ST JOHN’S CHURCH
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR CANDLESTICKS?
Two candlesticks disappeared from the altar in St John’s between Sunday 12th & Wednesday 15th June.
If you can help, please contact the Rector.
Tel: 01564 792570
Schools strike action on Thursday 30th June
Henley NEWS has been advised of the following arrangements:
Henley Primary - Open as usual.
St Mary's Catholic Primary - Unfortunately, it has had to close.
Henley High School - Partial closure. School open only to Year 10.
Yet another successful awards night for Johnsons
The happy Johnsons team receiving their award for ‘Coach Holiday Programme of the Year’
Yet again Johnsons have beaten off
competition from coach operators from across the UK to win two national
tourism awards at the Coach Tourism Awards, held recently at the
Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Firstly they won ‘UK Coach
Holiday Programme of the Year’ for their latest Express Breaks
brochure. Entry was open to any UK coach operator that operates a
programme of UK coach holidays. The judges were looking for a programme
that demonstrates innovation and creativity together with a good mix of
This is what the judges said.
“We felt that the winner of this award stood out with a small,
dedicated, no-frills programme that both targets and attracts a younger
age of customer. Started four years ago and featuring two, three and
four-day breaks, the programme has seen the number of departures grow
Adrian receiving his ‘Coach Driver of the Year award
John Johnson added “What made
our night really special was that our longest serving driver, Adrian
Pointon won the Coach Drivers’ Club award for ‘Coach Tour
Driver of the Year’. Adrian has lived in Henley here for over 30
years and has been with us for over 25 years now. Although he must have
done millions of miles for us over the years he still does a fantastic
job every day and is still a big star with our customers!”
Entry was open to any coach driver who
is mainly employed on coach tour duties. Again, these were the Judges'
comments: “The judges felt that this year’s winner
demonstrated all the attributes of a first class coach tour driver.
They made special mention of his ability to adapt to every type of
customer, from school children to senior citizens.”
Many congratulations to Adrian on a thoroughly well deserved win from all his friends in Henley.
Guild Hall Festival - New for 2011
This September will see the first Guild Hall Festival to raise £30,000 over 3 years to pay for essential conservation and improvements to this magnificent listed building. This year’s Festival will comprise 3 prestige events:
On-line Ticket Request
Friday 9th September
GALA DINNER at the Henley Golf and Country Club with outstanding entertainment by MIDLAND YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA.
This acclaimed orchestra will recreate all the excitement of the great
musical battles of the swing era. Join them as they feature classic
scores from the great bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Chick Webb,
Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman. Reception at 7pm.
Tickets £27.50. Sponsored by Henley Golf and Country Club
Sunday 11th September
ANTIQUES’ ROADSHOW with Celebrity Expert - Paul Atterbury,
the popular TV personality from Antiques Roadshow, who will give a
short talk on Antiques and then will be available for a mini Roadshow. This
outstanding event starts at 2.30pm in the Guild Hall Garden and
includes a traditional English Tea. Pimms will be available to
purchase. Tickets £12.50.
Sponsored by Henley NEWS
Wednesday 14th September
not to be missed. Glass of bubbly and mouthwatering nibbles.
Choreographed by Fiona Kidd, with professional models. Catwalk, music
and dancers, showcasing Henley fashion and including Italian shoes and
bags from Henley's latest boutique. The Memorial Hall doors open at
7pm. Tickets £15.00
Sponsored by Henley Golf and Country Club
The Guild Hall dates from the 15th century and was the meeting place of the Guild of St John, a religious and social order. In 1442 Ralph Boteler became Lord of the Manor on the death of his brother and inherited the building which he restored in 1449.
W J Fieldhouse again restored the Guild Hall in 1915 and he also revived the Court Leet. The Hall, together with the adjoining cottage and gardens, were put into a Trust for the residents of Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden by Nancy Barnard, the daughter of WJ Fieldhouse, in 1957.
