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Edition 120 -  31st August 2006
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Stratford Footbridge Designs

There were mixed reactions following the release of the five designs for the new pedestrian bridge on the Waterfront near the Dirty Duck. The old ferry will be relocated to near the RSC, midway between the Tramway Bridge and this new bridge. The development agency Advantage West Midlands has pledged £7m for World Class Stratford, of which £2m has been set aside for the new bridge. Work on the new bridge should start in 2008. Location Map

The designs have been created by five top architects following an international competition, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), for a world-class pedestrian and cycle footbridge. The idea and support for a new bridge originated from consultation carried out for Warwickshire County Council’s Local Transport Strategy in 2003 and was outlined in the Waterfront Masterplan adopted by Stratford-upon-Avon District Council.

Team A
Option A

Team B
Option B

Team C
Option C

Option D

Option E

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Market Cross, or Market Henley !

Market CrossLet’s start another debate on the market cross. Yes, it is still the original and a good example. However it is still only a shadow of the former glorious 30ft cross.

Can we, as a town, generate some cash to build a new one ? It could be sighted close to the original or potentially outside Barclays bank (there is a lot of pavement there).

Again Henley could lead the way in, not just restoring old relics, but remembering the past glory’s by recreating them using modern materials and techniques. But will materials from the 21st century last from 2006 until 2460 (it took 454 years for the old top to fall off)?

This could be a real opportunity to put Henley back on the map. Tourists seem to go to Stratford, Warwick, Kenilworth, and even Birmingham. When I was younger Henley always appealed as it had the historic High Street and the Ice Cream factory. Now even the steam train doesn’t stop here. But with a ‘new’ market cross replicating the original we could market Henley to bring in the tourists (and their cash for local business).

Let’s start thinking of what WE can do to improve Henley:

    1. The Market cross, potentially the first in the 21st century.
    2. Get the steam trains to stop here in the summer, (so tourists can visit)
    3. Use the station building for a shop, museum, office, day nursery as a few suggestions.

Andy Langford

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CrestHenley in Arden Town Dinner

Memorial Hall

Saturday, 23 September 2006

The Court Leet is organising a dinner for all those who contribute on a voluntary basis to the life of the community in Henley. It is hoped that representatives from all organisations and societies in the town will be present.

The evening will begin at 7.30 pm and dinner will be served at 8.00 pm. This will be followed by entertainment provided by Wilson Roberts and Friends. Tickets are £ 19.00 each.

If your club or society has not yet been invited to send representatives, please contact Mrs Susan Bridgewater on 793633 or email her at

JPC Appoints new Clerk

The new Clerk/RFO is Mr Paul Hill. Paul will be starting work for the JPC on 30th August but is away on holiday from 3rd to 13th September 2006.

Henley NEWS On-line hopes to be able to report in more detail on this appointment in a future edition. 

Mat Jackson heads for Scotland

JacksonThe Blaupunkt SEAT Cupra Championship makes its farthest trip north, when the field heads for the Knockhill circuit in Scotland, just outside Dunfermline, on Sunday 3rd September. Knockhill is held in awe and contempt alike among drivers; it’s a short, narrow and undulating circuit, famous for its rollercoaster nature, huge kerbs which the drivers regularly take to two wheels over and its weather. Knockhill seems to have a weather system unlike anywhere else and according to locals, visitors can experience all four seasons in a single day, with bright sunshine giving way to torrential rain, to cold mist and back to sunshine.

Knockhill is also renowned for having few overtaking opportunities and an uphill main straight, including an inclined starting grid, which means neatness and maintaining momentum are key to success. It also puts the emphasis on qualifying, since with the narrow nature of the circuit, it can be tricky to gain position on the track. The circuit has had a new surface since the last time the Cupras raced there, while the main straight and first three corners have all been widened slightly. However, this work is unlikely to change the demanding but rewarding nature of the track.

Championship leader Mat Jackson of Henley-in-Arden (Whale Tankers/Jackson Motorsport) knows and likes the circuit, having taken both of the Cupra championship wins in the wet last year. “Knockhill is a real rollercoaster of a circuit,” he said. “You use the kerbs a lot and this gets at least two, and sometimes all four, wheels off the ground as the car rides them. Its character is like no other circuit – tight and twisty and we should see some really good racing there. I’m certainly looking forward to it, especially after last year. We know we’ve got a good car and set-up and with the lead we’ve got, if we can get two more wins, that would be perfect.”

Matt also feels that while qualifying is important, good racecraft can also be beneficial; a fact he demonstrated at Snetterton, winning the second race from eighth on the grid. “The front row of the grid is the best place to be, definitely. But I feel confident that if we’re on the first two or three rows, we can get through to the front.” The best Matt can hope for though is third on the grid for the first race, since he has a two-position grid penalty carried over from Snetterton.

