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Edition 177 - 11th October  2007
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The Manor of Henley-in-Arden
Court Leet and Court Baron

Court Circular

Published by Authority of the High Bailiff

Last week the High and Low Bailiffs and their consorts attended Alcester’s annual Court Leet meeting in the Town Hall, Alcester. Elections of officers for the coming year were conducted and the new High Bailiff David Henderson and Low Bailiff Lennox Cumberbatch were sworn in and welcomed into office by those present. The outgoing High Bailiff, Mick Quirke, passes into the role of Immediate Past Bailiff. During their year in office Mick and his wife Denise have been faithful supporters of Henley’s Court Leet activities and Henley has reciprocated.

At the initiative of Leader Communications of the Stone House, Henley, the Guild Hall had an unusual role this week – as the set for some fashion photo-shoots to be used in the Christmas magazine of the Touchwood shopping mall in Solihull. The Hall was temporarily decked out to look Christmassy. Some pictures were taken in the garden, and some children’s fashion shots were also taken at the Heritage Centre, where the Victorian School room provided an appropriate setting. About 250,000 copies of the magazine will be circulated.

On Saturday 6th October the Court gave a party in the Guild Hall for Mrs HMO (Molly) Lodder, who is shortly to leave Henley. The whole Court Leet and many of the congregation of St John’s church – about 60 in all - attended.

Presenting her with a picture of the Guild Hall the High Bailiff said that Mrs Lodder would be a very hard act to follow. She has been actively involved at national level in the Probation service and was the founder of Warwickshire WI Housing Association which she chaired for over 30 years.

During her 60 years in Henley she had been an innovator and enthusiast for endless Henley events and activities and had established herself as an inimitable icon in the town. She would be greatly missed and the High Bailiff emphatically requested her not to lose touch with the people of Henley.

Mrs Lodder with Low Bailiff Roger Sutton and his wife Molly, the High Bailiff’s wife Ann Holding,
the Town Crier Gordon Trinder and the High Bailiff

Ruth Rendell, Andrew Hirst and Geoffrey
Williams with Honorary Burgess Alec Halliwell

Affeerer John Brealey and Ale-Taster John Dalman
have a pause.

Somelliers for the evening: Past High Bailiff
Duncan Bainbridge and Marijana

Steward David Lodder with Carol Robson, John Brealey and Beryl Butler

Mrs Lodder and John Jones, the Church’s architect.

Reminiscences: Mrs Lodder with Una Heler
and Norah Edwards

The Court Leet Garden Committee submitted a planning application to the District Council for what has been referred to as “the long-neglected area in Beaudesert Lane” over a year ago: this application was supported by the Joint Parish Council. It was withdrawn earlier this year because of objections by the Environment Agency in view of the garden’s location in the flood plain – dramatically demonstrated recently. After protracted negotiations the Committee now believes that the Agency’s concerns have been met and that being so the application will be resubmitted to the District Council in the next month. It will be of real benefit to the town and its visitors for this to go forward with general approval.

On Wednesday this week, 10th October, the High Bailiff with a posse of Court Leet members will officially open this year’s Mop Fair near the Market Cross, at 6.00pm. The Fair will be here until Thursday night and the showmen have promised a good show this year. Most residents will be aware that the present day Mop is a relic of the old Mop Fair at which job-seekers turned up bearing some sign of their trade – for instance, a mop – and hoped to get a job offer.

Photos by John Love and Alan Robson

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

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

Chinese Teachers Visit Henley Primary

Henley Primary School had some very special visitors this week, as five teachers from Shenzhen in China arrived for a two day visit. They are pictured during their visit with Mrs Lindsay Nash - Head Teacher.

During the last year, the school has forged very strong links with schools in Shenzhen with staff from Henley due to fly out on Saturday!

Chinese is only one of the languages that are being offered this year. At Henley, the children are also very excited to be learning Spanish, Italian, French and German.

Elaine Field - Assistant Head Teacher at Henley Primary School reporting

Henley Forest Under-8’s Football Team

Henley Forest Under-8’s Football Team has secured a new kit sponsor in the form of local property maintenance company Village Maintenance.

The Lowsonford-based company, which is owned and operated by award-winning builder Paul Allin, has provided a smart new two-tone blue and burgundy football strip for the newly-formed team’s 2007/2008 season.