Today the property is looked after by the GUILD HALL TRUST and the trustees plan to raise £30,000 over the next four years to pay for its essential conservation and improvements. It’s hoped that it will become a centre for meetings and social gatherings in the Town, thereby ensuring an income and its survival for future generations.
Dawn Leech reporting
Where is the Olympic Flame going?
Olympic Torch Relay route is coming to Coventry and Warwickshire, and
Stratford-on-Avon Council is inviting residents to nominate potential
The London Olympics torch relay
begins on 19 May 2012 at Land's End and ends 70 days later at the
opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium.
Birmingham and Coventry will be
hosting evening celebrations on 30 June and 1 July 2012 and there is a
good chance that the torch could well pass near to Stratford-upon-Avon
as it travels on. The Olympic Flame will travel right around the UK and
the aim is to have Torchbearers carrying it as near to their local area
as possible so friends and family can cheer them on.
All the information about the towns
and cities hosting celebrations on each evening of the Torch Relay, as
well as daytime island visits, is on the London 2012 website.
Find out more about where the Flame is going
Do you know someone who is truly
inspirational? Someone who always strives to do their best? This is
your chance to give them their moment to shine.
With less than one year to go until
the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK, the search is on for 8,000
Torchbearers. They will be individuals whose personal stories will
inspire millions of people as the 70-day Relay travels the length and
breadth of the UK.
Find out more about nominating someone you know
War Memorial Trust launch 60s Music Festival
17th September 2011 on the Memorial Playing Fields
The Sports Pavilion Management Committee launches a spectacular Event to be held on September 17th 2011 from 3.00pm until 8.00pm. Starring Bev Bevan, Tony Crowe, Raymond Froggatt, Dave Berry, Trevor Burton, Chip Hawkes, Geoff Turton, The Dakotas, Danny King, Hartley Cain and the Move. This is the biggest concert to be presented in Henley for some time. It will receive a national response with fans coming from all parts of the country to our town.
The Sixties Music Festival makes its debut in the wonderful outdoor setting of the Henley in Arden War Memorial Sports Ground (Tennis Club) on the outskirts of the town, with all profits from the concert going towards the building of a new community sports pavilion.
So get your picnic baskets out, your tickets in your back pocket, your dancing shoes on and come and see some of the biggest stars of the Swinging Sixties in this five hour show with hit record upon hit record which will have you singing and dancing into the night!! (Licensed bars and food stalls) - At the brilliant price £27.50.
Tickets are available from Solihull Arts Complex 0121 704 6962 or online at www.artrix.co.uk (see below). Alternatively check out our sumptuous VIP packages by contacting the local restaurants directly. Details will be announced in the next edition of Henley NEWS.
Grounds open from 2.00pm, accompanied children under 14 free of charge. Free dry weather car parking at the site. If the field is wet then parking will be provided free of charge at a site away from the Sports Grounds with a free shuttle bus to and from the grounds. Follow the signs. You can come on the X20 Bus: we have arranged for it to stop at the Sports Grounds - hourly from Birmingham (depart Moor Street 1220 and 1320, arriving 1315 and 1415. A special after hours X20 service will return from the Sports Grounds to Birmingham at the end of the concert. Call into Henley town and sample one or more of a dozen restaurants and pubs. www.henley-in-arden.org
Since launching the tickets last week interest has been incredible so the advice is to get your tickets early. Local Residents in Henley and Wootton should contact Jan Crathorne who can arrange discounts (£25.00) and group Bookings (10+) at the £25.00 rate will qualify for one free ticket.
Further information from Peter Crathorne: 01564 795470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Henley-in-Arden showed its support for Armed Forces Week with The Black Swan holding an Armed Forces day on Saturday 25th June. A total of £731 was raised from generous donations, the sale of wrist bands and a raffle.
The Coop have supported the fundraising through donated items from their customers, which will be placed in “shoe boxes” and will be send directly to individual soldiers serving on the front line.