Young Warwickshire Poet

Sophie lives in the Henley-in-Arden area and has allowed Henley NEWS On-line to publish two of her recent works.

Lets both be cows

Beneath the skull of softened skin,
I've wished for time to time to let me in
To judge what’s inside and…..why?!

To hope for a smudge of exhilaration
But replaced by open anxiety

Collapsing in a tonne upon your head,
A broken jigsaw in your bed,
With open and loving bones and the smell of affection
Though I’m crying and wailing
You have a smile to melt all minds.

I’m a nightshade in winter
Cold, dry and currently uneven and unable to flower.
My eyes are blinking in the dark and I’m waiting
But my heart is away.

Staying Abroad

One Misinterpretation
Until now, removed and gone forever.
To breathe in a new way; sipping the air through glass teacups,
And the heat is sweltering, melting arms and legs.

Temptation; taken to new levels is waiting comfortable in the back garden
On breakable chairs.
To smile in a new way; resting on enclosed, warm skin
And my head is comfortable and handled with care.

Sparkling, seeing with crinkled lines and soft perfection,
I laugh because I think its funny;
Cracking the other side, pushing a virgin door.
I’m looking for brown eyes…

A trauma with no edges cannot be trauma,
The energy is enlightening.
I let myself fall because I can feel it.
Slowly I’m known and perhaps willing to try coffee.

Sophie Anderson

FITNESS TESTING at Warks College Gym

Having a fitness assessment is a good way of monitoring your progress and will help keep you motivated to achieve your goals in health & fitness.

The tests include:

* Blood pressure
* Resting heart rate
* Body mass index and body fat %
* Peak flow
* Flexibility
* Aerobic fitness
* Bicep, thigh and waist circumference

The fitness assessment is suitable for everyone - you don't have to be super fit!

Cost  Sector 4 gym member: £5 per assessment or £12 for 3 assessments  Non-member: £8 per assessment

Call in to Sector 4 or call 01564 797819 to book in!

Readership grows for Henley's Websites

Henley NEWS On-line monitors the readership of its website each week and we can report that during the last quarter the average number of visitors has grown by a massive 23.6%, which means we are on target to double our readership this year. This has been achieved solely by word of mouth recommendations as we receive no grants or publicity from public sources.

The Henley Gateway Website, which is now acknowledged as the leading information website about the town, has grown by a more modest 7.3% during the last 13 weeks. This slower rate of growth is to be expected as it is solely an information site. We shortly expect to be able to announce a major endorsement of this site as Henley's Official website. All major organisations in the town, with the exception of the JPC, now support the Gateway website. One of the new features on the Gateway Website is "Henley Life".

Henley NEWS On-line is grateful to all our regular contributors: Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, Stratford District Council, Henley Civic Society, HADS, Warwickshire College, Johnsons Coaches, Matt Jackson and all our correspondents.

Readers log in from around the World and during the last month there have been visitors from USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, France, Ireland, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Italy and Romania.

Bridge milestone in Barford

Barford BridgeA milestone in the construction of Barford Bypass has taken place with huge steel girders lowered into place to start works on a bridge across the River Avon. This work is expected to take about three weeks and will be carried out by Warwickshire County Council’s contractors for the Barford Bypass scheme Galliford Try Ltd.

Construction of the Barford Bypass is on schedule and the £10.38 million scheme is due to be completed in the summer of next year. The bridge is a four span steel/concrete composite bridge comprising a main span of 37 metres bridging the Avon River, and three 28 metres spans across the flood plain.

The bridge is founded on 104 No. reinforced concrete piles, each 10 metres deep and 750mm in diameter. The deck is supported by two reinforced concrete abutments and three reinforced concrete piers. The abutments will be clad with masonry stone to match the existing bridge. The deck will be reinforced concrete supported by four 1.5m deep steel girders.

The overall construction duration of the bridge is approximately 40 weeks.

This week saw the first set of four girders (14 metres long) installed over the pier on the north side of the river. This was followed by the installation of the longest and heaviest set of girders (31.5 metres long) over the River Avon, and involved the use of a 500 tonne crane. The remaining girders over the flood plain will be placed working northwards until completion.

