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HENLEY NEWS

Reporting on Events In and Around
Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England

Campaigning for a better Henley
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Edition 275 - 2nd June 2011
Warwickshire Village Competitions
Winner 2007 & Bronze 2009 & 2010
Fortnightly

Court Leet Day Sat June 11th

posterThe High Bailiff has agreed that the Guild Hall Appeal Committee can use Court Leet Day to start raising funds for the £30,000 refurbishment.

We have decided that the most appropriate fundraising to fit in with the mood of the day would be to organise an Artisans Market in the new Riverland Garden. So we ask members of the Court and past High Bailiffs and their spouses the following:

  1. Do you or someone you know have a particular skill or craft which you would like to put on display for the Artisans market which will run from 10.00am till 2.00pm?  There is no charge for the stall but we would ask you to donate 10% of any takings on the day to the Appeal.

  2. In addition we will be running a Second Hand Book stall. Marijana Bainbridge is organising the stall. She would appreciate you supplying the books

  3. We are having a tombola stall as well. We want to make it as large as possible so need you to sort out all your unwanted bottles of wine, whisky, jam, soaps, cuddly toys, etc. In fact, all the prizes and presents you have either received or won over the last few years but have never used for whatever reason. I am collecting the tombola prizes ASAP at 15 Riverside Gardens.

Any help with running the stall would be appreciated. At the moment we have 12 stalls and would like around 20.

Please get back to me with offers of craft stalls, books, prizes and help. We can have a lot of fun and raise some money for a great cause as well.

John Latham
Chair of Guild Hall Appeal Committee


The Gallery Upstairs Summer Exhibition

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'The Gallery Upstairs with Fox by Rachel Higgins in foreground and paintings by Jill Jeffrey'

 

      • What: Group exhibition of work by 40 artists inc paintings & prints, ceramics, sculpture, furniture.

      • When: 24th May – 18th June 2011, Tues – Sat, 10 – 5.30, Sun 11 – 4

      • Also: Talk & demonstration by sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh on June 18th at 11am

      • Where: The Gallery Upstairs & Torquil, 81 High Street, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire B95 5AT

 

The Gallery Upstairs will be holding their summer exhibition “Nature: Raw & Wild” from 24th May to June 18th. The extensive group exhibition will feature work by over 40 artists in the gallery and gardens.

Established in the Midlands as an important centre for British contemporary art and craft, the gallery promotes the works of young emerging artists alongside well known established artists and craftsmen.

There will be paintings by a young artist new to the gallery – Vanessa Whitehouse, and work by gallery regulars such as Jill Jeffrey, Rachael Mia Allen and Alison Johnson. Big names from the ceramics world are exhibiting including Eddie Curtis, John Ward, Mark Griffiths, John and Jude Jelfs, Craig Underhill and Sasha Wardell. Work in the garden will include animal-inspired pieces from Garry Jones, glass and mosaic sculptures by Katie Green and sculpture by local stonemason/sculptor, Nick Bragg.

 

 

 

Paintings and Prints
Rachael Mia Allen
Brenda Boardman
Karen Brighton
Michael Felmingham
Caroline Griffin
Jill Jeffrey
Alison Johnson
Liz Somerville
Brian Steventon
Amanda Wallwork
Vanessa Whitehouse

Sculpture
Brendan Hesmondhalgh
Rachel Higgins
Sophia Hughes
Clive Sheridan
Simon Griffiths

Ceramics
Jane Bowen
Jo Connell
Lucy Crisp
Eddie Curtis
Sue Dyer
Mark Griffiths
Sam Hall
Rob Hand
John Jelfs
Jude Jelfs
Lisa Katzenstein
Jayne Lucas
Carey Moon
Nicola Richards
June Ridgway
Gerry Rooney
Mark Smith
Barry Stedman
Craig Underhill
John Ward
Sasha Wardell

Garden
Alan Birchall
Nicholas Bragg
Libby Edmondson
Nigel Edmondson
David Freedman
Katie Green
John Huggins
Garry Jones
Pauline Lee
Chris Lisney
Helen Nock
Helen Sinclair
Matthew Thelwell

Furniture
Sean Feeney
Steve Willock

Brendan Hesmondhalgh will be showing his large ceramic animal sculptures and also giving a talk and demonstration in the Torquil pottery onsite on the 18th June at 11am. Brendan is nationally renowned for his sculpture; the last few years have seen Brendan’s work escalate from smaller scale garden sculptures to large scale bronzes for the public sector. Brendan understands his chosen materials very well, and uses the slabs of clay in a unique way - the fearless manipulation of the clay is what makes his work so powerful. Bookings for this are essential, tickets £10. Email: GalleryUpstairs@aol.com or call 01564 792174.

The Gallery Upstairs was first opened in 1985 by famous ceramicist Reg Moon. It is now run by the next generation, Carey and Paul Moon, who also run the Torquil Shop and Pottery. Access to the exhibition is via the Torquil Shop - a beautiful Elizabethan timbered building on Henley High Street which sells the work of the four artists-in-residence at Torquil Pottery: Carey Moon, Jayne Lucas, Gerry Rooney and Lucy Crisp.