The local publicans at The Three Tuns & The Nags Head also kindly assisted with selling raffle tickets showing a community spirit in raising funds for such good cause. With a special mention to Dean Holtham Community Director at Birmingham City Football club for the donation of 4 football shirts & 2 one week soccer camp places.
Support was also welcomed from John Ambler from the British Legion with their standard, who had held a march down Henley High street earlier in the morning.
All funds raised will be donated to Troop Aid for the purchase of 30 “Grab Bags”. Troop Aid are a registered charity whose object is to supply “basic essentials” when service casualties return from serving their country overseas. When troops return to the UK from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing so the grab bag provided by Troop Aid includes t-shirts, shorts, a washing & shaving kit, towel, face flannel, toothpaste & brush, shower mules, socks, underwear, mobile phone with £10 credit, pen and paper, with a few other essentials for female requirements!. The grab bags are currently being sent out to the UK Military hospitals in Afghanistan, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham & other Ministry of Defence Hospital units in the UK. More information can be found at www.troopaid.info
Keith & Helen Davies from The Black Swan who arranged this event first became aware of Troop Aid when their son Marc – who is currently serving in Afghanistan with the 3rd Mercians - was brought back to the UK and received one of these Grab Bags on his admission to the QE Hospital. At that time Marc only had the uniform he was wearing (he was lucky some don’t even have that) that's why this was very welcome and made a huge difference.
Thank you again to everyone for showing your support.
Jennie-Louise Williams reporting
Another Henley folly
Perhaps you could enlighten me with regards to the strange structures around Henley-in-Arden.
Not content with the obsolete riot/ bomb/ apocalypse proof cctv camera pole, we now seem to have some sort of viewing platform at the pond by the Doctors Surgery. I regularly walk past this and am amazed with the standard of build but assumed that it was some sort of school project and they forgot some of their tools, especially the spirit level.
Imagine my surprise when I found out it was installed by grown-ups!....
This has been going on for about 6 months now and the structure is still unsafe. the top rail is too low, there is no middle rail to stop toddlers going straight through and falling in and the ramp leading to it is pointless.
Is this platform needed or is it an un-necessary solution to a non-existent problem and at who's cost?
I am impressed that they have used recycled plastic in the form of timber but as a contracts manager for a fencing company, I am also aware of the cost of these products and the labour involved. I assume that all work has been voluntary, if not then the work should be corrected at the cost of the installer.
I do not usually get involved in these sort if issues but find as I get older the more exasperated I become with local government wasting time upon the needless issues and neglecting the more pressing matters which have a impact upon the parish.
Dave Cowling resident
Henley NEWS has been advised that health & safety inspectors have required further work to be carried out before it can be used.
A Greek Evening at The Ferryman
The new Ferryman Restaurant
at the top of Liveridge Hill is hosting a spectacular Greek evening on
Saturday, 9th July, with some of the proceeds going to the Hub @ Henley.
This should be a truly memorable
event, with waiters in Greek costume serving a Greek aperitif on
arrival, Greek dancers with participation encouraged, Greek singers and
a sumptuous dinner of Greek mezze.
The Programme for the evening
|7.00pm ||Greek aperitifs on arrival|
|7.30pm||Greek mezze is served|
|9.00pm ||Live Bazouka music and Greek songs|
|10.30pm ||Greek dancing, including Zorba’s dance|
|11.00pm ||Greek island dancing, including the famous glass dance|
|11.30pm ||Greek music and songs|
|Midnight ||Modern Greek disco music|
The proprietors and chef discuss the menu for the night
Simona, the daughter of the proprietors, shows the extensive restaurant
Booking is essential, as places are
limited. The price for the whole evening’s entertainment with
dinner is £28.95, including a traditional welcome drink. The
proprietors have generously offered to make a donation to the Hub @ Henley
for every person who attends. Therefore, you should not only have an
excellent evening but at the same time will be supporting
Henley’s youth and community centre.
The restaurant is situated on the A3400, 2 miles north of Henley at the top of Liveridge Hill, B95 5QX
Please contact The Ferryman direct on 01564 785884 to make your booking.
