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Edition 129 - 2nd November 2006
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Sponsored Walk to London

Laurence Marshall and Colin Sykes began their 146 mile sponsored walk in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice during the early hours of Friday 13th October. This long-distance walk runs between Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon- Avon and Shakespeare's Globe, London - a total distance of 146 miles. Using existing footpaths, bridleways and a few minor roads, this route has been planned to follow, as closely as possible, a path that Shakespeare might have taken on some of his journeys back and forth between his home at Stratford-upon-Avon and the city where he spent most of his productive years.

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Henley NEWS On-line has received this report of the walk.

Day 1 – 13th of October
With a little trepidation and our lives on our backs, at 7:00am we embarked on the 1st leg of our adventure, we were heading for Long Compton (24 miles) a distance which would fully test our practice walks and enthusiasm – the hardest part was getting out of Stratford on the right track! The introduction to some beautiful countryside and HILLS! This was to set a trend for ‘most’ of the walk.

We arrived at our B&B to be greeted by a well earned cup of tea from our genial hosts for the evening.

Day 2 – 14th of October
In good spirits if a little stiff, we set off for Woodstock. The climb out of LC was possibly the hardest stretch of the whole expedition, Compton hill as it is affectionately known was nothing short of soul destroying over 2 hours of false horizons and upward gradients and not the least bit enjoyable! 23 miles later via the beautiful Blenheim Palace we entered Woodstock only to find that the Landlord of the B&B had ‘popped out’ nothing else to do we went to the pub for a couple of hours, we certainly slept well that night!

Day 3 – 15th of October
Another early start saw us heading off to Chisel Hampton (21 miles) and another long but enjoyable day we were really starting to feel stresses and strains of the task we had set ourselves and the evening was spent carrying out some running repairs to our feet, mainly because the pub was shut!

Day 4 – 16th of October
This leg proved to be the most demanding and yet the most picturesque leg and as we were heading for what we felt was the hardest day to come it seemed to go on forever, this was not helped by our first and thankfully only major ‘geographic embarrassment’ which added a further 3 miles to the day bad enough but it was also over a cobbled track which really tested the feet to the limit.

Day 5 – 17th of October
To enable us to try and enjoy the final two days we set ourselves our longest day so far (26 miles!) and it helped that the terrain was relatively flat, this evening we had also booked into a convent and although the amenities were somewhat lacking the hospitality was fine. We did however manage to get a taxi to the local pub 1 mile away for the extortionate some of £10.00. We were certainly heading south!

Day 6 – 18th of October
As we crossed the M25 we started to feel that we were heading into London, this leg was possibly the most disappointing scenery wise and was only made bearable by the fact that it was only 18 miles, we stayed in Chiswick that night and as we only had a 12 mile run in to the Globe spirits were high and we could feel that the end was in sight.

Day 7 – 19th of October
The final 12 mile stretch and the only day where we had any rain worth a mention. Strolling along the Thames with a sense of elation that we were really going to make it. Our arrival at the Globe was relatively uneventful as our lift home carrying the celebratory Champers was stuck in traffic! Laurence used his charm and we were allowed into the globe for a photo shoot, we then went to the pub to celebrate our success when our transport arrived we cracked the Champagne and set off back to Stratford.

All in all we had an enjoyable week during which we encountered some wonderful people and scenery, an idea that came about in the pub one Friday night was realised and completed to plan, that accompanied with raising some much needed sponsorship – thank you everyone! Made this venture worthwhile – will we be doing again next year? Not Bloody Likely!

Definitely looking for something much more sedentary, Any Ideas?

Cheques will be presented to Headway Brain Injuries and to the Shakespeare Hospice, this coming Friday 3rd November at Wootton Hall.

Colin Sykes, Laurence Marshall & John Wood

Stratford Town Crier

Recently it was reported in the local newspapers that Stratford had appointed its first Town Crier for over a hundred years. Stratford Town Clerk said, ‘It means we can introduce a traditional figure back into the town who we think will be popular with visitors and residents’. Our picture right shows Stratford’s ‘new’ town crier – Graham Beard

You would have thought that in an ancient borough like Henley, the position of Town Crier would have been long established. However the first mention of a Town Crier in Henley was only in 1917.

