involved in all the club's activities serving the community.

Preparations are now well under way for the club's charity golf day to be held on Friday 9th September at Stratford Oaks Golf Club. Applications for teams of four to enter this AM/AM event are available from Mike Redman (01926-843060 or e-mail Wellsider@aol.com). The cost of £140 includes an excellent buffet meal. Good prizes are on offer, including prizes for mixed and ladies teams. The main charity to benefit is the Prostate Cancer Charity. With 27,000 men in the UK diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and 10,000 deaths - one every hour - annually, it's no wonder that the charity needs all the funds it can muster to fund research and provide support for those touched by the disease. Do join us at our golf day if you can, or support us by providing sponsorship of a hole on the course. Prizes for the raffle would also be most welcome.

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.

Between 16:30 hours and 20:30 hours on Saturday 9th July unknown offender/s have smashed the front door of a premises in Tanworth Lane, Henley in Arden, to gain entry. Offender/s have stolen car keys from within and have subsequently stolen two motor vehicles from the driveway.
Incident number 622 of 9th July refers

Between 13:00 hours on Saturday 16th July and 10:00 hours on Monday 18th July unknown offender/s have cut the padlock to a shed in Oaktree Close, Bearley. The offender/s have then stolen mountfield petrol mower and Bosch hedge trimmer from within.
Incident number 179 of 18th July refers

Sometime between Thursday 30th June and 09:00 hours on Friday 1st July unknown offender/s have stolen a Vauxhall Corsa motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Arden Road, Henley. IP reports the spare car keys as missing.
Incident number 127 of 1st July refers

Between 21:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 30th June unknown offender/s have stolen a Kubota Mini digger parked secure and unattended in Wootton Wawen. CCTV of the area shows a Range Rover type vehicle backing up to the digger.
Incident number 147 of 1st July refers

Between 16:45 hours and 17:00 hours on Friday 1st July unknown offender/s have stolen hedge cutters from an insecure Ford Transit motor vehicle in Hockley Heath.
Incident number 448 of 1st July refers

Between 15:15 hours and 19:55 hours on Friday 1st July unknown offender/s have bent the door frame of a Rover motor vehicle, parked secure and unattended on St. Nicholas Road, Henley, by forcing it with a lever. This is a repeat offence.
Incident number 587 of 1st July refers

Between 22:00 on Sunday 3rd May and 09:00 hours on Monday 4th May unknown offender/s have forced the sliding door handle of a VW van parked secure and unattended on Arden Road, Henley.
Incident number 204 of 4th July refers

Sometime before 18:25 hours on Wednesday 13th July unknown offender/s have entered a community event in Salters Lane, Wootton Wawen and stolen handbags from vehicles as well as a Landrover Discovery and a Mercedes livestock wagon.
Incident number 497 of 13th July refers

At approximately 10:15 hours on Monday 18th July the tracker from a Vauxhall Vectra, stolen from the Birmingham area on the 17th July 2005, was monitored moving in the Henley, Wootton Wawen and Bearley area before the vehicle was recovered abandoned near to Pennyford Lane on the A3400.
Incident number 167 of 18th July refers

West Midlands Police have arrested a known offender in connection with the recovery of a stolen Range Rover Vogue on false plates, which was stolen in a car key burglary in Edge Lane, Henley in Arden back in February 2005
Three offender/s have also been arrested for a theft at Studley HSBC where a camera device had been placed on the ATM machine. Enquiries into this matter are continuing.

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

Special offer from The Spa

The new Spa at Henley-in-Arden has launched a special offer to introduce new customers to The Spa’s breadth of treatments, world-class team of professional therapists and tranquil atmosphere.

The special half Spa Days offer is comprised of a relaxing treatment, such as a back massage or spa facial, as well as unrestricted use of the Spa relaxation suite, which features a sauna, steam and aromatherapy relaxation suite, monsoon showers and a reviving foot spa and spa pool. Towels, robes and slippers are provided for use and customers will receive a light lunch and non-alcoholic drinks.