Sue Osborne reporting
Henley's entries for this year's competition
The front covers of the six Henley entries
The Warwickshire Rural Community Awards each
year recognise outstanding achievements in the County's rural
communities. This September, Henley-in-Arden will host the awards
ceremony which is being sponsored by Warwickshire College and held in
the auditorium of the Warwickshire College Henley Centre. The date will
be announced shortly and as usual the Queen's representative in the
County, the Lord Lieutenant Martin Dunne, will present awards and the
There are 6 categories and Henley has entered 5 categories with a total of 6 entries.
Community Projects - Dr Douglas Bridgewater has prepared an entry about the Riverlands Garden project and Carol Robson has prepared another entry for the category from HADS about the Henley Chronicles production which took place in the Guild Hall last November.
Sustainable Environment - This is a new category and John Stott from Make Henley Greener has entered the series of articles published in Henley NEWS during the last 12 months.
- This category recognises the special part businesses play in the life
of a community and in Henley this could only be one company, Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel.
The entry has been prepared by John Latham and describes the important
contribution that the Johnson family have made to Henley and the
outstanding achievements of the company as a national exemplar in
the coach and bus industry.
History & Heritage
- A series of booklets has been prepared by Dawn Leech and Jonathan
Dovey to support the opening of the Guild Hall on Sunday afternoons.
These 4 booklets detail the history of the Guild Hall and the Court
Leet, the Shields in the Guild Hall, Ralph Boteler and the history of
the De Montforts. Already some of these publications have been
reprinted, such has been the demand.
Communication - The Town Websitewww.henley-in-arden.org and all the last 12 month's editions of Henley NEWS have been entered in this category.
The only category which the Town has
not entered in this year's competition is the Community Buildings
category and it is hoped once the new sports pavilion has been built it
will be entered in a future year.
Last year, Henley-in-Arden won a
bronze certificate in the Communications category and in 2007, Henley
was the overall competition winner with Henley NEWS.
Tree Surgery at north end of the High Street
Alan Jones, one of the residents overlooking the tree stumps has told Henley NEWS, "The issue of the Birmingham Road trees was discussed in considerable depth at the last Joint Parish Council meeting.
"The views of the Parish Council about impressing on the District Council of the importance and seriousness of the issue have been forwarded to District Council by the Parish Clerk and indeed by District Councillor Thirlwell. I feel that the Parish Councillors have been very pro-active since they were made aware of the felling of the trees.
"There is to be a meeting regarding the issue by officials of the District Council this week.
"Unfortunately the street scene remains an eyesore for people entering or leaving the north end of Town as the picture shows."
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From our Youngest Correspondents
Henley Primary School goes to Coventry Cathedral
On Friday 10th June, Year 4 went to
Coventry Cathedral to celebrate 400 years of King James Bible. We
performed some freeze frames of our favourite Bible stories like Adam
and Eve, Noah’s Ark, true giving and the good Samaritan. It was
lots of fun. The new cathedral was massive, very beautiful and the
christening stone was designed like a shell – the rock it was
carved from was off a cliff near Bethlehem.
During World War II, the ceiling of
the original cathedral was by bombed by accident at night when it was
thought to be a factory! We could still see the ruins but we loved the
fact it was connected to the new cathedral. The best bit was the
“Charred Cross” which still remains there now. Coventry
Cathedral is massive and it is the most bold and beautiful place we
have been to.
By Laura Pentecost and Elisha Harris - Year Four pupils, Henley Primary School
Henley Primary School goes to The Black Country Museum
Friday 10th June, Year Five and Six went to The Black Country Museum.
First we went to the iron cast house. It had running water and a
bathroom inside. Next, Year Five walked down to the dark gloomy draft
mine. It was pitch black and in Victorian times they wouldn’t
have had torches so they would use candles which weren’t as
bright as a torch. After that we all went to the park and had our
delicious chips and had our lunch.
