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Edition 109 -  15th June 2006
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STOP PRESS - Henley Forest cancel trip to World Cup

Members of Henley Forest Football Club have suffered a major disaster with their club trip involving 55 members and their friends to the World Cup, which has had to be cancelled due to a problem with tickets at the last minute.

They were due to be at the England game tonight. Their outlay amounts to some £16,000 which they will be trying to recover from Germany. BBC and other press reporters are taking up the story.

The following statement was posted on the Henley Forest website this morning.

Sorry gang, I hope John King and I have managed to speak to all of you in person but I have to inform you all the World Cup Trip is cancelled.

This is devastating news for all of us, we'd all set our hearts on seeing England but sadly this will not be the case. Right up to the beginning of last week we believed the tickets were ours & I have a fax written by Sorin our contact in Germany, dated 13/2/06 confirming tickets for both games, we actually paid for our tickets in November last year.

Andreas & I received a call on Friday 9th from Sorin saying could no longer honour his commitment to us for tickets. It seems our order was not acted on and for whatever reason no tickets were allocated to us. John K & I on Friday & Monday rang a contact in the FA in London to try and resolve this issue, who in turn discussed this with a German FA rep. but the sad fact is no tickets could be found at this late notice.

We then conducted a straw pole on should we or not run the trip, most people felt that travelling that distance to watch England on a large screen was not an option. I shall refund all money owed. I can only apologise on behalf of the club, we recognise this is a severe blow to us all but I am determined that the club should rebuild its credibility with you all. Please feel free to ring me for further clarification, England better go on a win the World Cup now.

All the best

Peter Johnson

For the sake of completeness I thought I should set out the information we have regarding our failure to receive the tickets we believed we had guaranteed.

The problem appears to have occurred somewhere between Sorin our contact in Germany who is a coach employed by the South West region of the German FA, the National German FA and FIFA who ultimately say who can or can't have tickets. Sorin was advised by the German FA that he could order the tickets as a coach and after conferring with us he placed his order accordingly.

When we were first alerted to the fact that the tickets were not available we were told that English fans were only allowed to purchase tickets via the English FA and their official England Supporters Club. Following our contact with English FA on Friday 9/6/2006, the FA in London agreed in principle to confirm to the German FA that they were happy for us to have England tickets, albeit they will normally only get involved and provide tickets for those in their supporters club.

Subsequent conversations with the German FA have established that the ticket order from Sorin has disappeared! so there are no tickets reserved. It would appear that the German FA and FIFA have been overwhelmed by the sheer demand for England tickets hence why we have got into this position. We are satisfied that Sorin has acted in good faith and has been a victim of maladministration or worse within the ticketing authorities.

Myself, Pete and Andreas have asked ourselves the question:  whether we could have done anything further to ensure the tickets were actually reserved ?

We have had dealings with Sorin over two previous trips and he has delivered on everything he has promised, he is employed by the German FA, and he is very keen to develop relationships between clubs in the South West German FA and Henley Forest Football Club. He has put a lot of effort into organising hotels and games and will have suffered a loss in credibility and probably a financial loss to boot.

Pete has received receipts and written confirmation regarding payments and bookings and given our past dealing and the fact that Sorin is employed by the German FA we were confident that everything was in order and that there would be no problems.

The answer to the question is, that knowing what we now know, we would in all probability have demanded official confirmation or indeed the tickets in our hands much sooner, but that is with the benefit of hindsight. 

Andreas is still travelling to Germany and will meet with Sorin in person any further information will be posted on the website.

We are chasing refunds for the tickets, Ferry and Hotel costs and we will advise in more detail regarding when refunds will be made. Again info will be posted on the web site. I anticipate being able to give some definitive information by the beginning of next week.

John King

Distraction burglary, Meadow Road, Henley

Police in Stratford are investigating a distraction burglary which occurred in Meadow Road, Henley, early in the afternoon of Tuesday June 13. At about 13.22hrs the elderly occupant of a house was standing in the front garden when a man approached her. He said that he was working on another house in the road and had come to see the electricity meter.

The man pushed past her and went into the house where he distracted the occupant in various ways by emptying cupboards and telling her to switch on lights and check the fridge. He said he was going to test the water in the bathroom and went upstairs.

The woman, realising that the front door was still open, went to close it and saw the man running down the road with a second man. It was then discovered that a quantity of cash had been stolen from a purse and storage jar.

The offenders are described as white males in their mid 20s. One is 5'4" tall, slim build with short dark hair and wearing a dark shirt and trousers. The other is 5'7" tall, heavier build with light, short mousy brown hair and wearing grey trousers and a white top.

