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Edition 185 - 6th December  2007
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Henley Market Redevelopment - Latest Update

NIFFive members of our community will be meeting a representative of the NEIGHBOURHOOD Initiatives Foundation (www.nif.co.uk) on Friday 7th December to seek their advice and assistance to stop the current amended proposal by the developers Taylor Wimpey being approved by the District Council. The NEIGHBOURHOOD Initiatives Foundation assists un-empowered and adversely affected people to ensure they are consulted.

A full report of this meeting will appear in the next edition of Henley NEWS On-line. Anyone wishing to join this working party should contact editor@henleynew.co.uk and their participation will be most welcome.

The planning application (07/02794/FUL) has been amended by the developers to change some of the house types and make alterations to some of the parking courts.  Theses changes do not answer the fundamental objections of the majority of the community, which are:

  1. The number of dwellings has not changed.
  2. The drainage and flooding problems have not been addressed.
  3. The traffic problems have not been addressed.
  4. There has been no consultation with the community by the developers.
  5. The revised plans are not available on the Planning website.
  6. Members of the Community are in discussions to propose an alternative plan which would conform with the Village Design Statement and the Parish Plan.

The next possible date for the application to be considered by the District Council Planning Committee will be 3rd January 2008 but it is not yet known whether the application will go to this meeting. A large turnout of Henley Residents will be needed at the Planning Committee meeting at Elizabeth House when this application is considered.

Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden Joint Parish Council

At the Joint Parish Council Meeting on Monday 3rd December 2007 Members discussed nine planning applications and an amended application received and nine items of correspondence and other matters for consideration, as well as its normal procedural business before the meeting concluded. Amongst the items discussed were the following:

  1. Amendments to Proposal to erect 65 residential units on the Market Site on the Warwick Road
    Members considered revisions intended to provide new house types and changes to parking arrangements, but quickly came to the conclusion that at best these were merely cosmetic changes that in no way affected their original decision to reject this proposal. They believed that their response to the original application, which unanimously recommended refusal, still stood in every respect. It was contrary to Stratford District Council’s Local Plan 2006 – 2011, was not need driven and the amendments did not alter the fact that it was totally out of keeping with the general environment and locality of its setting, particularly as it is adjacent to the conservation area and nearby listed buildings.
  2. Proposal for the Erection of a 72 bed Dormy House as an alternative to the 40 bed Dormy house that was granted Planning Consent in December 2006
    Members believed that this proposal should be supported from a business and employment perspective. They also considered that the revised plans showed that there would be no adverse visual impact, and that the design indicated that the buildings would be sympathetically positioned and no higher than the original application. They approved the proposal unanimously.
  3. A Cleaner and Healthier High Street
    Members were stung by criticisms from Warwickshire County Council as to the poor state of some of the frontages on private land on the High Street. They resolved to write to all commercial premises drawing their attention to the amendments to the Clean NEIGHBOURHOODs Protection Act 2005. Local Authorities are to be authorised to issue Fixed Penalty Notices up to £75, or Street Litter Control Notices for premises that fail to keep their frontages clear of litter. Members were confident of cooperation from owners in achieving their aim of keeping frontages of premises clear of all litter, thus encouraging a cleaner and healthier environment.

The next meeting of the Joint Parish Council is scheduled for Monday 17th December 2007. 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.

Youngsters from the HUB ‘take over’ the Council

Young people make decisions for Warwickshire County Council for the Day

11 MillionWarwickshire joined the Children’s Commissioner for England to celebrate the importance of children and young people in society on ‘11 MILLION Takeover Day’ on Friday 23rd November. 11 MILLION is the new name for the office of the Children's Commissioner, Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green.

The idea behind the exciting initiative was for the 11 million teenagers in England to be consultants to officers and managers for the day and advise on how best they think that children and young people might respond to the decisions that are being made.

6 young people from the HUB @ Henley, Henley Youth & Community Centre took over for the day. Jack Toy and Jordan Agar acted as consultants to Hugh Disley, the Head of Warwickshire’s Division for Young People, Jamie Such and Luke Brackstone were involved in filming and editing with Matt Hawthorne from the directorate’s multimedia team.

