Experienced Promoter Appointed for Music Festival
an experienced festival promoter, has been appointed by the War
Memorial Trust to investigate the viability of a 2013 Festival. David
has lived in Henley since 1997 and in Warwickshire nearly all his life.
He has unrivalled experience of running festivals throughout the UK as
he was the General Manager of Special Events for Bass Plc.
His team on New
Product Development invented the Multi Dispense Unit that could deliver
‘Ice Cold’ beer at 12 pints in 30 seconds, that won many
contracts in the festival market including: Wembley, NEC and Cardiff
Millennium. Bass actually sold 330,000 pints at ‘T in the
David told Henley NEWS,
"I really enjoy running events, by getting involved at all stages, from
planning to execution, networking, and then getting the job done. I
attended last years 60s Festival and personally found it very difficult
to purchase tickets through the Brian Yates web site and Solihull Arts
Service. In the end, I had to get them to email me confirmation of my
payment. It eventually arrived on 22nd September.
our old favourite bands brought many happy memories. It was very
disappointing that the hard work by Peter Crathorne and his team did
not have the audience expectations due to poor marketing of the event.
As the new appointed festival promoter I want to put
‘Henley’ on the festival calendar and maximise the
excellent facilities we can offer as a town with the support of ALL the
bars, restaurants, hotels and local shops and most importantly the
concluded by saying, "I would like to run a TWO DAY festival to cover
the 60s Rock and Roll on the Saturday and then a ‘Jazz
Festival’ on the Sunday. This will make it an excellent marketing
weekend that we can deliver to our sponsors. Since we have been
proposing the festival a lot of interest has already been made with my
networking contacts. The date is be finalised with the trustees and the
project management group very soon. Then the planning can get started.
I propose to send out a Press Release which will include local TV
Downton Abbey comes to Henley
resembled Downtown Abbey last Friday night when the gentry turned out
in black ties, fox furs, hunting pink and military uniforms for a
formal dinner cooked by the 'Mrs Patmore of Henley' - Sue Dalby. Mrs
Bridges was supported by the ever attentive 'Mr Bates', alias Brian
The Earl of
Beaudesert - Duncan Bainbridge, with the natural skill of a true
aristocrat, ensured that all his guests had a memorable evening.
event raised nearly £1,000.00 for a new heating system in the
Memorial Hall which will be quieter and more efficient than the old
Next Event announced by Guild Hall Trust
Fundraising Committee of the Guild Hall Trust has announced their
second event for 2012. This event will take place in the Guild Hall on
Saturday 30th June and will feature the internationally acclaimed
harpist Rita Schindler accompanied by violinist Dominika Fehér.
Rita Schindler was
born in Budapest in 1987. She first started to sing and play the piano
at the age of seven, and at the age of twelve she was accepted to
Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir school in Budapest where
she remained until her graduation. At fourteen she began to learn to
play the harp with Csilla Gulyás. She took part as a singer in
National Choir Competitions and Gregorian Festivals and in 2004 she was
a prizewinner at the National Harp Competition in Hungary. After her
graduation she continued her harp studies at Saint Steven Conservatoire
in Budapest where she studied with Katalin Nagy for two years.
In 2007 Rita began
her undergraduate harp studies with Catherine White at Birmingham
Conservatoire. During her undergraduate years Rita played with many
symphony orchestras and ensembles around the West Midlands and became a
member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's youth orchestra.
In 2008 Rita was selected to be a member of the Royal Philharmonic
Society's Young Artists and was also a Sir John Barbirolli recipient.
She also received a scholarship from the Birmingham Conservatoire. In
2010 Rita was first prize winner with distinction at the North London
Festival of Music and Drama's chamber music competition.
Rita has taken part
in master-classes with renowned harpists, such as Caryl Thomas (Wales),
Katherine Thomas (Wales), Isabelle Perrin (France), Elinor Bennett
(Wales), Karen Vaughan (England), Gabriella Dall'Olio (Italy), Skaila
Kanga (England), Milda Agazarian (Russia) and Irina Zingg
(Switzerland). From September 2011 Rita will begin her masters degree
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying with
Imogen Barford and Charlotte Seale.
In recent years Rita
has performed professionally with numerous orchestras, most notably the
highly acclaimed City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She has given
solo and chamber music recitals for a wide range of audiences including
HRH the Prince of Wales.
Tickets are limited for this very special event so an early reservation is recommended using the Henley NEWS Ticketing: Click Here.
The first event, the Sicilian Feast which will take place on Monday 26th March, was sold out in less than 10 days by Henley NEWS Ticketing.
Advertisement Feature for the benefit of the Guild Hall Trust
Taylor Wimpey Donates Further To Henley
Wimpey Midlands has continued its ongoing support of Henley In Arden
recently when regional sales and marketing director, Anne Wallace,
visited St Mary’s Primary School with a cheque for £250!
The donation from the leading house builder, which is currently
building its Farriers Cross development in the town, has gone towards a
much needed new canopy for the school’s play area.
