Fantastic Raffle Prizes at this year's Fashion Show
The second Henley-in-Arden Fashion Show
takes place at Warwickshire College's Atrium in the main building on
Thursday 27th. There will be many fabulous raffle prizes, some valued
at over £200. Warwickshire College has donated a Spa treatment
and 6 months gym membership.
Dawn Leech, Chamberlain of the Court Leet and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee, told Henley NEWS;
"This year, we wanted to promote all the wonderful varied boutiques in
Henley and also to include the fashion students from the Henley Centre
of Warwickshire College. I hope that the students will be further
inspired to make their careers in the fashion industry. Helen Pennells
of Warwickshire College has been fantastic and the college has really
supported this community event."
The same team
will be presenting this year's show which is being directed by Fiona
Kidd, with commentary by Lucy Lunt. Last year’s audience were
amazed by the spectacular and professional staging, with one boutique
owner remarking that the show had made the largest contribution to the
promotion of Henley Business & Tourism in living memory.
£16 ea can be bought on the night at the door - Thursday 27th September.
Doors open at 7pm with a cash bar and the show starts at 7.30 pm.
Town Dinner 2012
The Annual Town Dinner,
hosted by the Court Leet, was held at the Memorial Hall on Saturday
22nd September. The dinner is a celebration of the contribution made by
the various voluntary organisations to the running of the town.
Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal, prepared in her own inimitable style by Sue Dalby and her team, with entertainment by Retrojaz who provided music throughout the evening.
generosity of many local businesses and members of the Court Leet a
magnificent raffle was held, with the proceeds from the evening around
£850 being equally divided between the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Henley School Mini-bus Appeal.
The highlight of the evening was the Rotary Club Community Award which this year was presented to Mrs Jan Crathorne for her unstinting work for the Henley War Memorial Trust. A well deserved award for a very hard working member of the community.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who attended and supported the evening.
Henley Rotary Club
Community Award 2012
Rotarian Alan James presents the Rotary 2012 Community Award to Jan Crathorne
neither wanted nor expected recognition such as this, but am truly
grateful to those who put my name forward. To become part of a
community you have to 'join in' and through volunteering I have made
many wonderful friends, all of whom are equally deserving of this
Thank you very much.
The Hub@Henley Community Centre Sports
Waiting for their turn on the bouncy castle
15th September supporters, volunteers, staff and friends and the
residents of Henley came together to celebrate the first four months of
the rescue plan for the town’s community centre. The event was
attended by County Councillor Mike Perry and the High Bailiff John
Tristram. The Youth Club took the opportunity to run the
children’s races that were planned for the Queen’s Jubilee
Big Lunch which as everyone will remember was cancelled because of the
occasion the sun shone on us as family and friends enjoyed a lovely
day. Tim and his family provided a delicious barbeque, The Henley
Community First Responders demonstrated their equipment, Surestart and
Parenting Project were there to talk to families about their provision
at the centre and the ubiquitous bouncy castle kept the children
actively amused for hours. At the conclusion of the event the children
who had successfully competed in the races received their Gold, Silver
and Bronze medals from the High Bailiff who discriminated against the
boys by only kissing the girls! We were all thrilled to meet Sara
Clarke, a local resident, who had been chosen to run the Paralympic
Torch Relay. She brought along the silver torch for us all to see and
hold; many photos were taken of adults and children proudly holding
this historic artifact.
main celebration was the fact that the centre had survived, entirely
due to the massive support given by the town. The business sponsorship
scheme had been a great success generating £5,000, the personal
sponsorship looks like producing £6,000 over the year with many
residents giving small amounts every month. Warwickshire County Council
and Stratford District Council gave huge support.
If the centre
is to continue and expand to meet the vision expressed by the town then
fund raising will have to be relentless and continuous. We are
appealing to every organisation in the town to help us. If you were one
of those who spent time with us on Saturday you will have realised that
The Hub makes a superb venue for a family party, sturdy design,
comfortable furniture, excellent kitchen and many activities already in
a visit to discuss your family needs. Bookings for Christmas Parties
when the centre will be decorated have already been taken.
CHILDREN’S RACES RESULTS
Egg & Spoon Race
Gold – Tomas Barnard Silver – Florence Aldred Bronze – Amy Westwood
Gold – Tomas Barnard & Guy Anderson Silver- Matthew Collins & Jamie Barnard
Bronze – Tyler & Ned
Gold- Tomas Barnard Silver- Finley Crathorne Bronze – Amy Westwood
Gold – Matthew Collins, Guy Anderson & Tomas Barnard
Silver – George Crathorne, Ewan Crathorne & Dave Crathorne
Bronze – Lizzy, Joe & Dad
(Little One’s) Gold – Amy Westwood Silver – Holly McCluskie Bronze – Isabel Binns
(Big One’s)Gold – Jamie Barnard Silver Tomas Barnard Bronze – Guy Anderson
Don’t Get Wet
Gold – Jamie Barnard & Tomas Barnard
1st - Joe, Silver - Amy, Bronze - Ewan
Anyone wishing to support the Hub or book a party should contact Peter Crathorne the Chairman 01564795470: 07974573582: email@example.com
Henley-in-Bloom wins Silver Gilt award
The new Diamond Jubilee Garden commended by the judges
Heart of England in Bloom awarded Henley-in-Bloom a Silver Gilt award in the Small Town Category for 2012.