This is not as surprising as you might think, as the title of Town Crier came relatively late for an officer of a manorial court. The first records that mention a Town Crier come from the late 15th and early 16th centuries: 1467 in Bristol, 1540 in Chester, 1553 in Stratford. They became commonplace by the 17th and 18th centuries at a time when ironically the importance of manorial courts started to decline. However the duties performed by the Crier do go back to the establishment of manorial courts.

Originally the Bailiff or Reeve was the person in charge of the manor for the lord. As time went on and the manor grew, the Bailiff was able to delegate responsibilities to other officers. Under the Bailiff or Chief Tithingman came Tithingmen, Pledges, Messors, and Beadles. The types of officers developed differently depending upon the geography and makeup of the manor. Specific officers such as Haywards, Cowherds, Ale Tasters, Butter Weighers, Brook Lookers and Shamble Wardens were created. These inconsistencies explain why it can be difficult to identify specific manorial officers especially as titles were also interchangeable.

In 1996 Stratford’s council had argued that the Beadle was not the town crier despite contradicting a council minute of 1857. However the Old English for a herald or crier is Bedelli or Beadle. In the Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279 there are 21 manors in the Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds that mention the name Bedell. The Beadle seems to have been the officer that took on responsibilities that would later be those of the constable and crier. The constable was also a slightly later officer whose duties were originally performed by Tithingmen who raised the ‘hue and cry’. The Beadle summoned the tenants to the court, collected fines and enforced the orders of the court. When courts obtained symbols of their power like a mace and began to build their own meeting places, the Beadle took on the duties of bearing the mace and taking care of the hall. The first mention of a Beadle in the records of Henley was in 1799. Since 1845 until 1893 there was a Beadle and Mace Bearer, whilst since 1917 there has been a Town Crier and Mace Bearer.

The Beadle in a Quarter Sessions’ Court would make the triple cry of “Oyez” (Anglo-Norman French for “hear ye”). The Beadle or Town Crier would call for silence by making a single cry of “Oyez” at a manorial court and a triple cry of “Oyez” at a Leet Court.

Henley's present Town Crier Gordon Trinder pictured above left is a well known and highly respected member of the community.

Jonathan Dovey - Reporting

Child Was Sold Fireworks

Trading StandardsA sixteen year old boy was sold fireworks in an undercover operation organised by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service in Stratford upon Avon.

On Wednesday 25th October, a 16 year old child volunteer visited three retail premises in Stratford upon Avon and attempted to buy fireworks from each one. Only one premise sold fireworks to the boy, a small store, a 5 pack of rockets was sold.

Mark Ryder, Head of Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service said: “We are very disappointed that a retailer sold fireworks to a child but I would also like to thank those other retailers in the Stratford upon Avon area who took their responsibilities seriously and refused to sell. Fireworks are explosives and are consequently very dangerous if misused. Warwickshire Trading Standards is committed to preventing the sale of fireworks to minors and reducing firework related injuries and anti-social behaviour associated with their misuse.”

In total 25 firework retailers were visited across the County and two sales were made (in Bedworth and Stratford upon Avon). The retailers were chosen at random and a similar proportion of large, medium sized and small retailers were visited including supermarkets, convenience stores and cornershops/newsagents. All retailers involved have/will be advised either by letter or verbally of the undercover operation and the exercise followed LACORS ‘Test Purchasing Code of Best Practice’.

The age at which a person can legally buy fireworks is 18. Investigations are now underway in to the circumstances surrounding the sale of fireworks to a minor at the Bedworth and Stratford upon Avon stores. The penalty for selling fireworks to a person under the age of 18 is a fine of up to £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment upon conviction in a Magistrates Court.

Warwickshire Trading Standards Service will continue to take appropriate enforcement action to ensure that fireworks are not sold to children.

