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Edition 108 -  8th June 2006
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Land SaleImportant Land Sale

John Earle and Son has been instructed by Henley Auction Sales Limited to offer by auction on the 20th June, land they bought from an old client of this firm in the late 1980s, being some 28 acres fronting the Redditch Road, just on the Ullenhall side of the railway bridge.

 

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I expect there to be a lot of interest from long-term investors.

Peter Cornford - Property Correspondent

 

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Henley’s Hidden Gardens

Henley GardensTwelve of Henley’s gardens, all but one not normally open to the public, will be open on Sunday, 18 June. They vary widely in their size and in their nature. Johnsons Coaches are generously providing a shuttle bus, which will run between the gardens from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Tickets costing £5 and giving entry to all of the gardens are available on the day from the Guild Hall Garden, which is behind the Guild Hall at 139 High Street Henley, or from any of the other gardens. The tickets show the locations of the gardens. Most gardens will be identified by a scarecrow placed outside. A Garden Books Sale and a Plant Sale are being held in the Guild Hall Garden, while a raffle with very generous prizes is also being held on the day. Light refreshments will be available at Uplands House, Camp Lane.

Proceeds will go to the Guild Hall Garden Project.

Douglas Bridgewater - High Bailiff


Drugs Arrest in Bearley

PoliceTwo people arrested on Wednesday (31 May) in Bearley near Stratford upon Avon were charged on Thursday 1 June with drugs related offences.

The arrests by Stratford upon Avon district proactive team are part of an ongoing operation to crack down on drug abuse and the supply of Class A drugs in Stratford District. Heroin with a street value of approximately £100 was recovered following the arrests.

Joel Warman, aged 25 years of Drayton Avenue, Stratford, was charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, obstructing police under the Mis-use of Drugs Act and possession of a Class C drug.

He was remanded in police custody and will appear before magistrates at Leamington Spa on Friday 2 June. Tristan Welsh, also aged 25 years, of Grafton Lane, Bidford on Avon, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class C drug and has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Leamington on Wednesday 17 June.

This week's arrests arrests follow three further arrests made during May.

On 10 May, 27 year old Ross Martin Hulme of Marton, Rugby was arrested between Long Itchington and Marton, and 28 year old Tara Lowe, aged 28 years also of Marton was arrested in Clopton Road, Stratford.

They were both charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and are currently remanded in custody awaiting trial.
And on May 3, 25 year old Philip Hulme from Evesham Place, Stratford, was arrested in the town and charged with possession with intent to supply Class a drugs. He is currently remanded in custody and is awaiting trial.


The Bench Debate - further correspondence

To the Editor,

I have been handed the letter below to pass on to you. The lady in question would prefer to remain anonymous.

Bench Debate,

Do the people in Alne Close and Beaudesert Lane think they are the only ones that have had problems with young people making a nuisance of themselves? Most of us suffer in one way or another.

I note that everyone that thinks the Bench in Beaudesert Lane should be moved either live close to the shops or have cars so do not need to take a rest while carrying shopping a long distance, most are still quite healthy and mobile.

What a sad state we are in, no compassion or consideration for people less fortunate, can you wonder our youngsters act exactly the same.

There are dozens of elderly who live in and around the estate but it seems 'Henley' ceases to exist at the bottom of Beaudesert Lane. I don't think anyone and none of our elected Parish councillors realise the strength of feeling this issue has provoked and they will realise when they hold the next election unless they listen to the majority of people and not pander to a few. It has not solved the problem only moved it on. Are we to see the stone seat outside St. Johns church and the Youth Club demolished too, problem sites.

The only answer is to fight for a Police presence and for parents to take their 'children' in hand

Henley Resident


Thank you, Beaudesert Resident, for agreeing that the problem of the unruly young people, is one that should be dealt with by the Authorities & not by the Knee Jerk reaction of moving the bench, to the detriment of those who needed it.

The question is, how do we get rid of these undesirables?

