Outstanding 60s/70s Rock Festival for Henley
17th September 2011 at the Memorial Playing Fields
Local Organisations and Businesses to Share in a Great Opportunity
Our town has been selected to put on a 60s/70s rock music festival using the Memorial Playing Fields on 17th September 2011. This five hour music concert will feature top line 60s and 70s acts. Actual artistes are being booked as I write. Look out for an announcement soon; the star quality will astonish you.
Burntwood have a similar event - check out the website www.burntwoodwakes.co.uk
Henley has secured this event because the Sports Grounds offer an excellent venue and the town is a very attractive place to visit. It presents us all with an opportunity to put Henley on the map.
There will be around 2,000 visitors to Henley for an open air show on the Saturday afternoon and evening. This will present a great opportunity for the clubs, organisations and businesses in the town to join with the War Memorial Trust to raise the profile of Henley across the country. We will need to feed and water this huge crowd; every club and society in Henley could have a stall which would generate funds. If you are interested in taking part contact Peter Crathorne - Closing date: 14th May 2011. After that date, pitches will be sold to commercial organisations. Although our main aim is to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Sports Pavilion, the event is also conceived as a huge public relations exercise for our town.
THIS COULD BE A GREAT DAY - WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN IN.
WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE ASAP
Peter Crathorne - Chairman, Henley War Memorial Trust
01564795470 - 07974573582 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manor of Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron
Published by Authority of the High Bailiff
Court Leet Annual Dinner - 2011
The High Bailiff and his guests in the Guild Hall garden
14 April 2011 the High Bailiff, Mr John Rutherford, and the members of
Henley Court Leet hosted the Annual Court Leet Dinner at the Guild
Hall. The Court was honoured to receive a number of visiting
dignitaries including Mrs Anne Henderson, Bailiff of Warwick
accompanied by her Ale Taster Keith Hinton, Nick Dearling High Bailiff
and Steve Payne Low Bailiff of Alcester, Mr Derek Austin Master of the
Coventry Freemans Guild and Mike Honnoratty, Affeeror of Southwark.
After a wonderful
meal prepared by Sue Dalby and her team, the guest speaker, Joe David,
a Yeoman Warder from the Tower of London, regaled the guests with a
thrilling account of centuries of intrigue at the Tower – from
the number of executions held on Tower Hill and Tower Green (reserved
for the nobility), the name ‘Bloody Tower’ was obviously
All together a wonderful evening which will be long remembered by those who attended.
Slideshow of the Court Leet Dinner by Alan Robson
|John Tristram - Low Bailiff reporting
Henley Society donation to the Guild Hall Trust
At the end of the Court Leet dinner on Thursday 14th April 2011, John Stott, Chairman of the Henley & Beaudesert Society, presented a cheque for £636, the proceeds from the recent cheese & wine event, to The Guild Hall Trust.
A very generous and much needed donation towards the costs of maintaining the Guild Hall.
Royal Ascot comes to Henley!
We are in the thick of the
racing season, what with Cheltenham and the Grand National just over,
now there is an opportunity to be part of Royal Ascot in the year it
was staged at York, by joining us in the Memorial Hall on four nights
from Wednesday the 27th to Saturday the 30th of April.
Henley in Arden Drama Society is proud to present ‘Ladies’ Day’
a wonderful play by Amanda Whittington who on the debut performance by
The Hull Truck Company was complimented by the Yorkshire Post as having
“Yorkshire heart and soul, having all the warmth of Calendar
Girls or The Full Monty”
Four ladies from a fish
processing factory in Hull seize the chance to go to Royal Ascot with
resulting hilarious, uncontrolled, venturesome, life changing
consequences, the whole experience tinged with beautifully crafted
pathos by the author. As if that wasn’t enough we are setting out
tables so you can bring a bottle and nibbles and join in the show tote
which gives you the chance to win a cash prize by picking the winner in
a six card meeting, the winner of each race being revealed as the play
You can book on-line as usual www.hads.org.uk
or 0773 837 9896 or just turn up at the door on the night that suits
you, probably on Friday the 29th if you have had enough of the Royal
The play is directed and
produced by Ray & Sue Evans and the cast numbers the ‘usual
suspects’ Phil Walker, Bev Walker, Rosie Hammond, Sheena Ison,
Carol Robson, Eunice Bagshaw and a recently discovered gem, Paul
Thomson, who are up for entertaining you!
We guarantee an unforgettable evening so come along!
Ray Evans - HADS
Johnsons Win Again at the Coach Awards 2011
Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel won the ‘Best Coach Operator (Large Fleets)' for the second year running at the UK coach awards.
Some 250 figures from the world
of coaching and coach tourism gathered in the Ramada Piccadilly Hotel
on the evening of Thursday 7 April for the Annual Presentation Ceremony
of the UK Coach Awards. The event was once more hosted by BBC favourite
Carol Kirkwood, and this year's guest of honour was Steve Whiteway, the
President of the Confederation of Passenger Transport.
Johnson's commercial director
and family member John Johnson said: “We’re delighted
Johnsons quality of service has been recognised on the national stage
for the second year running. The award is particularly special because
being shortlisted for the UK coach awards is through nomination only
– by customers and industry suppliers. The winner is then decided
with the help of mystery shoppers who call operators to judge their
customer service with enquiries for coach hire quotes, holidays and day
The judges were impressed by the
range of coaching products, by the emphasis on training and support for
staff and by the proprietors' enthusiasm, which comes across strongly.
Pictured John and Anne Johnson receiving the award.
Farah Baksh reporting
Latest JPC Newsletter - Economical with the Facts
It would be more accurate to say that the Precept (Parish Council Tax) will be £74,350 in 2010/11, rather than refer to it as the budget. The budgeted expenditure for 2011/12 is £84,950 compared to £88,450 in 2010/12. The savings in expenditure are not £8,300 as implied in the above article but only £3,500. The JPC has raided its reserves (JPC's piggy bank) so that it can bring down the Precept. This is an unsustainable strategy and is a blatant attempt to deceive the less financially astute that there has been good housekeeping and efficiency. Spending more than you receive in taxes is what Greece has been doing and is now having to be bailed out.