Melissa Montague and Stephanie Cross were busy answering telephone calls and responding to emails for Rob Townsend, Operational Manager for the Youth & Community Service. The girls also carried out some data analysis and reporting on the funding available to young people in Warwickshire via the Youth Opportunities Fund.

Lost Ferret in Back Lane

JackI live in Back Lane, behind the Arden Tandoori Restaurant (or will do when we return mid December after flood damage repair is completed) and am the owner of two ferrets.  Whilst cleaning the pen on Wednesday morning at around 7.30 am I took my eyes off one of my pets for a minute and when I turned around again he had vanished.  Unfortunately, there are a number of breaks in our fence caused by the flood waters which submerged our garden on 20 July and I can only assume that he whipped through one of them.  I have searched for him to no avail and am now going to put some posters up down Beaudesert Lane and the Mount end of the Pastures to see if anyone has spotted him.  He is extremely tame and can be approached and handled.

His name is Tink and he is six month old Albino male (Hob).  He has his winter fur and is a very fluffy blonde at the moment.

If anyone has any information please contact me on 07738 380921 or 01564 792621.

Vikki Farrell

B4C Seeks New Projects

B4CB4C, the Claverdon based charity, which recently organised the successful "Any Questions" evening reported in Henley NEWS On-line, now has capacity to give more help to local youth initiatives.

If you have a youth project (or even just an idea for one) and would appreciate some professional help with strategic planning, financial matters, marketing or fundraising then please contact martin@rightangles.co.uk for further information.

Christmas Cards for Air Ambulance

Air AmbulanceIf you haven't bought your xmas cards yet, BUY OURS at £2.50 per pack of high quality 10 cards, it's a bargain and we get all the proceeds! Some of my volunteers have them and are selling them like mad, but Northants are selling more than us, so please lets get them out there and if you want to buy some let me know!!!! Have a look at them on our website if you haven't seen them.


Jo Payne - Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Recent Property Sales in Henley

  • Flat 31, Aspen Court, Chestnut Walk, B95 5GP - Sold for £137,500 on 07-10-2007
  • 59, Meadow Road, B95 5LB - Sold for £239,950 on 03-10-2007
  • 1, Ashbury Court, B95 5AF - Sold for £465,000 on 27-09-2007
  • 21, Brook End Close, B95 5JE - Sold for £390,000 on 27-09-2007
  • 21, Whitley Road, B95 5LJ - Sold for £185,000 on 16-09-2007
  • 15, Fieldhouse Close, B95 5DF - Sold for £360,000 on 13-09-2007
  • Perry Mill, Perry Mill Lane, B95 5RW - Sold for £860,000 on 09-09-2007
  • 10, Bear Lane, B95 5HR - Sold for £350,000 on 06-09-2007
  • 7, Tudor Court, B95 5AP - Sold for £229,000 on 30-08-2007
  • The Cottage, Kyte Green, B95 5DU - Sold for £600,000 on 29-08-2007

HADS Presents ‘More Christmas Crackers’

HADSHenley-in-Arden Drams Society (HADS) are proud to present their Christmas Show, More Christmas Crackers.  This will be presented in the Memorial Hall, on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December.  Doors open at 7pm, with Curtain up at 7.30pm.

Seating will be in tables of eight, and we will be serving Mulled Wine and Mince Pies to aid in the festivities.  Tickets are priced at £8, and are available from the Vanity Box in the High Street, or online at: www.hads.org.uk .

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  It will be an entertainment most definitely not to be missed.

Tristan - Congratulations from Henley Ices

Henley IcesOn behalf of everyone at HENLEY ICE CREAM, we would like to send our congratulations to Tristan on his award. It is very well deserved and we are delighted for him.

Long may he continue to be in Henley.

Best Wishes Cindy, Emily and all the staff.

Credit Card Scam

Credit CardsThis one is pretty slick since they provide Y O U with all the information, except the one piece they want.

Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & MasterCard Telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. The scam works like this:

Person calling says, "This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My badge number is 12460. Your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank) did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for £497.99 from a Marketing company based in London?" When you say "No", the caller continues with, "Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching and the charges range from £297 to £497, just under the £500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address), is that correct?"