The Nigel Hastilow Column

Dead end, no way, wrong turn, off the rails etc

Nigel HastilowWent on telly the other night (see the article in the Express & Star) with Bob Kiley, the ex-CIA man who gave Ken Livingstone’s London the congestion charge. We must revisit this because Kiley’s recipe for ridding Britain of congestion consisted of three ingredients, all of them poisonous. They were:

  1. Put one person in charge of all our railways. See Tories take the train back to the future for a better way of improving our railways without imposing Socialist central planning;

  2. Give regional authorities the power to raise and spend money on local transport systems. To which we have to say, imagine dozens of little Livingstoners all over the country wasting your money on pet schemes and digging themselves deeper and deeper into debt;

  3. Impose congestion charging. This, admittedly, is an increasingly popular idea. Even David Cameron is now toying with the idea, though admittedly his solution of an extra petrol tax is at least simpler.
    On the congestion charge, we should note that the West Midlands is destined to become the test bed for such a scheme.

Many local big-wigs think this is a marvellous idea and have bent over backwards to make life as easy as possible for whichever Scotsman is in charge of England’s roads this month. It’s some bloke called Douglas Alexander, or it may be Alexander Douglas, at the moment. Before him it was Darling Alastair.

Anyway nobody’s bothered to ask the people if they want it. For one blindingly obvious reason. So the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the West Midlands Business Council decided to ask businesses what they thought. Guess... The results of their survey can be found at the West Midlands Business Council web-site and at the Institute of Chartered Accountants' site.

Still, it may take time to find the press releases so alternatively, this is the general gist of what they say:

Businesses’ red light for congestion tax

Most businesses in the West Midlands reject the Government’s plan to impose an experimental pay-as-you-go road tax on the region.

The first survey of business opinion reveals the vast majority of company bosses reject the whole idea of using the region as a test bed for the controversial congestion charge.

Full details of a survey by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the West Midlands Business Council will be unveiled on Thursday, August 24.

The survey of more than 300 business leaders rejects the idea that a jam-busting congestion charge would bring greater prosperity to the region. The survey reveals that most businesses think a road pricing scheme – which could involve charges of up to £1.30 a mile – would not improve the region’s economy and could actually damage its competitiveness.

The survey will come as a shock not only to the Department for Transport but to some business organisations, including the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, which has come out in favour of congestion charging.

The charges – which could involve satellite transponder black boxes in every vehicle to track every journey by every motorist in the West Midlands – would result in extra public transport spending in the region.

The survey will show that, when asked if the West Midlands should be used as a test bed for road charging, only 22 per cent of businesses think it should. Only 38 per cent of businesses think charging would actually cut congestion and free-up the region’s roads. And only 35 per cent said road pricing would be a fair exchange for more investment in transport in the West Midlands.

The survey is the first comprehensive assessment of business opinion in the region and will be a blow to Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander, who wants to introduce a Parliamentary Bill next year paving the way for pay-as-you-drive congestion charges.

Mr Alexander has said: “The main purpose of the Bill would be to support our efforts to cut congestion and improve public transport, particularly in the major cities outside London. It would also help to pave the way for a national road pricing scheme in the medium to long term.”

For an IT expert’s viewpoint, see this article from Computing magazine.

Nigel Hastilow

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The Grumpy Old Man Returns

The traffic lights on the Warwick Rd.

I read a few weeks ago the traffic lights are OK. Well can I ask who ever surveyed the lights to get from the railway bridge through the lights to the market at 8:45am on a Wednesday during the school term. Many times I have done that same journey and it has taken up to 10 minutes to get from the bridge through the lights. It takes 2 or 3 cars to want to turn right and no one can get past. Also I have noticed many cars, vans and buses are using Mayswood Rd and Brook End Drive as a way to avoid the lights.

Could the council re look at their results? Not from the perspective of saving council tax money but in a way to improve the flow of traffic, so residential side roads aren’t used instead of the main road and time is not lost waiting for cars to turn right when they cannot.

Grumpy Old Man
A resident of Henley

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 2330 hours on 22nd August 06 two males have entered an unlocked dwelling in Riverside Gardens, Henley in Arden. They have then approached the elderly female resident and demanded her car keys. They left after she refused to give them the keys. One male is described as 20 years of age, 5’10” tall, short dark hair, wearing a black sleeveless t-shirt with white motif. No description of second male.
Incident number 791 of 22nd August 06 refers.

Between 1630 hours on 7th August 06 and 1630 hours on 9th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a property in Ullenhall. They have then gained entry to a nearby barn by opening the insecure rear doors and stolen a Stihl petrol engined brushcutter and two aluminium milk churns.
Incident number 183 of 10th August 06 refers.

Overnight between 12th August and 13th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a property in Penn Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They have then broken into a garage and shed and stolen a large quantity of tools, garden equipment and bikes. Offender/s appear to have used the owner’s wheelbarrow to transport the items.
Incident number 168 of 13th August 06 refers.

