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Edition 175- 27th September  2007
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Town Dinner 2007

The High Bailiff Ray Holding invited representatives from most of the Town's voluntary organisations to the annual Town Dinner in the Memorial Hall.

Click on the button below to view the pictures of the event.


Public Meeting about Market Development

I'm heartened by the increased public expression of concern about the Cattle Market Development. We need many more people raising awareness of this, Otherwise Henley will have condensed, unwanted and wholly inappropriate housing that will ruin the town.  

We need more people to speak up and challenge our District Councillors. Both are on the planning committee but are currently perceived as being in support of the project, which conflicts with the wishes of the people they represent. If we do not act now, collectively and cohesively, we will  fall victim to a Housing Association development that we do not need or want.

Come on the people of Henley where are you?

We need you to help defeat the planning proposal.  What about a public meeting at Henley High School?  

Our Councillors don't want it to take place.  Do you accept that, or do you want your voice heard?

Mike Faulkner


"The Voice of Henley"

Dear Editor,

I have just read this week's issue of Henley NEWS On-line and I am bemused to read Mr Langford has managed to upset one of the JPC members.
I have re-read his letter and can not see where he has pinpointed any individual.

So what is this about?

  • Could it be that because of Henley NEWS On-line, the populous are having the audacity to stand up to the JPC and tell them their opinions on subjects that affect their town?
  • Could it be the populous have the downright cheek to not agree with their views?
  • Could it be the majority of the populous do not agree with the height and structure of the overgrown Anderson shelter being installed on the approach to Henley?
  • Could it be the majority of the populous do not want 67 social houses on the market site? (we have already read it was one of the JPC members who instigated the social housing policy for Henley).

So the way I see it is, the JPC have so far got off quite lightly but we are watching you - so think on. It will not be too long before election time and I have already heard of one group which intends to follow the said councillors round to every door and let people know what they have done and plan to do to our town.

I would advise you; don’t get too comfy in your elected seats. As for the JPC member who threw dolly out of the pram, may I suggest that if you can’t take the heat, STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN.

We are entitled to our opinion and as far as I am aware we still have free speech in this country. We will not be discouraged and will continue to write letters to Henley NEWS On-line, which is very quickly becoming the voice of the people. Even neighbour’s who have not got access to computers are asking for copies of the newsletter and asking what can be done to stop our town being ruined.

I will continue to watch and read with interest and if something upsets me enough write.

Regards

A concerned Henley Resident in South West of the Town
Name and address supplied to Editor.


Thinking of standing for the JPC

Election of 12 Councillors on 1st May 2008

Information on the Henley Gateway website

www.henley-in-arden.org/jpc


Strategic Thought Process

Dear Editor,

Not to labour the point on the prevailing issues and concerns affecting Henley and it’s residents, I am curious about the lack of strategic thought process behind some of the proposed actions and daily ‘management’ of Henley:-

1. Henley applauds itself as a historic Tudor market town – what will it be after we rip out the market and corral what is left of the Tudor part between new housing estates, presumably a just another town on a busy through road.

2. We are being threatened with more ‘social housing’. What happened to the last lot the tax payers funded – it got sold below market value to the occupants, who with this windfall one can presume can afford to fund their children onto the local property ladder. I certainly don’t expect the local populace to fund my aspirations.

3. Policing – not sorry at all if am being politically incorrect as I am stating facts – the higher level of social housing – the higher the crime level. The supercilious attitude of our policefarce seem more concerned about a community’s self-management of crime, i.e. – if you see feral youths causing affray, jump right-in as then they have someone they can arrest – YOU. Mind you, we do have that rather nice young man in the fluorescent bib who politely asks the trainee-yobs if they wouldn’t mind desisting from their activities - £20-30k, well spent in my book. For a few hundred notes, I can hire a transit and pick-up some inner-city under 16 year-olds who will ‘legally’ manage our problem if the police either feel that do not have the legal support or cannot be bothered. If it is a resource issue what about those two blokes dressed in police uniforms sitting in a van who occasionally lurk on the edge of town, hands behind head, well clear of any crime?

Question – as we have no rights over the marauding youngsters, is there any legal reason why their parent’s names and addresses cannot be published?