Henley Forest play at the Henley Sport & Social Club and compete in the Mid-Warwickshire Football League, which includes teams from as far afield as Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa.

Our picture shows Village Maintenance’s Paul Allin and his son Finlay with members of the Henley Forest Under-8’s football team in their new kit.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Village Maintenance’s Paul Allin said: “I am delighted to be able to support the team and hope that having a new kit will give them a winning edge this season.”

Henley Forest Under-8’s manager Jonathan Brown adds: “This is the second time Village Maintenance has provided kit for a Henley Forest football team and we are very grateful for their continuing support.”

For further information please contact Jan Oldfield on 07720 406663 or Village Maintenance on (01564) 785587.

Box Exercise Comes to Henley

What is it?
A fitness class which incorporates a number of boxing moves and techniques.

Who is it for?
It is certainly not just for men. It is actually popular with both men and women.
The only thing you actually punch are pads and it is a great way of toning your body and letting off steam at the same time.

Which sport is it good for?
Boxing, rugby, cricket, rowing and all sports which require a good upper body strength.

What areas of the body does it work on?
It focuses on upper body conditioning, working the arms, abs, chest and shoulders. It also includes some lower body exercises in the kickboxing area and increases your fitness levels.

Is boxercise done to music?
Yes, the classes are done in time to popular music songs and include work with pads and speedballs, along with circuit training and skipping.

How do I Get Started?
Come along to the Sports Hall at Warwickshire College Henley in Arden at 6.00 p.m. each Monday evening. The session finishes at 7.15 p.m.

What gear do I need?
Silk shorts and flashy robes are not required but you will need a pair of trainers, leggings or looses shorts and a light, loose top. And a large bottle of water!

New Tennis & Multi Sport at Henley Tennis Club

Henley Tennis Club with the help of new coach Neil Supperstone has recently started some new coaching sessions for both adults and juniors and is also launching its very first Multi-Sport programme over half term. The club is also a perfect place to hold birthday parties and corporate sports events so please get in touch.

Coaching available for children on a Tuesday for children from the ages of 3 up to 11. The club is hoping to try and set up some further coaching programmes for children on different days, so if you are interested then please get in touch, non members are more than welcome.

On Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October, children will have the chance to participate in a multi-sports programme where they can take part in tennis, football, cricket, rounders and many more as well as arts and crafts classes! Half day and whole day programmes will be running.

Starting Monday 8th October
Ladies Tennis and coffee morning – 9.30 – 11.00am

Cardio Tennis - 12.00pm – 1.00pm – Shake off those Monday morning ‘blues’ and take part in cardio tennis. A high energy, fast and furious fun packed tennis session.

Adult Beginners – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Starting Friday 12th October
Friday night doubles special 7.00pm – 8.00pm

For further information on any courses or to book a place please contact Neil Supperstone on 07912 664 426
or e-mail nsupperstone@hotmail.com

Henley Cricket Club Wins Promotion

Congratulations are due to Henley Cricket Club's first X1, who this year won promotion to the Cotswold Hills Cricket League Premier Division for the first time.

Henley Firsts and Seconds joined the Cotswold Hills League following the demise of the Tapster League, which was based around our local area. The League consists of 7 divisions with 10 teams per division, therefore with a maximum of 18 matches per season. The First X1 commenced in Division 2, and the Seconds in Division 4.

The Firsts were promoted to the First division after 3 seasons, but the Seconds were unfortunately relegated to Division 5, where they have usually finished safely in mid-table. The First X1 record for 2007 reads Played 18, Won10, Lost 4, Abandoned 4, with 242 points gained. Our photograph shows the successful First X1, together with John Smith, Umpire and Club Chairman.

The battle for the title of Division One Champions went right to the wire, with Kineton taking the spoils on the last day of the season, and only by a single point. Whilst this was a disappointment, there can be no denying the achievement in gaining promotion to the top tier.

Skipper Phil Hearnden will be aware that the team will require strengthening in order to cope with the higher class of cricket played at this new level, and the club is always looking to attract new players to build on the successes to date. Anyone interested in joining should contact Kevin O'Brien on 01564-794903.

The club are keen to attract match sponsors for the coming season - please contact Kevin O'Brien as above.

Updating the Leisure Directory

SDCStratford-on-Avon District Council calls all Sports and Leisure clubs in the District to register their details to be included in the 2008 Leisure Directory, free of charge!