Action is certainly needed & perhaps a good start would be with Parental Control & responsibility, but they also need the back-up of the Police.
 
Dora Heath.


JPC reviews Crime with the Authorities

Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council were pleased to welcome Andy Skyte, Supervisor to Stratford District Community Support Officers to their meeting on Monday 5th June 2006, following representations the council have made about the limited powers of Police Community Support Officers (PSCO’s) in Warwickshire.

Mr Skyte said that the fundamental role of the PCSO was to contribute to the policing of NEIGHBOURHOODs, primarily through high visible patrol with the purpose of reassuring the public, increasing orderliness in public places and being accessible to communities and partner agencies working at a local level. PCSO’s had rapidly established a unique role for themselves within Warwickshire Police, which is best seen as a complement to, not a replacement for, the role of sworn police officers.

PCSO’s were more approachable than Police Officers, who often patrolled in vehicles. They had the potential to increase the police service on the streets, thereby providing reassurance to the public and to enhance community policing. He continued that the number of PCSO’s would increase to 187 in Warwickshire by 2008 and that the government were about to announce a minimum standard set of powers for all PCSO’s.

PCSOThe Council praised the work of Henley’s PCSO, Tristan Jelfs(right), who was also present at the meeting, saying he was working hard in the community and doing a brilliant job building up links with local groups, but they complained that most people knew PCSO’s had no powers of arrest and they felt they were being ‘fobbed off with a second rate Police Service’. The NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Group had being asked to involve themselves more by undertaking training, so they could more effectively help the Police, ‘Policing on the Cheap’ was too much of a cliché but it certainly seemed that way . Cllr L Marshall said that to catch the vandals perhaps the community needed invisible policing rather than high visibility policing, as when an officer was about a crime would not be committed, only when they were not about would crime or vandalism occur.

The Council were shocked to hear that due to sickness Henley currently did not have a Community Beat Officer assigned to it. Especially after the numerous meetings the council had held with Warwickshire Police previously when assurance were given that Henley’s problems would be given a High Priority. They expressed their disappointment that their previous representations had not been taken forward more seriously by the Police.

Mr Skyte highlighted the continuing problem in the community, where incidents are not reported to the Police and therefore no records of crimes are held. He implored residents to report crime so incidents could be logged, if no crimes were reported the Police would believe there were no problems in the town. He reassured members that any information given to the Police would be held in the strictest of confidence. A fortnightly surgery was currently being held in the town, where residents could visit the Police Station and talk directly to officers about crimes or concerns. Residents could also make anonymous calls through the Crimestoppers service to pass information onto the police. Council members suggested a Police Campaign to build up public confidence in reporting matters to the Police.

District Commander Chris Ward contacted the council the morning after the meeting to advise them that a Community Beat Officer had been appointed to Henley that very day to cover the area on a temporary basis until Henley’s CBO returned from sick leave. The new CBO is Simon Bennett, who is based at Alcester Police Station he is currently tutoring a female constable and she will be with him on the beat in Henley with immediate effect.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Monday 19th June 2006. Meetings take place in the Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Henley-in-Arden from 7.15pm and as with all meetings of the council members of the public are welcome to attend.

Hayley Syratt
Clerk to Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council


US Court Reporters report

JudgeThese are the actual exchanges in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
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ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
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ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WTNES: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
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ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
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ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan.
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ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
ATTORNEY: Voodoo?
WITNESS: We do.
ATTORNEY: You do?
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
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ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
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ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one.
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ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Would you repeat the question?
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ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh....
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ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
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ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
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ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
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ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.
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ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
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ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh?
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ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Submitted by George Atkinson


Barbecue Fire Safety

Fire ChiefThis summer, be responsible and organise safe barbecues by following the advice below. The advice will ensure that accidents and injuries can be avoided.

County Fire Officer, William Brown says "Barbecues should be very enjoyable but if the guidelines are not adhered to a tragic accident can occur, so please follow the advice below and have a safe barbecue."