In fact, JPC expenditure on Salaries has again increased, up by 5.4% from £24,000 to £25,300 and up also is Communications (Newsletter and website) by a massive 33% from £1,800 to £2,400. The only cost savings are in Repairs and Maintenance expenditure which will probably mean there will be reductions in grass cutting and keeping the town tidy. The combined expenditure on administration, communications and employment now accounts for a massive 42% of the total expenditure. The JPC must be persuaded to cut this unnecessary expenditure and instead allocate funds to help worthwhile enterprises such as the War Memorial Trust or truly reduce the precept with real savings and allow Henley residents to spend more of their own money as they wish.
Residents have come to expect the JPC Magazine to be used for propaganda by the ruling group and this month was no exception. How can it be that a magazine that is supposed to inform residents can stoop to such sleight of hand in the interests of justifying the unjustifiable?
At the 2010 Town Assembly, Dr Bridgewater complained about the JPC website. Since then, no attempt seems to have been made to bring it up to date and correct the errors. The number of residents in Henley and Beaudesert is still wrong. Perhaps the Ruling Group wants people to think the JPC is serving 4,000 people not 3,000, possibly because it will make any cost comparisons look better.
Is it not time that the JPC's communications were subject to impartial scrutiny, or better still scrapped, which would bring a substantial cost saving to us the residents?
Mike Willmott - Party Leader, Henley and Beaudesert Independent Conservatives
Eric Pickles declares war on the council ‘Pravdas’
Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles will limit council magazines like Southwark Life which has been accused of bias. Councils that publish propaganda newspapers and magazines face being taken to court by the Government for breaching strict rules on political propaganda. Opponents of the so-called council ‘Pravdas’ say many are politically biased.
Eric Pickles plans to limit council journals to four per year and to insist that only material directly related to council services should be included. The JPC Newsletter, which is produced 6 times a year, is in the view of many residents more often than not politically biased. If the 'ruling group' fail to comply with the new Council Code of Publicity, they will face legal action.
Mr Pickles said: ‘The explosion in town hall 'Pravdas' has weakened our free Press, undermining local democracy. For too long some local authorities were pouring money into propaganda sheets that peddled special interests. Our plans to crack down on the frequency of council newspapers will mean local authorities can now direct the cash into protecting frontline services.'
Henley Assembly - What Assembly?
After the Stratford Herald (right) reported the chaos of last year's annual Town Assembly, when the doors had to be shut when over 100 residents wanted to attend and pass a vote of no confidence in the Management of the JPC, this year's Assembly passed off quietly with only 6 residents attending apart from councillors and speakers. This year's Henley Assembly was covertly publicised. One would have expected the parish clerk to have issued a press release or poster to Henley NEWS and put up posters all around the town.
The Henley Assembly was chaired by the Vice Chairman of the JPC, Cllr Roger Hubbocks, and the guest speaker was the Chief Executive of Stratford District Council, Paul Lankester, who told the mini-audience in a very informative speech about the improvements and cost efficiencies the District Council had implemented and would be implementing in future years.
He also forecast that the structure of Local Government would change within the next ten years and implied a reduction in the present 3 tiers of local government - County, District and Parish.
The Beaudesert Annual Assembly, details below, will be open to all residents and those Henley residents, who were unaware of the Henley Assembly, can attend the Beaudesert Assembly and hear Paul Lankester and the other speakers repeat their reports.
Beaudesert Annual Assembly
Tuesday 26th April 2011 6.30 pm
Henley CE Primary School, Arden Road
Guest Speaker: Mr Paul Lankester – Chief Executive, Stratford District Council
Henley Primary School lead in ICT
Following our successful application for the prestigious ICT Award in February, Year 5 children from Henley Church of England Primary School were
invited to the county ICT headquarters in Warwick to trial a new
teaching resource involving Apple Macs and Lego. They made their own
robots which they could program and trial and also made films using
green screens. They thoroughly enjoyed their day and are really looking
forward to having this sort of equipment in school to use in ICT.
“This was the best day out ever,” said one boy.
Elaine Field reporting
Henley in Arden Twinning with the World?
am trying to gauge interest from residents of Henley regarding twinning
the town with similar communities across Europe (and further afield if
the interest were there). If organised correctly, there should be
educational and cultural benefits (school exchanges, sporting tours,
group visits) and maybe even commercial opportunities such as
increased tourism to the town and region.
This could not be a one-person crusade however so I would be keen to
hear from others who may be interested in preliminary discussions to
see whether the project would be feasible or not.
I have a good working knowledge of French and a logical place to start
the process might be with our closest neighbours. Seeing as Beaudesert
was originally settled by the De Montforts from Normandy it has been
suggested to me that it might be of particular interest to the town to
try to twin with a French town from that area.
However if there is interest in
twinning with towns from other countries it would be good to hear about
You can find more information about twinning, the process and its benefits at www.twinning.org
So, if you have any particular feelings one way or another, please
either give me a call on 01564 793648 or 07977482879 or email email@example.com It would be good to hear your comments.
I should also point out that I am a complete amateur at this and have
no experience in this area at all, so please don't ask me questions of
a technical nature at this stage as you will only be disappointed
by my lack of knowledge.
Join the Annual Walk through Bluebell Woods
And Help Raise Money for Charity
Come and join the scenic walk
through beautiful Warwickshire woodland this year and help in the
efforts to raise money for local charities. The annual Bank Holiday
walk through Bluebell Woods has been held by the Haimes family of Yew
Tree Farm, Wootton Wawen for the past 25 years and proceeds benefit
different charities each year. In previous years, charities such as
Macmillan nurses, Air Ambulance and Riding for the Disabled have
benefited; this year all proceeds from the walk will go to the Shakespeare Hospice and to Shelterbox,
which provides shelter and essential survival equipment for people
following earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters. See the following
article. Stratford Rotary Club will be providing a
display for Shelterbox along the walk and members will be happy to
explain more about this internationally active humanitarian charity.
What started out as a small
charity walk to raise money for the local church now attracts thousands
of visitors from far and wide each year. This is not a guided walk,
participants can turn up any time between 10am and 4pm and follow a
trail through the woods. The walk is roughly two miles long and it
takes you through the most spectacular and the largest area of Bluebell
Woods in Warwickshire. You will be able to enjoy a barbecue after the
walk and refreshments will also be available for hungry walkers in the
Yew Tree Farm café and the Yew Tree Farm shop.
