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SPECIAL EDITION ON JPC MEETING

75% of JPC Don't Support No-Confidence Motion

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I attended Wednesday night’s meeting of the JPC, where the agenda included an item of interest to me, ‘To discuss arrangements regarding the proposed cattle market development and Councillor involvement’. This was my first attendance at a JPC meeting for some time and it proved to be an interesting, enlightening and entertaining experience. Having made a statement regarding the request for a parish meeting I stayed for the remainder of the meeting.

Having argued that there was no reason to discuss the exhibition proposals because there was no application, George Matheou went on to launch an attack on Cllr Leech for breaching ‘council rules’ by assisting residents to organise the Town Meeting. There was no elaboration on these’ council rules’. Cllr Matheou was not at the Town Meeting and he also was probably unaware that Cllr Leech did not speak at the Town Meeting.

Ironically there was no criticism of Cllr Haycock or Cllr Hadley who also attended the meeting and did speak. Cllr Matheou’s accusations violate the Human Rights Act 1998 and Cllr Leech reminded him that similar legislation applied in his native Greece. It was accepted by the chairman and confirmed by the parish clerk that the residents had an absolute right to hold a Town Meeting. it was therefore a legally constituted meeting and provided residents with the opportunity to effectively update their preferences in the ‘Village Design Statement’.

Cllr Matheou recommended that a working party should be set up to formulate an approach to the anticipated planning application, to be chaired by himself. The chairman stated repeatedly that such a working group could not be formed by the JPC until the planning application was submitted to Stratford District Council. Cllr Matheou continued to press the point but, to the chairman’s great credit, he did eventually succeed in silencing Cllr Matheou.

Councillor Matheou then proposed a vote of no confidence in Cllr Leech. There was a long silence and it appeared that no councillor would second the motion until, to the obvious relief of the chairman, his wife Cllr Carsina Goodman came to the rescue and, seconded the proposal. 75% of councillors did not support the proposition. After the vote of 3 to 2 in favour, Cllr Matheou told Cllr Bill Leech that he should resign. In an act that was pure theatre, Bill Leech turned to the residents and asked them if they want him to resign. There was an immediate and almost universal roar from residents of “No”.

During the previous week the Town Meeting, chaired by Mike Willmott, had demonstrated a good example of David Cameron’s Big Society in action. It had contrasted sharply with the ‘dysfunctional JPC meetings’ chaired by Cllr Les Goodman. Chairmen must be impartial and inclusive and, of course, understand the correct procedures, including the Human Rights Act. The JPC chairman’s bias is clearly illustrated by the form in which he addresses individual councillors, referring to some by their first name and those with whom he does not agree only as ‘Councillor’.

There was a confusing and humiliating scene at the end of the meeting under an agenda item ‘To consider complaint from resident regarding Cllr Leech requested by the Chairman’. The item was due to be held in private session and, after an objection, the Clerk had to advise the Chairman of the correct procedure for implementing a secret session. The item was in fact withdrawn just before it was due to be discussed. Although the chairman did not give a clear reason for the withdrawal, it appeared that it was an unsubstantiated verbal complaint and should not have been on the Agenda.

All together a most entertaining evening and well worth turning out for despite the inclement weather. I shall certainly attend again.

John Tristram


In support of Henley NEWS Online

imageAt Wednesday night’s meeting of the Beaudesert & Henley JPC, Peter Crathorne, right, speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Hub @ Henley Youth and Community Centre Management Committee, Treasurer of Henley Men (HENMEN), a trustee of the Heritage Centre, and chairman of the Managing Trustees of the Henley War Memorial Trust, started by saying,

“I rise to speak to counter the assertion that Bill Leech does nothing for the town”.

He said that he believed that the work of running Henley NEWS Online is often taken for granted by the organisations that depend on it for their publicity. He expressed the appreciation of the many organisations and individuals who had contacted him in the 24 hours prior to the meeting of the JPC, and asked that this should be considered by the JPC when talking about the motion of no confidence in Bill Leech.