ENSURE YOUR BARBECUE IS SITED AWAY FROM COMBUSTIBLE RISKS (i.e. Sheds, Fences, Hedges, Tents and so on)

A common cause of accidents with barbecues arise due to the careless use of flammable liquids that are sometimes added to ignite the charcoal.

Never use petrol, lighter fuel, kerosene, methylated spirits or similar highly volatile fuel. Apart from their more obvious dangers, they will also give a nasty taste to the food.

Never add more lighter fluid of any kind to charcoal that has been ignited and appears not to be burning. The charcoal is likely to be glowing hot inside even if there are not visible signs of this on the surface. Should you wish to rekindle the fire use a solid fire lighter.

If in any doubt, start again from scratch.

BarbecueOne of the simplest methods of starting a charcoal fire is to buy a pack of specially treated briquettes (in some cases the pack is treated with an ignition agent). The pack with its contents is placed on the fire bed or charcoal grill and lit. The charcoal is usually ready to cook over 20-40 minutes after ignition.

The familiar solid white block fire lighter has been available from hardware stores for a good many years and has always been popular as a cheap, safe and efficient domestic fire starter.

If using a Gas BBQ and you suspect a leak turn it off immediately. When changing gas cylinders ensure they are fully off before disconnecting and of course properly reconnected before the new valve is opened.

The person using the barbecue should avoid consuming alcohol, as this increases the chance of injury.

Stop young children playing around the barbecue area.

Remember also when your cooking session is finished snuff out the coals and store them for later use. In covered barbecues the snuffing is simply done by closing the dampers at top and bottom. For smaller units the coals can either be transferred to a coal bucket with a lid which when closed will fulfil the same function or dunked into a bowl of water and afterwards left to dry out. Never pour water over the barbecue itself to put out the coals, the sudden shock may warp or damage the metal.


Water waste - policy down the plughole

Nigel Hastilow comments

Nigel HastilowSpare a thought for all those soft southerners. They’ll soon be deprived of a bath and forced to queue in the street for enough water to make a cup of tea. The localised drought is headline news only because, to people “dahn sarf”, it only matters if London and the South East are affected. If it happened anywhere else it would be only make the “And finally…” slot on the TV news. So the temptation is to look on with a certain satisfaction as they berate water companies for not plugging all the leaks or blame global warming for the fact their reservoirs are running dry.

Ironically, the worst drought since 1976 is being managed by none other than our own Ian Pearson, the MP for Dudley South and newly-made Environment Minister. Like his 1976 predecessor, the late Birmingham MP Denis Howell, he is doubtless hoping his job as Minister for Drought is transformed into Minister for Floods.

Recently, I went to a memorial service for Sir Anthony Beaumont Dark, the rent-a-quote millionaire and one-time Tory MP for Birmingham Selly Oak. He often rebelled against Margaret Thatcher, not least over the privatisation of water.

As a good Brummie, he was proud of the city’s Victorian era enterprise in building dams and piping water all the way from Wales. He didn’t see why a private company should benefit from this philanthropy. He had a good point. But privatisation has brought some benefits, not least that it has forced the water companies to invest more money in the supply and management of water than they did under State control.

But there is still something somewhat repugnant about the sight of fat cat water bosses swimming in healthy profits when the taps are being turned off all over the south of England.

Inevitably, climate change is blamed for the water shortage. The Environment Agency says “there is evidence that the climate in the Midlands is already changing”. It says five of the ten warmest years of the 20th century occurred in the 1990s, annual temperatures over Central England increased by 0.6ºC between 1901 and 1998, and sea levels have risen by up to 2mm per year on the East Coast.

Mind you, in explaining the drought, it somewhat confusingly reveals that annual rainfall totals have increased by three per cent since the 1930s. The agency also tells us: “The severity of the drought this summer will depend on the weather.” Very helpful.

