Henley-in-Arden
13th April 2006
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Court Leet Dinner

The High Bailiff of Henley-in-Arden Dr. Douglas Bridgewater welcomes guests to the annual Henley Court Leet Dinner held within the Guild Hall on Thursday April 6th.

The photograph has (left to right front row): Mr. Alan Robson, former High Bailiff of Henley, Cllr. Gordon Collett, Chairman Warwickshire County Council, Sir John Egan DL, Chairman of Severn Trent and guest speaker at the dinner. Dr. Douglas Bridgewater, High Bailiff of Henley-in Arden, Cllr. Bill Lowe, Mayor of Stratford upon Avon. Mr. David Lodder, Steward of the Manor of Henley-in-Arden. Back row, (left to right) Mr. Ray Holding, Low Bailiff of Henley, Cllr. Geoffrey Smith, Mayor of Warwick, Mr. John West, Head master at Henley High School, Rev. John Ganjavi, Chaplin to the Henley Court, Peter Carr, High Bailiff of Alcester; Michael Honnoraty, Bailiff of Warwick; Michael Burman, Clerk of the Tanworth Association for the Prosecution of Felons; Gordon Trinder, Town Crier and Michael Quirke, Low Bailiff of Alcester. 

Sir John Egan, Chairman of Severn Trent, in a powerful and thought provoking speech told members of the Court Leet and their guests that "Climate Change was a huge problem, rushing at the speed of an express train". He said Worldwide co-operation would be a problem. By 2030, the World would be getting into the chaotic arena, with the UK climate similar to the South of France and the Gulf Stream shutting down. The UK would have much warmer summers and colder winters. Co2 would be ten times greater.

Today, the UK is responsible for 2% of global emissions, China 13% and the USA 22%. Sir John complained that the UK like other nations did not yet have a plan and he said US voters "are not interested". He proposed that the G8 should fund experimental work. Already, all the World's scientists agree that there is a problem and that there would have to be heavy penalties to reverse the trend. Nuclear energy would have to come back on the agenda.

Sir John concluded by saying that the Court Leet in the last seven hundred years would have seen many similar problems including the plague, communism and fascism.

The High Bailiff thanked Sir John for his address and said "Generations to come will be faced with great challenges".

A collection was taken for the Society of Parents of Children with Cancer, the charity being supported by the Claverdon Lions who are walking to the North Pole in the Polar Challenge 2006 (see following story).


Sir John Egan with High Bailiff Douglas Bridgewater


David Lodder and Derek Sharman


Bill Leech and Gordon Trinder


George Wilson and Derek Love


Mayor of Stratford & Chairman of Warks County Council

Photos Alan Robson and John Love

Local Explorers arrive in the Arctic

Local Sony Polar Challenge 2006 adventurers Darren Ariss from Claverdon and Tommy Dalman from Henley were greeted on 7th April by a different kind of cold to anything they had ever experienced before as they touched down in the high Arctic. It was a dry cold of -18 degrees (very mild by Arctic standards). It is beyond teeth chattering and shivers but penetrates right through to the bone. They were glad of their specialist cold weather gear.
 
Resolute Bay, their new home for the next few nerve racking days is the second most northerly town in the world, an awesome concept, although the town itself is simple and functional as the Inuit community go about their daily business. With little breathing space, they rushed to their hotel where their hectic schedule begun with a no mess lecture on cold weather survival. Competitors will be bombarded with numerous gruesome possibilities of frost bite, dehydration and immersion injury (more commonly known as trench foot) but are assured that if they take the right precautions and follow the instructions of Polar Challenge’s experienced staff they can make it to the finish line unscathed.
 
This is providing, of course, that they will have paid attention in their map reading lectures and navigation training and don’t get themselves lost on the ice! It is also vital they listen well to the polar bear safety program and live weapon training (used to deter the bears) as each team of two or three will navigate themselves through the isolated Polar Bear Pass, home for 80% of the worlds Polar bear population. Kit, clothing and food is prepared for the race ahead including a 40kg bag bursting with high energy, high calorie goodies – salami, cheese, jelly babies, dried fruit, nuts and chocolate to be carried by each person as a constant source of energy while racing – a daily guilt free treat!
 