Established Estate Agents opening in Henley

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Efficient, Friendly, Value for Money…
Just a few words to describe the service that you’ll receive at Hallway.

HALLWAY are proud to announce that they are expanding their services into Henley-in-Arden and the surrounding villages. “We’re thrilled to not only be extending our Lettings Services to Henley Residents but we’re also launching our Property Sales Division here too.” announced Dirk Cox, Director of Hallway. “We know that our ethos of great service coupled with fantastic value for money will be welcomed by local residents.” Dirk added.

Hallway has been established since 1998 and is committed to delivering the highest standards of service to each and every customer. “We feel that it’s vital that we team the new technologies on offer with good old fashioned customer service,” commented Jackie, Administrator & Negotiator at Hallway. From their Shirley office, Hallway manage over 300 properties on behalf of 'buy to let' clients.

Jackie and the rest of the team at Hallway offer a wealth of experience and are well placed to assist you in achieving either the swift sale of your home or securing a tenant for your rental property – whether you have one or a hundred!

Hallway welcome your enquiries and would be delighted to assist you. To find out more, please call 0121 745 3300 and ask for either Jackie, Rachel or Becky. Alternatively, take a look at www.hallway.co.uk


Come and see your local primary school

Open Day on Tuesday 14th June 2011 at 1.30 to 2.30pm

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BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO SEE THE SCHOOL AND ITS FANTASTIC FACILITIES

  • Tour the school
  • Meet the pupils
  • Find out how to apply for places at school

We are here to answer all your questions about school life.

“Pupils receive a high level of pastoral care and support. They feel safe and well looked after. This is also the view of parents. This enables pupils to be happy, enjoy their school life and do their best.” OFSTED, March 09

DID YOU KNOW?
If your child will have reached his/her 4th birthday by August 31st 2012 then he/she will be eligible to start school in September 2012. Applications for this intake are normally made by January 2012

For further information about the Open Day please call the School Secretary on 01564 792766

Elaine Field reporting


Henley Primary School visits Hidcote Gardens

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A group of Henley Primary Eco Champions recently undertook their annual trip to Hidcote Gardens in Gloucester. The Eco Champions look after the school garden each day, planting, weeding and watering the vast variety of plants and flowers. During their visit, the children enjoyed the theme of ‘Growth’ and engaged in various activities led by National Trust staff, followed by a tour of the gardens which were closed to the public for their visit.

They had sunny weather for their picnic on the croquet lawn and were inspired by the world-famous gardens to further develop their own garden back at school.

Elaine Field reporting


Budding Master Chefs at Henley High School

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imageLast week year nine pupils at Henley High School went back to basics with their catering contractors, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), pulling out the recipe books and mixing bowls to rinse, chop, bake and grill a healthy fresh meal for a final Cook-Off Competition.

AiP Operations Manager Anne Bounton-Preece began a series of cooking lessons on the 11th April at the specialist performing arts school. Pupils learnt how to design a modern day school meal, considering the 14 nutrition elements and 11 food groups required by Food Trust Regulations, costing, time management and the pros and cons of the hot holding process.

“I was impressed with the skills and high standards from a year 9 group throughout the lessons,” commented Anne. “No two dishes were the same.”

23rd May: The Final Cook Off

imageThe pupils were a little nervous on the big day as they all wanted to serve the winning dish.

A big effort was made over the food presentation and garnishing was evident all over as the tasting and judging session at 2.30pm drew closer.

Tension and excitement could be felt in the dining hall as the head teacher Paul Wright and AiP’s Operations Director Paul Rogers tucked into sampling the tasty dishes.

The winning Dishes

  • Tom’s vegetable Chilli and rice – great idea, fresh taste and texture and sheer bravery of choosing a vegetarian dish.
  • Liv’s Chicken and Tomato Pasta – exactly the kind of dish that proves successful on a school menu, a great seller.
  • Sophie’s Salmon Fishcakes – simple and delicious, a challenge to create a dish aimed at encouraging pupils to eat more fish.
  • Georgia created a recipe from scratch proved extremely impressive.
  • Tom’s Apple Tart wowed the judges with his tasty homemade flaky pastry – runner up

AiP’s Paul Rogers commented: “The enthusiasm from the pupils during the Cookery Competition was displayed in the dishes they presented, the taste and quality were superb.”

The winners and runner up were awarded specially printed aprons, vouchers and a copy of Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals and all meals will be prepared by the AiP kitchen staff for a special Pupil Menu day in June.

“It has been an excellent project for our students and has really helped their understanding of how food is produced in a commercial context,” explained Paul Wright, who is pictured above sampling one of the dishes.


Youth service consultation finishes

posterDiscussions with local people about the future of youth services premises came to a close this week.

The seven week consultation which ended on May 16 was a chance for people to have their say on local authority proposals to transform delivery of youth services around the county.

Over 800 people submitted their views, attended public events, and made suggestions about how the community could support service delivery.

The response has been positive and all views are currently being considered before feedback is presented to Warwickshire County Council’s cabinet on 16 June.

Cllr Heather Timms, the county council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Families, said: “The consultation has proved to be a valuable exercise as we have gained understanding of community needs and capacity to support our proposals. A number of constructive ideas have been presented to us and we now need to consider the viability of the suggestions as we move forward in the process. Difficult decisions lay ahead but I am confident in our ability to build strong networks of support to continue to offer opportunities for our young people.”