What nobody seems to have commented on, though, is that supply is only part of the problem. The other part is demand. Why are the watercourses of the South East drying up? It’s not just lack of rain and leaking pipes – it’s because more people live there than ever before. A limited supply of water is being expected to meet the demands of more and more people. Eventually something has to give.

That’s why, when they expand Milton Keynes into a city twice the size of Birmingham, they won’t fit baths in people’s homes. Showers will have to do. It’s also why the Government’s plan to build 640,000 more homes in the South East – enough to line both sides of a street of terraced housing stretching from London to Moscow – is so absurd.

Where will the water come from?

Over a quarter of the population lives in London and the South East, on one tenth of the nation’s land. And the number is rising at twice the rate of the country as a whole. From 1993 to 2003, the total UK population rose by 1.7 million – the increase in London and the South East was over half that, at 950,000. No wonder there isn’t enough water to go round. The population of Britain is nearly 60 million. It has grown by almost 20 per cent – that’s over 14 million people – since 1951. It’s still growing, mainly as a result of immigration.

Most of these extra people live in London and the South East.

The result isn’t just a shortage of water. The entire balance of the nation is distorted. All the money, investment, jobs, opportunities, everything is channelled into that over-populated 10 per cent of Britain. At the expense of everyone else everywhere else.

If politicians won’t redress the balance, nature might. When London’s water runs dry, the Government may realise the folly of trying to pour a quart of the population into a pint pot.

Regular rainfall in the Midlands and the North may yet become the most effective policy for regional development ever invented.

Nigel Hastilow       http://nigelhastilow.blogspot.com/


Hundreds of jobs to go at local hospitals

Warwick HospitalUp to 400 jobs will be cut this year at Stratford and Warwick Hospital's to tackle multi-million pound debts. No announcement has been made, but we have learned staff were given the shock news at a series of meetings in recent days.

It would amount to a fifth of South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust's 2,000 workforce - making if one of the country's largest hospital job cutting programmes.

New temporary chief executive Graham Smith told staff 400 jobs would have to go to make a £9 million saving just to break-even this year - unless departments could cut their costs drastically. But similar recent cost cutting programmes have failed, and insiders say heavy job losses are now likely. Ominously, Mr Smith's memo states the trust would still be left with a £23 million deficit from previous years, to be paid back to the NHS in the next "few years".

Some compulsory redundancies have not been ruled out, although the trust would firstly seek voluntary redundancies and freeze the posts of departing staff. All staff at Warwick and Stratford hospitals could be affected. Mr Smith's memo states an unspecified number of job losses were necessary not just to tackle debt, but because of NHS reforms under which primary care trusts were paying hospitals less for seeing fewer patients. The government and PCTs want more patients to be seen instead in homes, GP surgeries and other community facilities, while medical improvements meant shorter stays in hospitals for patients. More than 100 bed closures have already been announced, and several wards have closed.

Soaring wage bills, the rising cost of drugs and seeing extra patients to meet targets were also factors in "a very large financial hole", said Mr Smith.

Mr Smith's memo also calls for "radical thinking" about sharing services with other hospitals, and an end to "any obsession with buildings and unnecessary relocations". Some paediatric services for sick children could be relocated to Walsgrave in Coventry following the ongoing Acute Services Review of hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire. Earlier reports that the controversial review advocates reducing maternity at Warwick are still unconfirmed. A consultation document will be released by South Warwickshire Primary Care Trust on June 15, when a three-month consultation begins.

Mr Smith has contributed to government "hit squads" or "turnaround teams" at the country's most indebted hospitals, and is also temporary chief executive at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital.

The hospital had previously claimed it would avoid mass job losses, and balance its books with the help of a long-term loan from a new NHS bank. But a smaller-than-expected loan will now have to be paid back over just three years.