Last Sunday, in visibility of only a few meters, teams quickly learned the importance of the 3 rules of Polar travel: "Stay together, stay together and don't separate" – it took only a few steps to disappear from each other's view. Out in the extreme Arctic conditions there were some shocked faces, but once stopped and inside their tents competitors learned how warm and comfortable you can get inside your tent during these conditions – soon there were cheery smiles and laughter echoing around Resolute Bay.
 
Teams have a further 2 days on the mini expedition before returning to Resolute for final preparations for their journey to the Pole. They will then continue their training with experienced Arctic guides on the 5 day walk to the start line – 65 miles away.
 
On Monday conditions were clear - relieved competitors departed for camp 2 of the mini expedition able to see the full beauty of the Arctic landscape surrounding them.

LATE BREAKING NEWS  
This Tuesday they begun the 65 mile trek to the race start after 6 days of training in Resolute, the base for the challenge in the High Arctic. Spirits were high this morning as teams gathered for a good luck ceremony with traditional throat singing from Resolute's community. All competitors were in high spirits after successfully completing training in blizzard conditions and still air temperatures as low as -35C over the last few days. Their departure from Resolute was greeted with blue skies and bright sunshine.
 
On their journey to the start line competitors will still be in training – they will be travelling with Arctic Instructors on hand to give them help with ski techniques, tent routines, keeping warm, polar bear safety and more. Teams will be able to hone their daily drills to make them as slick as possible – to save valuable seconds, minutes and hours during the race itself.
 
Tony Martin Operations Director for the Sony Polar Challenge comments:
"During the walk to the Start Line competitors need to find their inner strengths, their inner weaknesses, confront them, embrace them, and turn their fears into courage."
 
The Sony Polar Challenge start date is currently expected to be between 16th and 18th April.

 
If you would like join the Polar Challenge Team in achieving the extraordinary in 2007, please visit www.polar-challenge.com for more information.


Candidates nominated for District Council Election

Laurence Marshall has agreed to write an election address for Henley NEWS on-line, which will be published in a future edition nearer the election.

We are also inviting Catherine Rolfe to send us an election address for publication but as she is not a resident of Henley and not listed in the BT Phone Book, we are appealing to any reader who knows her to pass on this invitation.


Heritage Centre reopens

During the closed season many new exhibits have been put on show. The “Wartime” display, with its replica bomb shelter, has had a full facelift with several interesting additions – see picture here. The Centre’s albums of documents, pictures and stories continue to grow. In the “Mediaeval Room”, the heraldic shields have been re-mounted with explanations of their significance to Henley over the period of a thousand years.

During the winter also, and prompted by last year’s spectacular floods, most of the ground floor of the house has been tiled in Dovedale slate and storm drains have been re-engineered. Old lighting systems have been replaced.

Ray Holding, curator, wishes to convey his gratitude to the many volunteers who have trimmed and re-fitted most of the downstairs doors, made shelves, tables, skirtings, shield mounts and other joinery tasks, polished up the brass and copper, re-written and redesigned leaflets, swept and tidied, repainted and varnished things and slaved away at the massive and never-ending task of document compilation . They know who they are!

The spirit of volunteer service in Henley is alive and well: no less than 14 new stewards joined the team for this year. And 800 schoolchildren have already booked group visits, on which they are usually welcomed at the Market Cross by the Town Crier. It’s a day they remember!

Ray Holding - Administrator

Opening Times: 2.30pm on Monday 17th April and is then open, as in previous years:

Monday to Thursday 10.30am to 4.30 pm,
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2.30pm to 4.30pm
- until the end of October.


JPC in the NEWS

JPC Secrecy
In an article entitled "Closed-door Approach to Open Government" The Birmingham Post (1st April) commented on the promises by national and local government to do away with secrecy and mentioned our own JPC as an example of the reverse being the case. It reported:-

The Joint Parish Council of Henley-in-Arden and Beaudesert in Warwickshire is no exception and invoked the full majesty of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public (such as they were) from its meeting of March 20 at the local Baptist church hall.

What could be the issue of such importance?

The answer is revealed: "To discuss the purchase of a new handset cord for the office telephone."

A matter of commercial sensitivity, no doubt.

Corrections to the JPC Newsletter
Henley NEWS on-line has been asked to make the following corrections to the April edition of the JPC Newsletter, which was circulated to every household in Henley.

The Current High Bailiff is Dr Douglas Bridgewater not Dr D Bainbridge as reported on Page 2.

