District & Parish Council Elections 2012
a freezing cold May 3rd, 40% of the electors of Henley and Beaudesert
voted in the District Council and Joint Parish Council elections.
Stephen Thirlwell secured 68% of the votes and was returned as a district councillor for the Henley ward which includes Wootton Wawen.
District Council Election
Result - Henley Ward
Turnout 39% - 1,409
Cllr Stephen Thirlwell
The Joint Parish Council election
was contested for the first time in 12 years for Beaudesert and 16
years in the case of Henley. The new Henley Independents contested all
12 seats and secured the largest share of the vote in Henley, which
resulted in them gaining 3 more seats to bring their total on the JPC
to 5. Control still remains with the JPC Group which campaigned for the
first time as group.
The retiring JPC Chairman, Roger Hubbocks, David Hadley and Sue Osborne all failed to be re-elected.
first parish council meeting of the new council will take place on
Monday 14th May in the Baptist Church. It will be proceeded by the
Annual General Meeting at 7 pm when a new chairman and vice-chairman
will be elected.
JPC Election Results
Mike Willmott, Chairman of the Henley Independents, writes to residents:
Dear Residents of Beaudesert and Henley,
all of the votes counted I am pleased to say we have partially
succeeded in our goals. 5 of our 12 candidates have been elected to the
Joint Parish Council. In Henley, the Independents polled more votes
than the opposition. Unfortunately, 7 of our excellent candidates did
not get elected but I thank them for their tireless work and commitment
to our cause.
obviously don't have a majority on the JPC so we won't be able to carry
out our manifesto pledges (reducing costs and bureaucracy, increasing
transparency and listening more to what people want) without the
support of other members of the JPC. We do hope that those members of
the JPC who have been re-elected will listen to what the voters of
Henley and Beaudesert have said and will work with us to create a
dynamic and functional JPC that really tries to cater to the needs of
all the residents of our town. It is time to put the bickering and
in-fighting that dogged the JPC behind us and move forwards as a whole.
we do still firmly believe that the structure of the JPC with its
myriad meetings is inefficient, expensive and intimidating. We remain
committed to the concept of a streamlined JPC, with fewer meetings and
substantially reduced costs - and that these cost savings can be used
for the benefit of the town in the future. At least now we have 5
members of the JPC who can influence these decisions from within.
Thanks once again to everyone who has supported us.
Reprinted from 'Henley Times'
As in any election it is sad to lose old colleagues and friends.
Hubbocks was a very hard working and dedicated Councillor and Chairman
who always focused on the key issues of the town and tried to steer the
Council in a position of being close to the people it represented. The
same applies of course to Sheila Roy during her Chairmanship and during
the time she served as a Councillor. David Hadley was always ready to
provide commonsense advice in any of the issues that were being
discussed. He was always ready to help as indeed he did in the project
to improve the pond situated close to the medical centre. I am sure I
can say this on behalf of every resident in Henley-in-Arden. Thank you
to you all for your service to the town.
I should like to say a few words to candidates who entered the election
for the first time and did not win. You must be disappointed but
don’t lose heart. If you love this town there will be other
opportunities for you to contribute in the future.
Henley NEWS is pleased to endorse these positive sentiments by George Matheou, editor of Henley Times.
would also like to add our grateful thanks to Sue Osborne who has
served on the JPC for the 2 years since her election and has put
an enormous effort into her role as Councillor.
Update on Physiotherapy in Henley
Glen Burley, Chief Executive of the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust told Henley NEWS last
week, "I have met with the GP practice to discuss ways that we can work
together to keep a physiotherapy service running in Henley whilst also
allowing the Trust to make the necessary efficiencies required. We are
likely to agree the detail about this in the coming weeks so that we
can enter into a pilot phase."
He was provided with a copy of the petition by organised by Henley News
which contained 264 names. There were many comments in the petition
expressing appreciation of the excellent work done by the Medical
Centre. There were also many comments stressing how difficult it would
be for many patients to travel to Warwick.
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A vacancy exists for a
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to join our team at Henley Medical Centre.
Applicants should be confident, caring and enjoy working with the public.
You should have excellent organisation and communication skills as well as strong IT skills.
Approx. 20 hours per week over 4 days – ability to be flexible required.