4. Sports Hall – another cracking idea. Increased congestion, increased wheel spinning, increased rubbish (yes, you can tell the little darlings are back at the college by the amount of litter that appears). Why actually do we need this, why is it larger than life – who really benefits from this? Henley, right – so the chippy sells more chips and the shops more sweets. Please stop harping on about how this is good for Henley, as far as I can see we have many under-subscribed sporting facilities. Equally if the council is looking to enforce ‘Street Litter Control’ I can see a daily way of self-funding this one.

5. Speed Aware – before throwing away any more of our money has anyone actually considered the value of telling certain types of motorist how fast they are going, in certain areas and conditions I can see the benefit of these signs, but on the drag stretch towards Wootton the boy-racers, motorcyclists and escaping criminals will only see this as a public information service. Surely, get rid of Bill & Ben the speed control men, don’t put in the flashing signs and instead employ fixed speed cameras? I am far from a fan of these things, but I am getting fed up of ineffective, costly proposals generated by a seemingly self-serving council.

Maybe I am being naive but I believed that a local council is there to serve the positive interests of the community. If it is the case that the community desires increased levels of crime (don’t spin me that it’s reducing by downgrading what is considered a crime); decreased level of policing; decimation of the alleged Green Belt; social breakdown and general destruction of what only a few years ago was a desirable village location - just let the people know in advance and we can take our council tax, local spending and moral beliefs elsewhere.

The more tolerant we are of this social abuse, the greater proliferation - take heed of the 'broken' window syndrome'

Henley Cynic
Name and address supplied to Editor.


Travellers Camp in the Redditch Road Field

Am I the only person concerned about the arrival of travellers in the field behind the railway line on the Redditch road.  I realise it was only a matter of time before they entered a very accessible site but quite concerned to find that Stratford District Council had no knowledge of them.
 
What an unpleasant walk I had around the perimeter of the adjoining field dodging piles of excrement (how many wild animals use toilet paper?).
 
Who owns the field? How can we do anything constructive if we cannot contact the owner.
 
One final comment, perhaps the person who wrote last week making various suggestions for the proposed market site building plot would like to prove Henley's human rights credentials by inviting the travellers to stay in his back garden.
 
Concerned of Brook End Drive


Meanwhile in Rugby

A total of 50 police officers and council staff, including dog handlers and the dog warden were involved in an operation on Tuesday 25 September to support Rugby Borough Council in the eviction of travellers from an unauthorised site next to the cattle market in Craven Road, Rugby.

A small group of travellers first arrived on the cattle market site on 10 September 2007 and by 25 September the group had grown to around 20 caravans. Rugby Borough Council served notice on the travellers to leave the site by 11am on Tuesday 25 September after seeking a county court order to evict the travellers.

Shortly after 10.00 hours, police escorted council staff including bailiffs acting on behalf of Rugby Borough Council to the site to ensure they were able to carry out their duties and to prevent any breaches of the peace. By 11 am the first families began leaving the site and by 11.30 hours everyone had left. The travellers left the site peacefully and no arrests were made.

Police left the site when it was vacated. Council staff stayed on site to remove refuse and to check for any risks to the public.

Neil Hewison, Superintendent Operations for Warwickshire Police, who led this morning's operation said, "Warwickshire Police were this morning providing support to a planned operation organised by Rugby Borough Council. We are satisfied with the outcome and we would like to thank all those involved for their co-operation in enabling this to be concluded swiftly and without serious incident. We acknowledge the co-operation of the individuals on the site and also thank the community for being so patient."


Town Crier Takes to the Skies

Henley's Town Crier, Gordon Trinder took to the skies last week in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice.

This was in the form of a skydive at Hinton Airfield, near Banbury.

After dropping through the clouds, Gordon said, "It was good to see land again".

He would like to thank all those who sponsored him and for the many donations given at the Town Dinner on Saturday night.

At present the total stands at over £1,000, which will be a great benefit to the Hospice.

However, if anyone did not have a chance to sponsor Gordon and would like to, donations can be left at The Vanity Box.
 
John Love reporting


Johnsons enjoy a record summer

Henley's leading business - coach operator Johnsons Coaches has just completed one of the busiest summers in the companies history.

At the beginning of August, they were one of only three suppliers contracted for the organisation and transportation of some 40,000 scouts and there leaders from all over the world at the World Scout Jamboree in Essex. The company were contracted for 120 vehicles, including 22 of their own and were on site with an administrative and technical back up team for a month.