Between 1200 hours on 13th August 06 and around 1000 hours on 15th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a garage in Arden Road, Henley in Arden. They then used a lever to break off boards forming part of a double door. Nothing believed stolen.
Incident number 349 of 18th August 06 refers.

At approximately 0950 hours on 16th August 06 offender/s have stolen a motor vehicle and trailer from a property in Ford Lane, Langley. Vehicle is a dark blue Land Rover Defender and a Brender tipping trailer. The owner had left the keys inside the ignition lock whilst delivering goods to this property. No available description of offender/s.
Incident number 132 of 16th August 06 refers.

Between 0700 hours on 17th August 06 and 1600 hours on 18th August 06 unknown offender/s have stolen a motor vehicle parked on an industrial estate in Valley Road, Earlswood.
Incident number 712 of 18th August 06 refers.

Overnight between 17th August 06 and 18th August 06 unknown offender/s have stolen a motor vehicle parked in Snitterfield Road, Bearley.
Incident number 86 of 18th August 06 refers.

Between midnight on 21st August 06 and 0930 hours on 22nd August 06 unknown offender/s approached a VW Polo parked in Station Road, Henley in Arden. They then punched the front off side door lock to gain entry. Once inside they have stolen a small amount of cash.
Incident number 199 of 22nd August 06 refers.

Between 2030 hours and 2300 hours on 11th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a silver Porsche 911 Coupe parked in High Street, Henley in Arden. They have then scratched the rear near side panels to the vehicle.
Incident number 299 of 14th August 06 refers.

At some time before 12th August 06 unknown offender/s have approached premises in High Street, Henley in Arden and broken a 4’ x 4’ window pane.
Incident number 713 of 12th August 06 refers.

Between 1700 hours on 9th August 06 and 0800 hours on 10th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a building site in Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. They have then removed the padlock to the main gates and stolen a yellow Benford HD1000 dumper. Offender/s also attempted to break into a 20’ metal container, however no entry was gained.
Incident number 160 of 10th August 06 refers.

Between 1900 hours on 12th August 06 and 0900 hours on 13th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a property in Springbrook Lane, Earlswood and stole a white single axle Luna Quasar caravan from the rear of the property. Offender/s cut both the wheel clamp and chain which had been securing the caravan and left these at the scene.
Incident number 171 of 13th August 06 refers.

During the evening of 12th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a Land Rover Discovery parked in High Street, Henley in Arden and stole both front and rear number plates.
Incident number 750 of 12th August 06 refers.

At approximately 1830 hours on 13th August 06 two unknown males approached a person fishing at Earlswood Lakes and stole a quantity of fishing tackle.
Incident number 430 of 13th August 06 refers.

Between 1800 hours and 1900 hours on 13th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a silver Peugeot parked unattended at Earlswood Lakes. They have then stolen both front and rear number plates.
Incident number 456 of 13th August 06 refers.

Between 1800 hours on 16th August 06 and 0600 hours on 17th August 06 unknown offender/s approached a motor vehicle left secure and unattended on a driveway in Stratford Road, Hockley Heath. They then smashed the rear door window, removed the boarding and the window and jemmied the internal rear door lock. No sign of a search and nothing believed stolen.
Incident number 194 of 17th August 06 refers.

At approximately 1400 hours on 22nd August 06 four males were seen stealing a 20’ long trailer from a farm in Alcester Road, Wootton Wawen. The vehicle used to remove the trailer is thought to be a gun metal coloured Land Rover. One of the males involved is thought to be a white male of very large build.
Incident number 315 of 22nd August 06 refers.

Between 2100 hours on 22nd August 06 and 0730 hours on 23rd August 06 unknown offender/s approached a grey VW Golf parked in The Dale, Wootton Wawen. They then forced the front off side door lock to gain entry. Once inside they have dug out and removed the air bag from the steering wheel.
Incident number 250 of 23rd August 06 refers.

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


Henley in Arden Police Surgery

Neighbour WatchThere is 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 6th September 2006 between 11am-1pm

If you have any information or have witnessed any incidents, contact Alcester Police Station on 01789 762207.

Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet  

Seasonal glut?

If you've got a glut of fruit, vegetables or herbs this year, see if  you can find a way store or preserve them, so that you can enjoy them throughout the winter. We store cooking apples in ladies tights! Split the tights into separate legs. Drop an apple into the foot and tie a knot immediately above it. Put in another apple and tie another not and so on. When you have half a dozen or so apples tie the loose end around something high up in the garage or shed or tie it into a loop so you can hang the string of apples on a nail. We have a piece of wood with nails in it fixed to the garage ceiling so the apples hang clear of each other and the walls so mice cannot get to them. When you want some apples just cut a few off with scissors. The beauty of this system is that if an apple goes bad, any liquid is absorbed in the knot below it and does not spoil the adjacent apples. Using this method, we’ve been able to make apple pies in May from cooking apples stored in November.  Let us know your favourite ways of storing and we’ll publish them.