Mr Haimes wishes to assure
shopaholics that they won’t miss out and said, “There are
16 different shops around the farmyard selling a vast range of quality
products from around the world, so you won’t miss out on your
“Many people enjoy it so
much they have made it their annual spring pilgrimage, introducing new
friends and family each year. So come and join us this Bank Holiday,
walk, eat, shop to your heart’s content and feel good about the
fact that it will benefit charity.” There is ample free parking
in a nearby field and while you are in the area why not check out what
the nearby Garden Furniture Centre has to offer?
This year the walk will take place on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th of
April and runs from 10am to 4pm. Walkers are advised to take suitable
footwear. Children can take part free and there is a £5 charge
Rotarians Provide Shelter For Japanese
were among the many from local clubs to be seen collecting in
Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square to provide desperately-needed
Rotary ShelterBoxes for the many thousands made homeless from the
devastating earthquake and tsunami in north-east Japan.
Families, who have seen their
homes wiped out, have been living as best they can, many in the cars in
which they fled to higher ground. They have expressed their thanks and
amazement at the way Rotarians everywhere have responded so rapidly and
effectively to the disaster through ShelterBox, each of which which
gives shelter, sleeping bags and basic living equipment for ten people.
1500 of these amazing boxes are now in Japan where officials, including
the mayors of five towns most badly affected, have expressed their
deepest gratitude for Rotary’s help.
The Henley club responded
immediately and, apart from helping with the Birmingham collection,
funded the purchase of a ShelterBox themselves. “It’s the
very least we could do,” commented club president Brian Mitchell.
“It typifies the fantastic work Rotary can do, here and
If you would like to know more
of what your local Rotary club does, don’t hesitate to get in
touch with our secretary Mike Redman on 01564-792491 or on line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Redman reporting
This year the Court Leet has received a generous donation from Stratford District Council for Court Leet Day.
Church - Petticoat Lane Sale - 2nd May
The annual Petticoat Lane Sale is being staged again by the parishioners of St Johns Church Henley on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, 10.30am until 12 noon
The sale takes place in and around the church hall in Beaudesert Lane
to raise money both for church funds and several charities which the
A spokesman said "the sale is very much part of Henley life, has
been running for around 20 years and is always very popular with both
residents and visitors alike. There will be plenty of bargains which
will include home made cakes, as new clothes, toys, books, plants and small items of furniture. There will also be a raffle and entry to the event is free."
If the weather is bad then the sale will still go ahead in the church hall.
Organisers are asking that anyone wishing to donate items for sale
should call in at the church hall on Sunday 1st May, between
5.00pm and 6.00pm or call 01564 794308.
For the most Comprehensive Information
Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:
This website is sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust
and receives no money from public funds
Ullenhall Gardening Club activities.
On 22nd March, Ullenhall Gardening Club held its AGM. Unlike many clubs, the UGC has a bumper turnout for this event.
The business was despatched promptly
under the auspices of chairman Mike Flood, with old and new committee
members being elected.
Cheese and wine followed and the
members then sat down again to enjoy the slide show put together by
Gerrie Bruce, using pictures taken by members throughout the year of
club outings and the annual holiday.
This is a lighthearted review with
laughter throughout, due to the humorous captions added to many of the
pictures. A most enjoyable event, from which members returned home in
next meeting will be held in Ullenhall Village Hall at 7.45 pm on 26th
April. The talk will be given by Dr Andrew Ward on the subject of
“Marvelous Mints & Perfect Poppies”.
Newcomers are always welcome and
anyone wishing to join the club, only needs to ring Margrit Johnson on
01789 488209 or turn up to a meeting and speak to any committee member.
Another impressive victory for the Lions
Saturday 9th April 2011
CLAVERDON 57 COPSEWOOD 3
Try scorers – Tom Johnson x 2,
Paul Daws x 2, James Barton, Steve Grimsley, Scott Conduit, Andy
Wenborn, Mark O’Flaherty
Conversions – Doz Ward x 5, Ian Wyllie x 1
Man of the match – Tom Johnson
Fly Half Doz Ward trying to outrun the opposition
Claverdon welcomed Copsewood to
Ossetts Hole for their last home game of the season. With the sun
shining brightly and a huge expectant crowd, the setting was perfect
for a game of fast flowing rugby. Chris Lowe moved in to the front row,
Harry Cox came in at scrum half and Mark O’Flaherty made his
first start on the wing. Dave Carruthers and Sam Murphy made up the
The hosts started slowly but with 10
minutes on the clock they recorded their first points of the afternoon.
From a pinpoint lineout to Tom Skinner, the backs worked a great move
which saw inside centre Tom Johnson break the visitors' line. In yards
of space he found Doz Ward who in turn fed the ball out to winger Paul
Daws who made no mistake to score by the posts. Ward easily converted.
Copsewood did not let this score
affect their game and they were enjoying a great battle up front. After
the hosts conceded numerous penalties, the visitors kicked cleverly to
find themselves deep in the Lions' half. Once again the Claverdon
defence stood firm courtesy of big hits from Mark Tilson, Chris Edsall
and Scott Conduit and the boot of Ward cleared the danger.
Halfway through the first period the
Lions scored their second try. From a maul just inside the Copsewood
half, scrum half Harry Cox fed the ball to flanker James Barton who
found the gap in the defence to out sprint the chasing defenders and
score in the corner. Ward kicked the touchline conversion.
Copsewood then kicked a penalty after
Claverdon had again infringed but the revival was short-lived as the
hosts extended their lead with the third try of the game. From a scrum
only ten metres out, Conduit first gained some valuable yards before
hooker Steve Grimsley found a gap to dive over a mass of bodies to
touch down in the corner. Ward narrowly missed with the kick.
Outside centre Tom Bennett had to
leave the field just before half time after a nasty collision but the
scores remained unchanged to give Claverdon the half time lead.