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Latest Property Auctions

Another Great Night!

Richard Abbey of John Earle & Son held their October Auction at Henley Golf and Country Club last Tuesday night. The large Conference Room as absolutely packed; it was estimated that over 350 people were in attendance. The car park was overflowing and the bar staff in great demand.

A variety of Lots were offered but of local interest will be the bungalow in Meadow Road, Henley-in-Arden. The bidding started at £160,000 and after strong competition, was finally knocked down at £188,000.

The interesting feature about this property is that it was bought by Tim Coulton when he sold Crockets Manor Farm to Robin Owen who then developed it into the Golf Club which we all now know as Henley Golf and Country Club. When Tim Coulton sold the farm, he needed to re-house one of his retired agricultural employees and bought the bungalow in Meadow Road out of some of the proceeds specifically for that purpose.

Other Lots sold well in the room but of particular note was Mickleton Hills Farm (pictured above), a property requiring substantial up-dating and renovation, in all some 211 acres and the total sale figure was £2,465,000.

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John Garner's Business Column


John GarnerLast week we discussed appraisals and specifically mentioned employee training as being a desirable outcome of an appraisal.

But what’s the point of training our employees? It’s to:

  1. enable them to do their current job more effectively
  2. enable them to do a different job that we want them to do
  3. help motive them.

Additionally, you may have difficulty recruiting against shortages in some specialist areas, so you can “grow your own”.

Everyone can improve at their job, however good they are, but there’s no point in training for training’s sake. So you first need to decide what training an employee needs and to what level.

Think about what specific outcomes you want to see. In what way do you think the employee’s performance needs to improve? What additional skills does he/she need to do this new job? Try and be prescriptive, look at what skills the job needs and compare these with the skills the employee already has; the gap will give you the areas where training is needed. This is Training Needs Analysis at its most basic level.

You should now be able to decide what subject areas need to be covered and to what level.

There are many ways of getting this training done: the obvious one is to “send them on a course” – how many times have you heard that one? That’s certainly the most common method but there are others; we’ll look at them next week.

Remember though, it is important that you make the link between the training and what you expect them to “do with it” – ie transferring the learning to the workplace. Firstly it is essential that you meet with them before they start any training, discuss what they should gain from it, agree the objectives for the training and start to think about how they will use it. Then, when the employee has come back to work after undertaking the training make sure you debrief them to find out what they learned and ensure they have an opportunity to put their learning into practice or they’ll soon forget everything and so the whole effort may turn out to have been a waste of time.

There is a cost to all this of course. Not only the cost of the training but the cost of the time that they would otherwise have spent working. But if you think training is expensive, try ignorance!

Oh, and one last thing. What training do you need for yourself? Go through this same exercise for yourself. If you reach the conclusion that you’re good at everything and don’t need any training I just won’t believe you!

Have a look at the Learning & Skills Council website:

John Garner

The Nigel Hastilow Column

Wealth warning - taxes never seem to go down

Nigel HastilowAs soon as David Cameron’s policy think-tank calls for a £21 billion cut in taxes, the Conservatives rush to water it all down. Their Tax Reform Commission wants taxes cut by £21 billion as the minimum needed to maintain Britain’s competitiveness. The Commission was set up by Mr Cameron as one of the groups responsible for devising Conservative Party policy in advance of the next General Election. But it looks as if Cameron and Shadow Chancellor George Osborne don’t intend to let this sort of dangerous thinking get anywhere close to the next election manifesto.

Under David Cameron, Tories like taxes.

They were once the party of low taxes. It was a matter of principle. Even when they were putting taxes up, they said they wanted to bring them down. The idea was so popular that Tony Blair went into the 1997 General Election promising no tax increases. Obviously he wasn’t telling the truth but at the time it seemed like political suicide to admit openly that you wanted to raises taxes. Some 65 increases later, the climate has changed so utterly that the whole thing is reversed.

