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Edition 132 - 23rd November 2006
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Sports Shed on Stratford Road


Views like this may be lost forever.

Henley NEWS On-line has learnt that Warwickshire College is about to apply for planning permission for a new sports hall. We believe this will be an industrial style building 35.75ft (11m) high alongside the Stratford Road. The height of the structure will mean that it will dominated this area of green belt and the height will be a major issue.  A London double decker bus is 15.2 ft high, so the new building will be more than twice the height of a double decker bus.

This development, if approved, will dramatically change forever the rural aspect of the southern approach to the town and so it is expected to be strongly resisted by many organisations within the town and many many residents.

Let us hope the College authorities will decide to reduce the roof height to no more than 18 ft by burying the hall half under ground.

Once the full details of the sports shed are available, we shall be organising an on-line poll to test residents' opinions. Please write to Henley NEWS On-line with your views.

Planning Applications - Search on-line at Stratford District Council


JPC Photographic Competition

At this week's JPC meeting, the councillors discussed the JPC Photographic Competition which sadly suffered through a lack of participation. The Joint Parish Coucil took the view that it could not be pursued.

Henley NEWS On-line has received copies of the entries by Sue Bridgewater and Dawn Leech, which are are shown below. If anyone else submitted an entry, please send us a copy and we will feature it in a future issue.


Sue Bridgewater
 

Dawn Leech

Golf Club Hotel Development Endorsed by WCC

Henley NEWS On-line has been told by reliable sources that the Golf Club application for a 40 bedroom dormy hotel was endorsed last week by Warwickshire County Council.

In December 2004, a Henley NEWS On-line conducted an electronic poll which showed that there was overwhelming support in the town for this development, 78% voting in favour.  The development would create 14 new jobs.

Originally turned down by the District Council and the JPC, the Golf Club has been forced to engage in very costly planning appeals. The JPC finally supported the application unanimously in September 2006.

It now goes to the Secretary of State for final approval.


TIC to sponsor Gateway website

One of the most important contributions to the 21st Century life of Henley-in-Arden has been the development of the Henley-in-Arden Gateway website on the internet at www.henley-in-arden.org.

This site, developed by Henley NEWS On-line, has given both residents and visitors an easy and accessible entry to all the web sites set up by organisations within the town.

The Town Improvement Committee (TIC) is pleased to sponsor the Henley-in-Arden Gateway Website as another way to meet their Objective of “providing facilities for the social and intellectual requirements of the inhabitants of Henley”.

As more and more people are turning to the internet to seek information it is felt appropriate that the TIC should encourage electronic access to information relating to the town.

Brian Twigg
Chairman - Town Improvement Committee

 

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The Manor of Henley-in-Arden

Court Leet and Court Baron

Court Circular

The High Bailiff and Mrs Ann Holding invite all the residents of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden to THE COURT LEET SERVICE at St John's Church, Henley-in-Arden at 10.00 am on Sunday 26th November 2006. Children welcome.

FROM THE HIGH BAILIFF

I am delighted to have been entrusted with the time-honoured role of High Bailiff of the Manor of Henley-in-Arden. It is a great privilege to be a representative and advocate for Henley’s well-being, interests and community life. My wife Ann and I came to Henley 32 years ago: the community - and its many committees - very rapidly sucked us in and from a very early stage we could not imagine living anywhere else! Both of us are truly grateful for all the expressions of support which we have received.

The Court Leet’s traditional role is that of custodian of Henley’s ancient customs and pageants. Most of these derive from the Court’s one-time role as a key part of the judicial system. So, for instance, our annual customs of Ale-Tasting and Butter- Weighing recall the Court’s former role in charge of local “weights and measures” – the fore-runner of what we now call consumer protection. Inspection of the land boundaries of the Manor was the job of the Hayward to the Court: we will be re-enacting that, this year. Environmental control included the regular inspections done by the Brook-Lookers.

As to dealing with general naughtiness, the Court Records in the Guildhall contain accounts of minor and not-so-minor felonies and misdemeanours and the sentences handed down in centuries past. We don’t do that any more – although lots of people think we should!

We start the year with a full Court revitalised by the addition of five new members, and to them I extend a special welcome and thanks. I will shortly be making public our programme of events for the coming year and we intend to help Henley to have fun and to encourage wide community involvement.