If you feel you are the person we are looking for, please call us on 01564 794311
for an information pack and application form.
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and receives no money from public funds.
BIG Plans Announced for the BIG LUNCH
Henley's Biggest Event this Century
Last year's Music Festival at the same venue
Sue Osborne, chairman of the BIG Lunch Organising Committee writes, "I am now able to tell you about The BIG Lunch,
which the organising committee is planning for Henley-in-Arden's
contribution to this important national celebration of the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June 2012.
"As a result of the donations we received after my appeal for funds, I am pleased to tell you that this FREE EVENT for all members of the Town will now take place at the Memorial Playing Fields by kind permission of the Trustees of the Henley-in-Arden War Memorial Trust. A children's sports day is also planned.
are inviting all the street parties already planned for this day to
relocate to the Memorial Playing Fields, where there will be a reserved
plot for each party which has notified us. If you are not part of a
street party, please come to our party and bring your friends. If you
have a business in the town, why not organise an office party? All the
PTAs are encouraged to organise their own parties.
a rug or a gazebo and a picnic and also enjoy the food and drink which
can be purchased from the many caterers on site, including a pasta bar,
pig roast and of course Henley Ice Cream.
have 3 Jazz bands, 2 bouncy castles and a fairground organ, plus a host
of special attractions and entertainment especially for the children.
Safety is of paramount importance and was a major factor in our
decision to change the venue.
"I do hope you will join us and I can promise you a enjoyable afternoon.
"The provisional site plan below, shows the party sites, children's play area and the catering area.
"If you want to reserve your party plot, please register at: henleynews.co.uk/biglunch and one of our committee will contact you."
Sue Osborne - Chairman of the BIG Lunch Organising Committee
Ian Bell joins Henley Golf and Country Club
and Warwickshire cricketer Ian Bell MBE has enrolled as a member of
Henley Golf and Country Club. Pictured here with the Club's Director
and General Manager Graham Waller soon after Warwickshire's victory
over current County Champions Lancashire, the accomplished single
figure golfer told Henley NEWS "I am delighted to be able to
join Henley as a playing member which will give me the opportunity to
relax and enjoy my golf away from the hectic and pressurised world of
International and Domestic cricket".
Graham Waller added, "We are delighted to welcome Ian Bell to Henley
Golf and Country Club and hope he will take full advantage of the
excellent facilities the club has to offer."
Prospective members who are interested in joining HGCC should contact
the club on 01564 793715. For full details of the facilities and
amenities the club has to offer visit their website at henleygcc.co.uk/
Henley Forrest FC Awards Dinner
Over 110 people attended Henley Forest’s Awards Dinner in the Memorial Hall. The dinner was a combined awards night to celebrate the success of Henley’s 3 adult football teams and a fundraiser to raise much-needed funds for the club.
An excellent three course meal was provided by Sue Dalby Catering and thanks go to her and her team of young waiters and waitresses for their efforts. The highlight of the evening though was the after dinner speech by ex premier-league referee and all-round top bloke, Dermott Gallagher. Amongst stories about unusual football matches in obscure places we discovered the contenders for the thickest footballer and what to do if you have to try to keep up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabby Agbonlahor in quick succession…. Dermott was also happy to present the awards and stay around after his speech to discuss the finer points of the offside rule with anyone who cared to listen, and to answer the many questions fired at him, with good humour. Many thanks Dermott.
Thereafter, tables were moved back and the disco commenced. We were then treated to the spectacle of John Colby (manager of our Midland Combination team) strutting his very funky stuff on the dance floor until the doors closed on a memorable evening.
Peter Johnson, Chairman of Henley Forest FC said “Given the success of the night, we hope to make the Awards Dinner an annual event. As importantly, we have raised a decent amount of money for the club. My thanks go out to everyone who made the night such a success”.
Henley Forest FC – Kids Awards
The awards for all of our junior teams will take place at the football club on Friday 11th May at 6.30 pm. Weather permitting, we will have a few Dads (& Mums) vs players matches, followed by presentations at about 7.30pm.
There will be a BBQ and bar; if parents can bring some nibbles too, that would be great.
Hope to see you all there.