If anyone was in the area of Meadow Road early yesterday afternoon and saw the two men either acting suspiciously or running away they are requested to contact Stratford police station on 01926 415000.

Mat's fourth win from five

Mat JacksonMat Jackson maintained his lead in the Blaupunkt SEAT Cupra Championship at Thruxton with another race win - his fourth from five starts.

The Henley-in-Arden resident won the first of two races at the high-speed Hampshire track, held on Saturday. He backed that up with seventh position in Sunday's second race, despite struggling with a handling problem on his car. He is now eight points clear of the rest of the field.

Mat had finished second on the road in Saturday's opening encounter, but officials later decided he'd been unfairly overtaken by rival Jonathan Adam as they battled for the lead entering a yellow flag caution zone. Thus, the officials reversed the results, making Mat the deserved winner.

Mat is next in Cupra Championship action on July 16 at Croft in North Yorkshire.

In the meantime, he celebrated his 25th birthday last Saturday before attending the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone the following day.

Find out more from Mat's website

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Henley’s Hidden Gardens - THIS SUNDAY

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

Stratford Park and Ride for FREE

Park & RideGood news for residents qualifying for Warwickshire County Council's bus passes, i.e. those over 60 and other residents entitled to them.

The Bishopton 'park and ride' bus to/from Stratford takes the passes. So if wanting to go to Stratford and the timing of the local bus service is inconvenient you can leave your car at Bishopton and use the 'park and ride' arrangement for shopping etc. all without the hassle of finding parking, wondering what time is left on a meter and with the ease of the 10 minute bus service.

If you need more information about the concessionary travel scheme do contact the department managing the scheme for W.C.C. at Stratford District Council. Telephone: 01789 260408. Download pdf application

GEORGE ATKINSON - County Councillor

Unraveling the Mysteries of Electronic Banking!

Cash pointAre you aged 60+ and interested in learning more about the benefits of electronic banking, how to tackle identity theft, cash machine crime and doorstep callers? If so – this event is for you!

Come along to Leamington Town Hall on the 22nd of June to learn more!

Running order of the day
09:30 - Beware of doorstep callers...don’t get taken for a ride to your local bank! Warwickshire Trading Standards will tell you how to combat against doorstep callers

10:15 - Electronic banking – unraveling the mystery. A ‘how-to’ guide from the Coventry Building Society

11:00 - Cash Machine Crime & Identity Theft. Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire County Council offer advice and guidance

11:45 - Coventry Building Society - tackling financial crime. Find out how the Coventry Building Society tackles electronic financial crime

The change from Pension Books to Chip & Pin, paying for goods and services via the Web and managing your bank and credit card accounts on line, are just some of the ways that electronic banking systems are designed to make our lives easier.

However for some older people, practical help and advice may be needed for individuals to make the most of these electronic services. This event has been designed to answer your most basic questions, offer information about protecting yourself against crime, how to make the most of cash machines, and much more.

Questions are invited throughout the morning on any of the covered topics, either during the presentations or over a cup of tea/coffee individually afterwards.

Leamington Spa Town Hall 9.30am - 12.30pm 22nd June 2006

Tea and Coffee available all day - with free transport available for mobility impaired upon request.

For further information on this event, or to make sure of your space on the day, please contact Pete Lancaster on 01926 746801

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I travel extensively across the UK and I’am astonished by the variation in petrol/diesel prices.
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Andy Langford

Henley is a popular name

Residents of Henley on Thames are discussing why their town is not called just simply "Henley".

Well I would suggest that it is actually called this to distinguish itself from Henley-in-Arden or either of the two Shropshire Henleys (Ludlow and Church Stretton). Or maybe to avoid confusion with the Henley in Wiltshire, or the town in Somerset called, Henley.

Of course it may be as simple as trying not to get mixed up with the Coventry Henley or the Dorset Henley or even the West Sussex Henley.

Uncovering Warwickshire’s past

RingResidents across Warwickshire are being called to action to help uncover the county’s past.

Two weekends packed with free activities are planned to encourage people to discover more about the history and geology of their local area, and Warwickshire County Council’s field service’s team are looking for volunteers to help carry out a dig and learn about archaeology. The fun will begin on Saturday 17 June and continue on Sunday 18 June, Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June, from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Burmington Village Hall, the Manor House and field near Shipston.

Burmington is stepped in medieval history. The Manor House and surrounding area is of great interest and was originally thought to be part of a deserted medieval village. Research during the weekends will discover whether this is true. Special guest, Stewart Ainsworth, from Channel 4's Time Team and English Heritage will be coming along on June 25 to help unearth the truth. Experts will be on hand to teach techniques and talk about the archaeology of the area. Stuart will be holding practical sessions to learn about surveying techniques and analysis and will take groups around the site explaining what to look for.