RAY HOLDING

To view the Court Leet website, go to www.henley-in-arden.org/court-leet


Letter from Australia

Dear Editor,

The slide shows appearing in your newsletter are a terrific medium for showing us Henley-siders now overseas, current events and people in Henley. The images of the Court Leet Dinner brought back many happy memories of the people shown (particularly of Derek and Rosemary Sharman), but I was sad to read of the passing away of Charles Welham, Stan Collins and Norman Welch. Oh, and who would have thought it possible - a lady on the Court Leet - go Henley!!!

Many thanks,

Paul Jackson
Sydney Australia


Interested in your Family History ?

If you’ve been inspired to trace your family tree by the BBC series ‘Who do you think you are?’, you may be interested to know that Warwickshire’s Register Offices can help you dig up your roots. The most recent series has followed celebrities including Barbara Windsor, David Tennant and Jeremy Irons as they’ve gone on a journey of discovery to trace their family history. For anyone starting to investigate their ancestry, personal documents such as certificates of birth, marriage and death can provide vital clues into your heritage.

Warwickshire Registration Service holds records for all births, deaths and marriages that have taken place in Warwickshire since 1st July 1837. If your ancestors were born, died or got married in Warwickshire, Warwickshire’s Register Offices will hold the original records and copies of the certificates can be obtained in person or by post. Some certificates can even be applied for online via the Warwickshire Registration Service website.

Polly Dickinson, Head of Registration Services, Warwickshire County Council, said: “I think that the ‘Who do you think you are?’ programme has certainly inspired people to take a look into their own family’s past. Since 1837, every birth, marriage and death had to be registered and a certificate produced. This means that all your ancestors, as they were born, married and died, would have generated this paperwork.”

Over the past year, Rugby Register Office has issued 2,299 copies of birth, marriage and death certificates, Warwick Register Office has issued 3,954 copies and Nuneaton Register Office has issued a whopping 6,100 copy certificates! Your family’s records may be held at either Rugby, Warwick or Nuneaton Register Office, depending on where they lived in the county. If you’re unsure where your family’s certificates might be held, contact one of the offices and Warwickshire registration staff will be happy to help you.

All copy certificates produced by Warwickshire’s register offices are official watermarked certificates countersigned by the Registrar and can be obtained for a small fee (currently £7.00 for a full certificate).

The County Council's Library section is scheduling a taster session on Tuesday 5th. December in the Library to introduce residents to the 'Findmypast' website which is connected with the subscription service Ancestry.com facility it offers. There will be three 1 hour slots from 2-5pm and will be booked on a 'first come first served basis' but if demand is high then the team will arrange additional slots in the New Year.

The precise format of the session varies as it is, to a certain extent, tailored to the individual's interests but it centres around showing the various free research tools available on the internet as well as what is available through the library service. Handouts outlining the various sites will be available and the sessions are aimed at the novice researcher.

Interested, if so look out for the posters which will be going out shortly and book a session.


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JPC Meeting - 20th November

SDCA Joint Parish Council Meeting took place on Monday 20th November 2006 at the Baptist Church Hall, Henley-in-Arden. Members discussed 3 planning proposals received, 16 items of correspondence and other matters for consideration, as well its normal procedural business before the meeting concluded.

Rural Post Offices
Among the items discussed was a letter from the Countryside Alliance expressing concern at the threat to rural Post Offices and the effect on the local communities that they serve. Whilst the Joint Parish Council did not see any immediate threat to its own local Post Office, the fact that the Government announced in February its decision not to renew the Post Office Card Account beyond 2010 and failed to make a decision on the subsidy given to rural Post Offices meant that the future was uncertain and there were no guarantees. The Council resolved to support the Countryside Alliance in publicising the importance of saving Post Offices in local communities.

Market
Members also had on the agenda the future status of the market and its desire to maintain the tradition of Henley as a market town. The issue was raised because of the perceived uncertainty over the future of the market on its present site. Members reiterated that they had fought for the future of the market, but recognised that the current market is a commercial enterprise run by a private company. Nevertheless Members agreed to await developments and be proactive in preserving Henley as a market town should circumstances change.

Speeding
Concern was also expressed at speeding at the north end of the town. Speed measurements are being conducted, both on the Birmingham Road and the Warwick Road, and Members resolve to await their conclusions before making further representations.

Next Meeting
The next council meeting is scheduled for Monday 20th November 2006. Meetings take place in the Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Henley-in-Arden from 7.15pm and, as with all meetings of the Council, members of the public are welcome to attend.