Spa Manager Leanne Knighton said, “I would encourage anyone who needs an afternoon of relaxation and pampering to take advantage of this introduction to our peaceful haven, where our customers can relax, rejuvenate and restore their wellbeing. The offer enables customers to linger and luxuriate in our relaxation suite, as well as enjoy a beauty or holistic treatment. Our team of therapists, internationally recognised for their expertise, includes World Skills Gold and Silver competition winners, which acknowledges them as some of the best beauty therapists in the world.”

Introductory half Spa Days run from 10am-1pm and from 1-4pm. They cost just £35.00 and are only available until 1st September 2005, so please book early to avoid disappointment on 01564 797833.

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Henley-in-Arden W.I. Members and friends booked for the outing to Wyre Piddle & Pershore please meet at 11.00am at the Market Cross on Tuesday 2nd August.
THANK YOU to all who supported the Strawberry Tea which, including donations, raised £278 for Warwick Hospital Digital Mammography Unit.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH  An Evening Meeting has been arranged at the Fire Station at 7.00pm on Thursday 4th August for Co-ordinators and residents interested in how we are doing our bit to cope with crime & vandals in Henley. Do come along and join us.

The Henley-in-Arden & District Royal British Legion will be holding a Parade and Drumhead Service on Sunday 14th August 2005 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of V.J. Day. The parade, led by the Shirley Pipe Band, will leave the Memorial Hall at 10.25am and the service will be held in St. Nicholas churchyard at 11.00am. The salute on the return parade will be taken by a serving RAF Officer at the Market Cross. Tea & Coffee will be available at the Memorial Hall at the termination of the parade.

Children's Summer Activities Here are details of what we are doing in the Library.

Pirate Storytime & activities at 2.15pm on Tuesday 9th August.

Fancy Dress Treasure Hunt at 2.15pm on Tuesday 16th August (Tickets available from the Library). We are also inviting children to join the ‘reading voyage’ This runs until the end of the holidays.

Art in Henley Society   August meeting will be a ‘Henley Treasure Hunt’ organised by Colin Fisher 01564 792715

Coffee Morning will be held at Dell Court on Saturday 24th September from 10am - 12 noon in aid of the DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT at Warwick Hospital. Admission 50p including tea & biscuits. There will be a bring & buy table & raffle. Please support this worthwhile cause

The Parish Council’s Footpaths Committee is organising another walk on Sunday 4th September starting at 2.00pm from the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. 3 walks are available and are: - For the hardy - 4.1/2 miles: intermediate - 2.1/2 miles and Children's walk - 1.1/2 miles. Why not join in and enjoy the public footpaths around the town. Do pray for a good sunny day.

First Choice Nursery School & Summer Holiday Club are held at the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane and run on 4 days a week from 9.00am to 3.00pm The fees are very competitive and the organisation is registered through Warwickshire County Council. The Nursery School, is registered for 26 children aged 2-5yrs and prepare the children for a school environment, and the Summer Holiday Club is for children aged 2-12yrs. For further information telephone First Choice organisers on 07751 689868 for a brochure or informal chat or visit Henley website, www.henleyinarden.plus.com

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service If you think that you could serve your community, are over 18 years old and you live within 5 minutes of the Fire Station, have you considered becoming a part-time fire fighter? For more information contact Richard Butler 07974408977
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Co-ordinators. If you are aware that  you are not covered in your area or are willing to be a co-ordinator. Please contact Annette Walker on 792837

Rural Housebound Service This is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council & Age Concern and is a free library service to housebound residents in rural areas of the county who *Do not have access to transport. *Do not have family or friends who can regularly exchange library books. *Are unable to visit
their local or mobile library.

Two volunteers visit homes once a month, bringing a selection of  books, talking books, music cassettes or jigsaws. If you are eligible or know of someone who might benefit, please contact Debbie Sly on 01926 851031

Business ClubTHE 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.

Rotary ClubTHE 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

The Henley-in-Arden Bridge Club plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel and usually find time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!. Play commences at 7.15 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.

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.

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