The weekends will be full of activities and visitors on June 24 and 25 can meet Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to discover how they lived, worked and played. Refreshments and lunch will be available and there will be plenty of archaeological activities for children to enjoy. There will be a show of Anglo-Saxon and Viking combat and people can view replica objects and see items discovered by local people.

An archaeology and local history fair will be at the event with a variety of displays and manned stalls providing hints, tips and support to people wishing to learn how to carry out research. The results of the survey will be unveiled on the last day.

Christina Evans, Archaeological Project Manger for Warwickshire County Council said: “Come along for some hands on history. Anyone can join in and there will be something to interest everyone.”

For further details contact Christina Evans, Archaeological Project Manger, Warwickshire County Council, Tel: 01926 412734, Email:

The McTebbit test

Nigel Hastilow comments

Nigel HastilowThe Scots – they learn nothing and forget nothing. They are so filled with anti-English bile they can’t even bring themselves to support our football team in the World Cup. Yet they still want to take our money and run our country.

The time has come to tell them that enough is enough. If they are so dim they no longer realise which side their bread is buttered, it’s time we rebuilt Hadrian’s Wall and gave them the full independence they claim to want so much. You may say this is a slight over-reaction to the news that their own private Prime Minister, Jack McConnell, is refusing to support our boys. Just because his lot never made it to the finals (as usual).

Instead he’s supporting Trinidad and Tobago because the team includes St Johnstone striker Jason Scotland. Little Mac’s attitude is shared by most of his compatriots. The Scotch football team’s manager, Walter Smith, is backing Italy. The Scottish FA’s chief executive is supporting Sweden.

The spokesman for the “Tartan army” is delighted with Little Mac’s stand. Tennis player Andy Murray has vowed to support “whoever England are playing against”.

Even the BBC is advertising the fact that “Scotland” (Jason) got to the World Cup after all. Normal sporting rivalry is acceptable. But the Scottish attitude to England’s football team is not normal. It is racist. It is the petty, small-minded resentment of a country full of people so well-balanced they’ve got a chip on each shoulder. Of course, the Scots who have joined the exodus from Edinburgh and enjoyed the high road to prominence in England are a little more diplomatic about their allegiances.

Gordon Brown wants to be Prime Minister of England so he has “let it be known” he is supporting our football team. Even that is a bit worrying. Why should such reassurance be necessary if it weren’t for the fact that, on the quiet, he’s probably backing Trinidad and Tobago too? Sir Ming Campell has, similarly, announced his backing for England – he can’t afford to antagonise anyone else given that his days as Lib Dem leader are already numbered. Our thuggish Scotch Home Secretary John Reid won’t be supporting England – he’s backing Brazil, his wife’s native country.

Of the few Scots to adopt a reasonable attitude, SNP leader Alex Salmond, says: “For years I was the only practising Anglophile in Scottish politics. I don't support teams against England.” This view is similar to Douglas Alexander’s. He is the Secretary of State for Scotland (a non-job as they’ve got their own parliament) and Transport Secretary (in charge of transport in England and Wales though he can’t affect so much the price of a Forth Bridge toll in his native country).

He says: “I wasn’t born when England won the World Cup, I was born the following year [in 1967] when Scotland beat them 3-2 at Wembley. I would like the same thing to happen again: England to win the World Cup, and Scotland to be the first team to beat them next year at the new Wembley.”

That’s perfectly reasonable – proper, long-standing sporting rivalry but, at the same time, a desire to see his near neighbours and friends win the greatest sporting trophy of them all.

Why can’t more Scots behave in a similarly civilised fashion?

Next year marks the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union created the United Kingdom. But the Scots are destroying it. The English do all we can to keep the Scotch happy. The “kilt tax” we pay to keep them in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed is rising from £16 billion in 1999 to £30 billion next year. The “kilt tax” means each Scot is subsidised to the tune of £1,000 a head by England’s taxpayers – no wonder NHS spending is 20 per cent higher per person north of the border.

There are eight Scots in the Cabinet – five of them able to change the laws of England but not in their own country. We, the English, have put up with this for years. We have put up with their pontificating politicians and Prime Ministers, their MacMafia in the media and the bias of the BBC. But why on earth should we put up with their bitterness at the success of our football team?

I trust the Football Association, which has already made arrangements for England’s World Cup victory parade in London, is looking to stage a similar event in Edinburgh as well. And if the Scotch won’t accept the booking then the time has come to cut them off without a penny. And swamp their TVs with endless replays of Gazza’s goal in Euro ’96 instead of the World Cup.