Fighting Benefit Fraud

SDCStratford-on-Avon District Council is warning people found to be abusing the housing benefit system that the threat of prosecution is real. The warning comes after investigation staff discovered that a claimant had fraudulently obtained £20,726 in benefits over a period of five years. The claimant from Bearley had failed to declare substantial savings, which would have nullified the claim.  

In October, Leamington Magistrates Court heard a guilty plea to the offence. On hearing that the fraudulently obtained sum had been repaid in full, magistrates fined the offender £2,500 and awarded costs of £1,792 to the District Council. The case demonstrated how new and more effective counter-fraud techniques, such as data matching have been successfully employed in the fight against housing benefit fraud.  

The District Council wish to encourage people to report fraud using the confidential fraud hotline on 01789 260486 or e-mailing fraud@stratford-dc.gov.uk


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John Garner's Business Column

Evaluating Training

John GarnerWe said a couple of weeks ago that you must make sure you brief your employees before they go on a training course and, most importantly, debrief them when they get back. This way you’ll learn what they thought of the experience and should be able to assess whether they actually learned anything. Remember, you’ve paid to send your employee on this course so make sure you’ve had good value.

Assuming the course objectives were clearly stated at the beginning (see last week’s article) you can assess whether they were actually met. Look at any course materials that were issued to participants and see what you think of them.

All traditional training courses will issue participants with an evaluation questionnaire at the end of the course; the idea is that participants give their immediate reaction to the course and the trainers (in the trade it’s called a “Happy Sheet”). In your briefing get your employees to give you a copy of what they said when they filled it in. (You will have to ask them before they attend as it is usually handed back to the trainers before they leave, so they’ll need to take a copy).

Of course evaluation can be much more scientific than this. Definitive work was done by one Donald Kirkpatrick who developed a model for training evaluation in 1959 and this model (updated) is still the most widely used today. He states 4 levels of evaluation and the first level is “Evaluate Reaction” which is exactly what the Happy Sheet does. I won’t go through any more here but you can learn a lot more about it at http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/k4levels/index.htm

Most people like going on a traditional training course; it’s good to get out of the office and useful to meet others who do a similar job in other organisations (never underestimate the power of networking). On the other hand this means spending possibly several days away from your normal work with the resulting costs. It also presupposes there’s a suitable course being run when you want it and not too far away.

We discussed alternative methods of training 2 weeks ago. Different people learn in different ways so this might influence your choice of training course and also the way they perceive the one they’ve just been on. There’s a huge amount of work done in this area too but the guru is Peter Honey who is a world renowned expert on the ways in which different people learn best – and a great character. Have a browse around www.peterhoney.com .

John Garner
www.yourbookkeeping.co.uk


Banks have Changed

John GarnerNigel Hastilow’s article on banking highlights how the ethos of banking has changed.

I was 6 years old when I acquired the bronze money box and primrose yellow record book of the Birmingham Municipal Bank. You entered the spacious marble building where you were greeted by a uniformed commissionaire who then pointed the way to a cashier who was waiting to unlock your money box and record your savings in the little yellow book. Your small savings were accepted as though they were important in the scheme of things. By the time I married I had saved enough to pay the deposit on our house, plus some furniture and still have enough left for a rainy day.

During World War 2 we had the National Savings Groups which were run by your employer or a neighbour. Your National Savings Certificates were an asset not like your lottery ticket. How do some pensioners afford £5 a time?

Bits of plastic, loans and ‘buy now, pay later’ did not exist. I believe some people have only just finished paying for last years holiday, when they are committed to the next one.

How things have changed!!

Irene Robinson


The Nigel Hastilow Column

Tony's a celebrity - get him out of here

Nigel HastilowAs the best-known of all the contestants on “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”, Tony Blair’s last Queen’s Speech was a bit of a bush tucker trial for the rest of us and a let-down for the man himself.

As a swansong, it wouldn’t have made much impact on the X Factor. No wonder sister-in-law Lauren Booth thinks he’s going in January. Amid all the hot air, we were not given the answer to the question that really matters – how much will our council taxes go up next year?

Council reform may have rated only a few moments in the Queen’s Speech but how our Town Halls are run is not what bothers most of us. What matters is why we pay so much for so little. Of all the organisations paid for by the taxpayer, local councils are probably best at wasting our money.

The other day one local authority leader confessed privately that if he were running a business, not a council, he could axe half the staff and nobody would notice. It would save millions of pounds and create a more efficient council. Instead we see scandals like Birmingham City Council paying lighting engineer Ian Smith £91,000, including bonuses, to work full-time as a union rep – even when he’s been off sick with a bad toe for two years.