The Directory can be obtained in hard copy or accessed via the internet and provides a comprehensive listing of sports and recreational opportunities in the Stratford-on-Avon District, including:

    • parks
    • play areas and open space
    • leisure and community centre
    • detailed sports club database.

The sports club database currently lists over 100 venues across the Stratford-on-Avon District with wide ranging activities from angling to roller hockey.

The Directory also gives information about funding opportunities for clubs, advice on Sports Development from Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Leisure Team, and a section on health and well-being.

In order to update your details visit the Sports and Leisure Database section on our website http://www.stratford.gov.uk/leisure/leisure-267.cfm or contact the Sports Development Team on 01789 260606 or email sports@stratford-dc.gov.uk

New Book on Tanworth in Arden


This book was successfully launched at Tanworth Village Hall when well over 200 people attended and enjoyed the exhibition of 300 photographs together with paintings done by the children from the Village School.

"The characters whom Joan brings back to life are the stuff of which village history was made and were the kind of personalities who could have found a place in one of Shakespeare's plays."

Carl Chinn - Professor of Birmingham Community History.

'It is a book like no other. In her introduction Joan says she is neither writer nor historian. But what she has brought forth in her own words with copies of ancient photographs is a remarkable account, as far back as memory can go, of life in this loveliest of all villages. She calls it a social history. Glancing first into the book is much like opening a long-forgotten box from the attic. Inside are mementoes of high days and holidays, of scenes as they used to be, of old tickets and programmes and, most important of all, of the people who preceded us"

Mike Alder - Journalist and BBC Executive.

A limited number of copies are still available by post within the UK at a cost of £12.00 including post and packing from:

Joan McKenzie. Newburn, Bates Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden. B94 5AR

Thinking of standing for the JPC

Election of 12 Councillors on 1st May 2008 - Information on the Henley Gateway website


Moving pictures

Stratford-on-Avon District Council will launch its Rural Cinema Project, Moving Pictures, on Monday 8 October at Stratford Town Hall from 6pm. The scheme is jointly funded by the District Council, Warwickshire County Council and Screen West Midlands and aims to bring an enjoyable cinematic experience to the local community.

The idea is to provide the District with a touring cinema facility that can run in village halls and community centres across the District.

Community venues signing up to the scheme will be able to hire the equipment and hold regular cinema screenings. There will be a small administration fee, but communities can set their own ticket prices enabling them to use the cinema screenings as a social or fundraising event.

Launch Event:
Date & time:       Monday 8 October at 6pm
Venue:               Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon
Showing:            The Maltese Falcon, staring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

“I believe that the District Council’s Moving Pictures will make a significant contribution to the quality of life for rural communities. It will also provide a number of serious practical benefits such as providing support for rural community venues, helping reduce carbon emissions by reducing car journeys and making a significant contribution to a settlement’s social life that will help to reduce social isolation,” says Councillor Chris Williams Community Services Portfolio Holder.

The equipment and DVD will tour round the District screening films on a monthly rota. If you would like further information about the Rural Cinema Project or would like to book the equipment please contact Lana Long, Rural Cinema Facilitator at the District Council on 01789 260609.

Grand Autumn Fair

There will be a Grand Autumn Fair in aid of Action Medical Research on Sunday 28th October at Henley Golf and Country Club from 10.30 am to 4 pm.

The Stall holders include:

Alpaca Collection Cotton Picking
Chapter One Chic & Wild
Emma Thorpe Faux
Food from France Forever Living Products
French Lavender Gifts for Girls
Glazam Glass Studio Gold Leaf Design
Insight Design It's a Wrap
Maddison Skye Nail Care 4 You
Phoenix Trading Take Two Cooks

Full details from Anna Best 01564 793354 or Daphne Jones 01926 843515

Parish Newsletter

Diane Bayley, who has edited the Parish Newsletter for the last two years, has told Henley NEWS On-line that her planned move from the Henley area did not happen due to someone in the chain pulling out of their sale. She says she will still be moving but not very far away and so she will continue with the Parish News.

Diane provides Henley NEWS On-line with the diary dates for publication and so organisers should send details of all future events to Diane Bayley at 6 St Johns Close, Henley. Email: henleyparishnews@btinternet.com

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Henley Forest FC

Match report  Heather St John Res

Matt Ross dives & successfully pushes the ball away from the net.