Mr Crathorne later confirmed that he spoke on behalf of 33 residents and 16 town organisations and businesses, all of whom had contacted him in the previous 24 hours.


The Editor wishes to thank the many readers and organisations for their support during this latest vicious and most vindictive attack by Cllr Matheou. None of his previous attacks have had any substance and his motion of No-Confidence demonstrates how out of line he is with main stream thinking.

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YouTube Video Success

A new news report on the JPC website stated, "An early success of the tourism strategy was to see more than one thousand people viewing the podcast for Henley-in-Arden". In fact, 1,101 people have viewed the JPC YouTube video which has been up 206 days. Therefore, it has been viewed by 5.34 people per day. There is no information on how many people, if any, actually visited Henley as a direct result of the video.

By comparison the Town Meeting video which was uploaded last Sunday (only 3 days) has been viewed by 253 people, which is an average of 84.33 people per day.


Excessive Council Tax Rises Consultation

imageIsitfair has been invited to take part in the Consultation on the proposal to use referenda to veto excessive rises in council tax.

They would welcome your opinion as it would help them to produce a meaningful response if readers would take the time to look at the statements in the table below, cross the appropriate boxes and return by 1st September, 2010

Under the proposal any council that sets a council tax increase above a set ceiling, approved by Parliament each year, would trigger an automatic referendum of all registered electors in their area. Any authority planning an excessive council tax increase will be required to prepare a 'shadow budget' based on the maximum non-excessive council tax increase allowed.

If the referendum were triggered, residents would be asked to choose between the proposed rise and the 'shadow budget'. Factual details of both budgets must be provided plus the estimated cost of holding the referendum. (The cost is estimated by government to be "within the range £70,000 - £250,000 depending on the size of the authority and whether the referendum is combined with a local election". We shall be drawing attention to the potential cost to the tax payer if the referendum has been triggered by a County Council and could therefore involve a number of billing authorities. At the same time that bills are sent to council taxpayers, the billing authority will send this information, together with polling cards, to every registered local elector.

If the proposed rise in council tax were rejected, the relevant authority would immediately adopt the shadow budget. The billing authority would be able to issue new bills immediately, offer refunds at the end of the year or allow credits against liability in the following year. However, authorities will be required to refund (and re-bill) any local resident who requests this.

This proposal would also apply to Police and Fire Authorities.

Full details here   http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/1657699.pdf

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Special Guest at Heritage Centre for Last Saturday

imageThe final "Saturday Special" for this Summer takes place at  Henley in Arden's Heritage Centre this Saturday (28th August) and the subject will be Henley's involvement in the Second World War.

Centre Trustee Peter Crathorne  was surprised to be contacted recently by Ron O'Donnell who was conscripted into the Henley Observer Corps when he was just 16 years old. Ron who is now 82 and lives in Wythall will be present on Saturday and will be giving an interview to the attendees.

Ron can recall the characters in a play written for the town in 2007, a film of which will be shown during the presentation. Ron is believed to be the last surviving member of the this team who were on duty 24 hours a day.
 
The event starts at 3.00pm at the Heritage Centre in the High Street and is expected to be well attended. As space is limited, those intending to come should book their places in advance by calling the Centre on 01564 795919  Tuesday to Friday or Peter Crathorne on 07974 573582


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Henley Forest Football Teams Report

There are four adult and four junior teams playing at Henley Memorial Sports Grounds this season. They play in local leagues. The first team has reached an outstanding standard playing as amateurs in the semi professional Midland Combination Division 1. Everyone has been working hard on pre-season training and the first matches are underway. There is always a match on Saturday afternoon and the veterans play on a Sunday. Henley has reason to be proud of its teams and their achievements. The lads are looking forward to support from the local community.

Henley United played the first pre season friendly of the season which saw Henley against FC Oakenshaw from the Bromsgrove League Division 3. Injuries and work commitments meant some players were still missing but a good healthy, competitive squad this season meant that Henley could still field a strong side.