19-3 Half Time
Number 8 Scott Conduit attempting to escape with the ball
With Bennett unable to make the second
period, Sam Murphy came on to the wing with Paul Daws moving in to the
centre. It wasn’t long before the half time team talk had taken
effect and the Lions were soon celebrating their fourth and bonus point
try. Flanker Andy Wenborn collected a pass fifteen yards out to outpace
the defence and score an unconverted try in the corner.
Only moments later and Claverdon were
again on the attack. A quick tap penalty only yards out found its way
to Conduit who powered over for a converted try under the posts. This
was soon followed by the Lions' sixth try through centre Johnson. From
a ruck inside their own half Ward found Johnson who ran a great line
and used his exhilarating pace to find a gap in the Copsewood defence
and score next to the posts. Ward slotted his fifth conversion.
Dave Carruthers took to the field to
replace Tilson and with twenty minutes remaining Claverdon still had
plenty in the tank. A break from flanker Barton found supporting runner
Johnson in space. He in turn fed Ward who found Daws out wide for him
to touch down in the corner. Ward’s kick fell just short.
With ten minutes on the clock
remaining Chris Lowe had to leave the field injured to leave the hosts
playing with a man short. This didn’t affect the play and from a
Claverdon scrum twenty yards out, replacement fly half Ian Wyllie
changed the direction of play and found winger Mark O’Flaherty in
space to score his first senior try. Again from a tricky angle the kick
Only two minutes on the clock
remaining and Claverdon saved the best try till last. From just outside
their own 22, Wyllie floated a flat pass to centre Johnson. He
accelerated to cut a great line and carve open the Copsewood backs.
With only the stand in full back to beat he dummied the pass and cut
back inside to out sprint the covering defenders and touch down under
the posts. Wyllie converted for his first points of the game and the
final whistle was blown.
57-3 Full Time
Claverdon travel to Coventrians for
their last league game this Saturday in an attempt to maintain their
100% record and notch their fourteenth win.
Match report by Tom Johnson
Pictures by Wil Barnes
Lions Help Family
Knowle and Dorridge Lions
have responded to a request for help from Warwickshire Police to
provide carpeting for a family recently re-housed in Henley-in-Arden.
"We were approached by their Domestic
Abuse Unit last month asking if the Lions would fund new carpets for a
house in Henley. As we understand it the family were re-housed with
literally just the clothes they were standing in having fled from a
violent relationship," said Lion Barry Dale.
"This unusual request was considered
carefully and approved by our Club to be funded from the ‘local
causes’ funds generated by last year's Knowle Fun Run."
PC Stephen Hill from Warwickshire
Police Protecting Vulnerable Persons Department, who has been
working with the family for some time, said "Henley-in-Arden is part of
Knowle and Dorridge Lions area and we were delighted how quickly they
responded to help this family. The carpet was bought and professionally
laid for them within a couple of weeks."
Warwickshire Police works alongside
partner agencies and specialist domestic abuse support services as
Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse to support and encourage anyone
affected by domestic abuse to come forward and seek help as early as
Abuse can take many forms - physical,
emotional, financial or sexual - and most victims will suffer many
times over several years before taking the first step and talking to
someone they trust.
If you’d like to talk to someone about your situation and the options available to you then please do look at the www.talk2someone.org.uk
website as there’s so much information on it including the
contact details of all the support agencies in Warwickshire. You can
also call our helpline on 0800 408 1552 and please remember in an
emergency always dial 999.
The secure www.talk2someone.org.uk website has secrecy controls and
there is also a slimmed down 'mobile' version of the website, suitable
for mobile phone users that makes it much easier to look at the
information at a time and place convenient for them where they will not
"Our Lions club serves
Henley-in-Arden, Claverdon, Lapworth, Hockley Heath areas and all the
villages in between, although we are not as effective as we would
like", said Barry. "If anyone from these areas would like to help us
spread our fundraising and community service into these areas we would
be delighted to hear from them."
Barry can be contacted on 01564 775899 or via www.knowleanddorridgelions.com
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
Below are the incidents recorded for the Alcester North Safer
NEIGHBOURHOOD Team for March 2011:
Crime in Your Area
Burglary dwellings have fallen when compared to last year and are lower
than previous months with two burglaries recorded in Studley; whilst a
further house was broken into in Mappleborough Green. Burglary others
have increased slightly on last year and are just over double those
recorded for February this year with garages, sheds and outbuildings
being broken into in Henley, Wootton Wawen, Claverdon and Studley, with
garden tools and machinery being targeted as well as a car and a
vintage motorcycle. Residents are reminded to secure all garages, sheds
and outbuildings when not in attendance. Overall since April 1st 2010
burglary dwellings have reduced on the Alcester North area by -7.7 %
when compared to the same period last year.
Criminal Damage is comparable with
last year and previous months this year. Henley, Wootton Wawen and
Claverdon have experienced isolated incidents, with the majority of
incidents being recorded in Studley. Of those recorded in Studley four
relate to damage to vehicles, two incidents were recorded for damage to
garden fencing, two incidents for damage to Studley in Bloom flower
beds, two incidents relating to damaged windows at business premises
and one incident for damage to bird hides at the conservation area.
Residents are encouraged to report incidents asap so that officers can
attend as soon as they can and have a better chance of securing
evidence, identifying any witnesses and catching the offenders. If
anyone has any information in relation to any of above incidents,
please contact your local officer or alternatively phone 01789 444816
or e-mail email@example.com
Theft from Motor Vehicles has
increased on this time last year, but is comparable with recent months
and much lower than other areas; incidents include one report of theft
of number plates in Henley, theft of bags including an ipad, laptop and
paperwork left on display in Claverdon. Two incidents have been
recorded in Studley, which also involve items left on display,
including a laptop and a sat nav was taken from the glove box of a
vehicle in Mappleborough Green. Residents are reminded to remove all
items from display where possible when vehicles are unsupervised
including sat navs and suction marks. Theft of vehicles has increased
slightly on last year, but is very low and comparable with pervious
months, one incident has been recorded in Henley and another has been
recorded in Studley. Overall since April 1st 2010 vehicle crime has
reduced on the Alcester North area by -8.1 % when compared to the same
period last year.