Nigel Hastilow

Funding available for community groups

WCCCommunity groups and voluntary organisations across Warwickshire are being invited to bid for funding to help their work. Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the Community Development Fund for one-off projects. Bids must be made with support from the local County Councillor and received by the deadline of 22 September 2006. The fund is run by Warwickshire County Council to help communities, particularly in the more deprived parts of the county, address issues of local concern to them.

Some of projects, which were funded last year, included:

Warwick and Leamington:
Last year a NEIGHBOURHOOD-policing project was supported in Brunswick and Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs were able to put together a project to build confidence and social skills in 14 –25 years olds.

A song and drama group was set up for the local community in Lillington and a community involvement day with a climbing wall and circus skills workshops has been organised by Friends of Eagle Rec to be held this June.

The fund gave a grant to Wolston Cardiac Rehabilitation, which helps patients recovering from heart problems in rural communities. The money went towards a new treadmill that is very well used, and now the group hopes to expand the service.

North Warwickshire:
The fund awarded money to the Jack and Jill Pre-School in Dordon which is the only place in the area with whole day care provision, enabling parents to return to work. They also care for children with special needs and those from foster homes.

The fund bought wooden partitions to separate play areas, educational toys, arts and crafts equipment and a new carpet.

Stratford on Avon:
A grant was awarded to the Henmen's Club at the Hub in Henley-in-Arden that promotes independence and self-sufficiency for retired men living alone or caring for partners with health problems. Cookery tuition has proved really useful for the group and the funds brought a new cooker to allow multiple baking classes.

Nuneaton and Bedworth:
Funding was awarded to Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuneaton to reorganise the site so that disabled visitors could access the site and visit the looked after animals.

Once the bids are in, county councillors in each district and borough will pick the successful applications at the local Area Committee meetings in November.

County Councillor Peter Fowler said: "The Community Development Fund has proved to be a huge success with well over £1.25 million given to support over 400 projects since the fund was launched in 1994. We’d really encourage local groups to come up with ideas and apply for help in funding projects that are important to their communities. The money has been particularly helpful in deprived areas, which find it difficult to get the help they need from other sources. The money that is awarded allows Warwickshire County Council to work in partnership to increase access to a number of important local services. We welcome all applications for this year’s allocation that help enrich the local community.”

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.


At approximately 0400 hours on 29th May 06 unknown offender/s gained entry to a dwelling at Deans Green, Henley in Arden by throwing a stone through the kitchen window allowing the offender/s to reach into the kitchen where car keys to a Volvo S60 were removed. This vehicle was then stolen from off the drive to the dwelling.
Incident number 104 of 29th May 06 refers.

At approximately 0200 hours on 29th May 06 unknown offender/s have gained entry to the rear of a premises (garden) in Buckley Green, Henley by climbing over the gate at the side. Offender/s have possibly been disturbed and made good their escape by a waiting vehicle. A jemmy type instrument was found by the property.
Incident number 243 of 29th May 06 refers.


Between 2230 hours 3rd June 06 and 1030 hours 4th June 06 unknown offender/s have gained entry to a wooden garden shed by forcing the lock at a premises in Poolhead Lane, Tanworth In Arden. Once inside they have stolen a ‘stihl’ garden vacuum, a petrol strimmer and a boy’s mountain bike.
Incident number 263 of 4th June 06 refers.

Between 2330 hours 5th June 06 and 0845 hours 6th June 06 unknown offender/s have entered the rear garden to a dwelling in Ullenhall Lane, Beoley. Once there they have then gained entry to the wooden garden shed by unknown means and stolen a Mouthfield Petrol lawnmower. The offender/s have also gained entry by unknown means to Volvo V70 and removed a solar panel from with in the glovebox, this was later found in the garden.

Between 1700 hours 2nd June 06 and 0900 hours 3rd June 06 unknown offender/s have forced a rotten fence panel at the side of a house in Blind Lane, Tanworth In Arden. They have then removed an insecure padlock to the detached garage to gain entry. Once inside the garage they have then stolen a Hinari microwave oven and small drinks chiller
Incident number 508 of 7th June 06 refers.


Between 2100 hours 1st June 06 and 0845 hours 2nd June 06 unknown offender/s have attempted to remove the rubber from around the rear window of a Mini Cooper S parked secure and unattended in Manor Lane, Claverdon. The windscreen has then broken. No entry gained. Nothing stolen.
Incident number 138 of 2nd June 06 refers.

Between 1630 hours and 1705 hours on 6th June 06 unknown offender/s have climbed over a secure gate/4’ wall to a premises in Broad Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They have then opened an insecure rear door and boot to a Volvo S60, they have then stolen with a pair of Wharfdale speakers from within.
Incident number 453 of 6th June 06 refers.