It was a closely contested game and it was not until 10mins before the first interval when Davies come close with a rasping free kick and the deadlock finally broken when a corner was met by Lewis in the air, a bit of a goalmouth scramble before the ball finally sat up for O'Hare to volley into the net from about 10 yards. In the second period some better play from Henley, some neat passing which resulted in a through ball from C.Westwood to Rothero who cut in from the right and hit a lovely left foot shot into the opposite corner of the goal. The game ended 2-0 as Henley was unable to add anything in the final 10 minutes.

On the whole it was a good performance, blowing away the cobwebs from the break with Henley the better team but just unable to convert their chances. The Man of the match was Darren Rothero. The team will start the season full of optimism.

FEATURED TEAM THIS WEEK – HENLEY FOREST RESERVES.
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Stratford Alliance Hospital Cup Rd2: Alcester Town 3 Henley Reserves 1
Friendly home 17/08/2010 Henley Reserves 0 Webheath FC 2
Friendly home 19/08/2010 Henley Reserves 4(Riki Atkinson2,Jay McTernan1,Steve Worley1) Henley Sunday 1


Historical Stroll round Aston Cantlow in the Rain!

imageThe Henley Society’s August meeting ventured to neighbouring Aston Cantlow which was meticulously and entertainingly organised by Margaret Twigg. Despite the first wet evening for seemingly months, 48 intrepid souls enjoyed a fascinating insight into this historic village.

Margaret gave us an initial introduction to the village, which was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, in the Guildhall before braving the elements to see some of its notable buildings.

The Guildhall itself is a fine timber building dating from the early sixteenth century. Facing the Guildhall we have the King’s Head public house, famous for its duck suppers during rationing after the Second World War. Reputedly it is where Shakespeare’s parents held their wedding breakfast. We also saw through the murk and rain the beautifully restored Old Vicarage and mid nineteenth century School House and Head Teacher’s House.

The Old Forge was another example of our heritage having been a working smithy until 1950. The foul weather prevented us from visiting other gems such as the Old Mill and Mill Cottages which we were earnestly encouraged to go and explore on a fine day.

Inside St. John’s Church Brian Twigg conducted us through the history of the church and some of its claims to fame. The oldest parts of the church are the base of the tower and the chancel, both from the 13th century. Possibly Shakespeare’s parents were married here. In the mid 19th century, the church underwent an extensive restoration including the installation of some fine examples of William Kemp stained glass. St. John’s is one of only two churches in the country to have had a parish priest who was later canonised, this being Thomas of Cantelope who died in 1282. The church has been much in the news recently on account of the legal obligations of its lay rector. In 1995 the Parochial Church Council served notice on the lay rector to fund repairs to the chancel estimated at £95,000. The lay rector refused to pay and the case escalated through various courts until it reached the House of Lords in 2003 which upheld the opinion that the lay rector was indeed liable to fund the cost of the repairs.

After our tour of the village and church we adjourned to the village hall to dry out and enjoy a very sociable ploughman’s supper. And during the course of our supper Jonathan Dovey gave us a dissertation on the powerful Cantelope family who were Lords of the manor in medieval times and their connection with the various branches of the De Montfort family.

The Henley Society’s next meeting will be on Thursday 16th September in the Baptist Church Hall when Alan Winterburn will give a talk on 'Little Known Warwickshire Part 2'. Visitors and new members are very welcome. Further details from Pat Kench on 795419

Andrew Yarwood


New Business Opens in Henley

imageMy name is Robert Mcbride and I  have recently opened a new  business in Henley called Simply Special. We are located upstairs above Henley ice cream and I was hoping you would be able to help me in letting the local community know where we are located and the type of things that we sell. But first I thought I’d tell you a little about myself and why we set the business up. 

