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HENLEY NEWS

SPECIAL JUBILEE REPORT

Campaigning for a better Henley

Edition 302 - 7th June 2012
Warwickshire Village Competitions
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Message from Chairman of the Jubilee Committee

imageWell! What a great Diamond Jubilee Weekend.

Despite the horrible weather on Sunday we still had hundreds of people enjoying themselves on the playing fields of Henley and with good weather on Saturday and Monday we had some great attendances at the Crowning of the Jubilee Queen and the Torchlight Procession and Beacon Lighting, followed by a fantastic firework display.

I would like to thank all the people who put so much effort into organising these three events through the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Committee headed up by Les Goodman, Val Johnston and Sue Osborne. Many thanks to you and all your colleagues.

Mostly though I would like to thank the residents of Henley and Beaudesert for coming along in such large numbers and participating so joyfully across the whole weekend.

It makes it all worthwhile to see such support and enjoyment from you all.

Thank you.

John Alexander
Chairman - Henley-in-Arden Diamond Jubilee Organising Committee


Proclamation & Crowning of the Jubilee Queen

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A Jubilee Proclamation was read by the Town Crier, Gordon Trinder, at the Market Cross on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

The Jubilee Queen, Edie Clarke, was then crowned at the Market Cross by Dr Douglas Bridgewater a former High Bailiff. Edie, aged 9, attends Henley in Arden C of E Primary School in Year 4.

The assembled company then moved to the new Guild Hall garden which was renamed the ‘Jubilee Garden’ by the Jubilee Queen. This was followed by a fancy dress parade and refreshments provided by the Court Leet.

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The BIG Lunch & Henley Town Party

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Despite one of the coldest and wettest June days in the last sixty years, around half of the 900 who had booked for The BIG Lunch and Henley Town Party attended.

Everyone carried on to celebrate a great event with traditional British ‘stiff upper lip’ despite the inclement weather. The video of the opening by the Town Crier shows the terrible conditions.

It will be remembered as a great success in adversity and for the outstanding perseverance of the organisers, led by Sue Osborne.

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Jubilee Garden Lunch

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The day after the garden was renamed the ‘Jubilee Garden’, there was a lunch in the garden to celebrate the renaming attended by 90 guests.

After a welcoming glass of fizz, there was a 3 course sit down lunch by Sue Dalby Catering. The weather was at its best for the celebrations for this event.

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Gallery Upstairs Jazz Afternoon

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The Gallery Upstairs held a jazz concert in their garden on Monday 4th June to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

The event was hosted by Carey Moon and featured a local Jazz Band RETROJAZ playing a selection of Blues and Folk with songs from The Great American Song Book. Pimms and strawberries were provided and donations went to Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Visitors were able to view the current exhibition “An English Summer”. The Hens’ Egg and Spoon Race was declared a winner!

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Jubilee Beacon & Fireworks

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The Diamond Jubilee celebrations were finished off in style with the lighting of the Diamond Jubilee Beacon and a great firework display atop the mount.

Hundreds of people lit torches and strode up the hill where they could see distant beacons and fireworks. The beacon was lit by Sue Westmacott and Peter Johnson.

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Princess Elizabeth steams through Leamington

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Steaming through Leamington Spa station 6201 Princess Elizabeth on her way to a staring role for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on Sunday 3rd June.

LMS Pacific No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth took centre stage when the locomotive’s whistle signaled the start of the 1,000 strong flotilla on The Thames.

Our photo at Leamington Spa was taken by one of our regular contributors, Clive Hanley of Claverdon.


The Union Flag

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Isn’t it amazing and a little bit disappointing that at this time of celebration so many do not know which way up our national flag should be. Driving home today, I noticed that the Red Lion (Claverdon), the Nags Head and the Black Swan all had their large Union Flags upside down, unless of course they are signalling that they are in distress.

Lèse majesté (an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state)

Sandy McCaskie

imageCould you please ask those that raise the Union Jack flag up on St John's Church ensure that the flag is the right way up!

The thick white diagonal bar needs to be at the top against the flagpole. The alternative is a distress sign.

Resident from Henley

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Henley Diary Dates

Articles and news stories for HENLEY NEWS should be sent to the editor@henleynews.co.uk at any time. Future diary dates should be notified to Margrit Johnson at: henleyparishnews@btinternet.com

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
June 19th is an outdoor meeting. Please be at the Market Cross by 6.30pm for a visit to Pepper Wood, Bromsgrove. If you require transport contact Dave Evason or Bob Riley.

HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
12th June an Open Evening with Tan Strong (as seen on TV with Kirsty Allsopp). Contact Angela Pinnegar, 01564 795918. Advance booking would be helpful.