More information about the next steps in the process will be made available following cabinet in June. For details about the county’s Transformation of Youth Services visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/facingthechallenge.


posterLeading WW resident supports the Hub

I am in full support of allowing the Henley War Memorial Trust to take over the running of Henley-in-Arden Youth Club when the current support is withdrawn by Warwickshire County Council.

Shirley Davies - Wootton Wawen

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about Henley-in-Arden

Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:

www.henley-in-arden.org

This website is sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust
and receives no money from public funds

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'Much Ado About Nothing' at Wootton Mill Garden

imageFollowing the success of last year's event when Rain or Shine Theatre company presented The Importance of Being Earnest, we are pleased to announce this year's event. On Friday, 15th July at 7.30pm Rain or Shine will entertain the gathered throng with Much Ado About Nothing.

Once again our chosen charity is Acorns Children's Hospice in Worcester and we are very much hoping that we will beat last year's donation of over £300.

Tickets are on sale now as detailed on the attached poster. The event is held in the grounds of the Mill at Wootton Wawen and participants bring their picnic and chairs and enjoy a summer evening of entertainment. Should the weather turn against our plans we have use of the village hall so whether sunshine or showers the show really does go on!

Janet Shaw and Jayne Bridges


Win hot-laps with Airwaves driver Mat Jackson

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Airwaves Racing have teamed up with Mountune and Performance Ford Magazine to offer a truly once-in-a-lifetime prize that's not to be missed!

One lucky winner will get the chance to experience life in the fast lane as a passenger in the latest incarnation Mountune Focus RS, piloted around the world famous Brands Hatch track by BTCC contender and Airwaves Racing driver, Mat Jackson of Henley-in-Arden.

If you've ever wondered just how good the top BTCC drivers are behind the wheel, Performance Ford Magazine's annual Ford-only track evening on the 28th June is the place where you could find out - for yourself.

It's free to enter and all you've got to do to be in with a chance of winning is correctly answer the question below and email your answer and full contact details to competitions@motorbaseperformance.co.uk before the closing date of 19th June 2011.

Good Luck!

Question:
Which of the following is an Airwaves chewing gum flavour?

a. Cheery Mental
b. Cherry Menthol
c. Cheeky Mantel

Terms and conditions apply.


House prices increase (slightly)..

imageThe average house price increased by 0.3% in May compared to the previous month to reach £167,208, the Nationwide House Price Index shows.

However, house prices fell by 1.2% compared to May 2010. Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, says the 0.3% increase in May just offset April’s fall of 0.2%.

He says: “Overall, the modest pace of house price growth in May suggests that the property market is continuing to mirror the lacklustre trends evident in the wider economy.”

Gardner says the UK economy returned to slow growth in Q1 2011, employment has edged up in recent months and housing affordability is not as stretched as it was in the run up to the financial crisis.

84% of First Time Buyers rely on parents..

84% of first-time buyers rely on financial support from their parents in order to purchase their first home, according to recent research.

The figure has more than doubled since 2005, when just 38% of first-time buyers relied on the ‘bank of mum and dad’.

The research also shows 47% of properties bought by first-time buyers have been purchased with a joint income, whether that be as a couple or with a friend.


Ullenhall Gardening Club meeting

imageOn Top But Never In Control was the title of Timothy’s Walker's talk to the Ullenhall Gardening Club on 24th May. Timothy’s wife does the gardening in their one fifth acre garden and Timothy does the usual husband activities of mowing, heavy digging and looking after the compost heap. Timothy’s wife came out with the words that became his title one day when she had finished gardening; she meant that she had done all she could, as planned, but the plants, weather, etc., would control what happened!

Timothy is the Director of the Oxford University Botanic Gardens and, as someone used to lecturing to students, he knew how to keep our attention with information, amusing asides and interesting facts; an excellent talk, enjoyed by all.

Timothy told us about the gardens and gardeners who had inspired his wife, one of whom always mulched a Mediterranean plant with neat donkey droppings……..and he commented that she had two neat donkeys! Timothy is very keen on keeping a good compost heap and he shreds all his compost, turns it and waters it when necessary, to keep it hot and steaming. On the other hand, the garden is kept so that the plants do not need watering. On one occasion he put dead poppies on the compost heap when his wife intended to bin them. “My compost is hot enough to destroy any poppy seeds” he said……………..but in a couple of years when the compost was spread they had poppies everywhere! Since 1988 they have used no pesticides in their garden; it is the garden that has gone with the house for the university post for 300 years and for most of that time pesticides were never used.

Timothy has little time for books which say do this then and do that then; the only exception, he told us, was to feed the soil each year in February. Plants do not keep looking up in a diary to check whether you’ve done this or that at the right time, he said!

The meeting ended with coffee, plenty of time to chat to the speaker and to other members and buy plants at the bi-annual plant stall.

The annual holiday to gardens in Devon takes place in June and the next meeting is on 26th July in Ullenhall Village Hall at 7:45pm where new members and visitors are welcome. Anyone interested in joining our coach outing to Spetchley Park Gardens and Hampton Court Castle Gardens on 7th July should contact the chairman on 01789 488589.