My partner and I have recently been made redundant after 26 years service for Halfords warehouse in Redditch;  we thought it was time for a change so we set up Simply Special selling traditional christening gowns. We soon expanded to include boys' suits, girls' party dresses and bridesmaid dresses plus gifts. We now carry over two hundred different lines which we sell through our Henley shop, a market outlet in Redditch and online through our website simplyspecialonline.com/

By keeping a tight control on our overheads we are able to offer quality items at very reasonable prices and, given the current economic climate, we believe that the service we offer is of benefit to Henley’s local community by still making their wedding/christening or special occasion something to remember without breaking the bank. You are more than welcome to pay us a visit at our shop in Henley; we are open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.The attached photo will give you an idea of what the shop looks like.
 
Robert Mcbride

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John Garner's Business Column

A short history of Derivatives

John GarnerHelen is the proprietor of a pub in Liverpool . She realises that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise her pub. To solve this problem she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed in a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).

Word gets around about Helen's "drink now, pay later" marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Helen's pub. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any pub in Liverpool.

By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands Helen gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for beer and lager, the most consumed beverages. Consequently Helen's gross sales volume increases massively.

A young and dynamic bank manager at the local bank recognises that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Helen's borrowing limit. He sees no reason for any undue concern since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral.

At the bank's headquarters, expert traders transform these customer loans into ALCOBONDS. These securities are then bundled and traded on the international security markets. Naive investors don't really understand that the securities being sold to them as AAA secured bonds are really the debts of unemployed alcoholics.

Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation's leading brokerage houses.

One day, even though the bond prices are still climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Helen's pub. He so informs Helen.

Helen then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons but being unemployed alcoholics they cannot pay back their drinking debts. Since Helen cannot fulfil her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. The pub closes and the eleven bar staff lose their jobs.

Overnight, ALCOBONDS drop in price by 90%. The collapsed bond asset value destroys the banks liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community.

The suppliers of Helen's pub had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms' pension funds in the various securities. They find they are now faced with not only having to write off her bad debt, but also with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds. Her beer supplier claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations and her lager supplier is taken over by a competitor who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers.

Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multi-billion pound, no-strings attached cash infusion from their cronies in Government. The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers who have never been in Helen's pub.

Now do you understand what has been happening?

John Garner


More Rogue Energy Sales People

imageWarwickshire Trading Standards Service has been alerted to the activities of two more rogue energy sales people.

The first was reported to be door knocking at houses in a village in the Warwick District claiming that he had been sent out to check meters in the area because of a report of 'overcharging on tariffs'. He carried a device similar to those used to record meter readings. He asked the householder if he could take the meter reading and some personal details but the householder refused to allow him access to the property. When quizzed the man did not know the energy company the householder was with. A complaint has been made to the company concerned.

The second incident, involving a different company, took place in Leamington Spa. The householder was visited by someone who claimed that his gas and electricity meter had been miss calibrated. He also asked to see the householder's bill and requested to know how the householder paid for his energy. The caller was given access to the property but no details were given. On contacting the company the caller claimed he worked for, they claimed that no-one from their company was working in Leamington Spa at that time and they confirmed they did not ask for meter readings.

Simon Cripwell - Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
email: simoncripwell@warwickshire.gov.uk

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ULLENHALL AUTUMN SHOW
Saturday 4th September Ullenhall Village Hall. Open to everyone –all entries welcome. Homemade teas, raffle, cake stall, craft stall and demonstrations. Details from 795576 or 793248.

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Ashley Grove is our speaker on Tuesday September 21st presenting “Shetlands to Scilly” and “Birds of the British Isles”. Visitors are welcome to come and join us from 7.45pm in the Baptist Church Hall for our first indoor meeting this autumn (£2.00).

HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
September 14th Jayne Edmonds (National Demonstrator) ‘FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH. Competition ‘Hydrangea Heaven’. Memorial Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome (£5.00).

HENLEY WI
A warm welcome awaits any newcomers to our meeting on Tuesday 7th September in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Our speaker is Mr Bob Burton who will tell us about “Bob’s old bottles”.

CRAFT GROUP OPEN TO ALL
We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays from September 29th in the Baptist Church Hall from 2pm until 4.30pm. The fee is only £2.00 per meeting. Patchwork for beginners and improvers plus. UFO’s (unfinished objects) have you some tapestry, canvas work, knitting or embroidery tucked away to be finished sometime? Why not bring it along and have a couple of hours to work on your project and the satisfaction of actually finishing it.

THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
Our next meeting is on Thursday 16th September in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00pm when Alan Winterburn will give a talk on ‘Little Known Warwickshire Part 2’. Visitors and new members are welcome. Further details from Pat Kench 795419.

HENLEY COURT LEET TOWN DINNER
The High Bailiff, Roger Sutton is pleased to announce that this year’s Town Dinner is being held 2nd October in the Memorial Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The evening includes a reception drink, a 3 course meal plus coffee and mints. Music will be provided by Smoothsax. There will be a licence bar serving a selection on wine, beers and soft drinks. A raffle and a number of “fund things” will be held to entertain you between courses. The cost is £26.00 per person and bookings can be made by emailing sutton727@btinternet.com or 795701. j.trisram@virgin.net or 794787.

TANWORTH WI AND CHOIR invites you to a relaxing and entertaining concert followed by a delicious tea at Tanworth Village Hall on Saturday 16th October at 3.00pm (doors open 2.30pm). Tickets cost £6.00 and will be available from The Bell pub from Monday 4th October or from Val Benger 793426.

Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website

www.Henley-in-Arden.org

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 2.15pm. 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.

logoTHE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
Meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.
New members are always welcome.

Please email Michael Redman

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
Are 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 Hall, 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 ALLOTMENTS & GARDENING CLUB
The Objectives of the Club are:

  • To maintain and develop facilities for gardening and allotment sites.
  • To enable members to enjoy the activity of gardening and allotments.
  • To enable a healthy and rewarding past time enriching people's lives.
  • To preserve local green spaces for the community of Henley-in-Arden.
  • To foster an allotment and gardening spirit.
  • To create synergies and alliances with other like minded organisations.
  • To create a network where members can communicate with each other in order to exchange ideas, exchange produce and flowers, share equipment, seek advice and help.

The HAAGC is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and membership is FREE. Click Here for Application Form

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB
Meets every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden. The season runs from mid September to end April. A warm welcome is extended to all badminton players who may be interested in joining the club. Visitors welcome. Please contact the Chairman, Alan Barber, on 01564 793320 for further details.

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 A3400 just outside Henley. The Club welcomes new members, whether beginners or established players. For further information contact John Townson 01564 792407.
JOLLYTOTS
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning during term time between 10am and 11.45am in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley.  It is open for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. Any questions please ring Rachel on 01564 794470.
Neighbour WatchNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Coordinators. If you are aware that your area is not covered or you are willing to be a coordinator, please contact Annette Walker on 792837
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday each month at 7.30 pm at the Memorial Hall. Secretary Mrs Annette Walker 01564 792837.  Meeting programme
Business ClubTHE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB
Holds its monthly lunchtime meeting on the 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 an informative speaker on a business topic. Full details at www.swbc.co.uk
TAI CHI in HENLEY Thursdays, 11am at the Baptist Church Hall, High Street. Age, health or fitness no barrier. £5 per session – no termly fees. For further information contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.    Full details at: www.swantaichi.co.uk
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
Meets the last Sunday of the month at Wootton Wawen village hall at 2.15pm for a conducted walk of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription.  More details from Denis Keyte on 01564 792872.
ProbusTHE PROBUS CLUB OF BEAUDESERT
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of Henley. Visitors are most welcome and for further details please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079.
DE MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS
De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John Pollard on 0121 603 8577 for further details.
WRVS LUNCH CLUB
The WRVS organise a lunch club for the elderly of the district at Dell Court every Tuesday at 12.30pm at a cost of £3.10.  For further details contact Christine on 01789 209210.
Bridge ClubHENLEY-IN-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel and usually finds 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.
coverHENLEY FOCUS
Each month the Henley Focus contains plenty for everyone with local business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote community and charity events free of charge.
Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email karen@henleyfocus.co.uk for more information.

Details about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on The Henley Town Website

www.Henley-in-Arden.org

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