You say "yes". The caller continues - "I will be starting a fraud investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 0800 number listed on the back of your card (0800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. "Do you need me to read it again?"

Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works the caller then says, "I need to verify you are in possession of your card." He'll ask you to "turn your card over and look for some numbers." There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the next 3 are the security numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, "That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?" After you say, "No," the caller then thanks you and states, "Don't hesitate to call back if you do", and hangs up.

You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the Card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. Are we glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of £497.99 was charged to our card.

Long story - short - we made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number. What the scammers want is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Dont give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or MasterCard directly for verification of their conversation. The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give the scammers your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's almost too late and/or more difficult to actually file a fraud report.

What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a "Jason Richardson of MasterCard" with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a police report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this scam is happening.

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


Court Circular

Published by Authority of the High Bailiff

At a business meeting on 4th December the officers of the Court Leet considered the programme for the year commencing 14th November 2007 (the date of the Annual Court Meeting reported earlier in News-on-Line, edition 184, 22) and agreed the following timetable of public events.


Saturday 24 Nov Coffee Morning for the Fire Service
Sunday 25 Nov Court Leet Service, St John’s and Guild Hall
Tuesday 11 Dec Jurors’ Christmas Warm-up (by invitation)
Saturday 22 Dec Shop Window Judging and Awards


Saturday 22 March Garden Committee: Bulava Chorus and Supper
Thursday 17 April Court Leet Dinner and Consorts’ Party (by invitation)
Sunday 25 May Civic Service, St John’s and Guild Hall
Saturday 7 June Court Leet Day
Sat/Sun 21/22 June Garden Committee: “Open Gardens”
Saturday 13 Sep Town Dinner
Friday 10 October Opening of Mop Fair
Sunday 9 November Remembrance Sunday
Wednesday 12 Nov` Annual Court Meeting

Shop windows on the High Street are beginning to look truly festive and the judges on 22nd December can expect to have a difficult task in choosing the best three.

Tickets for the Ukrainian Choir, with supper, on 22 March 2008 will be available very shortly: contact Sue Bridgewater (tel. 01564.793633) or Marijana Bainbridge (tel. O1564.794987). This is expected to be a very popular event so early booking is advised.
The “Open Gardens” weekend, 21/22 June, is a repeat of last year’s highly successful event: details to follow. Both of these are being organised by the Guild Hall Garden Project Committee.

Court Leet Day, on 7th June 2008, is the day when the Court Leet conducts its formal re-enactments of ancient duties – ale-tasting, butter weighing, brook looking and beating the bounds. The Court will be working with the Performing Arts students at Henley High School, who are hoping to put on a series of “playlets” at various times and places through the day. The programme for this day is now being assembled: it should be a lively and entertaining day for all ages.

Ray Holding - High Bailiff

Thinking of becoming a Parish Councillor

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


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Primary SchoolHenley Primary

School dinnersSchool dinners get the thumbs up!

Children at Henley Primary School have given the thumbs up to recent changes to the hot lunch menu. The children are now enjoying a range of traditional meals, such as roast dinners, spaghetti bolognese and cottage pie.

Before these changes were made, the children had the opportunity to give their opinions on the menus through their school council forum.

Menus for schools throughout Warwickshire can be seen at the following website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolmeals.

Elaine Field - Assistant Headteacher

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Henley Forest FC

Match Report v Littleton FC

Cup/League: League

Date: 8/12/07

Final Score: 5-0 Henley

Man of the Match: Midfielders Tom Wale & Phil Wakefield

A most exciting game with great football being played throughout the first 45 minutes of play. Forest should have gone 5 or 6 nil up at half time although it was just 1-0 to Henley with striker Bed Adshead managing to get a ball between the woodwork.

Second half Forest came out with the same spirit, the first 10 minutes of play were pretty slow to get going although it didn’t take them long to start stroking the ball about with great effort & all-round team endeavour. Forests strikers took the many chances that came with two goals coming from top goal scorer Sam Churchley, Bed Adshead getting himself a second and as with recent games, Chris Key the secret weapon came from the bench and knocked in another making the final score 5-0 to Forest.