Anti Social Behaviour has fallen,
isolated incidents have been recorded in Henley and Claverdon, but most
of the incidents have been recorded in Studley, however officers have
been making effective use of the dispersal zone and alcohol restriction
zones. At the last Community Forum it was agreed that officers had had
a positive impact on the area, although there were still a few issues,
particularly in the Millennium Park area and outside Tesco Express. The
dispersal zone expired on the last day of March 2011, and officers are
considering applying for a further period for the zone to assist
officers in dispersing individuals acting anti socially.
Violence has fallen considerably with
only a few isolated incidents recorded in Henley, Studley and
Mappleborough Green. Those recorded are of a minor nature and have been
dealt with appropriately by officers.
If you would like further crime
prevention advice, including how to obtain a protective marking
solution such as SMART WATER or anti theft number plate screws, please
contact your local officer, PCSO Tristan Jelfs on 07795231857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Henley in Arden, Claverdon, Wootton Wawen & Bearley areas); PCSO Garry Johnson e-mail email@example.com
burglary is any crime where a falsehood, trick or distraction is used
to gain access to a property to commit burglary. 'Bogus callers',
'doorstep crime' or 'distraction burglary' is a crime that a lot of
people fear. Follow our advice so that you can spot the signs of
whether or not an unexpected caller to your home is genuine.
Top tips for deterring distraction burglars:
- If you're not sure who is
at your door, don't open it. Check the identity of the caller by
calling the company they are purporting to be from ie gas, electricity,
water, police. Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory
or provided independently by your service provider – Do not use
any telephone numbers provided by the caller – they may be bogus.
- Telephone a neighbour or
friend nearby to come along and check out the caller before you open
the door to them. Some areas in the country have “nominated
neighbour schemes” you can sign up to. check with your local
police to find out if there is one in your area.
- Check ID properly –
check the phone number matches the number in the yellow pages, phone
Directory Enquiries or keep a list of useful numbers such as
electricity and gas companies near your front door. Don't feel
embarrassed leaving them on the doorstep – genuine employees
expect their ID to be checked.
- Many service providers
provide password schemes, sign up to these. When unannounced callers
knock at your door they should know the password if they are genuine.
Sign up to the Priority Services Register with your utility providers.
This will give you a unique password, among other things, that only you
and they know – so you can be sure people at the door are who
they say they are.
- The “Waterboard” no longer exists, it is an obsolete phrase used only by bogus callers.
- Keep your garden preened
and the front of your house looking neat – bogus callers are more
likely to target houses which look unkempt as they think you're less
likely to care.
- Make sure you use your door
chain when answering the door and keep it on until you've seen official
identification – if you don't already have a door chain contact
your local NEIGHBOURHOOD Police team and they will put you in contact
with agencies who can help you.
- Keep doors locked and
windows secure at all times. Make sure your back door is locked if you
go to answer your front door – thieves can work in pairs with one
distracting you while the other slips in the back.
- Don't keep large amounts of money in your home. If in doubt, keep them out.
- Only let them in when you have double checked that they are a genuine caller.
- Ensure that if you do let
somebody in to your home, that you close the door behind them –
distraction burglars often work in teams, where one will distract you
whilst others sneak in through the insecure door.
- If somebody asks for your
help – needs to make a telephone call, lost a ball in your
garden, needs a drink or pen and paper for example, refer them to a
younger neighbour or assist them through a closed door. Alternatively,
call a friend or neighbour to come and assist.
- Not sure? Don't open the door.
- If you think you have been
targeted by a distraction burglary tell a friend, neighbour, caretaker,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH representative and the police.
- Most people who come to your door will be genuine callers, but it's always best to make sure.
- Fit a door chain or spy hole to help you check who the caller is.
- If you were not expecting
someone to call, a genuine caller will not mind waiting outside while
you contact their company. Find the number in the phone book or on your
latest phone bill. Most companies have a password scheme.
- Genuine delivery personnel
usually have uniforms and liveried vehicles and should not need to come
into your home. Charity collectors will have identification and will
not be offended if you ask to see it.
- If you become uncomfortable
after you have let someone into your home, even if it's someone you
know, make excuses and leave. Go to a neighbour's house or ask a friend
to come back home with you.
Did you know...?
In 4% of burglaries, thieves used a false pretence to gain entry to a property
Follow the ‘Lock, Stop, Chain and Check' procedure:
- Lock – Keep your front and back doors locked, even when at home
- Stop – Are you expecting anyone?
- Chain – If you decide to open the door, put the door chain on first
- Check – Ask for the caller's ID and check it by phone
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Priorities
Current priorities as chosen by members of the public at the last Community Forum held on the 16th December 2010:
- Anti Social Behaviour, Millennium Park/Pool Road, Studley - 12 x targeted high visibility patrols.
- Parking Studley School,
Pool Road - Dangerous parking outside the school at drop off and
collection times, 12 x targeted patrols to advise drivers and liaison
with Stratford District Council regarding enforcement.
- Speeding in Wootton Wawen,
Mayswood Road – 8 x targeted speed checks to be carried out with
advice and/or enforcement where appropriate.
Priorities agreed completed by those attending the Community Forum on the 23rd March 2011:
- Anti Social Behaviour,
Studley Town Centre - 10 x targeted high visibility patrols. Since the
last forum we have carried out 23 recorded extra patrols, these have
been carried out by reactive officers, special constables and by
members of the team. These patrols have yielded little in terms of
offences but the alcohol restriction zone has been utilised on a number
of occasions. An amount of alcohol has been seized and stop/search
procedures carried out. Priority agreed completed by those attending
the Community Forum on the 23/03/2011.
- Parking outside One
Stop/Co-op, Henley High Street – 12 x targeted patrols to give
advice to drivers parking dangerously. Since the Forum we have carried
out 16 patrols in the area around the One Stop shop in Henley. During
the patrols 51 offending drivers have been given advice and moved on
from the limited waiting lines. Priority agreed completed by those
attending the Community Forum on the 23/03/2011.
- Speeding in Wootton Wawen,
A3400 – 8 x targeted speed checks to be carried out with advice
and/or enforcement where appropriate. Since the last Forum the team
have carried out 8 recorded speed checks on the A3400 at Wootton. The
checks have been done by a mixture of Police officers and Community
Support officers. During the period we have issued 6 cautions and sent
a number of warning letters. The speed offences ranging up to 46mph.