Rachael Perry, the Head at St Mary's School said: "We're very grateful
to Taylor Wimpey for its generous donation. The money has gone towards
a fantastic canopy meaning the children will be able to access the
Early Years Curriculum all year round. Many thanks again to Taylor
Anne Wallace comments: “It’s wonderful to be able to go out
in the communities we build in. Henley In Arden is such a wonderful
place, we’re proud to be able to lend a helping hand. The school
is very deserving of the donation so it’s even better to know
it’s gone to such a great addition for the school!”
Taylor Wimpey is committed to helping the community of Henley In Arden
and has so far donated to several worthy causes in the area including
the Christmas lights, Henley In Bloom, the Community Hub and the
respected Guild Hall Trust.
In addition to the community support, Taylor Wimpey Midlands recently
launched its new show home at Farriers Cross which proved an
overwhelming success. Visitors to the development were welcomed to the
launch by the High and Low Bailiffs of the Henley in Arden Court Leet
and the Town Crier. The new show home was declared open by the Court
Leet who also included Taylor Wimpey in their declaration of loyalty.
House hunters were then treated to canapés and bubbly whilst
having the chance to look around the fantastic four bedroom detached
Malbury, which has been styled by professional interior designers and
is designed to showcase the spacious, high quality homes on offer at
Currently available at Farriers Cross is a range of two three, four and
five bedroom homes, priced from £259,995. For more information
visit the development, open Thursday to Monday from 10am – 5pm,
or call 0845 026 5159. Alternatively visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/farrierscross
Rachel Tillman reporting
Heritage Centre's Residents' Preview Day
a part of Henley-in-Arden’s celebrations of the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee, the Heritage Centre will be presenting a display
marking some of the changes which have taken place over the past sixty
years. This has been created and assembled as a joint
project with history students of Henley School who have dug out the
facts and assembled substantial parts of the display. Curator Ray
Holding says “They have been so enthusiastic, pitching in with
original ideas about how parts of the story should be presented and
digging out the facts and the history. We’re covering
population, life expectancy, health, culture, communication,
exploration, sport, space travel and so on and we have surprised
ourselves by what we have learned in the process. We will also be
tracking Henley’s changes over the same period.”
The Heritage Centre, which charts the history of a medieval market town
from Norman times, opens for the new season on Sunday 1st April with an
invitation to local residents and their friends to attend a
special preview afternoon from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, to look
round the centre and share some light refreshments with the trustees
The Centre which is located in the town’s High Street is open
each week Tuesday to Friday 10.30pm to 4.30pm and weekends and bank
holidays 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
New HADS Production Carries Risks!
Henley Drama are working very hard to ensure that their latest offering ‘Henley Market – The Musical’
proves to be the most adventurous and challenging production in their
virtually sixty years of entertaining the folk of Henley!
The show written by
Ray Evans as the last in a trilogy of plays dealing with the social
growth of Henley between the 13th and 20th century, embraces certain
One, the very
challenging musical score involving a cast of over twenty voices, ably
conducted by Carol Robson and, two, the subject, which still, to this
day, resonates around our town, with some folk in favour of the closure
and some not!
No different back in
1265 following the Battle of Evesham…… the same
divisions, the same politics, the same personalities, it would appear,
all wrapped up in an uplifting, light hearted, comedy musical.
We can now advise
you that you can see this show by applying for tickets FROM the 2nd of
April next – only £8.00 each, full details, at that time,
will be available on our website www.hads.org.uk
for performances at 7:30pm Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th
of April 2012, at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley.
Ray Evans - HADS
POISONOUS BRACELETS - HEALTH ALERT
Eden Project in Cornwall is one of 36 retailers urging customers to
return the red and black bracelets made from the Jequirity bean, the
deadly seed of the plant abrus precatorious. It contains the toxin
abrin, a controlled substance under the Terrorism Act that if swallowed
can kill in doses of just 3 micrograms. Abrin is chemically similar to
ricin, a chemical warfare agent and the poison used by the Bulgarian
secret police to assassinate dissident Georgi Markov with a
pellet-tipped umbrella. However, it is far more toxic and can kill in
doses 75 times smaller. People who have bought the bracelets are being
urged to bag them and then wash their hands and avoid touching their
eyes. The Eden Project alone sold 2,800 bracelets over a year.
You are advised that if you or any of your children are in possession
of one these bracelets, then you should double bag the bracelets, seal
the bag and hand it in to your local police station where they will
arrange safe disposal.
Fairtrade Fortnight in Henley
Henley Fairtrade Group
joined forces during Fairtrade Fortnight with the Co-operative to
encourage Henley residents to make a positive choice in favour of
fairly traded goods in their shopping to achieve better prices, decent
working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for
farmers and workers in the developing world.
The Co-op also
donated tea, coffee and biscuits towards the Fairtrade coffee morning
last Saturday. In the photo are Pat O’Sullivan and Cilla
Pudney of Henley Fairtrade Group and Paul Whelan, manager and Jane
Stanley, assistant manager of Henley Co-op.
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Why does the JPC clerk have to work around 37 hours per week?