Mr Smith is not alone in enjoying a huge pay packet and luxurious pension entitlement. There are council workers all over the country doing very nicely thank you from long-standing deals cooked up by the unions and Labour local authority leaders. The chickens are coming home to roost – as this column warned a few weeks ago – thanks to a review of all pay levels at every council in the country which is set to cost the local taxpayers a fortune.

Even without this hideous threat, it seems that council taxes go up year after year for no apparent reason. Even then, the councils claim they still don’t have enough money. No wonder when almost a third of what we pay has to pay for ex-employees’ pensions. Trying to find a new way to pay for local government led to the demise of Margaret Thatcher. The poll tax was a good idea which went horribly wrong.

If Gordon Brown wants to avoid a similar fate he will be very wary indeed of the latest scams being tried out in Northern Ireland and in Scotland. The Scots were guinea pigs last time – they got the poll tax before the rest of us. This time round it’s Ulster where the big problems are taking place. There, your council tax will in future be based on what you’ve done to your house. The more home improvements, the more it will cost you to live there; the more run-down and neglected your home, the cheaper your tax. According to the Northern Ireland Fair Rates Campaign, which was launched in September by a group of Belfast home-owners, people are seeing increases of up to 400 per cent in their rate bills. The Campaign says: “Domestic rate bills of £3,000, £4,000, £5,000 and £6,000 may be commonplace for many householders come April 2007 and by the 2010 these valuations may be the norm.”

Meanwhile the Scots have to contend with an equally worrying development – plans to swap council tax for a house tax based on one per cent of the market value of your home. It’s easy to calculate, of course. If your house is worth £100,000, you pay £1,000 a year, and so on. But it doesn’t make any sense at all because the poorest areas, with the lowest house values, would get the least revenue while councils in affluent areas would have more money than they knew what to do with.

The canny Scots are not exactly queuing up to back this scheme and it’s probably a dead duck.

But beware. Sir Michael Lyons, the ex-Labour councillor and former chief executive of Wolverhampton and Birmingham councils, is about to publish his own cunning plan to fund local government. He will want councils to be given power to impose more taxes – businesses will be clobbered even more than the rest of us. It’s all based on the assumption that local government must have more money. What nobody is ever willing to address is why our councils think they need even more when, privately, their leaders concede so much of it is already being wasted.

The daft idea of another council – a “city region” called Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country – seems to have been squashed by Gordon Brown because he doesn’t want to be saddled with any more vote-losing schemes. He should be worried, though. Council tax may not have got a mention in the Queen’s Speech but it’s a crisis waiting to happen.

Gordon Brown would do well to cast his mind back to the dying days of Thatcherism and consider the poll tax riots. It’s not always the big international causes which get you in the end – it’s the bread and butter issues that often matter most.

Maybe that’s why Tony wants to get out of there.

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


Grumpy Old Man Comments

Crime in Henley

The one increasing occupation in Henley at the moment seems to be burglary. Whether it is house crime or auto crime it seems to be on the increase. Shame the Inland Revenue cannot tax the offenders.
 
Should we have more police officers? Should we have more special constables? Should we have CCTV? But all of the above will need extra resource from the local council. But as we all know, even with the yearly increases, the council have to cut services. So what will stop the scum taking, or damaging what is ours? A suitable deterrent, that’s what ! We can help by marking our property with ‘smartwater’ or something similar. But what should be the sentence be? Maybe if the offenders when caught, should be made to repay the insurance companies and victims what was spent to replace/repair goods plus 10-20% just to say sorry, then on top a suitable prison sentence of a minimum of 10 years. Maybe they would think before they took.
 
But back to CCTV, where would we put it? High St, Arden Rd, Glenhurst Rd, Station Rd? Wherever it is put the burglars will go to the roads where it is not installed. Also who would monitor the footage? So is CCTV the answer?
 
Extra feet on the beat! That’s the one for me! Human beings can randomly walk where no CCTV camera can predict. But what is heard echoing from Stratford and Warwick councils? 'The cost, what about the cost?’ What I say is, what is the saved cost? Insurance costs would reduce, time spent sorting out the mess would reduce and stress for the victims would reduce (with potential medical care reductions as well). Can we afford not to put extra manpower into the police.
 
So to conclude:

  • We need to protect our stuff with ‘smartwater’ or UV pens or similar. Please contact the crime prevention office to get smartwater.
  • We need a deterrent worth having, 10+ years for simple burglary. Empty the prisons of immigrants who have committed crimes, send them home if they do not respect the UK population, this would give us room to remove our home grown scum from society.  
  • We need extra feet on the beat/street, to find and remove scum.