Priority agreed completed by those attending the Community Forum on the
Feedback on the above priorities will
be given at the next Community Forum (see below for details), feedback
will also be given in the next newsletter together with details of the
new priorities. For further information please visit
www.safer-NEIGHBOURHOODs.co.uk/an or www.stratford.gov.uk
Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers arrested
three males from Birmingham following an attempt to steal a Land Rover
in Bearley, a farmer was unloading his sheep when the men struck. They
made off in a transit van and were stopped at Walcote. Unfortunately no
proceedings are being taken because of a lack of evidence.
Two males were identified in
interviewed on suspicion of metal thefts in the Bearley area. Although
not enough evidence was available to take further action, the males
were advised accordingly.
A warning letter has been issued to a female and three males have been issued with 12 month bans by Henley Pub Watch.
Virtually all the team was involved in the Queen's visit to the RSC in early March with duties mainly being crowd control.
Following a house burglary in
Ullenhall on Tuesday 11th January 2011, a vigilant member of the public
helped police by calling us and giving vehicle details for the
offenders. Within 40 minutes of attacking the house, four men were
stopped in the car and arrested in possession of some of the stolen
In early March the three males appeared before Warwick Crown Court, one
of the males was jailed for 4 years, a second male received 18 months
imprisonment, and the male driver received a 12 month suspended
sentence to include 150 hours unpaid work.
Three members of the team have been involved in policing English Defence league marches in Nuneaton, Luton and Peterborough.
The next Community Forum will be held
7th July, 7pm, Henley in Arden (venue to be decided) - If you have a
specific concern then come along to the local surgery where you will be
able to speak to your local Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Policing Team,
Warwickshire County Council or Stratford District Council Officer.
The next Henley Community Surgery will
be held, 25th May, 11:30am, Henley Baptist Church Hall - The surgery
gives you the opportunity to speak to members of the Parish Council
& Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Policing Team about the issues that concern
you while giving you feedback regarding what is happening in the
The next Henley Police Surgery will be
held 20th April & 11th May, between 11am – 1pm, Henley Police
Station - A drop in facility to discuss issues/problems within the
community with your local policing team.
The next Henley NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Meeting will be held 21st April, 7pm, Henley Police Station
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents,
please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.
All crime in Warwickshire is down again for the fourth year running
Crime has fallen again in Warwickshire
during 2010-11. All crime has been reduced by 2.6% in Warwickshire
during 2010-11 compared to 2009-10, which means a total of 892 fewer
victims. More people have been protected from burglary and vehicle
crime in the county.
Between April 2010 and March 2011
(compared to the same period the year before) the number of homes
burgled fell by 10.8%, 244 offences. Vehicle crime (theft from and
theft of vehicles) also fell by 8.3%, 364 offences. Warwickshire Police
has also worked hard to reduce the number of people killed or seriously
injured on the county’s roads resulting in a 1.6% decrease during
the last year (5 fewer people).
Another of the force’s targets,
set by the Police Authority last year, was to decrease the number of
people injured as a result of violence and increase the number of
detections for such cases. Between 2006-2010 the force recorded the
largest decrease in incidents of violence by any police force.
During 2010-11 we exceeded our target
(45%) for detecting offences of serious violence (47.1%), and although
there has not been a further decrease in crimes of violence this year,
significant policing initiatives have taken place to combat alcohol
related town centre violence and domestic violence.
Another extremely pleasing result for
the last year has been the 9.6% increase the force has achieved in the
reporting of serious sexual offences meaning more victims have
confidence to come forward and seek help. The force also has increased
the number of serious sexual offences detected by 15.7%.
Chief Constable Andy Parker, pictured right, said: "These results are
very encouraging and confirm that our focus on tackling those offences
which cause people the most harm and target those individuals who cause
the most harm is having a positive effect. Since 2006 Warwickshire has
seen crime fall by 27.4%. Achieving such fantastic decreases in the
current economic climate is no small feat. This has been down to some
really hard work by our entire workforce in conjunction with local
partners and communities.
"In addition our Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD
Teams have this year delivered 100% of agreed policing activities that
protect people from harm and support community forum priorities. In
order to better protect communities from harm, last year the force was
set some extremely challenging targets by Warwickshire Police
Authority. The force has made significant improvements in many of these
areas which means more people in the county have been protected from
harm. During 2011-12 we will continue to do everything possible, within
the resources available, to protect our communities and meet the
targets set by the authority.”
For the most Comprehensive Information
Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:
This website is sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust
and receives no money from public funds
John Garner's Business Column
Especially for Mac users!
a recent computer conference Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the motor industry and stated, ”If the
motor industry had kept up with technology like the computer industry
has, we would all be driving cars that cost $25 and did 1,000 miles to
In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating that:
If the motor
industry had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be
driving cars with the following characteristics:
- For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........ twice a day.
- Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
- Occasionally your car would die on
the motorway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the
road, close all the windows, switch off the car, restart it, and
reopen the windows before you could continue.
- Sometimes, while making a left
turn, your car would shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you
would have to reinstall the engine.
- The oil, water temperature, and
alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car
Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.
- The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.
- Occasionally, for no apparent
reason, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you
simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold
of the radio aerial.
- Every time a new car was introduced
car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none
of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
- Macintosh would make a car that was
powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy
to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
Situations Vacant – Volunteers Needed!
The Henley War Memorial Trust is provisionally planning a huge money raiser on 17th September 2011.
We are looking for expressions of interest
to help in the organisation in the following areas:
- Security: 20 individuals
- Ticket Sales:
Supervisor and 6 helpers, liaising with the promoter on national ticket
sales, local ticket sales and on the day ticket sales.
- Facilities and catering manager:
not toilets (these are the responsibility of the promoter), but
ensuring there is no duplication of catering from voluntary groups and
then filling the gaps with commercial outlets who will pay a fee.
- Clear up team manager: plus 20 volunteers
- VIP arrangements manager: Liaising with local restaurants and transport etc, providing exclusive bar
- Car Park Tsar: Organising a team to supervise this wherever it takes place; plus team members.
