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 27th April 2006
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Claverdon Lions 5th in Polar Race

19th April 2006 - GOSH It's Cold take the lead! After 3 days of close competition on Day 4 of the race team GOSH It's Cold have made a clear lead on all other teams. However, teams ITV, Breaking Trail and ATP are close behind, and GOSH, ITV and Breaking Trail have predicted to be in CP1 tomorrow. Its a long way to the checkpoint and anything could happen before racers arrive into CP1. Claverdon Lions and Polar Storm are in close competition for 5th and 6th. All racers are well and enjoying blue skies and sunshine. Don't forget to enter the Sony Competition.

Message from Darren – Hi to all at home, missing you both and all the family Hope Tony got home safely. And yesterday was a terrible day, a big low point but on top form today.

21st April 2006 - Team G.O.S.H It’s Cold take the lead in the Sony Polar Challenge 2006
Raising money for The Great Ormond Street Hospital, a charity close to their hearts, Team G.O.S.H It’s Cold are going strong with ‘no problems at all’ and keeping their spirits high as they race to the 1996 position of the Magnetic North Pole each dressed as Elvis and they don’t even know they are in the lead! The first clue they will have is when they reach check point 1 hopefully some time tomorrow and they will be the only ones there!

Anything can happen however – a change in the weather, a chance encounter with a polar bear or a navigation mistake, any of these could change the leader board dramatically. Team Breaking Trail, raising money for the British Heart Foundation, are just holding on to second place closely followed by Team ATP who are raising funds for the Laura Crane Trust supporting research into cancer in teenagers and young adults.

Not everyone is sailing though the race, many talking of the grueling slog over the sea ice, blisters taking over their feet and a constant fight against tiredness. At this stage the mountainous, icy terrain across Bathurst Island is challenging and tiring and progress can be slow and laborious. They must be diligent and keep eating and drinking, replenishing their energy stores even when they feel too cold and tired to make the effort.

The leading teams should reach Check Point 1 some time today where they can look forward to some well deserved bacon and muffins to see them on their way through to the second leg of the race!

22nd April 2006 - Breaking Trail break all records on first leg of Sony Polar Challenge
Team Breaking Trail has won the first leg of the Sony Polar Challenge. The team completed the 110 mile leg across the Arctic in 4 days and 8 hours – 4 hours faster than any previous record. They crossed Bathurst Island - pulling 90kg pulks up and over mountains upon mountains and passing through polar bear pass – renowned for its high concentration of polar bears. The second half of the race was on sea ice, where the team battled with white out conditions and ice rubble before making it to the checkpoint in an incredible time – 4 hours faster than the previous record holders and 4 hours faster than any other team on the race!
However, only a few miles after the checkpoint, ITV have now taken the lead. They came in a close third into CP1, and seem to have gained the advantage during the high winds and white out conditions teams faced as they left CP1. Teams GOSH It's Cold and ATP are also close contenders for the lead, and have both been race leaders during the first leg. Currently ATP and Breaking Trail are in joint second, with GOSH It's Cold closely behind. Weather conditions have now broken to blue skies, so in the next few days the race could be anyone's…
Sony Polar Challenge team PolarKats had a polar bear scare on the sea ice during the white out, and moved it away safely. The Check Point Team also saw a polar bear approximately 300 meters from their camp, which was moved away safely by the Inuit Guide working with the team.

23rd April 2006 - ITV take the lead ITV have taken the lead on day 7 of the Sony Polar Challenge. Breaking Trail and ATP are currently travelling in joint second place. Claverdon Lions and Polar storm have now also passed through CP1 in 5th and 6th position respectively. All teams have been frustrated by limited progress in continuing white out conditions, but the weather is now clearing and all should have blue skies for the next few days. Influx at CP1 Teams Cotswold, Parkysons and Pioneer PolarKats all arrived at CP1 today in the same 10 minutes! Pioneer PolarKats pulled off a mammoth day - 25 miles in white out conditions. Calm Down and Reality Expansion decided to stay camped in the white out and have consequently lost time, they are expected in CP1 after Polar XP tomorrow morning. North of CP1 ATP currently hold the lead, and the top 4 teams continue to travel at similar speeds and change positions. All are finding the deep snow and extensive ice rubble on the way to CP2 tough - this leg will be harder than the first.