Stratford Midweek Herald - Tuesday 20th March 2012
Henley Independents announce their manifesto
- Our pledges to YOU -
Engage with ALL members of the community:
believe the Joint Parish Council must be open to ALL. If we do form the
next JPC we would welcome intervention from any member of the public
who wishes to engage with us. We don’t want anyone to feel too
intimidated to talk to us, or that we won’t listen to them. Apart
from in a few exceptional circumstances, all our meetings and
decision-making will be open to the public.
plan to have regular meetings based around specific local groups
– for example: youth; the elderly; local businesses. These will
provide the opportunity for those groups to discuss their issues,
concerns and opportunities with us and other members of our community
who attend the meetings.
Run the Joint Parish Council as efficiently as we can:
have identified a number of costs savings which we will endeavour to
implement. The savings can then be reallocated to other important
would like to have just one Parish Council meeting per month and reduce
the various sub-committee meetings which take up a huge amount of time
for little benefit. We feel that one efficient monthly meeting is all
that a town the size of Henley requires (and is consistent with what
happens in similar-sized towns). This means all JPC decisions will be
taken at the single monthly meeting and, as we said above, you would be
most welcome to attend.
Use the JPC funds wisely and fairly across the whole community:
JPC spends its precept (which is the parish part of YOUR council tax)
on the local community. This includes some fixed costs and some
discretionary grants. We want everyone to be aware of the grant process
and to invite more projects to apply for grants.
- We also want the community to advise the JPC which projects they think the JPC should support with a grant.
Work hard to make Henley an even better place to live:
- ‘Guerilla’ gardening projects – to grow fruit and vegetables in un-used local spaces.
- Consider making Henley a Fairtrade Town.
- Encourage and promote community volunteer projects – such as litter picks, sign cleaning, etc
- Investigate ‘time-banking’ so that projects and societies can trade time to help with one another’s projects.
- Work WITH
the community to make sensible decisions regarding important local
issues (such as The Hub, Croft Car Park and the Railway Station
So, if you like what you hear and feel we could make a difference,
please vote Henley Independents on May 3rd
Your Vote Counts!
For more information about the HENLEY INDEPENDENTS: Click Here
Henley and Beaudesert Society March Meeting
Shakespeare and his Local Background
16th March the Society held its AGM, to which members were welcomed
with a cheering glass of wine. After the formal business of the meeting
and the election of officers the Society listened attentively to the
erudite Roger Pringle expounding on the subject of ‘Shakespeare
and his Local Background’. Roger was quick to dismiss any
theories that Shakespeare’s works were other than by the man
In 1564, the
year of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford was already a major
settlement with a population of 2,000 and would have had a profound
influence on young William. His father John was a glove maker, a
prominent councillor and also a bit of a wheeler-dealer in the wool
trade. And this local knowledge, especially of shepherds, is reflected
many times in Shakespeare’s writing. The countryside in general
would also have had a great influence on Shakespeare. His mother Mary
Arden came from a farming family in Wilmcote, and the will of
Mary’s father Robert is very detailed, showing that Shakespeare
would have been well acquainted with farming and agriculture terms. His
plays are full of rural images of flowers, trees and animals. And long
into his fame he used dialect Midland and Cotswold words; his linguist
roots are here, not in the sophisticated world of London or the court.
Shakespeare’s plays also displayed familiarity with country
sports and the Cotswolds as well as the historical influences of
Warwick and Kenilworth. It is intriguing the way in which names of
local persons crept into his plays, names such as Bardolph. Indeed
amongst writers, he is almost unique in displaying his local
attended King Edward’s school in Stratford, already well
established by the time went there. The emphasis would have been very
much on the classics, particularly Latin and the discipline of learning
the associated grammar. (pictured left)
He would also
have been taught the art of rhetoric and in all probability have
participated in school plays. This may have been the beginning of
Shakespeare’s interest in a career in theatre.
married Ann Hathaway when only 18, and after fathering his three
children moved away for long periods to London. This was of course to
further his career both as an actor and as a playwright. He wanted to
be part of the capital’s scene and joined the Chamberlain’s
men, a leading theatre company. And yet despite his time in London, his
roots remained clearly in Stratford, a vital constant in his life. He
amassed a decent amount of wealth and invested much of it in Stratford,
purchasing several acres of land and New Place, at the time the second
biggest dwelling in Stratford. One of Shakespeare’s daughters
married John Hall, an eminent doctor practicing in Stratford and this
would have been the source of much of Shakespeare’s medical
information in his plays.
Society’s next meeting will be on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm
in the Baptist Church Hall. The speaker will be Jim Whorwood on
‘A year in the Life of a Lord Mayor of Birmingham'. Visitors and
new members are very welcome. Further details from Pat Kench on 795419.
Andrew Yarwood reporting
Encouraging Signs for Matt Jackson
Henley's Mat Jackson
says he is very encouraged by developments to his Ford Focus ST racer
as he prepares for the start of a new season of competition in
Britain's biggest motor racing championship, the Dunlop MSA British
Touring Car Championship.