These days Cameron’s Conservatives apparently dare not go into a General Election promising tax cuts. They promise, instead, that they will not jeopardise economic growth. To this end they will put “economic stability and fiscal responsibility ahead of tax cuts”. They solemnly swear to “share the proceeds of growth” which means increased public spending as well as tax cuts. And the Conservative Party is now fighting to protect David Cameron’s three political priorities – the N, the H and the S – from Gordon Brown’s spending cuts. To quote the campaign bumf: “We want everyone to show their support for the NHS and those who work in it by signing our petition calling on Gordon Brown to end his financial mismanagement of the NHS – and Stop Brown's NHS Cuts.”

So far, so stealing the Labour Party’s clothes. The theory is that if David Cameron is to convince the voters his party has changed, then turning the tables on Labour is as good a method as any. But as our leaders drift towards a political consensus that higher taxes are not merely acceptable but desirable, it’s may be worth asking the voters if we agree. It is, after all, the ordinary middle-income majority who have to pay these taxes. The very rich don’t have to because there are plenty of ways around them if you can afford to find them. The very poor don’t have to either because they are among the beneficiaries of high taxes.

So it’s the rest of us – and our employers, of course – who get to foot the bill for just about everything.

But companies can move elsewhere if taxes get too high. Some have already, others threaten to do so. The CBI thinks it could get worse if taxes keep rising. As a nation, we are less and less competitive because of our high business taxes. In the long run that means fewer jobs. Which, in turn, means higher taxes on those who are left, just to maintain the Government’s income. It’s a vicious circle making it harder and harder to find Gordon Brown the half a trillion pounds a year he wants to spend (yes, half a trillion pounds – as in £516,000,000,000).

Yet some people still claim higher taxes are, in themselves, a good thing. Actually, they go much further. They start talking about morality. People like Polly Toynbee of the “Guardian” say higher taxes are morally right – lower taxes are morally indefensible. It’s as if a tax increase every year were ordained by God and it would be a sin worse than flying to do otherwise than to pay up. Tax-lovers claim only the State can spread a little happiness into our benighted lives though the NHS or schools or by building new prisons or by keeping out illegal immigrants.

Yet when we look at what the Government does with all that money, how can we possibly think it’s being well spent?

Vast sums of our money are wasted every day. The Taxpayers’ Alliance claims Government waste costs us more than £80 billion a year – or £5 a day each. So why should we be happy to part with more?

The official Conservative Party position implies that tax cuts somehow endanger economic growth; the truth is that they do the opposite. Lower taxes stimulate the economy because they mean we have more money to spend. They encourage businesses to invest, which means more jobs. They offer freedom and a way out of the poverty trap for hard-working families on low incomes. And they actually bring in more revenue because the rich don’t need to protect their money offshore any more.

They are morally much better than high taxes because they offer more people greater freedom. They allow us to take more control of, and responsibility for, our own lives. They have nothing whatever to do with greed, a common criticism aimed at those who believe in low taxes.

Here in the West Midlands, we are facing three new taxes to pay for transport spending. And council taxes will soar next year so dinner ladies get to enjoy pay equality with £53,000-a-year white-line painters and bollard cleaners.

Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody remembered that taxes can go down as well as up?

Nigel Hastilow

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Henley Crime Report
This crime summary is a look at the crimes of public interest that occurred on the Henley, Snitterfield and Tanworth policing area over the last 14 days. We do not as normal practice include crimes of shoplifting, bilking, domestic violence or fraud.


Between 1220 hours on 8th October 06 and 0800 hours on 22nd October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property on White Pump Lane, Ullenhall. They have then stolen a riding saddle, red child’s motor bike and blue child’s motor bike.
Incident number 254 of 22nd October 06 refers.

Between 2000 hours on 19th October 06 and 0700 hours on 20th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a shed on Poolhead Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They then damaged a wired fence and lock and bolt in order to gain entry. Once inside they have stolen a silver Honda petrol mower, gas BBQ and petrol strimmer.
Incident number 229 of 22nd October 06 refers.