Maggie Twigg, Chairman of the Civic Society, has advised that the Civic Society was omitted from the list of donors to the Henley Sk8 Cru project.

35% of JPC Website Visitors from North America?
In the April edition of their Newsletter, the JPC proudly claimed that "35% of the visitors came from North America". Internet experts in Henley believe that this was a misleading statement and probably a gross exaggeration. This statistic probably refers to the location of the servers used by the visitors, not the visitors actual country of residence. For instance, all AOL (America Online) subscribers, including JPC Cllr Gerrie Bruce who has an AOL email address, would probably be classed as North American residents for this statistic. In addition, most search engine servers, like Google, are based in the US and their automatic visits to catalogue sites would also be similarly classified.

"Web usage statistics are (worse than) meaningless" according to Dr. Lívia Markóczy, who is Associate Professor of Strategy at the School of Management at the University of Texas. She wrote this in 1995 to explain the stats situation when working at Cranfield University Computer Centre and last updated this paper in July 2004.

In reality, probably only a handful of true North American residents will have visited the site since it opened.


Armed police seen around Henley

POLICE with guns have been on the streets of Henley in the past week after a tip-off that there was going to be an armed raid on business premises in the town. The expected raid on a manufacturing business did not happen but the police say that they are renaming vigilant.

Last Friday, startled motorists and residents reported that seven police cars were stationed at various points on the A3400 between Wootton Wawen and Liveridge Hill. Henley residents reported that they had seen armed officers around the town. Witnesses said the operation was repeated on Monday.

One motorist said that she had counted seven police cars at around ten o'clock on Friday morning and the same number were stationed in slightly different positions shortly before five o'clock on the same evening.


Award for Blind Club Founder

Pam Ford, a founder member of Henley's Wednesday Club for the Visually Impaired was present with a Certificate and bouquet of flowers to mark her 20 years service to the club.

Pam is pictured with fellow founding member Judy Murdoch, Chairman of the Warwickshire Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted, and Wednesday Club organiser Sue Maskell.

The club for the visually impaired meets at Dell Court, every fortnight, for socials, lunches, speakers and outings.


WI Scrap Book may have been found after Appeal

During his talk on ‘Warwickshire Folk Lore’ to Henley and Beaudesert Civic Society on 6th April, Mr Roy Palmer referred to a prize-winning Henley WI scrap book dating from about 1950. He had seen a description of the book and some of its contents in a magazine article dated 1956. Because the contents appeared relevant to his study of Warwickshire Folklore he had previously tried to find the scrap book, but without success. He appealed to the audience for information about its possible whereabouts. Mrs Iris Murdock and Mr Jonathan Dovey both came forward later to say that they believed the book was in the Heritage Centre. It appears that the book has been rebound as three green volumes instead of one yellow one. This may explain why previous attempts to find the book failed. However, it remains to be confirmed that the Heritage Centre books are indeed those sought by Mr Palmer. The magazine article about the scrapbook mentioned a Mr Peter Newcome swimming down Henley High St in 1899 floods, Granny Sly the Midwife and Kate Avons the Wart Charmer!

Moving to an earlier time in Henley’s history, Mr Palmer, author of “The Folklore of Warwickshire”, explained how St Nicholas was the Saint of many churches in Warwickshire. He is the patron saint of Pawnbrokers, Children, Sailors and Unmarried Girls. In stained glass in Beaudesert church, he shelters a tubful of children; three boys who had been butchered and pickled in wine, but brought back to life by the saint.

Henley once had a Town Hall of the type with an open ground floor. Members of the Guild of St Johns performed miracle plays there in the 15th century and circa 1600 the Court Leet declared that Mr Bayliff shall not allow plays. Despite this it is known that Pericles was performed in the Hall in 1609.

Henley had fairs to as late as 1888. These included Sheep and Cattle on Lady day, General Sale on the feast of St Giles and a hiring or Mop Fair on 11 Oct. There was a tendency for drunkenness and unruly behaviour at the Mop, as newly hired employees were given a 1/- advance and the previous years’ employees were paid their wages for the whole of the previous year. To deal with unlawful behaviour during the Mop a court of summary justice, known as a ‘pie powder’ court, was kept in session for the duration. The name is a corruption of ‘pieds poudreux’ describing the accused, many of whom had walked to town from outlying areas.