Mat is just
three weeks away from once again being thrust into the public and media
spotlight when 2012's BTCC gets under way at his Motorbase Performance
team's home track of Brands Hatch in Kent on the weekend of March
31st/April 1st. That will be followed on April 14th/15th by his home
event at Donington Park near East Midlands Airport - just up the M42
from his home in Henley-in-Arden. All ten of the BTCC's race events in
2012 will be televised live by ITV Sport on its ITV4 channel (presented
by Steve Rider).
close to winning last year's crown Mat has had his first two major
tests back behind the wheel of his Focus and reports an immediate
He adds: "It's
always a big day for the teams and sponsors on the grid with about 200
media present as well as an unbelievable number of fans who take the
time of work to come and have a preview of the cars. It's a lot of fun
and I'm looking forward to seeing a few faces I haven't seen for a few
recently flown back from a long stint in Spain where he's been
continuing in his role as an official test and development driver for
McLaren and its latest supercar; he was behind wheel of the 200mph
machine again last week wowing more members of the international press
at the world famous Goodwood Festival of Speed's Media Day event.
Bluebell supports Myton Hospice with Great Pies
Historic ‘Fidget Pie’ recipe goes down a treat at the Bluebell for National Pie Week.
Henley in Arden entered into the spirit of National Pie Week with 17th
Century wenches serving their take on a Midlands classic, ‘Fidget
Pie’ consisting of free-range ham, potato, apple and onion with a
hint of sage, local Hogan’s cider and a golden pastry lid.
Dating back to
1726 the pie has a firm association with harvest time in the area and
it has been suggested that the name comes from the word
‘fitchett’ meaning five sided, referring to the original
shape of the pie.
Local ales from Purity and Hook Norton were served in pewter tankards to add authenticity to the occasion.
tasters of the pie were given to passersby of the 16th Century eatery
and £1 from the sale of each pie will be donated to Myton Hospice.
Jubilee Edition of the
Henley Telephone Directory
Click Here to register your FREE LISTING (Business or Residential)
Henley Focus and Henley NEWS are joining forces to produce a new Henley Telephone Directory covering Henley, Beaudesert, Wootton Wawen and Ullenhall to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The last directory was produced by the Court Leet in 2006, and this new
publication will be completed by Autumn 2012. It will contain a
photographic report of all the Diamond Jubilee activities, along with
articles about the history of Henley, sports and cultural activities.
It will also contain telephone listings of residents (only if you
register) business listings, details of community groups and
organisations and business advertising.
The publishers will be making donations from the proceeds to the Church Bells and The Hub Youth Club.
If you do not have access to a computer then please call 01564 794898
and leave a request for a manual input form to be delivered to your
The publication will have a life of approximately 4 years and can be
purchased at a cost of £5 or £4 for pre-order copies. It
will be printed in an A5 format and contain approximately 96 full
colour pages. A free copy will be offered to all paying advertisers.
Every business that registers will receive a FREE business listing.
In addition to this you are invited to take one of the following opportunities:
To book your advertising, please contact Karen Topham-Steele on: 01564 774748 or 07979 228385
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to register your FREE LISTING (Business or Residential)
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The Academy Of Performing Arts
the huge success of the Henley-In-Arden Saturday morning school, The
Academy Of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that it is expanding!
With a team of focused & friendly staff standing by to meet the
challenge of a fresh intake of local talent . . . the Henley-In-Arden, Saturday afternoon Academy is now open for applications.
The Henley Academy meets at The Performing Arts Centre, Henley In Arden
High School, and trains students from the age of 5 -17 in acting,
singing and dance.
Our Saturday morning school opened in September 2010 and has quickly
gained a reputation for providing a safe and positive environment for
young people to learn new skills, make new friends and bask in the joy
of live theatre! It has also quickly gained a large waiting list so . .
. if you would like to be part of our new Academy, please apply in
plenty of time to avoid disappointment.
No previous experience is necessary to join The Academy, just a passion for performing and a willingness to work hard!
Our all new Saturday schedule now looks like this . . .
Saturday Morning School
Young Academy (5-6 year olds) - 9:00am-10:30am
Main School (7 – 17 year olds) - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday Afternoon School
Young Academy (5-6 year olds) - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Main School (7 – 17 year olds) - 2:00pm-5:00pm
If you would like
to join us, you can request an application pack by calling 01234 742440
/ 07875 078309 or alternatively, apply online at: www.theacademyofperformingarts.com
A peacock on the roof of a house in Swan Croft; perhaps they should change the name of the street to Peacock Croft.
Police Warn Against Sneak-In Burglaries
recent fine weather has resulted in a number of burglaries at
people’s homes where the thieves have been able to gain entry
through insecure doors and patio windows. Over the weekend five
properties in different parts of the county have had items taken by
burglars who didn’t even have to break in to get them.
Leamington burglars gained entry to a property in the early hours of
Saturday morning after it is believed the patio doors were left
unlocked overnight. A laptop computer was stolen. In Longford two
mobile phones and a handbag were taken by a sneak-in burglar who
entered a property near Black Horse Road on Saturday evening sometime
after 8pm. A door had been left unlocked, although the occupier was
upstairs at the time.