Before we went to the school to have
our lesson, we went to the high street and had a look in several shops.
The first one we went into was the hardware shop; one of the products
they sold which caught my eye was a carpet beater or a child beater and
if you got hit by it, it would make a pattern on you!
We also went into the chemist and the
grocery shop. While we were in the high street, we went by the canal
and had a look inside a canal boat, which they used in the Second World
War to get gun powder and food from London to Birmingham while it was
At the end of the day, we went to the
school, where we were taught by a very strict teacher. I wouldn’t
have liked to have been a child in Victorian times!
The whole day was so amazing that I can’t choose a favourite part!
By Olivia Cox Jones, Year Five pupil, Henley Primary School
Henley Tennis Club wants you!
Henley in Arden Tennis Club
held its annual Open Funday on Saturday 25th June 2011. The 7
court tennis club based on the Stratford Road has a whole range of
coaching sessions available for members and non members and a number of
mens and ladies teams and organised sessions for members. So if you
want to re-start playing tennis or just fancy having a go for your
first time then why not give it a go, just come wearing sports clothes
and bring a racket if you have one!
The Club has just also held the Primary school’s Mini Tennis
Schools Competition with 50 children taking part from 8 schools across
the local area. It was a great day with some fantastic matches taking
part. A number of trained tennis leaders from local secondary schools
did a great job helping organise and register the kids and umpire.
Wootton Wawen Primary School were the winners for both the boys and
girls competition in years 3 & 4 and Tanworth in Arden primary
school were the winners for the boys and girls competition in years 5
& 6. Both schools will now go on to represent the area in the
Warwickshire County Finals at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre in July.
For further information about any of the sessions we run please contact Neil Supperstone
on 07912 66 44 26
or email email@example.com. Please also visit www.coolsportz.co.uk for further information.
07912 66 44 26
Recent Events in Henley
Contractors resurfaced the High Street last week. Many residents are delighted with the quieter surface.
I know that the issue of speed camera's for the high street has been kicking about for a number of years, with no real result to date but I wondered if we could take the opportunity when they start to mark out the new road surface (i.e. the white lines etc) to add in some speed camera measuring lines onto the road surface.
If these were laid at the Stratford end of the high street as you come up the small hill & on our side of the road as it narrows many drivers would make the assumption that a speed camera was in place & slow down. As we know anything under 30mph is fine but many cars accelerate out or in to the high street to get across the lights while still 'green'.
You could also lay these lines at the other end of the high street, as in both directions the speed camera signs are in place before you enter Henley.
Anyway just a thought, anything to help slow the traffic would be good for all. I'm sending my idea to the councillors using your "Ask your councillor" service. I'll let your readers know what the councillors say.
Marc Bailey, resident High Street
Farriers Cross sales office opens
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John Garner's Business Column
heard a lot in the news recently about youngsters working in their back
bedrooms and hacking into government or large company websites. The
hackers usually see this as a an intellectual exercise and it always
seems to be big institutions that are compromised because they appear
to present the hackers with a greater challenge.
There is however a much more sinister side
to this. Hackers are not always young nerds with nothing better to do,
they are often very successful cyber criminals and cyber crime is very
much on the increase.
I don’t want to be unduly alarmist but
do you realise that your own company's details could be "hijacked"
and your company's credit rating affected? Without you knowing, someone
could try to change your director's details or the location of your
registered office and take control of your company's good name.
Trying to set the record straight after a hijacking can be time-consuming and expensive but there are things you can do to protect yourself:
- Wherever possible file documents
electronically; electronic filing needs electronic passwords which add
a layer of protection for your company.
- Companies House has a scheme to help
reduce the risks of being hijacked: it’s known as PROOF
(PROtected Online Filing) and is simple to use. It can be used for
filing appointments, terminations and changes of officers’
details, changes in the registered office and annual returns. Best of
all, it’s a free service. You'll need to register for the scheme
using WebFiling which is easy. Once you have registered you will need
to remember to tell anyone who files documents for you that you have
done so. If you don't, you will find that some paper documents are
rejected and returned to your registered office which can cause delays
and extra work.