Ron Newbold
5 Feb 1931 - 5 May 2011

imageRon, who was a familiar figure in Henley passed peacefully away in Warwick Hospital in the early hours of 5 May, friends had visited him only a few hours earlier. Ron never married and in recent years has lived entirely alone saying that he had no known relatives. His health deteriorated over the last year or so and he was frequently admitted to hospital

Ron was born and raised in Henley where his father was the Miller, his mother a local woman from the Snitterfield area. As a schoolboy during the war he became interested in fairs and visited them whenever he could. He left school the year the war ended and he once recalled a Sunday afternoon out cycling; he came across a Wilson’s Fair lorry (a Scammel) descending Gorcott Hill, he followed it to Alcester and watched the Mop set up. This was the beginning of his lifelong interest the Fun Fair.

Later as a young man Ron worked with the Fairground community and described himself as a fairground assembler. He drove the heavy vehicles that towed the larger rides and was a wealth of information on all heavy vehicles, steam engines and the railways. In retirement he travelled around the country visiting many Steam Fairs and amusement fairs, including the local ‘Mops’;  he knew the date and time of them all and he always visited them to meet up with old friends.

In 1949 Ron was called up for National Service and, perhaps because he was over six feet tall, he served with the Life Guards in Windsor where he was a driver of heavy army vehicles.

I first met Ron some seven years ago in the Black Swan where he was a ‘regular’.  He was sitting in his usual place at the end of the Bar. Behind him was a photograph of a young boy sitting outside a cottage situated where Lodders now is;, the boy was Ron aged about six and the photograph is still there. He continued to be a ‘regular’ right up to the end of April enjoying his usual pint of ‘Mild’. Ron was a very interesting man to have conversation with, particularly for his knowledge of Henley and the changes that have taken place during his lifetime. He was a grand old gentleman who will be missed by all of his many friends.

It was Ron’s wish to be buried with his mother and father in the churchyard of St Nicholas. His funeral Service will take place 3.00pm. on Thursday 2nd June 2011 at St Nicholas Church, Beaudesert Lane, Henley in Arden B95 5JY.

Donations may be made directly to Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), Hazell House, Burnthurst Lane, Princethorpe, CV23 9QA.

Anyone particularly wishing to send flowers may do so to John Taylor Funeral Service, 1-3, Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1EZ, to arrive before 1.00pm on the day of the funeral.

Bill Rees


Reprinted from Henley NEWS Online - 21st June 2007

Memories of Henley Mop

By Ron Newbold

The annual Mop Fair in Henley is held on October 11th the day before the famous Stratford Mop.

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Drakeley’s Galloping Horses Circa 1920

In the 1930s I can remember seeing the amusements of Drakeleys, H Harvey’s Cake Walk and Miles Jervis’s Jack & Jill in the High Street and, in a small paddock down a lane by the Church, was Peters of Worcester with the Dodgems. Once when the paddock was waterlogged, he opened at the rear of the White Swan Hotel.

Off the High Street in Bear Lane, there were donkey rides. There would be at least two pig or ox roasts outside local hostelries.

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Pig Roast outside The White Swan Oct 11th 1921

In the main Street the attractions were built up on both sides of the road. These days only one side of the street is used.

After the Second World War, Jones Brothers who in 1945 came with their Autodrome, revived the fair. Then for a few years Jim Jones came with the Dodgems, a heavy set with steel plates.

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Jones Brothers Dodgems 11 Oct 1958 © F G Richardson
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Thomas Jones Dodgems Oct 10th 1981

After this, Raymond Roberts brought his mini-jets. And then just once, Thomas Jones came with his then recently acquired new Dodgem.

One year in the 1950s a set of Overboats was here and I think that this was owned by Percy Danter. Would this be the ex Wilkins set? Later to belong to Jeff Bach, I believe this set now to be with Carters Steam Fair. Tenants I remember were Joe Wallser, Dobsons, Chipperfields and Harveys.

After this Billy Kimberley took over as Lessee and came with his Dodgems. One year Danters Meteorite came with him. After the sale of the Dodgem the following rides appeared here: Norman Lynch’s Mojo, John Smith’s Octopus, Paul Warwick’s Waltzer and Appleton’s Rock City Miami.

1996 saw the arrival of Paul Warwick’s brand new Earth Shaker Miami.

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Paul Warwick’s Waltzer 12 Oct 1992 © Rod Spooner
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Paul Warwick’s Earthshaker Miami 1996

The fair is still held in the main street but it is much smaller these days; it is of course supported by the usual Juveniles, HoopLas and side stuff. The Lessee now is Joseph Danter usually with his City Limits Miami & Tenants

Ron Newbold


imageAbout the Author

Ron Newbold is a well known character in Henley where he was born the son of the Miller and was brought up in a small cottage now the site of the large office block adjacent to the Black Swan that is currently his local pub.

Ron in his earlier years was associated with many of the big names in the Fairground business and even today keeps in touch with the Fairground people, visiting most of the local Fairs that set up each season.