Picture taken during the last few days of the Claverdon Lions on route to the North Pole.

24th April 2006 - Polar Storms, Ice Rubble and White Outs – All in a Day's Work for North Pole Racers. Poor weather conditions in the High Arctic are all in a day's work for teams racing to the Magnetic North Pole today. After 8 days racing in the Sony Polar Challenge, teams Cotswold, Parkysons and Pioneer PolarKats all arrived at the first checkpoint, amazingly in the same 10 minutes! Pioneer PolarKats pulled off a mammoth day of 25 miles in visibility as low as 2 meters.
Currently teams ATP, Breaking Trail, ITV and GOSH It's Cold are battling in an extremely close race for first place. Team Breaking Trail won the first leg, smashing the previous record by 4 hours, but currently Team ATP are in the lead. However, anything can happen in the Arctic, and team's navigation through the ice rubble during the next few days will be crucial.

24th April 2006 - All teams make CP1! All teams have now made it to CP1! Throughout the last 24 hours teams Calm Down, XP and Reality Expansion arrived at the check point safe and well. Teams travelling north of CP1 continue to face tough conditions - with deep snow slowing progress. The first teams to reach Check Point 2 are expected tomorrow, ATP currently still hold the lead, will Breaking Trail overtake them to win the second leg?  

District Council Election - Kate Rolfe

Kate Rolfe who will be standing in the District Council election on May 4th as the Liberal Democrat candidate has written a short address for Henley NEWS on-line readers.

"I believe being on the Council is not about 'politics' - it's about working for the best interests of our local residents and good quality services delivered as economically as possible."

Kate lived in Henley for 18 years and her children all attended Henley County Primary School. She served as secretary and Chairman of the school PTA over a ten year period.  She was also for 4 years secretary to Henley Youth and Community Centre and was a founder member of the Alternative Henley Regatta committee.

She moved to Stratford 9 years ago but still works as a freelance Estate Agent from time to time in Henley.  

If anyone wishes to contact her they can by email to: or write to: 57 Avon Crescent, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7EZ.  

Queen’s Birthday Party at Henley in Arden

A Birthday Party to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen was held in the Guild Hall at Henley last Friday. All those in the town who also reached the age of 80 in 2006 were invited with a guest. Those who attended were Marion Cranmer, Eric Cross, Dora Heath, Kenneth Mitchell and Edith Wallace together with their guests. Also invited were Walter and Kath Collins, who had celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary the day before.

Our photo shows the party assembled in the Guild Hall with members of the Court Leet and their ladies, who organised the party. Afterwards the party adjourned to the Market Cross, where the Queen’s 80th Birthday was proclaimed in traditional fashion by the Town Crier, Gordon Trinder.


Norman Welch will be remembered in a service a to be held in St Johns Church, Henley on Friday of this week at 2.30 pm. Norman who died on 12th April was in his 97th year and had lived all his life in the town. For many years he, together with his brother Frank, ran the town bakery which they had taken over from their father and after his brother died Norman ran the bakery, which still operates today, until he retired in 1961.

At some time or another Norman Welch held most of the key and important offices of the Town. He was elected to the Court Leet in 1933 at the age of 24 and became High Bailiff in 1948. His service to the Town included the Chairmanship of Governors at three of Henley’s Schools, Henley Junior (today Henley Community School), Riverhouse School and Henley High. In between times he represented Henley as a Warwickshire County Councillor for 10years and also served for many year as the chairman of The Henley United Charities and treasurer and trustee of the Seymour Homes Almshouse Charity based at Wootton Wawen, working on behalf of the Town until he was in his late eighties. None of this he acknowledged could he have achieved without the support of his wife Ley and daughter.