Cup/League: League

Date: 6/10/07

Final Score: 1 - 1

Man of the Match: Matt Ross

It was anticipated that playing this side, 2nd in league table was going to be challenging on Forest, particularly given their recent form.

Both sides entered the pitch with spirit and produced respectable & even football. At 23 minutes Forest got the better of Heather with talented midfielder Chris Key netting the first goal of the game, and a great goal it was. Half time 1-0 to Henley.

Ten minutes into second half Heather took a great strike on goal and equalised, efforts continued from both sides although the score lingered at 1-1 throughout the remaining 35 minutes of play.

Man of the match goes to magnificent Goalkeeper Matt Ross who presence has been rather delayed in this his debut appearance for the Comb Side. Matt suffered a serious cricket injury just ahead of the start of this Football season a week later he was further troubled with Appendicitis, the scar following the removal (4 wk ago) still very much prominent and tender. Biting at the bit, this wounded lad eagerly returned to the woodwork, and what an outstanding performance he gave - tremendous saves, that only Matt Ross could make!

Manager John Colby was far more impressed with his team’s performance this week, which has resurrected his confidence in their future. Neil Jones made his debut appearance for the Forest and his tall efforts in midfield were commendable, likewise Centre Half Chris Smith transformed his play giving the manager re-assurance.

Colby commented, “I’m far happier with that display and I’m not complaining with the final score – my lads did well”

Forest travel to Knowle on 13 October for their first meeting with their Reserve side.

Karen Parsons

Grumpy Old Man Comments

Another unwelcome bunch !

Yes, we seem to have yet another unwelcome bunch in the town, but I don’t know how to get rid of these.

Not only do we have the travelers at the back of Brook End Drive but we also have millions of slugs and snails (but not the puppy dog tails)

I’ve been out in the garden or walking the streets (normally on the way to the pub) and there is a mass of slugs and snails.

What do they do in the world, what is their purpose here. All they seem to do is leave a trail of mess, eat the flowers and veg in our gardens.

How do we get rid of them? I’ve tried slug pellets, they do work but they also get washed away and what damage am I doing by putting these chemicals down ? Salt, this works too but again is it good for the gardens ?

One thing my mum used to do was put beer in a shallow bowl. Yes many drowned slugs but what a mess.

I assume they are part of the food chain, but who or what (apart from the French) eats slugs and snails? Birds, fox’s badgers ? I don’t know.

So please let me know how to get rid without causing damage to the garden. Or if they do serve a purpose please let me know as I really hate squashing them. But they do go pop when you put them onto the chiminea !


Grumpy Old Man

John Garner's Business Column

Maternity Pay

John GarnerA client of mine has an employee who has just announced that she is pregnant. This reminded me to check on the latest maternity regulations which came into force last April as I haven't had anyone pregnant since then (you know what I mean!).

Firstly, in order to qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) she must have been:

  • Employed by you into the qualifying week which is the 15th week before the week her baby is due.
  • Employed by the same employer without a break for at least 26 weeks into the 15th week before the week her baby is due.
  • Earning before tax an average of at least £87.00 a week (this is the lower limit for National Insurance purposes).

There are in fact a surprising number of reasons why she might not be entitled to SMP: a significant one is if she is self-employed (well I never!). Two other reasons are if she is a mariner on a foreign-going vessel or deep sea fishing vessel or if she is under arrest or in prison during the first week of her maternity pay period. (I mention those just to see if you are paying attention).

The first thing she must do is present you with form MATB1 which she will get from her doctor. This will give the expected date that her baby will be born. This date is the basis for all calculations and without it you can't make any formal arrangements with her. But she cannot get this certificate until she reaches the 20th week before the week in which her baby is due and she must tell her employer before the 15th week.

Maternity leave theoretically starts 11 weeks before the baby is due and she cannot claim Maternity Benefit before this date. She may, if she wishes, delay the start of this period by continuing to work normally for as long as she likes until the baby is born, though whether she can work effectively right up to the birth is perhaps questionable. She is then entitled to be paid 90% of her normal average earnings for the first 6 weeks and £112.75 (or 90% of earnings if this is less) for a further 33 weeks. The remaining 13 weeks of leave are unpaid.

Complicated isn't it? – and it gets worse every time the rules are updated. There will be a further review on 1st April 2008.