Any club, society or voluntary organisation could also raise funds by
their members volunteering to be part of a team. Probably on offer
¼% of profits for each volunteer, 2% of profits for a manager.
Contact Peter Crathorne 01564795470: MOB 07974573582: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a vacancy, please advise the Sits Vac Editor, Jan Crathorne or 01564 795470.
Advertising in Henley NEWS works and it's FREE
Warnings from Trading Standards
Energy Suppliers Hard Sell to Vulnerable Consumers
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service are warning householders in the Nuneaton
area to beware of door to door energy supply representatives. The
service has received complaints that some unscrupulous representatives
have been targeting sheltered accommodation housing complexes. In one
case two people with dementia were convinced to change their supplier.
The reps, who typically work on commission, try to gain entry to the
property and ask to see household bills.
Changing your energy supplier should not cost you any money, but if you
don't do some research and shop around, you may find yourself switched
to a more expensive tariff than the one you are on!
there is a simple price comparison tool which can help you compare gas
and electricity prices in your area for all energy suppliers.
Bogus Census Collectors
Those people have not
yet returned their census forms will now begin to receive visits from
census collectors. Warwickshire Trading Standards Service has received
reports from neighbouring counties that complaints have been received
about the activities of bogus callers trying to enter someone’s
house by posing as a census official. Officials are only likely to call
at householders who have not filled in forms and should have ID. If
consumers are unsure about a caller - DON'T OPEN YOUR DOOR.
Call the census helpline on 0300 0201 101 to verify whether it is a genuine census call. More information is available at: www.census.gov.uk
Bogus 'Hijack' Paypal Email
Standards have been alerted to the latest bogus 'phishing' email. The
bogus email states it has been sent by Paypal and claims that the
recipient's Paypal account has been hijacked. The email contains a link
to a bogus website from which personal or financial information could
Avoid opening suspicious emails and never follow the links they contain
or reveal any personal or financial information. For more information,
please visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards .
- The email alert
system is a quick, simple and cost effective means by which
Warwickshire Trading Standards can alert interested individuals,
community organisations, businesses, charities and others to the latest
Trading Standards issues/scams etc.
- Please feel free
to cascade this information to whomever you feel appropriate (including
using the information in your newsletters/websites etc).
- The email alert
system is designed to work as a two way communications system.
Therefore, if you have any information you wish to provide to
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service, either for our information, or
to appear in future email alerts, please email me.
- To add, amend or remove your details from this email circulation list, again, please email me.
- A list of all the latest email alerts is available on our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/latestscams
Responding to unsolicited email and text messages is likely to lead to you receiving more.
Disability Equipment Scam
Householders are warned to beware of cold callers offering disability
aids and equipment. Warwickshire Trading Standards Service has received
reports of elderly people agreeing to meetings in their homes with
salespeople who have cold-called them on the telephone. In some cases
these individuals have falsely claimed to be working for genuine
businesses or claimed to be working for businesses that
have, unbeknown to the consumer, ceased trading. Some consumer
have paid out thousands of pounds in cash for equipment that never
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service advises consumers to think twice
before asking a sales representative to visit your home. Look for local
businesses with verifiable trade premises and go on recommendation if
possible. Paying with a credit card for goods worth over £100
gives you protection if the business goes bust and the goods do not
Consumers signing a contract in their home following an unsolicited visit have 7 days in which they can cancel.
18/04/2011 American 'Green Card' Phishing Scam
Consumers are alerted to a scam email that falsely claims to have been
sent by the US Government, inviting recipients to send $880 fees by
Western Union transfer in return for entry to the Diversity Immigrant
The program is genuine, the congressionally mandated Diversity
Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas
(DVs) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to
persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with
low rates of immigration to the United States.
However, the email is one of a number of scams which attempts to lure people, desperate for a US visa.
Simon Cripwell, Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet
Renewable energy sources - Who do you think is installing the most?
A recent report on the growth of sources of
renewable energy reveals that in the US half of all electricity
generation capacity built during 2009/10 was renewable and that in the
same period China installed more renewable capacity than any other
And there is more to come. In his 2011 State of the Union address,
President Obama called for a target of obtaining 80% of US electricity
from clean energy sources by 2035. He also said that the US should aim
to have 1 million electric vehicles on its roads by 2015 and 80% of US
citizens should have access to high speed rail by 2035. These aims are
backed by substantial increases in budgets. For example, a 30% increase
for the US Department of Energy and a doubling of investments in energy
efficiency. There will also be ongoing work to set stronger fuel
economy standards for cars and trucks. Perhaps this is the beginning of
the end of the American gas guzzler.
On the other side of the world the Chinese government has put a
‘clean industrial revolution’ at the heart of its 12th five
year plan. They have set a national Carbon Intensity Reduction target
of 17%. Commentators say that this is consistent with China
‘pulling its weight’ on international Climate Change
Within the EU there are now suggestions that the current target of 20%
reduction in carbon pollution by 2020 should be increased to 25% or
perhaps even 30%. Analysis indicates that current policies can deliver
the 20% target but the 2050 target of 80% reduction might not be met if
we only achieve 20% by 2020.
Moving nearer to home, the UK has more offshore wind capacity than any
other country, with a lot more in the pipeline. Also, the UK government
has now launched the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’. This is
similar in concept to the Feed in Tariff for renewable Electricity.
Users of renewable heat obtained from ground source heat pumps, solar
hot water or biomass boilers etc, will receive payments, which will
make adoption of the technology financially attractive. The Renewable
Heat Incentive is a world first so the UK is leading the way here.
Commentators on energy matters have said it is now clear that a clean
energy technology race is well underway. Part of the race is to save
energy. Are you part of that race? It is easy to save energy,
insulation is cheap and really works and turning stuff off costs
nothing and definitely delivers results.
John Stott - Make Henley Greener
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Stratford District Council
No changes to refuse & recycling collections over Bank Holidays
Stratford-on-Avon District Council would like to remind residents that
there will be no changes to refuse and recycling collections over the
Easter and Bank Holidays in April and May.
All collections will remain the same for every household.