Peter Johnson, Chairman Henley Forest FC
Advertisement Feature for the benefit of the Guild Hall Trust
Taylor Wimpey Confirms Commitment to Henley
new communities often comes new investment and Henley In Arden has
already benefitted from over £200,000 thanks to Taylor Wimpey
The leading house builder, which is currently building its Farriers
Cross development in the area, has already contributed to many projects
and causes in Henley In Arden, including affordable housing, education,
roads and maintenance. As well as improving on the towns amenities,
Taylor Wimpey has also donated to local deserving causes including,
Henley Guild Trust, St Mary’s School, Henley in Bloom, Henley In
Arden War Memorial Trust and Henley In Arden Christmas Lights.
Anne Wallace, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey
Midlands, states: "At Taylor Wimpey we are very committed to the areas
where we build and take our role within the communities extremely
seriously. We create jobs, provide affordable housing and make
financial contributions that help enhance and improve certain
facilities which will benefit our residents and the wider
In addition to making contributions to amenities and local causes,
Taylor Wimpey has also sponsored local events such as the Henley In
Arden Fashion Show 2011.
Anne comments: “These events showcase how Henley In Arden is a
fantastic example of a rich, vibrant community, and highlights the
community spirit the town prides itself on.”
“We’re delighted to have been able to support so many
services, causes and events in Henley In Arden. As the development
continues to grow so does the town, meaning we will strive to continue
to support the community wherever possible to help retain the fantastic
sense of local pride in the area.”
available at Farriers Cross is a range of two bedroom coach houses,
priced from £174,995, and three, four and five bedroom homes,
priced from £239,995. For further information visit Farriers
Cross, open Thursday to Monday from 10am – 5pm, call 0845 026
5159. Alternatively log on to: taylorwimpey.co.uk/farrierscross
Rachel Tillman reporting
Probe reveals lamb kebab rip-off
investigation has revealed customers ordering curries and kebabs at
Warwickshire takeaways and restaurants may not be getting what they
watchdogs found some food outlets claiming to sell dishes containing
lamb had none of the meat in them. Undercover officers at Warwickshire
County Council’s trading standards visited 20 random restaurants
and takeaways across Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington and
Stratford-upon-Avon and purchased 39 lamb curries and kebabs.
were tested to see what meat was actually in the so-called lamb dishes,
and were shocked to discover four of the curries contained no lamb
whatsoever. Instead they featured a mixture of pork, beef or chicken
– all cheaper cuts of meat, leaving consumers both duped and
ripped off, said officers.
findings would also cause concern for people who would unwittingly find
themselves eating certain meats they are prohibited from consuming due
to their religious beliefs or health issues, officers added.
none of the 20 lamb kebabs sampled contained just lamb – instead
they were all made up of lamb mixed together with either pork, beef or
chicken. Of the 19 lamb curries tested, only three contained just lamb.
Paris Runner from Henley Ice Cream
On behalf of all the 'scoopers' and staff at Henley Ice Cream,
we would like to congratulate Emily, our Company Secretary, on
completing the PARIS MARATHON last week-end, in a magnificent time of 4
hours 2 minutes.
ALSO FOR SALE:
4 tickets for 'WESTLIFE THE GREATEST TOUR'
at the LG Arena on June 4th at 7.30. They are for Block 14, seats Q443
- 446. This is their last ever live tour. Unfortunately owing to work
committments I am unable to go. I would like the cost price for these
(Total £185 ono). Tickets and confirmation of order can be seen
following a phone call to Henley Ice Cream Parlour on 01564 795172 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ask for Cindy or Karen.
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Habitat Survival Trust appeal
Molly Corfield, founder of the Habitat Trust, has asked Henley NEWS:
wondering if there is anyone locally who would be willing to bring
along a Tarantula or a pet snake to a talk. This might last up to an hour and we will pay a modest fee."
Please email Henley NEWS and we will pass on your details.
Line the Streets of Warwickshire for the torch
Olympic Flame starts its epic 70 day journey around the UK this month
and to mark the occasion Warwickshire County Council is urging as many
people as possible to ‘Line the Streets’ when it arrives in
the county on July 1.