There are several official websites where you can access the information but these can be rather confusing, especially as all seem to have been written before last April and keep referring to the pre-April rules as well as what are now the current ones.

After tearing my hair out with these websites I found the clearest one to understand is the Department of Work and Pensions one at:


You may of course prefer to avoid employing women of child bearing age – but that might be construed as discrimination.

John Garner

The Nigel Hastilow Column

There's always someone looking at you

Nigel HastilowOctober marks the 40th anniversary of “The Prisoner”, the 1967 TV series in which Patrick McGoohan declared week after week: “I am not a number, I’m a free man.” At the start of every episode, he was heard telling “them”, his bosses and captors: “I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered.”

“The Prisoner”, with its surreal setting in the Welsh village of Portmeirion, its Mini Mokes, its bouncing white balls and its penny-farthing symbol, was seen in the sixties as science fiction. McGoohan – whose character was known as Number Six – was held against his will in an apparently calm and peaceful Village where he was to be re-educated”.

Who held him and what they wanted were never explained. It was all ambiguity, menace and suspicion. In those days people used to defend their actions by saying: “It’s a free country, isn’t it?” And by and large it was. Not any more, though. “The Prisoner” wasn’t a fantasy, it was a prediction. Today, we all live in The Village. We are under constant, round-the-clock, 24-7 scrutiny from the Powers-That-Be.

“They” include the Government, the police, the social security and tax systems, the National Health Service, “safety partnerships” and the European Union. “They” also include web-sites and internet hosts, financial institutions, supermarkets, petrol stations, marketing companies and who knows what else?

It’s said that if we have nothing to hide, we have nothing to fear. We are told we need identity cards, for instance, to fight terrorism, fraud and illegal immigration. It’s claimed the police must store everybody’s DNA data to help them solve crimes.

The £30 billion-plus national NHS database will ensure we get appropriate treatment wherever and whenever we need it. But each of these forms of surveillance can and will be turned against us. They are unreliable, insecure and offer new opportunities for clever criminals. What if “they” discover, via your DNA data, that you have a hereditary illness and they ban you from ever having children? It may sound far-fetched at the moment but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

What if incorrect data is stored about us and you are wrongly marked down as a child-molester? That’s what happened to the father who was rejected for a job five years after his little daughter told her class-mates “daddy bonked me last night”. She meant he hit her with an inflatable hammer. That didn’t stop him being put on the sex offenders’ register and being denied work.

We are all in danger of some bank or building society refusing us our own money because the computer tells them not to let us have it. Yet often the computer – the secret data they hold on us – is simply wrong. This adds up to the death of our liberty and freedom. We can’t visit an internet site without leaving an electronic fingerprint which allows everyone from Amazon to the police to track our likes and dislikes, our hopes and fears.

Fair enough, you may say, if it means traffickers in child porn or potential terrorists are arrested. But what about the rest of us? Who knows where the information is kept, who has access to it or how they may use it? We can’t leave home without being tracked by CCTV and speed cameras.

Soon, we won’t be allowed out to buy a paper without carrying an ID card. Then every car will be forced to carry a pay-as-you-drive satellite tagging system so every journey we make will be tracked to the nearest one-hundredth of a mile. Even our dustbins are monitored. We accept all this. We don’t mind becoming numbers, instead of free men, to buy things or get cash from a hole in the wall using a four-digit PIN.

Yet agencies collecting information about our purchases sell this data and other companies then bombard us with junk mail, decide on our creditworthiness and classify us according to the latest marketing demographics. The information is so insecure one of these companies recently sent me chapter-and-verse print-outs of someone else’s credit history, including all the County Court judgments against him.

We don’t even enjoy freedom of speech. “The Prisoner” exploited Cold War paranoia, echoing the McCarthyite witch-hunts that destroyed people’s lives and livelihoods in 1950s America. Today the Communist threat may be dormant but you would incur as much suspicion as a Communist sympathiser once did if you were indiscreet enough to mutter a politically-incorrect remark. The full weight of the Thought Police would descend on you – and the chances are you would have been reported to “the authorities” by a neighbour or work-mate.

Far fetched? Not when you remember council staff are already being paid to spy on people who break the smoking ban and neighbours are asked to sneak on residents who put their bins out on the wrong day. The Prisoner constantly demanded to know what his interrogators wanted of him. The sinister, disembodied voice told him: “We want information.”