The only time collections alter are during
the Christmas and New Year period detailed in your refuse and recycling
collection calendar found in your Council Tax booklet recently
delivered with your Council Tax bill or on the District Council website.
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
Tuesday 26th April 7.30pm Ullenhall village hall. Dr Andrew Ward “Marvelous Mints & Perfect Poppies”.
Next production - "Ladies Day" by Amanda Whittington on 27 - 30 April at 7.30 pm at the Memorial Hall. Tickets £8. "A play with all the warmth of a Calendar Girls or the Full Monty" Yorkshire Post.
PETTICOAT LANE SALE
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2ND MAY 2011 10,30-12 noon in and around Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Home-made cakes, Bric-a-brac, As New Clothes, Toys, Paper backs, Plants, Raffle, Refreshments and free entry. In aid of Church Funds and Church Charities. Anyone with items to donate for sale including small items of furniture, please bring to Church Hall on Sunday 1st May between 5.0 and 6.0 p.m. Ring 794308 with any queries.
May is the month when we discuss the Resolutions and vote for which one
goes forward for campaigning. Members please refer to the WI magazine
before our meeting on Tuesday May 3rd in the Memorial Hall from 7.30pm
– social time will follow later.
NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Saturday 7th May. Henley's answer to Glyndebourne. Consensus, the group who gave us the delightful A School for Scandal last year, will return with The Merry Wives of Windsor. A picnic supper will be provided by Fortnum and Dalby. Details from Duncan or Marijana Bainbridge 795149 day, 794987 eve
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
May 10th Memorial Hall. Visitors welcome £5.00. Claire Bond
‘The Art Gallery’. Competition ‘Cascade of
SOCIETY Nick Martin is our speaker on Tuesday May 17th in the Baptist
Church hall from 7.45pm and will tell us about the “Secret Life
of the Cairngorms”. Visitors are welcome to join us.
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
Tuesday 24th May 7.30pm Ullenhall village hall. Timothy Walker
(Director of University of Oxford Botanic Garden) ‘On top but
never in control – Tales from a small garden’.
HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
On Wednesday 25th May there will be a visit to Old Coventry. Travel
will be by coach at a cost of £9 per head. Optional extra costs
include entry to the new Cathedral (about £5) and lunch. We will
also hope to visit amongst other places, the Herbert Art Gallery, the
ruins of the old Cathedral and St. Mary's Guild Hall. To book or for
further information please contact Lesley Eastwood on 793646.
St JOHN’S CHURCH SUMMER FETE 18TH JUNE 11 – 3
Come along and enjoy the fete in the churchyard and church hall in
Beaudesert Lane. This year we have a jazz band playing whilst you enjoy
the BBQ. stalls, tombola, cakes, games etc. Come along and bring the
St Mary the Virgin Church in Ullenhall
has its origins over 20 years ago in a concert by the Kreutzer String
Quartet that I put on in the Memorial Hall Henley. The then chairman,
Hilda Bottoms, asked me to do a concert in the church in Ullenhall the
following year and it has happened every year since, now being funded
by a legacy left to Leamington Music by Charles Bottoms. The 2011
concert will be held on Saturday 25 June 7 30pm with the Wernberg Trio.
Music by Milhaud, Mozart, Kreisler, Stravinsky, Howard Skempton, Brahms
and Bartok. Tickets £10, children and students £1 from
Shirley Clayton 01564 794760 or www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk
“Gondoliers” in Tanworth
The Tanworth Singers will be performing “Gondoliers” with a
strong cast of soloists on Friday & Saturday 15th & 16th July.
Rehearsal information from Wendy Dillon 742464. Details of ticket sales
in June Parish News.
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
July 23rd - Details from Duncan or Marijana Bainbridge 795149 day, 794987 eve
TORQUIL POTTERY WORKSHOPS
2nd & 9th July (mornings) or 20th & 27th August (mornings or
afternoons). Evening classes, 28th July - 22nd September, 7 - 9pm.
Suitable for beginners. Telephone 01564 792174.
BIG SING in SEPTEMBER
The Shakespeare Hospice is looking for 200 singers for its BIG Sing
2011 in the Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday
16th and Saturday 17th September 2011. Barry Todd has agreed to be the
Musical Director! This will be a fun packed weekend - during the Friday
evening and Saturday morning we will learn popular pieces from musicals
and in the afternoon and evening put on two concerts! 01789 266852
Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website
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
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more
than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs,
volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to
improving the lives of people in their local communities and others
around the world. The Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on
Monday evenings at 7pm. New members are always welcome.Please email Rotarian Michael Redman
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
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 2011 Programme
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
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.
HENLEY-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 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.
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
1st HENLEY & WOOTTON SCOUTS
This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on what has been a
vibrant and successful scout troop. In order for it to continue to
provide young people with diverse opportunities we urgently need the
support of our local community. Please come forward and find out more
about how you can get involved. For more information please contact
Simon Cossey on: 07979 240174
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
THE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB
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.
THE 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.
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB.
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.
WEDNESDAY CLUB FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Club provides a friendly environment where people with visual problems
can meet together and enjoy good company, interesting speakers, outings
and a delicious tea together. The Club meets on alternate
Wednesday afternoons and welcomes new members. For further information
please phone: 0121-705-3926, 01564-792724, 01564-794209 or
Details about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on The Henley Town Website
From our own Correspondents
HENLEY NEWS is
looking for additional correspondents to send in stories and pictures.
Why don't you become one of our correspondents and send in stories
about your area, your club, your school or events you have witnessed?
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We are delighted to publish the growing list of our correspondents:
The Warwickshire Rural Community Council (WRCC)
helps and encourages people living in rural areas to develop their
communities. By aiding locally led and run projects it also hopes to
strengthen social ties within Warwickshire's villages and small towns.
Henley NEWS Online was the outright winner of the Village Ventures competition 2007 and awarded Bronze Certificates in 2009 & 2010.
Bill Leech - Editor
253 High Street
NEWS has an editorial review team which now has more than ten members.
They review each edition before it is published and when there are
controversial articles they play a big part in deciding the content. If
you would like to join this team please contact the editor. We would
like to recruit more women to the team as they are under represented at
present as are young people.
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The views expressed in these stories and articles do not necessarily match the views of the editor.