On Friday the Town will pause and should reflect that much of what makes Henley such a splendid place to live owes a lot to the stewardship of the likes of this true man of Henley.

Alec Halliwell

Bench in Beaudesert Lane

Dear Editor,

In response to your report on the bench in Beaudesert Lane, my sympathies are 100% for the residents. This bench was the meeting place for drug takers. Not only was the national law broken but also the unwritten laws of morality and decency. All the things that make headlines in the national press, drugs, alcohol and sex happened on and around this bench!

Previous to that, a big crowd of children played football in St Nicholas' churchyard, their ages ranging from 3 years to 14 years (weren't their parents aware of where they were). Thankfully, this problem has now been solved.

If people walking from doing their shopping wish to rest, there is a bench in the churchyard itself.

Irene Robinson

M42 Speed Debate - More evidence

Nigel Hastilow has responded to our article last week about the M42 Traffic Management Scheme and writes as follows:

They're out to get you
An e-mail arrives announcing: “I have received some intelligence, from a reasonably dependable source, that the new digital automated tracking system between Junctions 3 and 7b on the M42 is scheduled to 'go live' on the 1 April 2006 (not an early April Fool!)

There are 276 digital cameras set at a 2mph tolerance. You will see no flash – the first you will know will be when the £60 fine and 3 points land on your doorstep.”If you’re lucky you won’t have used this stretch of motorway, between the junction with the M40 motorway and the M6, around Solihull, the NEC and Birmingham Airport. The unlucky will know that the Highways Agency has proudly set up a “traffic management system” which they claim cuts down queues and delays. It doesn’t work but what it does do is require you to vary your speed every few hundred yards because, at regular intervals, they have gantries imposing a new speed limit.

You start off at, say, 60 mph then the next gantry cuts the limit to 50, the one after that is 40, to be followed by a 70 limit at which the process goes round again. They usually justify this ludicrous system by adding notices warning of congestion ahead. Even on those rare occasions when there isn’t any. Stop-start motoring is the order of the day.

If you want to get to the airport, the NEC, Birmingham International Railway Station, or, maybe, a new casino in the hours of daylight – forget it. Traffic management is already making matters worse. But is the e-mail warning is true? I ask the Highways Agency. The immediate reaction is: “I know about that e-mail. I don’t know where it came from. I told Radio WM the same thing.” This is not quite the same thing as a denial. So I ask a few more questions like: are there any speed cameras on the motorway at the moment. “Yes and no” is the answer. “We are genuinely not interested in catching people speeding, we want smooth traffic flows to cut congestion,” says the spokesman. The highways spokesman says “compliance levels are 85 per cent” – in other words, 15 per cent of motorists exceed these variable speed limits.

There are no speed cameras in operation on this stretch of motorway at the moment, allegedly. Though if a police officer stands on a bridge and zaps you with his hand-held, that’s your lookout. But I have seen speed camera flashes on this stretch of motorway. Ah yes, but that’s because the agency is “experimenting” with speed cameras. Next year, they intend to open up the hard shoulders as extra lanes at peak times. The speed camera issue and the hard shoulder question are somehow connected. So the cameras will only police the hard shoulder? Not necessarily. They could be used to zap any car in any lane. But at least they won’t be imposed until next year, when the hard shoulders come into use? Not necessarily.