With just a few days respite the company was again operating at full capacity having been appointed to handle the coach transport for the UK School Games which was held at the University of Warwick. On this occasion some 30 vehicles were involved in the day to day transportation of youngsters from their accommodation to the various events as well as transporting them from locations throughout the UK to Warwick.

John Johnson, Director Johnsons Coaches said "It was an incredibly busy yet rewarding time in terms of job satisfaction, both operations were complex but we came through well. On the completion of each project we were complimented on the high level of service, the standard of our vehicles and the professionalism of our driving team".


Claverdon Community Shop Project

Things are moving on the project to open a Community Shop in Claverdon.

The cabin, located behind the Dorothea Mitchell Hall near the tennis courts, has now been installed and is planned to open on 1st October. It is planned to be 7.30am until 11.30am weekdays initially as it is all volunteer operated.

The store will carry a range of grocery essentials including daily newspapers.

The location is adjacent to the large car park at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall and is ideally situated for Henley commuters heading towards the M40 & Warwick.

Clive Hanley reporting


Top Award for Henley Rotarian

David Brain, a member of Henley Rotary club, has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary's top award, in recognition of his services to Rotary, in particular his work for Rotary Foundation, the movement's own charity.

Earlier this year, David was Team Leader of a Group Study Exchange visit to Florida. The exchange programme gives the opportunity for four non-Rotarian young business and professional men and women to spend four weeks abroad where they study their host country and meet their counterparts in their professions. (Full details about this year's programme appear below and applicants are still being invited.)

Three of the four members of the team led by David were present when he was presented with the Fellowship by local district Governor John Quinton. David, a very active member of the Henley club, was taken by complete surprise by the award and, for once, was lost for words!

Henley President David Snell, in adding his congratulations, commented that the award was extremely well-deserved and was enthusiastically backed by all the members of the club.


Rotary International Exchange

What is Rotary?
Rotary is an international association of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. With over 1.2 million members in over 32,000 clubs in nearly 170 countries, Rotary initiates community projects that focus on the most serious issues confronting people around the world: poverty, conflict resolution, health, hunger, illiteracy and the eradication of polio.

Group Study Exchange - Do you Qualify?
Are you between 25 and 40yrs. of age?
Fully employed with at least 2 years of work in your chosen field.
In the early stages of your career or profession
Are you personable, articulate, cooperative, a motivated team member and enthusiastic about your vocation?

What is Group Study Exchange (GSE)?
The GSE program of The Rotary International is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women. The program provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paid areas in different countries. In this case District 4100 in the north west of Mexico visiting in February/March 2008.

Structure of the Program
Teams of 4 non- Rotarians + 1 Rtn. Team Leader. Visit spans 4 weeks.
During the exchange the Team will visit local businesses, government offices and community organisations. Tour historical and cultural sites and stay with Rotarian host families. Make presentations about their home Country and professions. There would be some pre visit orientation.

The Cost – only personal and incidental expenses incurred before, during and after the visit.

See Rotary 1060 website at www.rotarydistrict1060.org or www.rotary.org referring to the GSE part of the Foundation Section for further information.

Contact: Rotarian David J Brain e-mail djb.ccwks@hotmail.co.uk


The Manor of Henley-in-Arden
Court Leet and Court Baron

Court Circular

Published by Authority of the High Bailiff


On the evening of Wednesday 14th November 2007, the Steward will summon members of the Court, the Court’s Jurors and members of the public to attend the Court Leet’s Annual Meeting in the Guild Hall. Reports of the various officers of the Court and the annual elections for the Court officers will be held.

To register as a Juror (Voter) at the Court Leet elections - Click here

Ray Holding - High Bailiff


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Henley Forest FC

Match report                                    Castle Vale Res                                               
Cup/League                                     League
Date                                                22/9/07
Final Score                                      2-0 Castle Vale Res
Man of the Match                             Goal Keeper JOHN THORNE

Ian Bell and Inti Aburto

A third successive week where the entire 90 minutes made very frustrating viewing, as in previous weeks we’ve again been bossed off the park, managing to play football at times throughout the game although created very few chances.  A controversial penalty at 61 minutes providing Vale the opportunity to go one nil up, followed 3 minutes later with another, a tap in to the left side of the goal.