Electronic games, a
laptop computer and a mobile phone were taken from a house in Broom
near Alcester on Saturday between 11am – 2pm. Someone was in the
house at the time, although in a different part of the house to the
unlocked door. Overnight Saturday into Sunday a handbag and a set of
car keys were taken in a burglary at a house just off Queens Road,
Nuneaton. It is believed the burglar entered the property through the
conservatory windows. And in Shuttington near Tamworth two laptops were
stolen by thieves who managed to enter a house via the garage sometime
overnight Sunday into Monday.
Community Protection Manager for Warwickshire Police said, “It is
so frustrating that so many burglaries can be prevented. Just by
looking at the wide range of times that these burglaries have taken
place shows that opportunist burglars are out and about at all times of
the day and night. As soon as the warm weather arrives we notice an
increase in the number of sneak in burglaries where householders have
forgotten to lock their doors or conservatory windows. People must get
into the habit of checking that all their doors and windows are locked
when they go to bed and even when they go to another part of the house.
They should also keep house keys and car keys in a secure place which
is out of view from anyone looking through the window into the
Anyone with any
information about burglaries in their area is asked to contact
Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000 or using the new non emergency
number of 101. They can also report information about crime to
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given
Female Heart Attacks
I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.
Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction).
Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men
have when experiencing heart attack. You know, the sudden stabbing pain
in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the
floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of one woman's
experience with a heart attack.
'I had a heart
attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion; NO prior emotional
trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on.
I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring
cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and
actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cosy and warm in my
soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.
A moment later I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've
been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with
a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've
swallowed a golf ball going down the oesophagus in slow motion and it
is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so
fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass
of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my
initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of
anything since about 5:00 p.m.
After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little
squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it
was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing
up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically
when administering CPR).
This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out
into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening
-- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of
the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and
the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!
I lowered the footrest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a
step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, if this is a
heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone
is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will
know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to
get up in a moment.
I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the
next room and dialled the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was
having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum
and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just
stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over
immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to
un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me
when they came in.
I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and
lost consciousness, as I don’t remember the medics coming in,
their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their
ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but
I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was
already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my
stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions
(probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I
couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer,
and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner
had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery
into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side
stints to hold open my right coronary artery.
I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have
taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but
actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire
station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my
Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on
restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and
the procedure) and installing the stints.
Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I
want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned
- Be aware that
something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's
symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws
got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of
their first (and last) MI because they didn’t know they were
having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or
other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they’ll
feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen.
My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I
advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening
that you’ve not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm'
visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!
- Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
- Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.
- Do NOT panick your husband who will then be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.
- Do NOT call
your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you
won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or
answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't
carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The
Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr will be
- Don't assume it
couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count.
Research has discovered that a cholesterol-elevated reading is rarely
the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by
high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and
inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into
your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you
from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the
better chance we could survive.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
The new Henley Community First Responders are being fully trained by the ambulance service to assist in cases like this. They will usually be first on the scene and will be able to give life saving treatment.
Henley CFR needs more volunteers, supporters, and trainees. For information please contact John Pudney 01564 797949 or Ray Holding 01564 792512.
Green Flashing Lights for First Responders
Please consider supporting the following petition:
"The Government should amend the appropriate laws and legislation to allow retained and voluntary emergency services such as HM Coastguard, RNLI, Retained Fire & Rescue crews and Ambulance first responders to use Green warning lights on their vehicles. The purpose (as currently with doctors) is not to demand priority or to allow breaking of any Road Traffic Regulations, but to indicate that they are on an emergency call and to request courtesy from other drivers in facilitating their progress to the incident."
If you wish to, please click here: epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27009
New domestic abuse support service
Two new services to
provide accommodation and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse
will be available to Warwickshire residents from April 2012.
competitive tendering exercise, Warwickshire County Council and
partners can now announce that a refuge service will be provided by
national charity Refuge, whilst Stonham – the care and support
division of UK wide housing association Home Group will be delivering a
comprehensive support service from spring 2012. Around 8,000 incidents
of domestic abuse are reported to Warwickshire Police every year and
the new services will be able to support with these cases as well as
offer information and advice to anyone affected by abuse whether or not
they choose to report.
The refuge service
will include management of 18 units of refuge accommodation spread
across the county. It will meet the needs of all women experiencing
domestic abuse from all of Warwickshire’s communities. Out of
county refuge arrangements will still be available where required to
keep victims and their children safe.
The domestic abuse
support element will incorporate a range of services including legal
advocacy, housing related floating support, open access advice and
information, a specialist helpline and dedicated support for lesbian,
gay, bi-sexual transgender victims, male victims, and black and ethnic
minority communities. Additionally the service will provide
multi-agency risk assessment and Sanctuary Scheme management to help
victims to stay in their own homes. The new model of integrated support
with a single point of contact for victims and referral agencies will
help streamline transfer between different services to make sure people
get all the support they need.
Another benefit is
the sustainability of the model. Joint commissioning by Warwickshire
County Council and the district and borough councils will ensure
funding is spent in the most efficient and effective ways. Value for
money is also given as a reduction in number of service providers
brings down premises and management overheads. The change signifies a
shift from several individual contracts for adult community, inpatient
and criminal justice substance misuse services previously offered in
each area, into a more integrated treatment system.