Leaders of the 2012 Games and community groups are already getting
their neighbours, friends and family together to support their Local
Torchbearer and show the world how proud they are of the place where
organisers are urging people to make maracas and shakers, hang bunting,
bake flame ‘cone-cakes’, plant golden marigolds, dress up
in gold and make some noise to welcome and celebrate the arrival of the
Olympic Torch. Downloadable toolkits, posters and save the date cards
are available to help along the way from the Line the Streets webpage
Crawshaw, Warwickshire County Council’s Olympic co-ordinator,
said: “The Warwickshire weekend on July 1 is our opportunity to
get into the Olympic spirit and welcome the torch as it makes its way
through the county. There are many events being planned and we hope our
residents will line the streets in their thousands.”
Sunday 1 July and Monday 2 July communities in Alcester,
Newbold-on-Stour, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick,
Leamington, Kenilworth, and Rugby will share in the excitement of the
Relay as it travels through Warwickshire.
route takes in major streets in the county including Shipston Road in
Stratford, West Street in Warwick, The Parade in Leamington, Castle
Road in Kenilworth and Lawford Road into Rugby.
The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay can be viewed in full at: london2012.com/olympictorchrelay,
which gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when
the Olympic Flame will travel through Warwickshire. Residents living in
and around the county can find out when it will be travelling along
their nearest high street, through their town square or past their
local village shop.
The county council is encouraging as many people as possible to sign up as Local Leaders at: london2012.com/localleaders and help organise the celebrations in your local area.
are also being asked to tell the Games organisers how they are
celebrating, so they can use their examples to inspire others. To do
this all they need to do is email: TellTom@london2012.com
A Survey for a New Business in Henley-in-Arden
Tara and Lucy, both local residents, have asked Henley NEWS to assist with a survey for a new business in the town. They have said:
is one of the most concentrated sources of key nutrients, including
calcium, protein, and vitamins A, B12 and D. Cheese is purchased by
more than 98% of British households and the average person eats 30g of
cheese per day.
But how many of the 700 named British cheeses have you tried?
because of our love of cheese that we want to create an experience for
everyone in order to tantalise your taste buds. We will do this by
introducing you to some amazing hand picked cheeses that will literally
blow your cheesy little socks off!
such a tough economic climate we want to do our homework in order to
create a business that fits the needs of the local people and visitors
to Henley-in-Arden. We would greatly appreciate your feedback through
completing online questionnaire.
Tara & Lucy
Late Breaking News
over 100 readers have completed Tara's online questionnaire with some
interesting results. A report on the findings will appear in our next
edition. This is the first ever detailed survey about shopping in
Henley and all residents are encouraged to take part.
Tara and Lucy have emailed Henley NEWS, "Thank you to everyone who has completed the new business idea questionnaire, your honest feedback and thoughts have been really useful and truly appreciated. You have just helped us to be a step closer to being able to bring amazing cheeses to the people of Henley in Arden!"
Click here to complete the survey
For the most Comprehensive Information
Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:
This website is sponsored by the Henley War Memorial Trust
and receives no money from public funds
Henley and Beaudesert Society April Meeting
A Year in the Life of a Lord Mayor of Birmingham
Society hugely enjoyed Jim Whorwood, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham,
giving an unassuming and light hearted account of his year in office.
Stamina seems to be an important prerequisite of the job; Birmingham is
the largest local authority in Europe with a turnover of £4
billion, so Jim found himself attending some 1,400 functions in the
year or roughly four a day on average.
mayor’s year runs from May to May and normally the mayor elect
would shadow his predecessor for 6 months to learn the ropes, although
in Jim’s case he was denied this privilege. The normal pattern is
for the lord mayor to be given a briefing on a Friday about the
engagements for the ensuing week. And what a variety of occasions they
could be, ranging from a solemn Armistice Day service and wreath
laying, to enjoying colourful occasions such as the Hare Krishna
parade. Schools feature prominently on the mayoral circuit, but then
also does royalty with a senior royal visiting on average once a month.
The mayor also attends election counts, the Birmingham Walkathon,
plenty of dinners, and his year of office saw the tenth anniversary
celebrations of Symphony Hall. Speech making can be a problem because,
as Jim put it, people don’t want to listen to a lord mayor; they
want to be entertained, but the dignity of the office can preclude
this. And in any case political correctness demands that one has to
tread very carefully – e.g. no ‘mother-in-law jokes’!