For the most Comprehensive Information
about Henley-in-Arden

Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:

www.HenleyInArden.org

This website is sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust
and receives no money from public funds

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Midlands Business Awards nominations

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Putt It There!

imageThis year, the Midlands Business Awards are looking to surpass 300 nominations across all Award Categories achieved last year.

Do you know any fantastic individuals or companies that deserve to get recognised for the work that they do? Perhaps you feel that you deserve to win an award and you should nominate yourself or your company.

Whether the company is large or small, the Midlands Business Awards really do aim to reach out to all businesses and recognise and value their talents.

You can enter a company in any of the award categories which are:

•Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year
•Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year
•Midlands Networker of the Year
•Midlands Service Provider of the Year
•Midlands Innovation of the Year
•Midlands Business Club of the Year
•Midlands Enterprising University of the Year
•Midlands Exporter of the Year
•Midlands Business Person of the Year

The organisers would also like to know your suggestions for who you think should win the Lifetime Contribution Award.

To enter a company or an individual who you think deserves to win, click here to nominate them


Henley Tyres Relocates

New Telephone No - 01564 794 804

imageHenley Tyres has moved to Pennyford Lane in Wootton Wawen and also has a new telephone number – 01564 794 804

The company was set up by Martin Emm, who has lived in Claverdon for over thirteen years, and commenced trading in June 2006. The support of local residents from Henley in Arden and surrounding villages was quickly won and appreciated.

Martin had previously run manufacturing and marketing businesses based in the Black Country for over 20 years. He decided to retire from the corporate world and set up a small business that would offer the local motoring community a value for money solution when tyres wear out or are punctured. Other services include fitting customers' own tyres, wheel balancing and installation of puncture proof sealant for wheel barrows, ride on mowers, quad bikes, mobility scoters etc.

Over the past 4 years the business has grown significantly. Every week new customers come to Henley Tyres for the first time, mainly through recommendation from existing customers. Friendly service and value for money is the key to the success of the business. Over 80% of sales result from customer repeat business.

Popular sizes of car, van and trailer tyres are stocked. For customers who require a specific brand / tread pattern most makes of tyre can be available same day / next day. Martin says “if a customer urgently requires a specific tyre it is often possible to collect the item from one of our national distributors within the hour”.

Customers can request a free tyre check and, if required, tyres can be inflated to the correct pressure. Most customers prefer to book an appointment when tyres are fitted enabling them to choose their most convenient day and time. Where customers prefer to leave their vehicle and have a lift back to the office or home (Henley) this can be arranged.

Enquiries for Winter tyres increased substantially during the December snow. For customers who wish to consider using winter tyres between November and March please contact Henley Tyres for advice. Orders should be placed in September / October for fitment during late October.

Henley Tyres is now located in Pennyford Lane, Wootton Wawen. For tyre checks and competitive quotes for new tyres telephone 01564 794 804.


A picture is a moment in time captured forever.......

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Bilal Ahmed (centre) celebrates The Curry Republic's sponsorship of
Henley in Arden's Avon League team with captain Earl Withers (left)
and vice-captain Jon Garner

Henley-in-Arden's inter-club golf squad are proving hot stuff after swinging a sponsorship deal with their local Indian restaurant.

The 24 golfers who play against clubs across Warwickshire and Coventry have shot to the top of the Avon League sporting their new Curry Republic strip. The popular eatery offering fine Indian cuisine for collection and delivery as well as in a seated restaurant in Henley High Street has become the team's 2011 shirt sponsor.

Promoted as Division 2 champions, the team has already won two of its first three matches in its new black and silver hooped strip featuring the restaurant's familiar elephant logo. Earl Withers, captain of the team which plays its home matches at Henley-in-Arden Golf & Country Club, said: “We are delighted and proud with our first externally sponsored team strip. It makes us look professional in every way.”

Bilal Ahmed, Proprietor of The Curry Republic, said: “We wanted to support a local team that could help spread our name throughout the county – and what better than Henley Golf Club's League team, many of whom are regular customers. Our mission is to become the first true Indian takeaway brand in the Midlands, complete with online ordering and door-to-door delivery services.”


Our Tax System explained in beer

.... and music is a global language

says Jason Scott Firth - a photographer based in Ullenhall.

imageI also have a recording studio and rehearsal facilities. I have played guitar, drums and sang since the age of 9, I was in my first band by the age of 13.

Photography has been a passion since my teen years and works well with my interest in music. I was honoured to have been able to play a part in making a dream come true for Jazmine last year during the filming of the follow on to “The Secret Millionaire”. Her pictures and memory of that day will live on for years to come.

Whether you want a wedding package, a family portrait, or an everlasting picture of your pet, you can rely on capturing those images at JSF Image and Sound.

Music has a magical way of provoking amazing emotions. Why not learn to play the guitar or drums, have some lessons to see if you like it. If you do JSF Image and Sound can advise you on equipment choice and help with your purchase.

Why not form a band and rehearse in the studio, then record a demo or album and have a photoshoot, get your cover designed and printed and end up with a finished CD to promote your music?

Please take time to peruse my photo albums at www.jsfimageandsound.com to get a feel for the kind of picture you would like to have. Check out the music studio with drum booth live kit and V-drums Studiomaster stereo PA system, all set in a beautiful 4 acres of grounds, a great place to have a photo shoot or to chill between recording sessions.