“A decision hasn’t been made yet,” says our man.How on earth can you expect people to stick rigidly to the limit when the limit changes every few hundred yards anyway? Well, it turns out the Highways Agency, which has proclaimed its experiments on the M42 so far to be a huge success, is looking again at its computers. The limits set on the gantries are fixed automatically by a computer which reads the level of traffic on the road through a sensor.Even the agency is beginning to think that telling drivers to go from 70 to 60 to 50 to 40 and back again every half a mile is a bit excessive. They’re right, especially if you might lose your licence when the system confuses you and you find yourself driving at 50 for 300 yards instead of 40. It turns out the new, non-operational speed cameras (“eight at the moment”) are linked to the speed limit on the gantries. And the tolerance level – ie how fast you can go without getting zapped – is as variable as the speed limits themselves.

Very soon, therefore, we may be losing our licences for traveling at 43 mph on a four-lane motorway.

This system will not be confined to the M42 for long. It’s creeping across the rest of our motorway network. Already they’re sticking up gantries on the M6. Is it fair and reasonable – or is it just a new tax to pay for the “improvements in traffic management” the Highways Agency is so keen to foist on us? The e-mail I was sent may be a bit exaggerated and mildly misleading. But it’s closer to the truth than the agency wants to admit. And as the West Midlands seems to have become the Government’s playground for new traffic experiments, we can be absolutely certain this is just the beginning.

Nigel Hastilow -

Temporary speed camera snaps 5,650  
A temporary speed camera at road works in Warwickshire snared 5,650 motorists in just six months - earning the government £339,000. The Gatso flashed more than 30 times each day during work to build a roundabout on the A45 at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, from January to July last year. New figures show it was the busiest Gatso in the Midlands, earning £12,000 more than roadwork cameras on a busy stretch of the M1 in Leicestershire.

27 Applications for Head at Henley High

Peter Crathorne, Chairman of the Governors of Henley High School, writing in his latest report says that every governor has received copies of 27 applications for the new Head Teacher.

They will be reading them and summarising their views to be given to the committee of seven governors who will be selecting a short list to be interviewed over two days early in May.The appointment of a new Head follows the resignation of John West who has been in the post for the last 10 years. John announced his intention to resign in early March, as reported in Edition 94 of Henley NEWS on-line.

Our educational correspondent reports that 27 applications is an unusually high number as similar schools in the area normally receive around 9 applications.


This week's vandalism at the children's playground which will probably cost £500 to put right.

When are we going to see this problem brought under control? It has been reported that the authorities know the names and addresses of the culprits.

Parish Church Newsletter

The following announcement appeared in the latest edition of the Parish Church Newsletter.

For many years T.M.I. has printed the monthly newsletter on our behalf.  We are most grateful to them and regret that the company has moved from Henley. This newsletter not only gives information about the Church of England but detail about meetings of local clubs, societies and charities etc.  It is produced and distributed to every house, bungalow, flat etc. in Beaudesert & Henley by a band of volunteers at no cost to the recipients.

To enable the printing of the newsletter to be produced professionally JOHNSONS COACHES have agreed to sponsor this for year 2006 - 2007.   We are most appreciative of their help.

Boeing interest in Wootton Company's process

A Wootton Wawen company has claimed it has attracted the interest of aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus regarding its new process for the recycling of carbon fibre. Carbon fibre's strong, lightweight properties have proved invaluable in the manufacturing of bodywork for aircraft, but make the material difficult to recycle. Milled Carbon Ltd, based at Wootton Wawen, has developed a pyrolysis process that it says can break down the material to produce a usable product that can replace virgin carbon fibre .Although the recycled carbon fibre does not have the stringent physical properties of its virgin equivalent, the company believes there are potential uses for it – as well as market demand.John Davidson, managing director of Milled Carbon Ltd, said: "We're getting a lot of enquiries from companies that want to use the recyclate for applications where its strength, weight, durability and electrical properties are of interest. We're also developing forms of the recycled fibres where, traditionally, virgin carbon fibres have always been used."

The Milled Carbon process can be used to treat both "cured" carbon fibre – material that has been thermally set – and "uncured" material, and as well as used carbon fibre, the company says it can recycle off-cuts from manufacturers.