Council along with district and borough councils commissioned the
services in order to widen the range of help available and ensure value
for money by reducing overheads.
Councillor Richard Hobbs, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said:
“The remodelled services will increase the range of services
available with access through a single point of contact with clear
pathways between services for victims and referring agencies. These
changes will build on the good performance of current providers in
protecting victims and will provide support to a wider range of people
experiencing domestic abuse. Reducing the number of providers and
commissioning jointly across the county will encourage better use of
resources and enable the providers and users to benefit from economies
Sandra Horley CBE,
chief executive of Refuge, said: “Refuge currently provides a
refuge service in some areas of the county so we are very pleased to be
able to expand our service and deliver a county wide service from
April. These services are a lifeline for women and children escaping
Rachael Byrne, Home
Group’s executive director of Care and Support, said:
“Stonham has a strong pedigree of helping those who suffer from
domestic abuse. “We are well established in Warwickshire and
looking forward to working closely with the County Council and
The contract across
the county is worth a maximum of £2.1million over four years.
Domestic abuse services are currently available as normal in the county
ahead of the new services becoming available.
information and support about domestic abuse can still access the
Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse Talk 2 Someone free helpline on
0800 408 1552, available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am
to 4pm Saturday.
There is also a
website – www.talk2someone.org.uk – which offers
information and support for victims, families, friends and neighbours
as well as perpetrators, who may be looking to turn things around.
Further information is also available at www.refuge.org.uk
If you are in
immediate danger contact Warwickshire Police by dialling 999 -.
Warwickshire Police can also be contacted on 01926 415000.
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
Crime in Your Area
Burglary (dwellings) have
increased slightly on last year and last month, but overall remain low
in comparison with other areas. On the Birmingham Road, Henley an
insecure garden gate was entered and followed by an insecure rear patio
door resulting in the theft of a wallet containing money and bank
cards. A property on Pettiford Lane, Wootton Wawen was entered by
forcing a rear window to the property, once within offender/s have
stolen a wallet containing money and bank cards. At The Green,
Claverdon the front door to a property was forced and an untidy search
made, it is believed that dogs barking at the property disturbed the
offender/s and they left without taking anything.
Burglary (others) are
comparable with last year but have reduced when compared with last
month. In Claverdon on the Warwick Road entry was forced by smashing
the padlocks to an outhouse and two dirt bikes stolen from within. A
further incident of the Warwick Road in Claverdon was reported where
access was forced to storage containers at a building site with
approximately £10,000 – 15,000 worth of equipment
Criminal damage is
comparable with last month, but has fallen slightly when compared with
last year and remains low in comparison to other areas. Five incidents
have been reported in Henley, the first at the railway station, which
was covered in graffiti by unknown offender/s; this has been passed to
the British Transport Police for further enquiries. In Doctors Lane
unknown offender/s have knocked over a garden gate causing damage in
the process. On the High Street a window was smashed to a property by
unknown means. In Brookend Close unknown offender/s have removed a
fence panel and in the process scratched a vehicle and in Whitley Road
unknown offender/s have scratched a vehicle.
Anti Social Behaviour has
increased slightly on last month but has fallen significantly when
compared with last year and remains low in comparison with other areas.
In Henley two incidents were reported, on the High Street youths were
given advice regarding throwing snowballs at properties and at the
petrol station youths were reported after they had had an altercation
with a male resulting in them preventing him driving off the
Theft of Motor Vehicles
has increased slightly on last year and last month. In Wootton Wawen a
vehicle was stolen by unknown means from the slip road off the
Stratford Road outside the old mill. Theft from Motor Vehicles has
increased slightly on last year and last month. In Henley on the
Warwick Road a number plate was taken. In Claverdon at the Ardencote
Manor Hotel a vehicle had its side window smashed, but nothing was
stolen from within.
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents,
please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.
Further information can be found at: The Safer NEIGHBOURHOODs - Alcester Area
Tristan Jelfs PCSO 6065
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
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Warnings from Trading Standards
Bogus Electricity Caller - South Warwickshire
Trading Standards received a complaint from a consumer who had received
a phone call from someone claiming to represent her electricity
company. The caller asked the resident to pay £200 up front and
in return she would get 40% of her electricity bill. The trader did not
give any company details and did not know the consumer paid her bill by
Consumers must not provide any personal or financial information to cold callers - put the phone down.
Oil Painting - Rugby
A Rugby resident reported to Warwickshire Trading Standards that she
had been door knocked by an individual selling a 'one off' oil
painting. This scam has been running internationally for some years.
The sellers often falsely claim they are selling the paintings to
support their or their friends University tuition. Despite costs quoted
of £100+ in actual fact the paintings are really very poor
quality mass produced products, making them virtually worthless,
despite the price tag!
Business Rates - Alcester
A trader recently contacted Warwickshire Trading Standards after
receiving a telephone call and subsequent visit from an individual who
claimed to be able to organise the re-evaluation of his business rates.
The trader paid the individual over £800 but has not heard from
him since, nor been able to contact him.