I will be holding an family/parent and toddler photo shoot in the Village Hall, Ullenhall on Saturday the 9th of July from 9.00am-12.30am. Entry will be £10.00 and will include a 15 minute photo shoot per entry. The pictures can then be viewed in a slideshow the following week at my studio, you can then choose some framed prints or a canvas. All pictures will be entered into a “Best Picture of the Day Competition”. The winner will receive a free A2 Canvas print worth £150.00, so get your best outfits out. (change of outfit will not be needed because of time frame).

I look forward to hearing from you all over the next few weeks. If anyone has a questions please do not hesitate to contact me through the website above.

Jason Scott Firth
e-mail: jsf@jsfImageAndSound.com


John Garner's Business Column

imageSuppose that once a week ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes it would go something like this..

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay £1.
The sixth would pay £3.
The seventh would pay £7.
The eighth would pay £12.
The ninth would pay £18.
And the tenth man (the richest) would pay £59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every week and seemed quite happy with the arrangement until, one day, the owner caused them a little problem. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your weekly beer by £20.” Drinks for the ten men would now cost just £80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free but what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the £20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realised that £20 divided by six is £3.33 but if they subtracted that from everybody's share then not only would the first four men still be drinking for free but the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So the bar owner suggested that it would be fairer to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage. They decided to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (a100% saving).
The sixth man now paid £2 instead of £3 (a 33% saving).
The seventh man now paid £5 instead of £7 (a 28% saving).
The eighth man now paid £9 instead of £12 (a 25% saving).
The ninth man now paid £14 instead of £18 (a 22% saving).
And the tenth man now paid £49 instead of £59 (a 16% saving).

Each of the last six was better off than before with the first four continuing to drink for free.

But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got £1 out of the £20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got £10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a £1 too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get £10 back, when I only got £2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!" The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next week the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important - they didn't have enough money between all of them to pay for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy and they just might not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics.

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John GarnerI’m not talking about American biscuits but those small text files which are placed on your hard drive when you visit certain web sites.

They are used to log details about those individuals visiting the site. They are often used to avoid the need for a user’s information to be re-entered each time a web site is re-visited and as such can be very useful to the user.

Other cookies monitor preferences and habits by tracking the use of a web site, or even an individual’s activities on numerous web sites; these can be quite intrusive and are beginning to be used to target specific advertising at the user.

Why am I writing about these now? Well on 26 May 2011 the rules concerning how we use cookies changed and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance to help organisations using them.

Up till now, organisations have been permitted to use cookies provided they told people how they were using them and explained how they could opt out if they objected. This was often achieved by the inclusion of a paragraph in the web site’s small print, not always very evident to the user.

Now, however, organisations will only be allowed to place cookies where the user has given his or her consent. This is a change to the legislation at EU level and all member states are required to implement the change.

The only exception to this rule is if what you are doing is “strictly necessary” for a service requested by the user. This exception is a narrow one but might apply, for example, to a cookie you use to ensure that when a user of your site has chosen the goods they wish to buy and clicks the ‘add to basket’ or ‘proceed to checkout’ button, your site remembers what they chose on a previous page. This is very useful for the user and you wouldn’t need to get consent for this type of activity.

The government recognises that this rule change is a significant shift and agrees that there should be a phased approach to the implementation of these changes, the ICO is advising that organisations should take the following steps now in readiness for the change and they have 12 months in which to comply:

      • check what type of cookies and similar technologies you use and how you use them
      • assess how intrusive your use of cookies is
      • decide what solution to obtain consent will be best in your circumstances.

The ICO has also indicated that it will issue separate guidance on how it will enforce the new Regulations at a later date.

As a user you can look at which cookies are enabled in your browser. You’ll get a shock at just how many there are. Fortunately you can delete them if you wish or change your settings so that cookies are not accepted; alternatively set your browser to tell you whenever a website is trying to set up a cookie and give you the option of accepting or rejecting it. I warn you though, you’ll soon get fed up of the number of times you’re asked.

To look at cookies in Internet Explorer go to the Tools drop down menu at the top; select Internet Options, then Privacy, then click the Sites button.

In Firefox go to the Tools drop down menu at the top, select Options, then Privacy, then click the Show Cookies button.

On each of the above you can then modify your settings and delete any cookies you wish (if you have the patience to go through them!).

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Henley News does not attempt to set cookies.

….and another thing!

While we’re on the subject of intrusion into our personal internet use, have you noticed how many people send emails a group of people such that the each recipient can see the individual email addresses of all the other recipients?   This may be fine for a group of friends but frequently not acceptable when the recipients are not part of such a consenting group.  In fact it’s contravening the Data Protection Act if the recipients have not given permission for their email addresses to be broadcast.
 
It’s easily done by mistake if you send out an email to a group list from your Outlook address book.  Fortunately it’s just as easy to avoid: make sure your group list is placed in the “Bcc” (blind copy) section (activated by first clicking on the “Cc” icon just below the “To” icon) and  address the email to yourself.  That way recipients will just see the address of the main recipient (you) and no other.

The other advantage of doing this is that, should any recipient who wants to reply click on “Reply to all” by mistake, his reply will still only go to the original sender.