There are now more and more centenarians and every one will have a
visit from the lord mayor or his representative.
figure-head and ambassador for the city, one’s appearance is most
important whether it is a simple matter of sporting a bowler hat rather
than a top hat, or observing the local customs and etiquette of a
particular ethnic group. The number of ethnic parades can be myriad,
attracting huge crowds, but pleasingly never any trouble. The chain of
office is probably the most visibly important part of the regalia and
is literally priceless, going back to 1838 and being encrusted with
many jewels. As Jim with typical self-deprecation said, the protection
officers one sees around the mayor are not for his benefit but to
safeguard the chain.
year of office our speaker visited South Africa, and New York shortly
after the 9/11 atrocity. A trip to Jamaica prompted the donation from
Birmingham of some invaluable cataract operating equipment. Indeed,
charitable works featured prominently in Jim’s consciousness and
on one occasion, terrified as he was, he took part with the city
coroner in a parachute jump to promote organ donations. Jim still
supports charities and has donated the speaker’s fee we paid him
to St Basil’s charity for the homeless.
Society’s next meeting will be on Thursday 31st May when there
will be an afternoon visit to the Needle Museum in Redditch and
Bordesley Abbey. The cost will be £8.50 including afternoon tea.
Numbers are limited so to book or for further information please
contact Arthur Gennard on 01564 794209.
Andrew Yarwood reporting
John Earle Auction - April Results / May Lots
John Earle are pleased to boast a 100% success rate for all lots in their April Auction which kicked off the 2012 season.
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60 Silver Street, Wythall
Land at Knowle, 4.92 acres
the inception of John Earle in 1935, land and property auctions have
been a main feature of John Earle's professional approach to selling
cottages, houses, farms and land.
Richard Abbey conducts the property and land auctions on a monthly basis which are held in Henley Golf and Country Club.
had, in the 2011 season, 100% success rate. All Lots offered for sale
in the room either sold under the hammer or on one or two occasions,
contracts were exchanged after the conclusion of the auction by funded
and willing purchasers.
The next John Earle Auction will take place on 22nd May 2012 at The
Henley Golf & Country Club and include the following lots:
Lower Field House
Barn at Ashford Manor
Land - Radford Road
Land - Rouncil Lane
For more information and to arrange a pre-auction viewing, visit: johnearle.co.uk or call 01564 794343.
3rd Alcester and Forest of Arden Food Festival
winning fine food and drink providers will be well represented at
the 3rd Alcester and Forest of Arden Food Festival on Saturday 19th May
from 9:00am until 5:30pm. Everyone who loves good food and drink will
delight in the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of this food festival. It
is an ideal day out for all the family.
Food Festival takes place in the heart of the historic market town of
Alcester, Warwickshire. There is no admission price for visitors as the
stalls are situated in the heart of the town in and around the High
can expect to find OVER 100 STANDS providing a wide range of specialty
food and drink on offer. There will be more than enough to satisfy all
tastes and diets, including locally produced specialty oils, vinegars,
preserves, confectionary, veggie treats, wines, beers, ciders, meat,
fish, game, bread, cakes, cheeses, teas, coffees and much more to tempt
the palate. More details can be found on the Festival website.
a marvelous opportunity for visitors not only to purchase but also to
sample the amazing food and drink produced by these local companies.
The High Street has a variety of specialist small shops, cafés
and restaurants providing a range of services – all of which will
be open on the day of the Food Festival.
from the main attraction of food and drink stalls, the free Park and
Ride will again be available from the Moat House on the A435,
Birmingham Road. Also, the ancient Town Hall will be open to provide a
welcome rest area for those wishing a ‘comfort break’.
Visitors to the Town Hall should take the opportunity to look around
and experience the building’s history.
Chairman, Peter Pritchard said: “We are delighted that so many
producers have chosen to return to show off their marvelous products at
the Festival. We also welcome some for the first time. Good quality,
locally produced food and drink are something we are good at in this
country and it should be celebrated. The Midlands seem to be
particularly blessed with an array of fantastic fine food companies -
some big, some small, some famous, some little known – and that
is before you start taking into account the superb public houses,
retailers, restaurants and chefs we have in the area. We know that this
event will give food and drink producers and suppliers a successful
platform to showcase what they do. It is vital that, particularly in
these difficult times, we support what is Best of Britain.”