The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers. The Citizens Advice service has provided free, confidential, impartial advice to anyone on almost any subject. since 1939 when it was established as an emergency war service. It has now developed into the largest independent general advice giving network in the UK.

Stratford-upon-Avon and District Citizens Advice Bureau is a charity based in Stratford. We have regular outreach sessions in Alcester, Southam and Wellesbourne.

We are offering volunteering opportunities to people with 8 or so hours a week to give. We are looking for a receptionist to work on Tuesdays, making appointments for clients and looking after them in when they arrive. We are also looking for volunteer advisers. These are the people who help individuals resolve their problems. Full training and support are provided.

For more information and an application pack please contact Sara Cole Training Manager on 01789 295399, email or write to Stratford-upon-Avon CAB, 7a Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU.

Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet

Tap water is much greener than bottled water. Figures obtained from Severn Trent show that carbon  dioxide emissions caused  by  supplying water amount to less than 1 gram per litre of water. In contrast, from information in a recent article in The Times, a litre of bottled water can produce almost 100 grams of Carbon Dioxide due to road transport costs alone. The 1,500,000,000 litres of bottled water drunk in Britain every year leads to production of 33,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide. Also, each bottle is made from 24 grams of oil derived plastic and most end up in landfill and take 450 years to break down. The small proportion of bottles that are recycled, about 4000 tons, goes to China for processing and transporting the bottles produces additional Carbon Dioxide -  another 20 tons. Bye the way, at 0.1p per litre, tap water is 1,000 times cheaper than bottled water!

For more information about Make Henley 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 for the latest and most comprehensive information about the JPC.

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Alerts from Trading Standards

And always remember - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

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.

Between 10:00 hours and 12:10 hours on Tuesday 11th April unknown offender/s have gained entry to a premises on the Birmingham Road, Henley by forcing a window to the side of the premises by unknown means. Once inside offender/s have made an untidy search of the whole house. Offender/s have made good their escape in an unknown direction and by unknown means. It is not known at present what property has been stolen from within.
Incident number 255 of 11th April refers

Between 0910 hours and 1230 hours on Wednesday 12th April 06 unknown offenders have gained entry to a premises on Bates Lane, Tanworth, by making a hole in a side window to the property to lean in and open the window. Offender(s) have then gained entry, the alarm has disturbed them causing them to leave without any property. Laptop and credit cards left in the premises.
Incident number 244 of 12th April refers

Between 16:00 hours on Sunday 9th April and 10:00 hours on Tuesday 11th April unknown offender/s have approached a premises on the Snitterfield Road, Bearley and have proceeded to gain entry to two containers within by forcing the padlocks securing them. No property has been stolen from within the containers.
Incident number 289 of 11th April refers

At approximately 16:12 hours on Wednesday 19th April a group of approximately six youths have been seen removing property from an outbuilding within the grounds of a school on the Arden Road, Henley. The youths have made off from the scene when the informant has approached them. On inspection of the outbuilding the padlock securing it has been noticeably forced to gain entry.
Incident number 432 of 19th April refers

Between 17:30 hours on Saturday 8th April and 10:00 hours on Sunday 9th April unknown offender/s have caused damage to the front door of a motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Brook End Drive, Henley by kicking same. Offender/s have then made good their escape in an unknown direction.
Incident number 205 of 9th April refers

Between 18:00 hours on Thursday 6th April and 14:00 hours on Sunday 9th April the IP in this case has left his motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Cut Throat Lane, Hockley Heath after having been involved in an accident. A tow truck has been arranged to collect the vehicle, but on arrival the vehicle was not there.
Incident number 292 of 9th April refers

Sometime before 08:12 hours on Tuesday 18th April unknown offender/s have bent back the windscreen wiper on a Police communications vehicle parked secure and unattended on the High Street, Henley by unknown means.
Incident number 137 of 18th April refers