Two players gave an outstanding performance Centre Half Jim Craig and my Man of the Match for a successive week, John Thorne new to Forest this season and particularly impressive.

Colby - Forests Manager, remarked “We need to get back to winning ways and sharpish”

Forest host Chelmsley Town Reserves on 29th Sept 3pm kick off.   

Karen Parsons
Secretary
HENLEY FOREST FC


John Garner's Business Column

Time for an update

John GarnerIt's at this time of year that the Government updates many of its regulations affecting business.   

6th April and 1st October are the main dates when new legislation comes into effect (you may remember age discrimination came into force this time last year) and various thresholds are altered.   

The Government say choosing these two dates is "to save you time and money"; sorry but the logic of that escapes me, especially as there are several other dates they choose as well.

Firstly, don't overlook this:

Minimum wage

  • The "normal" £5.35 per hour for workers aged 22 years and older goes up to £5.52 per hour.
  • The current £4.45 per hour for workers aged 18-21 goes up to £4.60 an hour.
  • The rate of £3.30 per hour for all workers under the age of 18, who are no longer of compulsory school age goes up to £3.40 an hour.
Don't get caught out by this.

Here's another important one that you may not know about:

The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007
(i.e. Increasing the statutory holiday entitlement)

From 1 October the statutory minimum annual holiday entitlement will rise from 4 weeks (20 days for those working a 5 day week) to 4.8 weeks (24 days).

Part-time workers must receive annual leave equal to 4.8 times their usual working week, regardless of what days of the week they usually work.

Employees will not have to work for a qualifying period. They will be entitled to the increased entitlement in full as soon as they start work but you will be able to restrict the rate at which they take leave in their first year of employment and you can include time off for bank holidays in the entitlement. 

That one crept in quietly, didn't it?   That's a 20% increase in paid holidays for some workers!  Who's going to pay for that I wonder?

Here's a couple more that might affect you:

Companies Act 2006

There are numerous changes under this legislation which come into force on 1st October.  These affect you if you are a director of a private limited company.  To download the detail go to http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file37956.pdf

Changes to VAT invoicing

If you sell to business customers in other Member States,  Download the info at: www.opsi.gov.uk/si/em2007/uksiem_20072085_en.pdf

If you want to find out about all the changes - and there are lots, although most are unlikely to affect you, You can go to:  www.businesslink.gov.uk/

Good luck!

John Garner
www.yourbookkeeping.co.uk


Grumpy Old Man Comments

Politics who needs it

We are all talking about elections this week. Is Gordon Brown going to call an early election? Has he taken control of the middle policies ? What opposition does he have?

Now Gordon is trying to take the conservative voters who could be persuaded by middle of the road policies. David is fighting back by offering to tax flights, and road travel. And as for Sir Ming………let us allow illegal immigrants who have been here for 10 years to stay as UK citizens, oh and yes let’s tax the higher earners.

It was easy in the 70’s and 80’s. The unions ran the Labour party, the Tories were so far right wing they nearly met Red Robbo going the other way, the SDP had only just started with 4 ex Labour MP’s and the Libs stood more chance of catching a cold than getting more than a handful of MP’s

Labour gave us the 3 day week and plenty of strikes, followed by Maggie who sold off all of our nationalized industries and took us of to war.

But who now? They all seem to be fighting for the middle ground. All policies seem to concentrate on gaining voters from middle England? Or should we all vote for Lord Such?

But on the other hand, our JPC is storming ahead and being decisive. Should we criticize them for actually making decisions? Yes, where it is necessary. There was much ado when Maggie introduced the Poll Tax and again when Tony took us into Iraq. Yes tough decisions have to be made but any group in power needs to be questioned occasionally.

What we really need is better communication, politicians both from the JPC and Westminster need to understand they represent the voters and the voters need to understand the pressures of power. Looking at the JPC press release obvious big issues have been missed, but on the other hand who from the town actually goes along to the meetings and to express an opinion?

Grumpy Old Man


The Nigel Hastilow Column

Mine's a pint thank EU

Nigel HastilowSome people are saying the EU can’t be all that bad if they’re prepared to let us keep our pints and miles. But don’t be fooled. Give them an inch of gratitude or credit and they will take a couple of kilometres of national sovereignty. The announcement by Industry Commissioner Gunter Verheugen that he won’t be pressing us to change every road sign and beer glass in Britain has been greeted as some kind of magnanimous gesture from our Lords and Masters in Brussels.