GETTING READY FOR THE T-OFF

Rotary ClubSeptember 8th at Stratford Oaks - that's the day for this year's Rotary Charity Golf. Already previous team captains have been given the date, and we'll be following up shortly with the sending-out of the entry forms. We're keeping the price as last year, £ 140 for a team of four; this includes the excellent buffet meal"which the Golf Club provides. Once again we'll be looking for help with prizes and hole sponsorship.

Time for everyone to be doing a bit of promotion for the event. Enter a team yourself, get your friends involved. We want to give Alan maximum support, particularly as his No. I charity for the day will be Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.


Neighbour WatchHenley in Arden Police Surgery

A 'Drop In' facility at Henley Police Station to discuss issues/problems within the community with your local policing team.

The next Police Surgery will be WEDNESDAY 14th June 2006 between 11am-1pm


Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet

Use fine weather to dry clothes outside or on an indoor airer instead of in a tumble dryer. The electricity used drying a single load in tumble dryer will cause the release of about 50 bucketfuls of  carbon dioxide and cost about 20 pence. If you dry 2 loads a week in a tumble dryer, it costs you about £20 a year. If you don’t use the dryer at all it saves the £20 and  about 5000 bucketfuls of carbon dioxide. We’re going to throw our tumble dryer away!   

For more information about the Make Henley Greener project, click here.

John Stott


JPCJPC 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.

For the most Comprehensive Information about Henley-in-Arden

Visit Henley-in-Arden's Gateway Website at www.henley-in-arden.org

Alerts from Trading Standards

French China High Pressure Sales
A consumer reported receiving a phone call from someone with a French accent to tell her that she had won some crystal, but would need to attend a presentation to collect it. She attended the presentation where she signed an agreement to buy a dinner set at a cost of nearly £3,000.

The consumer said that she had been subjected to very high pressure sales techniques and had been told that the dinner set would become very collectable. However she now believes that the set is problem worth hundreds rather than thousands of pounds, and will not become collectable.

Bogus Telephone Callers
A report has been received of two elderly women living in sheltered accommodation who received 16 calls between them from someone claiming to represent their landline provider. On each occasion the caller told them that their phone numbers were required to be changed and asked for their bank details. It is not clear if this is some sort of sharp practise to sell a new phone service or a genuine attempt to steal financial information. No details were divulged but consumers should be on their guard against such calls.

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

Trading StandardsSimon Cripwell
Senior Information Officer
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service


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Civic Society
Inner Wheel Event

C4C

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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Gallery Upstairs
Henley Gardens
Spirit of Piaf
Normandy Market
Summer Ball
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HENLEY-in-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB Tuesday 13th June in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm for Open Evening - Variations on a Theme by Sue Davies

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY For our first outdoor meeting this year please come to the Market Cross at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th June (N.B. change of date) for a visit to Wootton Lake. Contact Secretary on 792555 if you would like to come. Visitors £1.00

HENLEY & BEAUDESERT CIVIC SOCIETY Summer Outing Tuesday 20th June. Visit to Rockingham Castle - depart Henley 9.15am. Visitors welcome. Details & application form from Secretary 792955 or Chairman 793373

CHURCH FETE will be held on Saturday 24th June in and around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane from 2.00pm. All the usual activities. Come and enjoy all the delights of a traditional village fete.

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

SPIRIT of PIAF organised by Beaudesert & Henley in Arden Joint Parish Council on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July. Tickets from the Vanity Box.

Jazz in the GardenJAZZ IN THE GARDEN. This annual event will take place in the Guild Hall Garden on the evening of SATURDAY 1st JULY. Bring your own picnic and listen or dance to THE AD HOC JAZZ BAND. Tickets are £10.00 and include Fizz and strawberries. Tickets, which are likely to sell out very quickly, are on sale at the Vanity Box or phone Marijana Bainbridge 793539/ 794987. Proceeds go to Memorial Hall Funds.

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.

Bowling ClubHENLEY-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.

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 its 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

Bridge ClubThe 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 Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Diane Bayley at 6 St John's Close marked ‘Henley Diary’. Please tell all your friends about The Henley Diary.

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