Further information about the event is available on the website: alcesterfoodfestival.org.uk.
Puns for Educated (or not so) Minds
- The fattest knight at King Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
- She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.
- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
- A dog gave birth to puppies near the road ... and was arrested for littering.
- A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
- Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
- A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
- Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
- Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
- Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
- I wondered why the football kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
- A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
- The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
- The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
- A backward poet writes inverse.
- In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
- When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
vulture boards an aeroplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess
looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per
- Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the
craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have
your kayak and heat it.
hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says
'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'
- Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused anaesthetic during a root canal filling? His goal: transcend dental medication.
was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at
least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.
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Warnings from Trading Standards
May is Scams Awareness Month
If you have ever received a lottery ‘winners’ letter for a
competition you hadn’t entered or an offer from a mystic
clairvoyant to change your fortunes (for just a few pounds) then you
are one of the many thousands of people targeted each week by mass
May is National Scams Awareness Month and
Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service wants
Warwickshire residents and businesses to forward any potential scam
letters, emails or details of phone calls to them at the following
Warwickshire County Council
Trading Standards Service
Old Budbrooke Road
WARWICK CV35 7BR
Mark your letter ‘Scams Awareness Month 2012’.
Warwickshire Trading Standards Scam Advice
1.Never send money to anyone who says you’ve won a prize or the lottery
2.Never give out your bank account details or other personal information to people you do not know or trust.
3.Never feel pressured to respond immediately, however enticing the offer may seem.
4.Never send money in response to bogus psychic mailings.
5.If something sounds too good to be true it probably is!
More information on scams is available on our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/scams
Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
Crime in Your Area
Burglary (dwellings) are comparable with last month and last year and remain low in comparison with other areas.
At Bearley Cross, Wootton Wawen, a property
was broken into by smashing the patio windows; once within offender/s
have taken two LCD televisions. On Edge Lane, Henley, the alarm to a
property was disconnected by pulling it away from the wall, offender/s
have then forced the rear door with a spade in order to gain entry;
once within a search was made with offender/s taking money and a black
Two properties were broken into on Park
Drive, Claverdon, the first where an integral garage was forced open
and a mountain bike was removed, however offender/s left leaving the
bike propped up against the garden wall. The second incident in Park
Drive also concerns an integral garage being forced and on this
occasion the garage lock was taken as well as a Phillips DVD player; a
van parked on the drive was also accessed by force and searched, but
nothing was taken. On Church Road, Claverdon, the rear patio doors and
rear door were smashed in order to gain entry to a property, once
within offender/s have stolen a quantity of Victorian Jewellery. Some
property has since been recovered from the side of the road in
Lowsonford and is believed may be in connection with this burglary,
enquiries are currently ongoing.
Burglary (others) are lower than last year
but have increased on last month. Two burglaries and one attempt have
taken place in Kyte Green, Edge Lane, Henley with garages, sheds and
outbuildings being targeted; items taken include garden equipment and
builders' tools. In Park Close, Claverdon, offender/s have accessed the
rear garden of a property via an insecure side gate; once at the rear
of the property offender/s have accessed an insecure shed but taken
nothing, however entry was forced to a blue Mazda parked at the front
of the property and a laptop was stolen from within. A further incident
was reported at Park Close where another insecure shed was broken into
and garden equipment was taken. On Kington Lane, Claverdon, a garage
and barn were broken into by force and a motorbike was stolen.
Criminal damage has decreased when compared
with last month and decreased significantly when compared with last
year. Three vehicles have been scratched in Henley, one on Camp Lane
and two down Beaudesert Lane by unknown offender/s.
Anti Social Behaviour is comparable with
last month, but has decreased significantly when compare with last
year. In Riverside Gardens, Henley, youths have thrown apples and
carrots at a property. On the High Street, Henley, two parties were
involved in an argument which resulted in officers giving appropriate
advice to all parties concerned. At the Croft Car Park a disagreement
took place between two parties concerning private parking and at School
House Mews, Henley, a dispute between neighbours took place concerning
noise; all parties concerned were given suitable advice by officers.