Why? Because knowledge is power. That’s why, with every step you take and every move you make, they’ll be watching you.

Nigel Hastilow      

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Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet

Climate change cannot be controlled?

Not so. The strange diagram above, copied from the cover of this month’s Energy Institute magazine, is a map of how UK energy flows could look in 20 years time. On the right hand side the consumption, 50% less than today, and on the left the energy sources. A quick look at these (if you can read the small print) reveals that this is a map of a Zero Carbon Britain. The diagram is from a report by the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales which studied the feasibility of how the UK could change its energy balance to become carbon neutral as quickly as possible.

The main enablers are the reduction in demand plus large scale investment in renewables including wind, marine and biomass (mainly wood for heating and Combined Heat and Power). Demand is reduced by more efficient use of energy, all electric transport and elimination of domestic flights. A reduction in meat consumption frees up land for biomass which then supplies about 14% of our energy needs. Interestingly this is a map of an energy self sufficient UK so it could be good for UK security of supply and the economy.

The diagram below shows the authors’ plan for a progressive transformation from a fossil carbon energy (dark grey) with 5% nuclear (dark green) to a multicoloured renewable energy mix with the major contributions coming from sea based wind turbines (dark blue), wave power (purple) and heat pumps (yellow). These are all proven technologies, as are all the minor sources. If you would like to read the whole report, go to www.zerocarbonbritain.com

We probably will not manage to change as quickly as the authors say we could, but it is very encouraging to know that a carbon neutral UK is possible in such a short timescale.

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


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
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.

Prior to 0920 hours on 28th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Riverside Gardens, Henley in Arden. They have then forced open the rear gate and used a jemmy to force open the rear patio door. Once inside they have conducted a search of the interior.
Incident number 139 of 28th September 07 refers.

Between 30th September and 0700 hours on 2nd October 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Broad Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They have then gained entry to a rear shed by removing the screws in the locks. Once inside they have stolen a ‘Karcher’ power washer.
Incident number 170 of 3rd October 07 refers.

Between 1800 hours on 2nd October and 0700 hours on 3rd October 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Broad Lane, Tanworth in Arden. They have then gained entry to a wooden chalet in the rear garden and carried out a search of the interior.
Incident number 78 of 3rd October 07 refers.

At approximately 1120 hours on 27th September 07 offender/s have stolen a white Peugeot Boxer van on Springbrook Lane, Earlswood. The driver of the van was working nearby and had left the van unlocked and the keys in the glove box.
Incident number 189 of 27th September 07 refers.

Between 1530 hours and 1830 hours on 19th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a motor vehicle parked on Meadow Road, Henley in Arden and scratched the bodywork.
Incident number 237 of 9th October 07 refers.

Between 1700 hours on 28th September and 0730 hours on 1st October 07 unknown offender/s approached a school on Arden Road, Henley in Arden. They have then pulled out two security posts and caused damage to football goal posts.
Incident number 242 of 3rd October 07 refers.

Between 1600 hours on 21st September and 0900 hours on 26th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a property on Danzey Green, Tanworth in Arden. They have then stolen a quantity of railway sleepers from the grounds of the property.
Incident number 211 of 26th September 07 refers.

At approximately 0500 hours on 27th September 07 unknown offender/s approached a BMW parked on Mayswood Road, Wootton Wawen. They then smashed the rear window and removed two Dell laptop computers and Sony mobile phone from within.
Incident number 82 of 27th September refers.

Between 1500 hours and 1645 hours on 7th October 07 unknown offender/s approached a blue VW parked on Salters Lane, Wootton Wawen. They have then forced the rear hatch door lock and stolen a handbag from the boot.
Incident number 425 of 7th October 07 refers.

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

Wednesday 17th Oct between 1100 hours and 1300 hours
Wednesday 31st Oct between 1100 hours and 1300 hours
Wednesday 14th Nov between 1100 hours and 1300 hours

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.

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


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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.

Saturday 20th October - Information from Marijana or Duncan Bainbridge 793539/794987.GUILD HALL GARDEN PROJECT
There will be a Coffee Morning in the Guild Hall from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon on Saturday, 3 November. The present position of the project will be explained and the latest plans will be on display.

Saturday 3rd November 2007 - Further details from John Johnson 792073.

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
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.

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

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 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.
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 www.swbc.co.uk
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
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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