Between 1730 hours and 1830 hours on 6th June 06 unknown offender/s have gained entry to an Audi A3 parked secure and unattended at the Bulls Head, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen by smashing the rear near side window by unknown means. They have also damaged the front near side door body work in the process of gaining entry. Once inside they have then stolen a tom-tom satellite navigation system and a nokia mobile phone.
Incident number 633 of 6th June 06 refers.

Overnight between 6th and 7th June 06 unknown offender/s have approached a Vauxhall Astra parked secure and unattended in Earlswood Common. They have then smashed the offside quarter light window allowing access inside where they have then stolen gents Carrera Mountain Bike from inside the boot.
Incident number 93 of 7th June 06 refers.

Between 2100 hours 7th June 06 and 0700 hours 8th June 06 unknown offender/s have approached a Toyota Hi lux twin cab vehicle parked secure and unattended in Forshaw Heath Road, Earlswood. They have then forced the rear door open and stolen a quantity of power tools from within.
Incident number 278 of 8th June 06 refers.

Between 1450 hours and 1550 hours on 8th June 06 unknown offender/s have approached a Toyota Rav 4 parked secure and unattended in a lay-by in Pettiford Lane, Wootton Wawen. They have then smashed the front off side window giving access inside the vehicle. They have then searched the glove box and the centre console. Nothing stolen.


Between 1930 hours on 7th June 06 and 0800 hours on 8th June 06 unknown offender/s have stolen two chimeras from outside the front of a dwelling in Earlswood Common, Earlswood.
Incident 124 of 8th June 06 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 14th June 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.


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

A flush of the loo uses about 10 litres (2 gallons) of water and about 5 litres of carbon dioxide is released in making the electricity used to drive pumps to supply the water to your home and then pump it away. So by not flushing the loo so often you can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 5 litres (1 gallon) every time you save a flush. Not flushing every time may  be a contentious suggestion, but if you are happy with the idea it is an excellent practice.

To help remember, Australians say:-
If it’s yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down.
Alternatively, putting it more delicately:-
Spend a penny, save a penny
because the cost of 10 litres of water is about 1p.

If you prefer to keep on flushing, you can reduce your water usage a little by putting a plastic bottle full of water or a ‘hippo’ in your cistern. Speak to Severn Trent, who sometimes supply ‘hippos’.

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 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

Alerts from Trading Standards

Garden Rogues
A report has been received of a man who fell victim to rogue gardeners. The householder employed the men to do some work on his garden after they had leafleted his street. The leaflet only carried a mobile phone number. The men were employed to cut down some conifers, which they did, and were then paid £1250 up front to work on the householders entire garden. Once paid, the men disappeared.

Suspicious Leather Suites
A consumer has reported that someone is attempting to sell leather suites from the back of a van in the local area. The Trading Standards Service cannot confirm if the suites are genuine leather, but have received reports in the past of furniture being sold in a similar way that were neither leather, or complied with fire safety furniture regulations. Trading Standards officers are therefore advising consumers to treat such approaches with caution.

Bogus Builder
The Trading Standards Service has received a report concerning the activities of a bogus builder in Kenilworth. The 'builder' approached the resident on the door step offering to do some work. The consumer, and elderly lady agreed to have work done to the value of £11,000. Cash was paid up front (or blank cheques provided), but the man has not done little work and supplied few materials. The trader appears to be using false name, said he was from Kenilworth (but didn't provide an address) and only gave a mobile phone number that is no longer answered.

Alarm Sales
A member of NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH has reported receiving an unexpected call from a company offering him an alarm system. The company is claiming that the alarm is worth over £1000 but is being sold for £199 + £15 fee. Consumers thinking about taking up the offer need to ask the following questions: does the cost of the alarm include the cost of installation (or will this cost extra), and is the alarm monitored? If the latter is the case then the consumer will probably be asked to sign a contract to agree to pay a certain amount per week or month, in addition to any other costs. Consumers who sign contracts in their own home as a result of an unexpected approach have seven days in which they can cancel the contract.

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

The Henley-in-Arden Notice Board

Vanity Box
Henley Gardens
Civic Society
Inner Wheel Event


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!


Spirit of Piaf
Normandy Market
Summer Ball
Katie Fforde
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Henley Diary Dates

The following diary dates have been notified to Diane Bayley at 6 St John's Close. All diary dates for the next Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Diane. Articles and news stories for Henley NEWS on-line should be sent to the at any time.

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

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

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.

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Henley in Bloom
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Henley Diary
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