John Garner - Business Correspondent


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Part-Time Administrative Assistant
(15-20 hours per week over a 5-day week) High Street, Henley in Arden

imageGeoPost, the parcels division of La Poste (the French Post Office), operates throughout Europe and beyond, employing some 20,000 people in 40 countries. In the UK our brands include DPD (formerly Parceline) and Interlink Express.

The European Chief Operating Officer has a very small team based in Henley-in-Arden and there is a vacancy for a part-time administrative assistant.

The successful applicant will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player and have a sound understanding of office administration, with good organisational, communication and IT skills. A good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential. Primary duties will be to support our Programme Office manager in the running of group projects. Experience in project management support is desirable, but not essential, as we will provide training to help the successful candidate to perform these duties. Other duties will include general administration and providing cover for the department’s PA/Secretary.

GeoPost offers a competitive package and an excellent working environment. Although they are flexible as to part-time working hours the successful applicant will need to be willing to step up to full time hours to provide cover for holidays for 25 working days per year (plenty of notice will be given).

Applicants are welcome to call in or telephone for an application form. Applications (application form, CV and covering letter) should be submitted to:

Mrs Susan Ellis, GeoPost SA, Forward House, 17 High Street, Henley in Arden B95 5AA Tel: 01564 330663.  

Email: susan.ellis@geopostuk.com



Required as soon as possible, volunteers with management and public relations expertise to join the Steering Group working to Save the Youth and Community Centre.

Without additional help and expertise the heavy workload is being carried by too few people. Just an hour or two per week over the next three months would be wonderful.

Contact Peter Crathorne 01564795470: MOB 07974573582: peter.crathorne@gmail.com

If you have a vacancy, please advise the Sits Vac Editor, Jan Crathorne or 01564 795470.

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Warnings from Trading Standards

Wood is Good

Man has depended on wood in many ways since prehistoric times. It made bows and arrows and spears and clubs for hunting and fighting, it was used to make buildings and furniture and it provided a source of heat for warmth and cooking. These uses continue today in many parts of the world. However, as technologically advanced economies developed, use of wood for heat and energy diminished in favour of other more convenient energy sources such as coal, oil and gas. Wood has two disadvantages as a fuel. For a given amount of energy it is more bulky than the others and, like coal, it doesn’t flow so is not so easy to feed automatically in a controlled manner into the place where it is burned. The latter problem is not an issue for industrial processes where machinery can provide automatic feeds as it does for coal.

imageWood has one major advantage over the coal oil and gas, namely that it is renewable. As long as we plant new forest as we harvest wood, we have a supply that will last forever. If we are harvesting wood as fuel, the new forest which grows to replace what we have taken absorbs carbon dioxide as it grows, so capturing the carbon dioxide released when we burned the wood. The net result is no permanent increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. This makes wood a sustainable fuel and that is why wood is good.

We can heat our homes with wood in several ways. Burning in an open grate is the simplest but a wood burning stove is better. This is because stoves do not have an open flue and so the amount of air being drawn through the house is much less. The air going up a chimney comes into the house through gaps in floorboards and around windows and doors etc so it is cold and causes extra fuel to be burned which is a waste. As well as drawing in less air, stoves also have no risk of sparks and can be left unattended without a fireguard. Stoves and open fires need to be stoked and tended so they are not as convenient as gas fires but they are more friendly.

imageThe convenience and control problem of wood has now been solved. The ultimate wood burning appliances use a form of processed wood called wood pellets. These are small cylinders of wood about 6 mm in diameter and 25mm long. They have the advantage that they can be fed automatically from a hopper into a combustion chamber and the flow can be controlled to regulate the heat. Fully automatic wood pellet stoves and central heating boilers are now available and the latter make an ideal replacement for oil boilers.

Stoves provide almost the convenience of gas with the friendliness of a real fire. Wood pellets have a very low ash content so even a central heating boiler only needs emptying two or three times a year. Whilst wood pellets are relatively new in England, continental countries have been using wood pellets for about 30 years and have well developed boilers and stoves. For stoves, pellets can be bought in 20kg bags and for central heating systems pellets can be delivered by tanker and blown into a large pellet store. As mentioned at the beginning, the main problem is space for the store which is about 3 times bigger than an equivalent oil tank. The boiler sucks the pellets from the store to keep its hopper topped up and has automatic ignition so the system is fully automatic.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will pay householders who install wood pellet boilers. This will help to cover the high capital cost of the boiler and store. For more information click here.

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Fraud Letters Alert

imageWarwickshire Trading Standards Service has received a number of reports from residents concerning fraud letters they have received in the post or via email.

One purports to come from a 'Mr David Zhou' who claims to be a Chinese banker with access to $10 million dollars sitting in the account of the now 'deceased' Mr Alfred Rook. His offer to you is that he can arrange for the 'money' to be willed to you so it can be moved out of the country, at which point Mr Zhou will split the pot 50/50.

Another is a letter claiming to be from a 'Mrs Toni Adams', who says she is dying and wants to make you the beneficiary of her late husbands $8.7 million dollar estate to be used for good works.