Overnight between 20th October and 21st October 06 unknown offender/s approached business premises on High Street, Henley in Arden. They then punched a window to gain entry. Once inside they have made a very untidy search and stolen an amount of cash and a digital phone.
Incident number 171 of 21st October 06 refers.

Between 25th October and 1430 hours on 27th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property on Wawensmere Road, Wootton Wawen. They then gained entry to an insecure garage. Once inside they have removed a Stihl leafblower and chainsaw.
Incident number 428 of 27th October 06 refers.

Overnight between 25th and 26th October 06 unknown offender/s approached business premises on Star Lane, Warwick. They then forced the locks on a shed and a metal container. Once inside they have stolen strimmers and key fob belonging to a vehicle parked at the premises.
Incident number 221 of 26th October 06 refers.

Between 1630 hours on 28th October 06 and 1300 hours on 29th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a Sports and Social Club on Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. They then climbed up the cricket score board at the rear of the building and gained entry through an insecure window. Once inside they forced a padlock off the door in the bar area and also forced a padlock off a store room door. Not known if anything stolen.
Incident number 370 of 29th October 06 refers.

Prior to 28th October 06 unknown offender/s have made several visits to a locked yard near to Bearley Station. As a result of these visits a total of thirteen Ford Granada vehicles have been stolen.
Incident number 511 of 28th October 06 refers.

Between 1800 hours on 14th October 06 and 0930 hours on 15th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a silver Jaguar motor vehicle parked on High Street, Henley in Arden. They then walked over the bonnet roof and boot area, causing bodywork damage.
Incident number 294 of 20th October 06 refers.

Between 1000 hours and 1200 hours on 27th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property at Bell Field, Tanworth in Arden. They then threw an object causing damage to a rear double glazed window.
Incident number 320 of 27th October 06 refers.

Between 1900 hours and 2100 hours on 28th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a Ford Mondeo van parked at a public house on Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. They have then used an unknown implement in an attempt to gain entry.
Incident number 349 of 28th October 06 refers.

At approximately 2050 hours on 29th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property on St. Nicholas Road, Henley in Arden. They then smashed the glass in the front door.
Incident number 638 of 29th October 06 refers.

Prior to 20th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property on Poolhead Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They then gained access to the garden by breaking down the fence. Once inside they have stolen a trampoline.
Incident number 234 of 20th October 06 refers.

Between 1000 hours on 21st October 06 and 0830 hours on 22nd October 06 unknown offender/s approached a property on Poolhead Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They have then stolen a 14’ diameter blue/black/silver trampoline from the rear garden.
Incident number 191 of 22nd October 06 refers.

Between 1930 hours and 2100 hours on 25th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a black BMW parked at a public house in Preston Bagot, Henley in Arden. They have gained entry by smashing the rear window. Once inside they have stolen a Hewlett Packard laptop computer.
Incident number 602 of 25th October 06 refers.

Overnight between 25th October and 26th October 06 unknown offender/s approached a blue VW Passat parked at a public house on Birmingham Road, Alcester. They then gained entry by forcing down the front drivers side and passenger side windows. Once inside they removed a wallet and sunglasses from the glove box.
Incident number 114 of 26th October 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 15th November 2006 between 11am-1pm

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

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John Stott

Alerts from Trading Standards

Timeshare Operators
The service has been contacted by a tourist who was approached on the street in Stratford upon Avon and asked to complete a survey in return for being entered in to a competition to win £1000 worth of shopping vouchers. The consumer completed the survey and received a phone call sometime later directing her to phone another number and to claim her 'prize', a holiday for two in Spain. This she did but was then told that she was not eligible to receive the holiday as she did not have a joint income of above £20,000.

It is highly likely that the survey was organised to sell timeshare. Consumers who meet the criteria are likely to have been asked to attend a presentation to collect their prize at which they might have been exposed to high pressure selling techniques.

For more information about timeshare visit our website:

Receipt Scam
A business has reported receiving a letter from a 'consumer' who claimed to have visited the traders restaurant in July. The writer alleges that an employee spilt sauce down his suit, that he is disabled and unable to work and although he had not made a fuss at the time wanted now to be reimbursed. A rather basic receipt accompanied the letter and a Welsh address was provided to send the cheque to.