It’s nothing of the sort. It is, almost certainly, part of the EU’s softening-up process. Lull us into a false sense of our own national sovereignty by throwing us a yard-long lifeline and they think we won’t notice the bigger picture. That, of course, is the plan to create a United States of Europe through a Constitution that is not a constitution and therefore not worth the referendum Gordon Brown promised us when he was still only Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Nothing is ever our Prime Minister’s fault, of course. And in the case of the EU, he will blame everything on Tony Blair – or even on the Tories. But if we are forced to sign up to the new Constitution, it will be all his doing. And we should never let him forget that he has pledged a referendum.

It’s not as if it’s just the Conservative Party which wants one. Plenty of Labour politicians do too. Ex-Europe Minister Keith Vaz, for instance. He thinks it’s the only way to prove once and for all how much the British people love the European Union. He would be proved sadly wrong in his estimation if there were a vote but at least he’s right in thinking the least we deserve is to be consulted when something as fundamental as our nation’s future is under discussion.

We may be able to keep the pint and the pound (both £ and lb) for the time being but it’s only because even the most mad Euro-enthusiast knows the British people wouldn’t tolerate their disappearance. Remember the outrage when the “metric martyr”, Sunderland grocer Steve Thoburn, committed the crime of selling goods in imperial measurements only. The furore killed the poor man.

Commissioner Verheugen says: "I want to bring to an end a bitter, bitter battle that has lasted for decades and which in my view is completely pointless. We're bringing this battle to an end."  Wise man.

This announcement was welcomed by Dudley South MP Ian Pearson, the Science and Innovation Minister, who chose to express his gratitude to the EU for giving is this concession. Though why on earth we should show any gratitude at all to the EU for permission to keep our own way of measuring things is beyond me.

This move masks the real issue of a Constitution which has been rejected once by the voters of Holland and France. It has come back to haunt us because Eurocrats don’t take a democratic no for an answer. They’ve re-written it. They pretend it’s been watered-down and doesn’t now need to be ratified by referendum. But the Constitution’s author, ex-President of France Valéry Giscard d’Estaing says smugly: “All the earlier proposals will be in the new text, but will be hidden and disguised in some way.”

The deal still makes it almost impossible for a country to veto EU laws. It gives the EU power over our courts, prisons and police. It creates a President of Europe – a job earmarked for Tony Blair as his reward for making way for Gordon Brown.

You might dismiss demands for a referendum as the ravings of a right-wing Little Englander. But you couldn’t say that about Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston. She was our woman on the EU body which wrote the constitution in the first place. You might think Ms Stuart, who is German by birth, would support ever-closer European integration. She, surely, is not the sort who would seek to protect British national sovereignty from the tentacles of a super-state.

Yet she is demanding a referendum, saying Gordon Brown’s refusal to give us one “won’t wash”. She says it’s nonsense to claim the constitution will strengthen national parliaments. “There is a mechanism whereby the European commission has to justify a proposal, but this is a charade,” she says. And she warns: “This is the last opportunity for a referendum. The notion that a decision on this treaty should be by parliament rather than by referendum is like telling someone to trust a court when the jury is rigged.”

It is extraordinary that we seem prepared to let the European Union carry on extending its power and influence over every aspect of our lives. Is there to be no line drawn beyond which it cannot be allowed to go? If we are never given a referendum we will never know because our country will have become so integrated into the super-state that getting out will be impossible.

No doubt that’s why the EU have calculated that letting us keep our miles and pints is a small price to pay for creating the world’s first stealth super-state.

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


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Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet

Cavity Wall Insulation.

Last weeks item on this subject mentioned the low cost of about £270 and the benefit of about 25% saving on gas bills. The insulation pays for itself in a couple of years and substantial savings then mount up over time.

Two people we know who planned to have the insulation installed were told by the insulation contractor that their type of brickwork might be disfigured by the installation. However, one of these people found another contractor whose process uses smaller injection holes which were compatible with the raked out joints in his brickwork. He says “To see the injection points you have to go looking for them so they don’t affect the appearance of the brickwork” . He is very happy with the result.