Theft from Motor Vehicles is comparable with
last month, but has fallen when compared with last year and remains low
in comparison with other areas. On the Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, a
bag was left in a caravan show home and when the owner returned it had
Violence is comparable with last month and
last year and remains low when compared with other areas. Some minor
incidents have been recorded in Henley which have been dealt with
appropriately by officers.
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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HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY Ian Butler will be getting us into the holiday mood with his
presentation of ‘Sun, sea and Sanderlings’ at our meeting
on Tuesday May 15th. Visitors are welcome to join us in the Memorial
Hall at 7.45pm.
May 26th put on your 50s gear and dance to the Likeley Lads. £20.00 to include Buffet supper.
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
There will be a visit to the Needle Museum at Redditch and Bordesley
Abbey on Thursday 31st May at 2.00pm at a cost of £6.00 per head.
To book or for further information please contact Arthur Gennard on
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 email@example.com
(tel 01564 793114).
JUBILEE FANCY DRESS PARADE
Saturday 2nd June 1.00 pm at the Market Cross, where the Jubilee Queen
is to be crowned. Judging afterwards in the new Jubilee Gardens,
Beaudesert Lane around 3.0 pm. OPEN TO EVERYONE. REGISTER
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
July21st...Music, Dancing, Fizz ,Strawberries and Fireworks
For information phone Marijana or Duncan Bainbridge 794987 eve 795149 day.
HENLEY KARATE CLUB
Meets every Tuesday at St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
(6.30-7.30). Contact Paul Barnard 01564 792278.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Co-ordinators
At a recent meeting of co-ordinators for the Stratford area, the
chairman stressed how important it is to contact residents quickly when
crimes are reported in the area and this is why co-ordinators are
needed. Henley is covered quite well with most roads but there are
areas still in need of someone to contact. If you are willing to have
your name and telephone number registered to receive calls from the
Crime Officer when necessary please let Annette Walker (792837) know.
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.
Diary Dates for WARWICKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE - Henley & District Volunteers
|Warwick Heroes Fun Run||13th May 2012|| |
|Hilton NEC Metropole||19th May 2012|
|Queen’s Jubilee Stall - Henley||3rd June 2012|
|Henley Primary School Fete||7th July 2012|
|Nuthurst Grange Coffee Morning||10th September 2012|
|Henley Primary School Assembly||26th September 2012|
|Co-op Henley - Bucket Shake||6th October 2012|
|WNAA Volunteer Conference||3rd November 2012|
We are always looking for new members to join our group to support this vital service. Please contact Mandy Hollands
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St MARY'S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL
For details about this event call: School Secretary 01564 792316
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JUBILEE DANCE - Saturday 26th May
For details about this event call: Marijana Bainbridge 01564 795149 or 794987
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DIAMOND JUBILEE - THE BIG LUNCH
For details about this event call: Sue Osborne 01564 794299
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GUILD HALL APPEAL EVENTS
For details about these events call: Dawn Leech 01564 793699
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
| |NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Coordinators. If you are aware that your area is
not covered or you are willing to be a coordinator, please contact
Annette Walker on 792837
| |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 swbc.co.uk
| |The HUB @ HENLEY
handed over from Warwickshire County Council to the Henley in Arden War
Memorial Trust. A grand re-opening event is currently being planned for
September 2012 In the meantime the Youth Club is open every Wednesday
night during school term time from 19:00 – 21:00. Teenagers from
Henley in Arden and surrounding villages aged 13+ are very welcome to
attend. Many exciting plans are underway... we are hoping the youth
club will be open at least 3 times a week from September. Full details at thehubathenley.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: 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.
| |HENLEY FOCUS
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Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local
people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services
at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote
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Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email email@example.com for more information.
| |HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB.
are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall,
Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and organises
a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested
in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.
WEDNESDAY CLUB FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Club provides a friendly environment where people with visual problems
can meet together and enjoy good company, interesting speakers, outings
and a delicious tea together. The Club meets on alternate
Wednesday afternoons and welcomes new members. For further information
please phone: 0121-705-3926, 01564-792724, 01564-794209 or
Details about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on The Henley Town Website
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