Mr Palmer’s enthusiastic, detailed, and fascinating talk included the singing of several folk verses with audience participation and playing of rare recordings of local folk singers and musicians. ‘More fools in Henley’ Mr Palmer explained, was an expression known to have been used by Henley people when they saw strangers. A member of the audience remarked that this may be due to the fact that in Victorian times Henley had three lunatic asylums. In the black country, they say ‘Strangers, heave half a brick’ so, Mr Palmer kindly suggested that Henley folk were more gentile.

The meeting was at the Baptist Church Hall, the society’s new venue which provides disabled access. Dawn Leech’s new scrap book was on display. Will people be searching for it in 56 years time?

The next evening meeting is on Thursday 21st Sept, 8pm at the Baptist Church Hall, ‘Where’s that monument?’ by Heather Jones. Also, day visits to Rockingham Castle on Tues 20th June and to The Friends Meeting House @ Warwick on 23rd May. Non members welcome. Details Iris Birch 792955.


Performing Arts Awards at High School

The Awards Season reached its climax on Friday 7th April in Henley-in-Arden.  The Baftas, the Golden Globes and the Oscars were all over, but on Friday morning the stars were out for the inaugural Henley High School Performing Arts Awards.

Thirty awards recognising achievement in Dance, Music and Drama from age 11 up to 16 were presented in a ceremony that also included performances from winners in all three disciplines. The climax of the event was the presentation of the Richard Dalton-Moore Award to Sarah Johnson for outstanding contribution to the arts at Henley High which is a specialist college for the performing arts.

Katey Smith reporting


Barbershop singing at Rotary Ladies Night

On Monday, 3rd April 2006 Henley in Arden Rotary Club welcomed their ladies and guests to a Ladies Night at their meeting held at the Henley Golf and Country Club. Guests included Rotarians and their partners from the Rotary Clubs of Rugby, Warwick and Warwick Avon. Ladies from the Henley in Arden Inner Wheel also attended the evening.

83 were in attendance and enjoyed a 3 course meal followed by coffee and mints all excellently prepared and served by the Golf Club staff. Following the meal and minor Rotary business the ‘gathering’ enjoyed the talents of an Authentic Barbershop Quartet ‘BIANCO’. Unsurprisingly from their performance  ‘BIANCO’ were BABS Quartet Semi Finalists in 2004.

Tenor- Steve Norman, Baritone-Terry Round, Bass-Paul Williams and Lead Bob Hodgkiss entertained with their unaccompanied singing talents together with a lengthy and very funny monologue recited by Bob Hodgkiss.

A raffle and ticket sales realized £368:50, which is to be donated to one of the Presidents chosen charities, namely Prostrate Cancer. Another excellent evening for another worthy cause.

Anyone interested in joining Rotary at Henley is welcome to join us any Monday evening other than Bank Holidays or telephone Rtn. Robin Freeman on 0178976544 or by e-mail robinf@ribi.org

Rtn. David J Brain


Henley Goes Greener
Save Money - Save the Planet

Easter shopping at the garden centre. Choose some nice plants growing in peat free compost. Peat is a dwindling resource and takes many hundreds of years to regrow or may not regrow at all so buy peat substitutes or use composted garden waste to make your own potting compost. Go to: www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/facts/peat.htm for more information.

Do not buy patio heaters. They consume energy at about the same rate as your central heating system but heat a fraction of the space. You can't really heat an outside space. Better to wait until the weather gets warmer.

For more information about The Henley Goes Greener project, click here.

John Stott


JPC Information on-line

Information about the Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council is regularly updated on the Henley Gateway Website "This is Henley-in-Arden".

Look no further than www.henley-in-arden.org/jpc for the latest and most comprehensive information about the JPC.


Alerts from Trading Standards

County Council Update On Bird Flu

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service’s Animal Health Team urge residents to remain calm but vigilant after tests on a swan found dead in Fife in Scotland have found the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Officers are reiterating the Department of the Environment Farming & Rural Affairs (Defra) advice that if residents find any dead swans, more than three dead birds of the same species or more than five dead birds of different species in the same location, they should contact the Department of the Environment Farming & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) helpline on 08459 335577.

Warwickshire Trading Standards Service does have a contingency plan in case there is an outbreak in the county and are working closely with DEFRA and other partners across the local authority area.