The trader did not send a cheque after learning that other hotels had received similar letters, suggesting that the claim was false and a scam. Investigations are now continuing

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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The Annual General Meeting of the
Court Leet of the Manor of Henley in Arden
will be held at 7.30 pm on 8th November in the Guild Hall



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Even if you do not wish to become a juror, all are welcome. However, becoming a juror gives you the right to elect the officers of the Court.












Solihull Choral Society

Concert at Olton Friary, St Bernards Road, Olton

Saturday, 18 November 2006 at 7.30pm


Vivaldi – Gloria
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater
Bach – Lobet Den Herrn

 Grace Davidson – Soprano    Susannah Vango – Soprano      David Clegg – Countertenor

Andrew Fletcher – Director of Music

Solihull Choral Society opens its 2006/7 season with three great musical compositions.

Although popular in his lifetime outside his native Italy, Vivaldi’s music was neglected for many years until its revival in the 1960s. The Gloria is one of Vivaldi’s best-known works, its melodious content being characteristic of the great man’s work.

Stabat Mater is a Latin Hymn written circa 1300. This work refers to the human aspect of the mother’s sorrow rather than the torment of the Savour himself.  It is believed to be Pergolesi’s final work, breaking new ground in the field of sacred music. He died at 26 years old.

Bach wrote two motets of which Lobet Den Herrn is one. It draws on the first two verses of Psalm 117. A six minute gem!      

Tickets: £12.50, Concessions £11, Under 18 (in full time education £5.50

Contact Geoff Taylor (Business Manager): 01926-843571

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Thanks to everyone who collected for, and contributed to, the recent Salvation Army Door-to-Door collection in Henley. The final amount raised is £2007.46, which includes £187 Gift Aid Tax Reclaim. On behalf of the Salvation Army, thank you once again for your wonderful support. St. John’s Mission Group.

Light refreshments will be served following the AGM on Tuesday 3rd November in the Memorial Hall from 7.30 p.m. Please bring your boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which have to be delivered to the collection point this month.

Wednesday 8th November, 7.00 p.m. in the Baptist Church Hall for their AGM. A buffet will be provided. All are welcome.
WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE, HENLEY IN ARDEN CENTRE Wednesday 8th November, 5.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Open evening for prospective students to find out about full-time courses starting in Autumn 2007.

Wednesday, November 8, 5.30-8pm. Open evening at Warwickshire College's Henley-in-Arden Centre for prospective students to find out information about full-time courses starting in autumn 2007.

Tuesday 14th November, 7.30 p.m. Memorial Hall. Open Evening “Candlelight, Cheshire and Christmas” by Ian Lloyd.

We will welcome visitors to join us for our meeting on Tuesday 21st November from 7.45 p.m. in the Baptist Church Hall. John and Penny Stott have kindly stepped in to give us a talk on either Peru or India.

Thursday, 16th November, 8.00 p.m. in the Baptist Church Hall. “Belsen to Buckingham Palace” by Paul Oppenheimer.

Saturday 25 November, 2.00pm in the Church Hall. All the usual goodies – home-made cakes, produce, books, bric a brac, teas etc. with Father Christmas at 2.30pm! Do come along and support this fundraising event. If you can help run a stall or provide goods to sell, please contact Daphne Jones on 01926 843515.

Tuesday 28th November, 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Ullenhall Village Hall. Our speaker is Hazel Kaye who will be talking about “Scented Plants”.

Do you like a walk? Volunteers are needed to augment the team or act as reserves who deliver the Joint Parish Council newsletter once a quarter (next issue early January). Please contact Nora Hilliar on 794715 for more information.

Meets Friday and Sunday from September to May in the Memorial Hall. Details contact Alan Barber on 793320. Thursday evenings from 7.30 –9.30 pm at Henley Community Primary School. Details please ring Pauline Barber on 793320.

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
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 at
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.
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