Two new signings for Forest, Kevin Windsor (CH) & Phil Wakefield (CM) gave a great debut performance together with the entire team effort – Forest presented a commendable show and made a much more exciting and entertaining game that they are well capable of.

John Colby, Forests Manager said “I’m really pleased with the performance of the entire squad, and in particular my new signings Kev & Phil. My Man of the Match today goes jointly to Tom Wale who put in a tremendously impressive performance and Phil Wakefield who never lost a ball in midfield; he played the simple ball and really made a difference. I really did enjoy watching the game today against a young Littleton side.”

Next Fixture: 8 Dec Away to Knowle Res for Round 2 of the Challenge Urn Cup 1.30 Kick off.

Karen Parsons

Grumpy Old Man Comments

GOMIt’s all happening this week. The world has gone mad.

In the Sudan, an English teacher is jailed for allowing a teddy bear to have a religious name. Yes we should all be conscious and respectful of others beliefs (religious or not). But this has given the extremists a chance to get out the soapbox. I listened to a well-known radio lunchtime debate show and the views expressed were more frightening than ever. Words such as ‘over there they are different to us here…” and “you need to respect our religion…” etc showed me the extremists are out there.

The Nat West 3 have pleaded guilty when previously expressing their innocence. A plea bargain is the norm in the US (I believe) but it’s not the crime that I want to mention, I’m not a lawyer so I cannot comment, but the extradition agreement is grossly unfair. The US can extradite any UK citizen (that’s you or I) with little evidence to face trial in the US. But the extradite a US citizen to the UK, the CPS here has to show a stack of evidence. No protection for us in the UK.

Selective terminations seem to be the norm in certain sections of our community. I’ve just seen the breaking news that there is a higher percentage of boys born within a section of our community. A news crew sent a couple to a foreign country where a scan was performed and they were lucky to have a boy. But if it’s a girl a termination could be offered.

Whatever happened to mutual respect for each other, a sense of ‘we all have to live together”? It seems to me that the world has gone crazy!

Maybe I’ll buy a caravan and a white van. Then I can park in a field somewhere………and leave civilized society.

Grumpy Old Man

The Nigel Hastilow Column

Thank God most of us won't live to see it

Nigel HastilowI hate to say “I told you so” but I told you so – uncontrolled immigration will change this country beyond recognition. Saying so – and mentioning Enoch Powell in the process – cost me my job as a Conservative parliamentary candidate. That doesn’t mean I was wrong.

Don’t believe me? Look at the statistics and then tell me if it is sustainable. At the same time tell me if it’s racist to say so. The statistics are not made up. They are official Government figures. Admittedly the two may not be contradictory as official Government figures do have a tendency to be plucked from thin air. Even so, they are the least unreliable statistics we have got to work on so let’s look at them.

Even the BBC – not the most politically incorrect organisation in the country – is willing to announce in a headline: “UK population may double by 2081.” Double. That is, increase by a staggering 50 million souls in the next 75 years. True, by no means all of this would be the result of immigration. More people being born and more of us living longer will both help to swell our numbers over the coming decades.

Even so, the Office for National Statistics’ “worst-case scenario” suggests 69 per cent of the increase will be the result of immigration. That’s 34.5 million people. It’s a number so huge it’s is almost impossible to comprehend. The statisticians think the population, which is 60 million today, will hit 71 million by 2031 though it could be 75 million if we keep on reproducing, staying alive and welcoming all-comers from the rest of the world. And that’s despite the fact that about 350,000 of us give up on Britain every year and decide to go and live abroad.

Admittedly these are the highest likely figures. Other projected increases are more modest. If you think that an increase of 25 million people, to 85 million by 2081, can be classed as modest. The figures also show that much of the birth-rate increase is because most of those people coming into the country will be relatively young and therefore more likely to have children than the rest of us. To quote the BBC: “This could mean 69 per cent of Britain's predicted population growth could be associated directly, or indirectly, to immigration – although the figures are tentative.