These bogus pitches for your help are one of the oldest scams in the book, but one which still catches unsuspecting people every year, often very vulnerable people. Those who do respond are quickly asked for money to help the transfer of funds along. In some cases people have lost their whole life savings to this sort of scam.

Although many of these letters are posted in the UK, the criminal gangs that operate these scams are usually located abroad.

Never respond to these bogus offers. You can only lose money and may be targeted further.


SKY Digital TV Extended Warranty Insurance Scam

Warwickshire Trading Standards has been alerted to the re-emergence of a telephone cold calling scam involving the sale of extended warranties. This scam has been circulating for several years.

Consumers have reported receiving hoax calls from businesses who falsely claim they either are, or are affiliated to, SKY TV. The callers are high pressure sales people who use prepared sales scripts to encourage consumers to take out extended and often expensive warranties for their Sky TV digital equipment.

The businesses have no connection to SKY TV but use opening phrases such as "I'm calling about your SKY TV service" or "I'm calling because your SKY warranty is due for renewal" to make consumers think they are calling on behalf of SKY. In fact they are trying to sell their own extended warranty products. Some may even falsely call themselves 'Sky Protect', (Sky's own genuine extended warranty protection plan) in order to mislead consumers and get a sale.

The callers then ask for your bank account details or in some cases your debit card details to set up withdrawals from your account. Consumers have reported difficulty in stopping these withdrawals once they begin.

The callers don't always know if you have SKY before they phone, their calls are generally random.

The extended warranty costs charged by these companies can range from £50 per year to over £170. Monthly direct debits are often set up. Trading Standards Officers advise consumers to consider carefully the cost of any extended warranty against the cost of replacing the item yourself if anything went wrong.

Officers also strongly advise consumers never to provide their personal or financial information to anyone who cold calls. If you think a call is genuine, ask to phone the business back on a publicly listed telephone number (for example listed in the telephone directory).

SKY makes it clear on their website that the only extended warranty cover they offer is Sky Protect, provided by Domestic and General Services Ltd. However, Trading Standards Officers understand that some hoax callers may claim they are Sky Protect when they are not.

Consumers wishing to complain should contact Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.



For more information visit our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards

Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
email. simoncripwell@warwickshire.gov.uk


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Pothole definition to stay at 25mm in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council has moved to reassure road users that the county does not plan to redefine what constitutes a pothole.

New guidelines at Lambeth Council in London have changed the definition of a pothole from a depth of 25mm to 40mm, the point at which councils will fill them in. The move is aimed at reducing road maintenance costs, with up to 75 per cent of councils said to be considering the idea.

However, Warwickshire County Council does not plan to be among those authorities. Cllr Peter Butlin, the county’s portfolio holder for highways, has spoken about the county’s plans to maintain the limit of the depth of a hole to 25mm before it sends in repair staff. 

He said: “In a county such as Warwickshire, where many residents live in rural areas, it is essential that we maintain a network of safe roads and it is the county council’s priority to do so. We know that residents’ access to their jobs, families, schools and shops depends on their being able to use our roads. Nationally, the roads maintenance budget has been cut and, in Warwickshire, we have identified efficiencies in highways - such as our innovative partnership contract with Balfour Beatty and Coventry - but changing the definition of a pothole is not among them. The weather conditions of the last two winters have exacerbated the pothole problem with the extreme cold. Barring the most extreme weather conditions we have made plans for dealing with potholes of 25mm depth.”

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St JOHN’S CHURCH SUMMER FETE 18TH JUNE 11 – 3
At St John’s Church Hall , Beaudesert Lane, Henley in Arden. Stalls include Tombola, Raffle, Cakes, Bric a Brac, Toys, Plants, Good as New Clothes, Books Jewellery and more! Enjoy our refreshments and lunchtime BBQ to the accompaniment of a jazz band. Annual prize winning Duck Race on the River Alne at 2.15pm. Come and have a fun time for all the family and help support church funds. Details from Barbara Colclough on 01564 793710 or Daphne Jones on 01926 793710.

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.

GUILD HALL TRUST FESTIVAL
Friday 9th September
Gala Dinner at the Henley Golf and Country Club with entertainment by the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Pre-dinner drinks at 7 pm, dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Carriages at 11:30 pm

GUILD HALL TRUST FESTIVAL
Sunday 11th September 2.30 pm
There will be a PIMS and English Tea with an Antiques Roadshow in the Guild Hall Garden with a Celebrity Expert Paul Atterbury. Sponsored by Henley NEWS. Tickets £12.50

GUILD HALL TRUST FESTIVAL
Wednesday 14th September
A Fashion Show with a glass of bubbly in the Memorial Hall will be the final event. A promotion by the fashion shops of Henley-in-Arden. Doors will open at 7 pm and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

60s/70s ROCK CONCERT
17th September 2011 at the Memorial Playing Fields

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

www.HenleyInArden.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
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
logoRotary 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
imageAre 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 £5.00. 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

imageThe 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
image1st 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
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.
imageDE 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.
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.
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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.
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.

WEDNESDAY CLUB FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
The Wednesday 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 01564-792138.

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

www.HenleyInArden.org

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Memorial Hall
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LibrarySue Osborne
  
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Claverdon & RailwayClive Hanley
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