Businesses are advised to conduct thorough checks on any individual or company they are seeking to employ.
Security High Pressure Sales Pitch - Alcester
A consumer contacted Warwickshire Trading Standards Service after
receiving a phone-call from a security company representative who
stated that 'in view of the number of burglaries in the area' he was
doing a 'survey to ensure homes are safe'. This approach, using often
bogus crime statistics to scare vulnerable home owners, is often used
by rogue security companies wanting to sell consumers expensive and
unsuitable alarm systems.
Consumers needing advice on home security should speak to their local Police Crime Prevention Officer.
Bogus Caller Warning - Warwick
Warwickshire Trading Standards
received a report from a householder who had several visits from
someone falsely claiming to be from her housing association. The caller
first entered the property claiming to have come to check the smoke
alarm and later returned to check the electricity. Both calls were made
in the evening.
Bogus 'Sky' Caller - Nuneaton
A Sky subscriber reported to Warwickshire Trading Standards that they
had received an unexpected phone call from someone who claimed to be
from Sky. The caller claimed that the consumer's Sky + box insurance
was running out and he was calling to renew it. In fact, the consumer
still had several months cover on his policy.
The call was actually from an entirely
separate business hoping to trick the householder in to buying their
insurance cover by falsely claiming to represent Sky.
Do not provide your personal or financial information to cold callers.
Bogus Olympic Lottery
A bogus Olympic lottery letter which
has been sent to householders across Warwickshire is the first of many
Olympic related scams that Warwickshire County Council Trading
Standards Service is expecting in this Olympic year.
The scam lotto letter, which illegally uses
the London 2012 and Olympic rings logos claims that the recipient has
won a prize of £205,000. All the recipient has to do is return by
fax a payment processing form with their personal details to receive
the money! In reality, these lotto letters are being sent by criminal
gangs operating abroad.
They will use any information they obtain to
carry out identification theft or ask the recipients to send money
first, before they can claim their non-existent prize.
The letter uses bogus names and addresses,
(usually large London office blocks) and a 0207 telephone and fax
number. 0207 numbers can be ‘virtual’ numbers, purchased by
businesses to give the impression they are based in London. However, in
reality, the person at the end of the phone could be anywhere in the
How to spot a scam Olympic lottery letter/offer
It is unlikely that London 2012 will be asking individuals to pay for
goods or services, whether directly to it or through agents, other than
ticket sales and official London 2012 merchandise. Therefore such lotto
letters are almost certainly going to be bogus.
Bogus Olympic information will typically use poor quality reproductions
of the Olympic logos. If you haven’t entered a lottery then you
can’t have won it.
We don’t know of any official lottery
operators who ask for fees to collect winnings. Any request for a fee
payment is a good indication that someone is trying to defraud you.
Never respond to these lottery letters – you will only be
For more information visit our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards
Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
Make Henley Greener
Our Award Winning Column
Save Money - Help Save the Planet
Help to share an apple or a plum
autumn, tons of fruit go to waste because owners of trees cannot use
the abundance of produce or in some cases simply cannot harvest it.
Last year, members of Transition Stratford showed that this
doesn’t have to happen. They ‘harvest shared’ over
6500 lbs (3000Kg) of fruit. Harvest share is a scheme in which
volunteers harvest the unwanted fruit, sort and pack it and deliver it
to local care homes, children’s groups and others. Some fruit was
sold commercially to raise funds, some made into juice and some into
It would be really good if we could do
something similar here in Henley so I’m putting out an appeal for
volunteers. If you would like to harvest share, just give me a call on
(01564) 792251. Lets see if we can put a team together. Transition
Stratford will give us the benefit of their experience to help us get
organised. We need to start planning soon so that we are ready when the
fruit becomes available. If you will have fruit available let me know
John Garner's Business Column
Was this in the Budget?
writing this before Budget day and by the time you read it you’ll
know what’s in the Budget. I shouldn’t stick my neck out
but I bet the following will get a mention.
The EU has agreed a new
directive that allows member states to exempt very small companies from
mainstream accounting and financial reporting obligations. Hmm, sounds
These reforms are part of
Europe-wide efforts to cut the administrative burdens on the smallest
companies. They have defined a new category of "micro company" and
propose allowing them to file accounts based on simplified profit and
loss accounts and balance sheets.
The UK government
enthusiastically embraced these European proposals as part of its
deregulation drive for small business (or “Red Tape Challenge”).
A recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS –
used to be the DTI you may recall) consultation document on company law
reforms said the UK will look to implement the changes "as soon as
possible" following detailed consultation. That’s why I think
it’ll get a mention in the budget.
If and when the EU directive is enacted here companies will be allowed to apply the simplified reporting regime if they stay below two of the following thresholds:
- balance sheet total of €350 000
- turnover of €700 000; and
- average of 10 employees during the financial year.
The BIS 'Simpler Reporting for
the Smallest Businesses' document suggested that the new look reporting
package for these firms would include:
- A simplified, cash-based trading statement to replace the profit and loss account (i.e. an Income & Expenditure statement)
- A statement of position
- A simplified annual return
Taking account of the latest EU
thresholds (50% higher than when the proposals were aired last year),
the BIS estimates that around 1.5m micro-enterprises will be excused
the need to publish full annual accounts when the reforms are enacted.