Between an unknown time on Monday 17th April and 11:00 hours on Tuesday 18th April unknown offender/s have approached a Peugeot 206 motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on the Croft, Henley. Offender/s have then removed three hubcaps from the vehicle before making good their escape in an unknown direction.
Incident number 143 of 19th April refers

Between 22:00 hours on Wednesday 19th April and 08:00 hours on Thursday 20th April unknown offender/s have gained entry to a MGTF motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Danzey Green, Tanworth by unknown means. Once inside offender/s have stolen a CD/Tuner from within before making good their escape.
Incident number 109 of 20th April refers

Between 20:00 hours on Sunday 16th April and 05:30 hours on Monday 17th April unknown offender/s have removed several items, such as golf balls, Flags and flag sticks and bunker markers from the golf green of the Henley Golf club by unknown means. Offender/s have made good their escape in an unknown direction.
Incident number 545 of 18th April refers

At approximately 14:27 hours on Tuesday 18th April an unknown male offender has approached a female returning to her home address on Beechcroft, Henley. The offender has asked the IP if he could come in and turn the water off as he was fitting a washing machine in the flat upstairs, the IP has said no. The offender has then asked her for directions to another property, the lady has turned to show him and the offender has snatched her handbag, which was on top of a shopping trolley, which was half way through her door. The offender has then run off in the direction of the High Street. The male has been described as clean shaven, in his early 30’s, short, with mousey to dark brown hair.
Incident number 400 of 18th April refers

Sometime before 22:03 hours on Monday 10th April unknown offender/s have approached a premises on the Stratford Road, Henley and have proceeded to smash a number of windows to the premises by unknown means. Offender/s have made good their escape in an unknown direction.
Incident number 696 of 10th April refers

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 3rd May 2006 between 11am-1pm

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


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This is the fourth year of the C4C which goes from strength to Strength... This year we have moved the event from September to July at the request of the youth groups and schools that are involved in supporting the event. So please make a note in your diaries for Sunday July 9, 2006 - well before the World Cup football final starts!

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PETTICOAT LANE SALE Monday 1st May in & around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane from 10.30am - 12 noon. Home made cakes, Plants, Toys, Bric-a-Brac, Books, As new, Raffle, Refreshments and many other stalls. All in aid of St. Basil’s Centre for Young Homeless in Birmingham and Church Funds.

Henley-in-Arden W.I. Our meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd May from 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall with Resolutions followed by light refreshments. Members please remember your handouts from last month.

Henley-in-Arden Flower Club Tuesday 9th May at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm ‘The Pleasure is Mine’ with Elizabeth Matheson. Competition: Modern Trends

Henley-in-Arden Wednesday Club for the Visually Impaired Coffee Morning from 10.00am to 12 noon at the Baptist Church Hall on Friday 12th May - 50p

Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church After a cooler winter than usual, lets hope that May will bring us some more warmth. Anyway, you are warmly invited to call in from 10.00am till 12 noon for our Coffee Morning on Saturday 13th May with the usual Bring and Buy stalls.

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. Download sponsorship card

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - MAY 14th to 20th As usual an envelope for your contribution to support the work of this vital charity is here. Your generosity last year raised nearly £3000 which gave help & hope to those far worse off than we are, many coping with the aftermath of disasters beyond their control. An authorised collector will call for your contribution between 14th & 20th May. Please give generously filling in the gift aid section if a Taxpayer. If you can help with collection please contact John or Cilla Pudney 797949.

Henley Wildlife Society Dr. Jon Radley from Warwick Museum will be speaking about ‘The Geology of Warwickshire’ in the Baptist Church Hall from 7.45pm on Tuesday 16th May. Visitors are always welcome £1.00

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

Ullenhall Gardening Club Visit to Hampton Court Flower Show on Thursday 9th JULY leaving Henley at 7.00am return approximately 7.00pm £37.00 includes coach and admission.  Contact Diane Bayley on 793903

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

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

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.

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