So if you have encountered this problem, contact Domestic & General Insulation on 0870 112 20059.

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

John Stott


District Council Information

Planning Applications - Search on-line at Stratford District Council
When you are on the Planning Dept site. Select 'APPLICATION SEARCH' from menu on left.
On the next page, enter the Parish as 'Henley' and put in the date range the last two months and press 'Search'

Stratford on Avon District Council Website

SDC


Alerts from Trading Standards

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


Henley Crime Report
Police
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.

BURGLARY DWELLING
Between 0730 hours and 1545 hours on 14th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Springbrook Lane, Earlswood. They have then forced the front door and carried out a search of the property.
Incident number 388 of 14th September 07 refers.

BURGLARY COMMERCIAL AND OTHER BUILDING
Between 1500 hours on 15th September and 0500 hours on 16th September 07 unknown offender/s approached an Auction Sales business on Warwick Road, Henley in Arden. They have then gained entry to a storage unit and carried out a search of the interior.
Incident number 132 of 16th September 07 refers.

Between lunchtime on 20th September and 1300 hours on 22nd September 07 unknown offender/s approached a Sailing Club on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. They have then gained entry through a small window and set off the fire extinguishers inside.
Incident number 338 of 22nd September 07 refers.

THEFT
Between 1700 hours on 13th September and 1600 hours on 17th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a property in Wood End, Tanworth in Arden. They have then stolen a wooden horse drawn trailer.
Incident number 546 of 17th September 07 refers.

Between 1730 hours and 1930 hours on 15th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a blue Ford Transit van parked on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. They then smashed the front window and removed contents from a wallet in the glove box, together with an Armani gent’s watch.
Incident number 712 of 15th September 07 refers.

At approximately 1600 hours on 25th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Brook End Drive, Henley in Arden. They have then removed a set of keys from a garage and used them to steal a blue Ford Transit van. Van had “These Four Walls” written on the side.
Incident number 370 of 25th September 07 refers.

HENLEY POLICE SURGERY
Henley In Arden Police will be holding a ‘drop in’ facility at Henley Police Station for you to come and discuss any issues or problems, within the community, with your local policing team!

Wednesday   3rd October between 11am – 1pm
Wednesday 17th October between 11am – 1pm
Wednesday 31st October between 11am – 1pm

CRIMESTOPPERS
If you did have information regarding the displayed incidents, but for whatever reason do not wish to contact the police directly, then you can ring 0800 555 111 and give the information to the Crimestoppers Charity. Crimestoppers will then pass the information to the Police without revealing any details of the caller. You may also receive a reward.

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

HENLEY, SNITTERFIELD AND TANWORTH COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM


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HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY meets on the third Thursday of the month, 8.00 p.m. at the Baptist Church Hall from September to April. Visitors and new members welcome. Further details from Maggie Twigg 793373.

METHODIST CHURCH
Our Harvest Supper will be on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30 pm. There will be a list in the Church so that the catering can be organised, please do come and join in this feast of thanksgiving. Sunday Services, all at 11.00 am are: 7th, Mrs Lesley Sergeant. 14th, Mr Trevor Hassall. 21st, Rev Frank Himsworth (Sacrament). 28th, Rev Robert J Powell.

POLICE and COMMUNITIES TOGETHER (PACT)
Public meeting, the Baptist Church Hall, 7.00 pm on Tuesday 2nd October 2007.

BARN DANCE AND SUPPER
Saturday 20th October - Information from Marijana or Duncan Bainbridge 793539/794987.

HENLEY AND WOOTTON SCOUTS - BONFIRE NIGHT
Saturday 3rd November 2007 - Further details from John Johnson 792073.

HENLEY IN ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
Open to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Full time coach. 7 courts open throughout the year mean that there is always a court available. No need to book. Club and American Tournaments held during summer months. League matches summer and winter. For details of membership please contact Judith Mathias 01564 792378
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 FLOWER CLUB
Arc you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers? We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hal, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden so why not come along and see for yourself. Visitors are always welcome £3.00. You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For further information, Contact Secretary - Annette Walker - 01564 792837

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.
HENLEY CRICKET CLUB
Henley Cricket Club fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday, and two teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays, from mid-April to mid-September. We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Kevin O'Brien on 01564-794903.
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.
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