If there are any liberty supporters out there who want to fight for the rights of convicted criminals, put them behind bars too, they should fight for the victims instead.

Regards

Grumpy Old Man

I had a residents survey posted through my door today, with a photo copy of a grumpy old man article attached. Residents of Brook End Drive, Brook End Close, Mayfield Drive, Station Rd, St Johns Close, Swancroft and Yewtree Gardens are being asked about the Brook End / New Rd junction traffic problem.
 
Someone does read the articles.


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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 29th November 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  

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

John Stott



Alerts from Trading Standards

Hey Big Spender –
Take A Little Advice from Us

National Consumer Week 2006 begins on Monday 20th November and focuses on those big purchases consumers make – including cars, holidays, and homes. Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service is supporting this national campaign by looking each day at a different big purchase and providing consumers with some top tips!

  • On Monday 20th November the Trading Standards Service will be focusing on buying new and used cars and on car servicing and garages.
  • On Tuesday 21st the focus will be on houses and home improvements. What consumers can do to get the job done right and avoid those cowboy builders and rogue traders.
  • On Wednesday 22nd the focus shifts to holidays and covers issues including timeshare, bogus holiday clubs and DIY holidays.
  • On Thursday 23rd furniture and household appliances are covered.
  • And finally, on Friday 24th we look at audio-visual equipment and service.

Have a go at our consumer quiz:

1. Upholstered furniture, including second hand items, must bear a label showing it conforms to a standard. What is the standard?

A. Comfort B. Fire resistance C. Colour

2. Consumers may have additional protection when making purchases on a credit card if the price of the item is more than what amount?

A. £100 B. £1,000 C. £500

3. What should you do if a new TV breaks down when you get it home?

A. Contact the manufacturer B. Return it to the shop C. Listen to the radio

Answers 1:B 2:A 3:B

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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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
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.

ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
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”.

GUILD HALL GARDEN PROJECT
Saturday 2nd December 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon – Coffee morning in the Guild Hall. Bring your friends and learn about the progress and see the latest plans.
Two further dates for your diary:
24th March 2007 “What Not To Wear” Dinner/entertainment in the Memorial Hall.
23rd June 2007 – Midsummer Night’s Ball at Uplands Farm.

HENLEY W.I.
Meets in the Memorial Hall on the 1st Tuesday each month from 7.30 p.m. On December 5th we are having our Christmas party when members will be providing food and entertainment. This should be a good evening to round off our year.

HENLEY CIVIC SOCIETY
Thursday 7th December 7.30p.m. Christmas Party and “Comic Potential” with Peter and Jeanette Cook.

HENLEY METHODIST CHURCH
We are holding a Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday 9th December 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. On Wednesday 13th December, 11.30a.m. we will meet for a Christmas Miscellany. Pupils from the Music Department at the High School will join us for a seasonal celebration. Our Carol Service will be on Christmas eve, but we will not hold a Christmas Day service this year.

HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
Tuesday 12th December 7.30 p.m. Memorial Hall. Christmas Dinner and AGM.

HENLEY DRAMA SOCIETY
Saturday 15th December in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m. “Christmas Crackers” with mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets £7 from John Love at the Vanity Box or on-line at www.hads.org.uk

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
The meeting on Tuesday 19th December is the AGM followed by our Christmas Party. Visitors are welcome to come along to the Baptist Church Hall at 7.45 p.m. if they are thinking of joining in the New Year and wish to learn more about the society.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN METHODIST CHURCH
During the run up to Christmas we will have two seasonal events. On Saturday 9th December our Christmas Coffee Morning will be, as usual from 10.00 a.m. till noon, please do call in. Then on Wednesday 13th, at 11.30 a.m. we will meet for a Christmas Miscellany. Pupils from the Music Department at the High School will join us for a seasonal celebration, and I am sure we will round off the morning with some mince pies.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB.
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.
HENLEY IN ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB
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.
Bowls 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.
Neighbour WatchNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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
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 at www.swbc.co.uk
Rotary ClubTHE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
Meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.
New members are always welcome.
Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email robinf@ribi.org
Bridge ClubHENLEY-in-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel and usually find time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!. Play commences at 7.15 promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the club does not issue master points.
For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993.
Events for future Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Diane Bayley at 6 St John's Close marked ‘Henley Diary’ email: stjohnnews@btinternet.com . Please tell all your friends about The Henley Diary.

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