Make Henley Greener will be hosting a FREE Exhibition on Energy Saving on Saturday 21st October and Thursday 26th October 2006 at the Baptist Church, Henley-in-Arden.

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

John Stott

District & Parish Council Information

Planning Applications - Search on-line at Stratford District Council

Stratford on Avon District Council Website

Information about the Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council is regularly updated on the Gateway Website "This is Henley-in-Arden". Look no further than for the latest and most comprehensive information about the JPC.

Since the resignation of the Parish Clerk, Minutes & Agendas have not been published by the JPC





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Alerts from Trading Standards

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or ICTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at http :// or your local trading standards office.

This is a genuine scam. This service is under investigation by ICSTIS. Please be aware of this scam and forward this information to as many as possible.

A resident has reported receiving a unexpected visit from a group of itinerant rogue roofers. The men approached the resident and claimed that they had been working on another property close by and had noticed that he had a few loose tiles on his roof. They then offered to go up on to the roof and take a look. The resident agreed and a few minutes later the 'roofer' came down holding some tiles and a piece of rotten wood.

At this point the resident became suspicious and went up the ladder himself to discover that the rogue trader had almost certainly removed the tiles himself and had probably taken the rotten piece of wood up with him as well.

The resident challenged the trader who in turn offered to replace the tiles for £40, (having already offered to replace a whole line of tiles for £40 a metre). The resident stood his ground and called the Police. The tiles were replaced and no money changed hands although the trader threatened to send the resident a bill.

The rogue traders were driving a white van.

It later transpired that the traders had falsely claimed to be working on a neighbours house.

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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Help some of the most needy people through a very well respected organisation, The Salvation Army. Please give generously for this annual appeal via the door-to-door collection commencing Monday 18th – Sunday 24th September (envelopes enclosed, please retain for collection). If you would like to know more about this year’s appeal, please come to St. John’s Church on Sunday 17th September, when Major Stephen White from the West Midlands Headquarters, will be speaking at the 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. services.

Coffee morning on Saturday 9th September 10.00 a.m. till noon.
Sunday Services all at 11.00 a.m.: 3rd – Mr John Griffin, 10th – Dr. David Arthey, 17th – United Harvest at Baptist Church, 24th – Harvest Festival Prof Eric Ives, 6.30 p.m. Revd Graham Spicer.

Sunday 3rd September 1st Henley and Wootton Scouts at Henley High School from 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm Attractions include bouncy castle, gladiator challenge, bungee run, side stalls, BBQ, tombola etc. Proceeds to troop equipment. Further information John Johnson on 792073.

Mr. Jack Lindsey will be telling us about “Making Compost the Easy Way” on Tuesday 5th September. Visitors are welcome to join us from 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. Members will be given details of a social occasion – High Tea at 4.30 p.m. 8th September. The fortnightly Patchwork Group for Beginners and Improvers (open to non-members) starts on 13th September in the Baptist Church Hall from 2.00 p.m. Telephone 792488 if you are interested in joining.

10th September, 2.00 p.m. from the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, featuring 2 walks with refreshments afterwards. A healthy stroll along our footpaths will give you an enjoyable afternoon. Look out for notices giving more information.

12th September, 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. “Wot Pot” by Katherine Kear. Competition “The Beauty of Foliage” Novice only.

Meets Tuesday 19th September from 7.45 p.m. in the Baptist Church Hall for an illustrated talk by Dr. Johnny Birks of the Vincent Trust about the “Return of the Polecat”. Visitors are always welcome £1.

Thursday 21st September in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00 p.m. “Where’s that Monument” by Heather Jones.

Tuesday 26th September Ullenhall Village Hall 7.45 p.m. “Gardens of Scotland” by Anita and John Ruffell. Visitors (£1) and new members welcome. Competition: Fuchsia from plug supplied in March.

The Tanworth Singers and their talented soloists played to full houses with their concert performances of Princess Ida. As a result, our treasurer has sent donations as follows: £1,000 to South Warwickshire Young Carers and £70

Evergreen ClubMeetings 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.
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-ordinators. If you are aware that  you are not covered in your area or are willing to be a co-ordinator. Please contact Annette Walker on 792837
THE 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.
Meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.
New members are always welcome.
Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email
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’ email: . Please tell all your friends about The Henley Diary.

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