DEFRA has introduced legislation that requires all keepers of poultry with 50 or more birds kept for commercial purposes to register their flocks with them. However, Warwickshire Trading Standards would also ask that anyone who keeps fewer than 50 birds in the County to let the service know. 

To register a flock of less than 50 birds with Warwickshire Trading Standards telephone 01926 736471 or 736475 or 736470.

Simon Cripwell
Senior Information Officer
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service


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.

BURGLARY DWELLING
Sometime before 08:30 hours on Thursday 30th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to a domestic garage on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood by unknown means. Offender/s have stolen an electric saw from within before making good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 95 of the 30th March refers

BURGLARY COMMERCIAL AND OTHER BUILDING 
Between 07:45 hours and 18:15 hours on Tuesday 28th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to a premises on the Snitterfield Road, Bearley by unknown means. Once inside the premises offender/s have removed the padlocks from three containers situated within. Offender/s have then left the scene leaving both front and back doors open and taking no property from within. Incident number 594 of 28th March refers

AUTOCRIME 
Sometime before 08:25 hours on Saturday 25th March unknown offender/s have smashed the front windscreen of a van parked secure and unattended on Prince Harry Road, Henley by using a hammer.
Incident number 174 of 25th March refers  

Sometime before 23:10 hours on Wednesday 29th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to a VW Golf motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Bearley Road, Aston Cantlow by smashing the window. Offender/s have then reached into the vehicle and stolen a laptop computer before making good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 664 of 29th March refers  

Between 15:00 hours on Sunday 26th March and 11:30 hours on Wednesday 29th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to an ice cream van parked secure and unattended at the rear of a premises on the High Street, Henley by smashing the window. Once inside offender/s have pulled out wires to the chime system and made off with the same in an unknown direction. Incident number 224 of 29th March refers  

Between 19:00 hours on Tuesday 28th March and 07:30 hours on Wednesday 29th March unknown offender/s have gained entry to a motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood by smashing the rear window. Offender/s have then reached in and stolen a briefcase and paperwork from within before making good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 86 of 29th March refers  

Sometime before 14:22 hours on Saturday 1st April unknown offender/s have approached a black Ford Focus motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on the Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen and have proceeded to gain entry by unknown means. Once inside offender/s have stolen a bag containing clothing and toiletries from within. Incident number 337 of 1st April refers  

Between 20:50 hours and 23:30 hours on Friday 31st March unknown offender/s have approached a Peugeot 206 motor vehicle parked secure and unattended in Henley. Offender/s have proceeded to smash the heated rear windscreen to gain entry and have stolen a cream holdall from within contain clothes, shoes and toiletries before making good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 164 of 31st March refers  

Between 17:15 hours and 18:00 hours on Tuesday 4th April unknown offender/s have smashed the rear windscreen of a Hyundai motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Pound House Lane, Hockley Heath by unknown means. Offender/s have then gained access to the boot area and stolen a black shoulder bag containing bank cards and a driving license from within before making good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 596 of 4th April refers  

Between 12:30 hours and 14:30 hours on Wednesday 5th April unknown offender/s have gained entry to a VW Golf motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Earlswood Common, Earlswood by unknown means. Once inside offender/s have stolen a digital camera and video recorder from within before making off in an unknown direction. Incident number 434 of 5th April refers 

Between 20:00 hours on Wednesday 5th April and 04:00 hours on Thursday 6th April unknown offender/s have dented the boot of a motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Mayswood Road, Wootton Wawen by unknown means. Incident number 165 of 6th April refers  

CRIMINAL DAMAGE 
Between 19:00 hours on Saturday 25th March and 07:30 hours on Sunday 26th March unknown offender/s have smashed a number of pots outside a commercial premises on the High Street, Henley. The offender/s have then made good their escape in an unknown direction. Incident number 296 of 27th March refers   

WARWICKSHIRE POLICE RESPONSE TIMES
Warwickshire Police defines an immediate response incident as one where there is a danger/threat to life or property or where an offence has been committed and the offender/s are still in the locality. Warwickshire Police are measured on all of our immediate response incidents and are required to attend 90% of these incidents within a 20-minute period. Many of the immediate incidents reported to us are however dealt with much quicker.In the 2005/2006 period a total of 7,735 incidents were reported on the Alcester Policing sector. 96 immediate response incidents were reported in Henley, during this period, with 91.67% of these being reached within the target time. In Snitterfield 150 immediate response incidents were reported with 91.16% of these being reached within the target time.