The Institute of Chartered
Accountants gave this a cautious welcome saying that the majority of
micro companies do not trade across national borders, so it makes sense
to allow individual member states to decide how they report, allowing
them to align accounting rules with national laws and tax systems.
The EU is normally keen to
harmonise conditions between member states at all levels so it’s
interesting to see that they are departing from this here. Hooray!
I think we’d all support
the reduction of the regulatory burden on such businesses but of course
we mustn’t reduce access to reliable financial information or
send misleading signals about the importance of sound financial
So what did the Chancellor say about it then?
John Garner - Business Correspondent
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Pace gathers for free home insulation
Residents in Stratford-on-Avon
District have been taking advantage of an offer to save money and save
carbon through free loft and cavity wall insulation. The offer is open
to all households regardless of age or income and still has time to run
– it continues until the end of April 2012.
Mrs Edwards became the one hundred and
fiftieth householder to be benefit from the offer made by
Stratford-on-Avon District Council in partnership with ROCKWARM and Act
Mrs Edwards of Shipston said she was
pleased with the efficient service and said: “It was an offer too
good to miss – and now I can look forward to lower heating
Councillor Valerie Hobbs, Enterprise,
Housing & Revenues Portfolio says: “I am pleased that many
residents are taking up this great offer – it is good for
residents and good for the environment. I do hope that others who have
yet to take up this offer will do so. Time is running out for
Government grants where much of the funding has come from – so
there really is no time like the present.”
Whether you’re a homeowner or
renting your property, if you live in the Stratford-on-Avon District
Council area, then you can get loft and cavity wall insulation
installed completely free of charge. The free insulation measures will
help keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Taking
up the offer could save each household up to £265 on their fuel
bill each year and reduce each household’s carbon emissions by
3,200 tonnes over 25 years.
Paul Chapman, co-ordinating the issue
at the District Council, is also pleased that many are benefiting:
“The offer is good news for those who have houses with cavities
– but we are mindful of other residents too. We hope to be able
to help to those with solid walled properties in the near future.”
Anyone who would like to take
advantage of the scheme should contact ROCKWARM to arrange a free home
insulation survey on 02476 345554 or call free on 0800 132689.
The offer is open to everyone living
in Stratford District, but only when there is LESS THAN 60mm of
existing insulation. The insulation measures are free for homes where
the cavity is up to 120 square metres or 80 square metres for a loft.
If a home is bigger, then the householder will have to pay the
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ALCESTER MALE VOICE CHOIR ANNUAL CONCERT
Tickets are now on sale for the Alcester Male Voice Choirs Annual
Concert which to be held at the Town Hall Birmingham, Saturday 31st
March. Also appearing will be special guest artists including Orchestra
of the Swan. Tickets range from £12.50 through to £20 and
coach transport is available from Henley for an additional £10
return. For tickets or further information call AMVC box office 02476
971 929 or email email@example.com
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
Our next meeting is on Thursday 26th April in the Baptist Church Hall
at 8.00 pm when Jim Whorwood will give a talk on ‘A Year in the
Life of a Lord Mayor of Birmingham’. Visitors and new members are
very welcome. Further details from Pat Kench on 795419
Come and find about Canal Boat Women at our meeting on 3rd April when
Mr Mike Miles is our speaker. Visitors are welcome to join us from
7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Natural Born Killers is the title of Chris Ward’s talk in the Baptist Church Hall on Tuesday April 17th at 7.45pm.
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
10th April A workshop. Tickets on door £5.00. Details from Paula Pugh 07974 640994.
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
Tuesday 24th April. Tony Russell will talk on Westonbirt the National Arboretum.
JOHNSON HOUSES HENLEY IN ARDEN
A Flat has become vacant at Johnson House, Henley in Arden.
Applications are invited from person or persons born in Henley. Apply
in writing to Mrs S Nicholson Flat 3 Whitehouse Mews Henley in Arden
B95 5GA by 30th April 2012.
Music and Strawberries Mark Diamond Jubilee
More than 30 parishes and villages in the Alcester deanery, among them
Beaudesert and Henley, are being invited to join in festivities linked
to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Warwickshire's oldest church,
including a last night "world first" performance. Enquiries about
tickets costing £15 via Pat Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
(tel 01564 793114).
MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE
For details about the following event call: Marijana Bainbridge 794987
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GUILD HALL APPEAL EVENTS
For details about these events call: Dawn Leech 01564 793699
MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE
For details about these events call: Marijana Bainbridge 794987
DIAMOND JUBILEE EVENTS
For details about these events call: John Alexander 07909 700777
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 Paula Pugh on 015647 42781 email@example.com 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
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.
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.
HENLEY KARATE CLUB
Meets every Tuesday at St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
(6.30-7.30). Any age are most welcome to learn About the art of self
defence or just for good general exercise. Contact Paul Barnard 01564
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 SCOUTSThis 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
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 Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. 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
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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