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
July 21st...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

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Warwick Castle Heroes Run

Earlswood Fete

Henley Primary School Fete

Nuthurst Grange Coffee Morning

Henley Primary School Assembly

Co-op Henley - Bucket Shake

WNAA Volunteer Conference

23rd June 2012

7th July 2012

10th September 2012

26th September 2012

6th October 2012

3rd November 2012

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our group to support this vital service. Please contact Mandy Hollands

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GUILD HALL APPEAL EVENTS
For details about these events call: Dawn Leech 01564 793699

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Jun 30thRECITAL IN THE GUILD HALLBOOKING FORM
Sep 8thHEROES OF HENLEYBOOKING FORM
Sep 27thFASHION SHOW 2012BOOKING FORM

Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website

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HENLEY IN ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
Open to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Full time coach. 7 courts open throughout the year mean that there is always a court available. No need to book. Club and American Tournaments held during summer months. League matches summer and winter. For details of membership please contact Judith Mathias 01564 792378
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN
logoRotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. The Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm. New members are always welcome.
Please email
Rotarian Michael Redman
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
imageAre you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers?  We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden so why not come along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00. You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For further information contact Paula Pugh on 015647 42781 henleyinardenflowerclub@hotmail.co.uk
2011 Programme
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN ALLOTMENTS & GARDENING CLUB

imageThe Objectives of the Club are:

  • To maintain and develop facilities for gardening and allotment sites.
  • To enable members to enjoy the activity of gardening and allotments.
  • To enable a healthy and rewarding past time enriching people's lives.
  • To preserve local green spaces for the community of Henley-in-Arden.
  • To foster an allotment and gardening spirit.
  • To create synergies and alliances with other like minded organisations.

To create a network where members can communicate with each other in order to exchange ideas, exchange produce and flowers, share equipment, seek advice and help.

The HAAGC is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and membership is FREE.   Click Here for Application Form
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB
Meets every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden. The season runs from mid September to end April. A warm welcome is extended to all badminton players who may be interested in joining the club. Visitors welcome. Please contact the Chairman, Alan Barber, on 01564 793320 for further details.
HENLEY CRICKET CLUB
Henley Cricket Club fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September. We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Kevin O'Brien on 01564 794903.
Bowls ClubHENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB
meets on Monday evenings from April to September at 6.30pm and plays until it is dark. The club is situated next to the Tennis Courts at the Sports and Social club ground on the A3400 just outside Henley. The Club welcomes new members, whether beginners or established players. For further information contact John Townson 01564 792407.
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 792278
JOLLYTOTS
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning during term time between 10am and 11.45am in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley.  It is open for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. Any questions please ring Rachel on 01564 794470.
Neighbour WatchNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Coordinators. If you are aware that your area is not covered or you are willing to be a coordinator, please contact Annette Walker on 792837
image1st HENLEY & WOOTTON SCOUTS
This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on what has been a vibrant and successful scout troop. In order for it to continue to provide young people with diverse opportunities we urgently need the support of our local community. Please come forward and find out more about how you can get involved. For more information please contact Simon Cossey on: 07979 240174
Business ClubTHE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB
Holds its monthly lunchtime meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to 2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session followed by a quality lunch and an informative speaker on a business topic. Full details at swbc.co.uk
The HUB @ HENLEY
imageRecently 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.
ProbusTHE PROBUS CLUB OF BEAUDESERT
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of Henley. Visitors are most welcome and for further details please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079.
imageDE MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS
De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John Pollard on 0121 603 8577 for further details.
Bridge ClubHENLEY-IN-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the 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.
coverHENLEY FOCUS
Each month the Henley Focus contains plenty for everyone with local business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote community and charity events free of charge.
Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email
karen@henleyfocus.co.uk for more information.
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB.
Evergreen ClubMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.

WEDNESDAY CLUB FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
The Wednesday Club provides a friendly environment where people with visual problems can meet together and enjoy good company, interesting speakers, outings and a delicious tea together.  The Club meets on alternate Wednesday afternoons and welcomes new members. For further information please phone: 0121-705-3926, 01564-792724, 01564-794209 or 01564-792138.

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

www.HenleyInArden.org

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Make Henley Greener
Rotary Club
The Henley Society
Henley History
Henley in Bloom
Wild Life Society
Warwickshire College
Henley Diary
Flower Club Paula Pugh
 
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Proof ReaderJohn Garner
EditorBill Leech
Ullenhall Gardening ClubPenny Stott
WCC Trading Standards
Business
Heritage Centre
Memorial Hall
Henley High School
C of E Primary School Elaine Field
St Mary's Primary School
Drama - HADS
 
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Claverdon & RailwayClive Hanley

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