- Sign up for the Companies House "Monitor"
service. This service enables you to know about any new documents sent
to Companies House which relate to your company. Companies House will
email you giving you the option of downloading the document image. This
may give you advance warning if an unauthorised third party is trying
to change your company’s details without your knowledge or
consent. There is a small fee to download any document image but it's
free to receive the monitoring e-mails for your company for 12 months.
So, using a combination of PROOF, the
Monitor service and electronic filing, you should be able to cut the
risk of your corporate identity being hijacked.
John Garner - Business Correspondent
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Warnings from Trading Standards
Energy Hard Sell Warning - South Warwickshire
have complained to Warwickshire Trading Standards after receiving
underhand approaches by on-commission door to door energy sales people
wanting to switch them to another gas or electric provider.
One resident reported that a caller representing an energy company had
first claimed he was there to 'read the meter'. When the householder
challenged the caller (as the caller did not represent the
householder's own provider), he then said he had been sent by his head
office because the householder had been 'over-charged'. In reality, the
caller was looking for ways to get the householder to agree to switch
Some door to door energy sales people have been known to make
misleading statements and use underhand sales tactics to get
householders to change their supplier.
Whilst changing energy supplier is a straightforward process, consumers
who are unwittingly switched on the doorstep may end up paying more for
their gas or electricity than they were already doing.
The cost of energy varies widely between suppliers depending upon how
much you use and how you pay. Rogue energy sales people are only
interested in signing you up to their company and earning commission,
they don't care if you end up paying more for your energy.
Warwickshire Trading Standards advise consumers to shop around for the
best energy deals. Don't change your contract with the first person who
comes to your door, whatever they say. Use a price comparison website
to find the best deal.
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service has received complaints about
the practice of ‘slamming’. ‘Slamming’ occurs
when consumers are switched from one service provider (such as a gas or
telephone company) to another, without their consent. Consumers may be
tricked in to switching their provider on the doorstep or have their
signature forged by unscrupulous sales staff working on commission.
The most recent complaints relate to the provision of broadband and
telephone services. A consumer contacted the service after being
informed by his service provider that they had received notification
from him that he was moving to another provider and that they were
therefore treating this as a cancellation. The consumer had made no
such request to switch!
More information of the practice of ‘slamming’ and details of how consumers can complain is available on the Ofcom (regulator) website.
If you have been ‘slammed’, take this advice:
· Contact your current provider and get them to cancel the unwanted move.
· If the service has
already transferred, ask your original provider to transfer you back to
· If you’re
aware of the ‘new’ company involved and want to take the
matter further, you should follow their official complaints procedure.
For more information visit our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards
Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
Ask your MP or your Councillors
Nadhim Zahawi is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Stratford upon Avon and he has said, "I am extremely keen on hearing your views so please feel free to contact me."
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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
Rod Quilter is the speaker for July 5th with an intriguing subject
“Remarkable Restraints”! Come along and join us to find out
what it is all about from 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
“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.
HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY.
Meet at the Market Cross at 6.30pm on Tuesday July 19th for a visit to
Henley Sidings Nature Reserve. Visitors who are interested in natural
history are welcome.
Come and join us for strawberries and cream in Barbara
Warmington’s lovely garden at Alne House, Beaudesert Lane on
Thursday July 21st 2.30 – 4.30pm. Raffle and cakes, cost
£5.00 – everyone welcome. Proceeds to St John’s
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
July 23rd - Details from Duncan or Marijana Bainbridge 795149 day, 794987 eve
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
Tuesday 26th July. Philip Aubrey Successful Fruit Growing – grown
your own ‘five a day’. 7.30pm Ullenhall Village Hall
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB.
Friday 29th July Preparation for Saturday 30th July Competition Day.
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 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
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-ARDENRotary
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 £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
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.
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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
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