Sir Andrew Green of Migrationwatch UK says the figures are a warning we should pay attention to. "These projections are a sharp reminder of what could happen to our population, indeed our country, if the government fails to take firm and effective action," he says. "They have consistently underestimated the scale of immigration. They have had to raise their assumptions about future immigration six times since 1997. We simply cannot afford any more misjudgements of this kind."

I can’t understand how anybody can seriously think this is not a catastrophe waiting to happen. It will be slow, incremental, and occur by degrees over weeks, months and years. But the net result will be that our little island is completely chock-a-block with people living cheek-by-jowl. Does anybody in Britain today want to see this? How can we possibly accommodate all these people? Where will they live? Who will pay for their health services, their schooling, their social security benefits, their defence?

It is sometimes argued that we need immigration as a source of cheap labour because too many people born and bred here can’t be bothered to go out to work. To some extent that may be true. But even Gordon Brown knows we can’t go on like that – which is why he wants to give no fewer than three and a half million people basic courses in reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s a mystery why this is necessary when, according to every Government Minister for the past decade, we have the best schools in the history of the universe ever. But it does prove that even this Government thinks relying on imported labour indefinitely is not really on.

What nobody is willing to address, however, is that we must somehow put a stop to the massive uncontrolled immigration envisaged by the Office for National Statistics. It seems such a basic, obvious, urgent thing to do. Yet our politicians are so terrified of the subject they would really rather not talk about it at all for fear of appearing nasty and being called a racist. Another snag is, of course, the ever-expanding European Union. Its open borders make it inevitable Britain will be obliged to welcome in more and more people.

Even if we wanted to, is it even possible now to prevent the influx of millions more people?  Maybe our political masters are right. Perhaps it’s not worth fighting. If we tried to raise the drawbridge we'd be accused of being, at best, Little Englanders and, at worst, racists. So why bother?

After all, most of us will be dead by 2081 and thank God for that. It’s our children and grand-children I feel sorry for.

Nigel Hastilow      

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More Ideas for Christmas that are Kind to the Planet.

Last week's link to www.naturalcollection.com contained a typo for which I apologise. This week the link is correct so give it a click.

HempHempThe site is worth visiting not only for wrapping paper but also for clothes and shoes made from Hemp. I always think of hemp as being like old fashioned sacking but if you search the site for hemp, you’ll find a range of clothes and shoes that certainly do not look like sacks. Apparently, new techniques have been found to soften the fibres. It’s stronger and more abrasion resistant than cotton and less prone to shrinking and fading. It’s also the most environmentally friendly fibre on the planet requiring less water and energy and fewer chemicals than any other.

You can find more clothes and many other hemp products and interesting information at:
www.thehempshop.co.uk .

Google for Hemp or Hemp Fabric for lots more links.

John Stott

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11th December - Annual General Meeting and Christmas Dinner at Henley Golf Club at 7.00 p.m.

Tuesday 18th December is our AGM and Christmas Social.

HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY Thursday 13th December 7.30 p.m. (NOT 8.00 p.m.) Christmas Party and entertainment by The Shakespeare Mummers. Tickets - Members £6, Non-Members - £8 includes a light buffet supper and a glass of wine. Contact Iris Birch 792955. Now SOLD OUT.

Beaudesert and Henley JPC present “A Christmas Normandy Market” on Saturday 15th December. Plenty of interesting gift ideas and live street music. Rotary Club Charity Collection.

Saturday, 22 March 2008 – The Guild Hall Garden Committee are presenting a concert by the Bulava Chorus, an exceptional Ukrainian Choir.  This will be held in Henley High School and will include supper.   Tickets are £15 each and can be obtained from Sue Bridgewater (793633) or Marijana Bainbridge (794987).

Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 June 2008 – After a very successful day in 2006, Henley’s Hidden Gardens will again be open, on this occasion over two days.  If you would like your garden to be included, please contact Sue Bridgewater (793633) or Marijana Bainbridge (794987).

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 Coordinators. If you are aware that  you are not covered in your area or are willing to be a coordinator. 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

The Claverdon based charity now has capacity to give more help to local youth initiatives. If you have a youth project (or even just an idea for one) and would appreciate some professional help with strategic planning, financial matters, marketing or fundraising then please contact martin@rightangles.co.uk for further information.

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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