HENLEY POLICE SURGERY  Henley In Arden Police will be holding a ‘drop in’ facility at Henley Police Station for you to come and discuss any issues or problems, within the community, with your local policing team! The next ‘police surgery’ will be held on: Wednesday 19th April 2006between 11am-1pm

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

HENLEY, SNITTERFIELD AND TANWORTH COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM


The Henley-in-Arden Notice Board

HERITAGE CENTRE

 

REOPENS  ON

EASTER MONDAY

at 2.30 pm

All the Residents of Henley are invited to come and see the Centre with its refurbished display of wartime memorabilia and greatly expanded archives of pictures and documents.  


Tricia's Henley Diary Dates

The following diary dates have been notified to Tricia Hammond at 132 High Street or electronically to p_hammond@tiscali.co.uk. All diary dates for the next Tricia's Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Tricia. Articles and news stories for Henley NEWS on-line should be sent to the editor@henleynews.co.uk at any time.

Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church On Saturday 13th you are warmly invited to call in for our Coffee Morning from 10.00 a.m. till noon, with the usual bring and buy stalls.

PARISH CHURCH AGM will be on Wednesday  26th April  in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to hear  what we have achieved and what we hope to do.  As usual there will be time for questions and comments.

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY  meet in the Baptist Church Hall from 7.45pm on Tuesday 18th April to see slides of ‘Trinidad & Tobago’ with Rosemary Morris as our speaker.    Visitors welcome £1.00

HENLEY DRAMA SOCIETY proudly announce their hilarious production of ‘THE ODD COUPLE’ (The Female Version) A stage play by Neil Simon based on the movie starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau in the Memorial Hall from 12th to 15th April.  Tickets & more information:   www.hads.org.uk

NORMANDY MARKET organised by Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July.

PETTICOAT LANE SALE  in and around our Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane on Monday 1st May from 10.30 - 12.00 noon.   Home-made cakes, Plants, Bric-a-Brac, Refreshments & many other stalls.   All in aid of St. Basil’s Centre for Young Homeless in Birmingham & Church Funds .

Rotary Annual Charity Walk. Walk starts at 9am on Sunday 14th May, last entry leaves 1 pm. Distance 10 miles on the eastern side of Henley. Further details from Rotarian Alan James on 01564 778831.

Henley-in-Arden Evergreen Club. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15 p.m. 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.

HENLEY- in ARDEN BOWLS CLUB meets on Monday evenings from April to September at 6.30pm and plays until it is dark. The club is situated next to the Tennis Courts at the Sports and Social club ground on the A34 just outside Henley. The Club welcome new members, whether beginners or established players. For further information contact John Townson 01564 792407.

Garden Open Day - Sunday 18th June 2006 There has been a good response from people willing to include their garden in the above. We should like gardens in the town to be more fully represented - there must be many little gems hidden behind the High St. Contact Sue Bridgewater on 793633 or Marijana Bainbridge on 794987 if you would like to be involved.

There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Co-ordinator's. 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
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. Full details are at www.swbc.co.uk

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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AgriculturalDavid Burman
Court LeetDouglas Bridgewater
PropertyPeter Cornford
RotaryMike Redman
Civic SocietyBrian Twigg
Henley History ColumnJonathan Dovey
Henley in BloomRichard Aldridge
British LegionLes Goodman
Wild Life SocietyJohn Love
Warwickshire CollegeHilary Wright
Prince Harry Road areaHelen Knight
Riverside Gardens areaWendy Cowdrill
Tricia's DiaryTricia Hammond
  
Out of Town 
Malvern, WorcsDan Wild
CanadaAnne Elliott
Warwickshire CountyGeorge Atkinson
Stratford DistrictStephen Thirlwell
Joint Parish CouncilHayley Syratt
Heart StartPeter Crathorne
The HubJames Kirby
The Gourmet WalkersDL & MM
Heritage CentreRay Holding
Memorial HallMarijana Bainbridge
Medical CentreLinda Jennings
Chief ReporterJohn Latham
Chief PhotographerJohn Love
Proof ReaderDawn Leech
   
   
   
AustraliaPaul Jackson
   
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