The Areas of Achievement mentioned in their report were:
- The large number of containers throughout the High Street
- The Guild Hall Gardens beautifully maintained
- Very neat and tidy grass verges in Arden Road
- Seasonal and permanent planted borders by the volunteers in Arden Road
- The quite unique allotment site
- The annual hanging basket competition
- The introduction of the new self watering barrier planters in the High Street
- Well maintained railings at the Market Cross
- The litter pickers along the route even in the appalling weather
- The garden in a tray Primary Schools’ competition
- The donated mini bus, highly decorated, used for watering
- The very well organised water rota, something that other groups could learn from.
Gilt award stands for achieving 75-84% marks from the judges’
inspection and is considered to be a potential Gold award winner in the
future. The judging took place on one of the most inhospitable days
this year. Well done to Ginny Matheou and her team. Wellesbourne was
the Gold winner this year.
Retirements at the Medical Centre
Henley Medical Centre
announces the retirement of 2 of their longest team members: – Dr
John Jacques, senior partner and Glenn Snell, Practice Nurse for Older
Both Dr Jacques and Glenn have worked at the medical centre for over 30
years. They both joined the practice as young professionals and
have witnessed a number of changes both within the NHS and the
Over the last 30 years both Dr Jacques and Glenn have helped and
supported hundreds of patients within our community. I am sure everyone
wishes them both a long, happy and healthy retirement.
Dr Kwok will join the team of doctors at Henley Medical Centre at the
beginning of October 2012 and will take over the list from Dr Jacques.
He joins the practice after working for the last 13 months as a GP in
Solihull. Dr Kwok was born and bred in Coventry and is a graduate of
University of Birmingham Medical School. He is a young enthusiastic
doctor who is looking forward to working within the surgery for many
years to come.
His interests include playing the piano and photography. He also enjoys
participating in a number of sports including tennis, badminton and
Amanda Taylor, Practice Manager reporting
JK Rowling's new novel published this Thursday
Called The Casual Vacancy, it's set in a seemingly idyllic English town, but all is not well. When fortysomething resident Barry Fairbrother dies, leaving a vacant seat on the parish council, a tangle of warring relations will be revealed, as a hotly fought bye-election battle commences ….
Rowling has written seven Harry Potter books, and sold more than 450m
copies, so her first novel for adults comes weighted with much
expectancy. She thought of the Harry Potter idea on a train, she
thought of this one on a plane, she tells today's Guardian.
thought: local election!, " says the celebrated author. " And I just
knew. I had that totally physical response you get to an idea that you
know will work. It's a rush of adrenaline, it's chemical. I had it with
Harry Potter and I had it with this. So that's how I know."
England's West Country, The Casual Vacancy begins with the death of a
parish councillor called Barry, a man who came from a dysfunctional
council estate called The Fields. The powerful middle class lobby of
the village in question wish to see Barry's seat won this time around
by a councillor who shares their corrosive disdain for The Fields. The
ultimate aim is a majority vote to shift the dreaded place to a
In the course
of the story, we meet Fields resident Terri Weedon, a prostitute and
drug addict, struggling to hold on to her three-year-old son, Robbie.
Her teenage daughter, Krystal has known only one adult friend in her
life, the late Barry.
passing leaves Krystal deeply vulnerable. The story takes a barbed pot
shot at the busybody elites who claim to know what's best for everyone
"How many of
us are able to expand our minds beyond our own personal experience? So
many people, certainly people who sit around the cabinet table, say,
'Well, it worked for me' or, 'This is how my father managed it' - these
trite catchphrases - and the idea that other people might have had such
a different life experience that their choices and beliefs and
behaviours would be completely different from your own seems to escape
a lot of otherwise intelligent people, " Rowling tells The Guardian.
"The poor are
discussed as this homogeneous mash, like porridge. The idea that they
might be individuals, and be where they are for very different, diverse
reasons, again seems to escape some people."
phenomenally snobby society," says the author, "and it's such a rich
seam. The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and
it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes
the middle classes so funny."
The Casual Vacancy on the JPC
Bye-election set for 15th November
Cllr Greg Jones, one of the Henley Independent Councillors elected in May 2012, has resigned from the Joint Parish Council.
A spokesman for Stratford District Council told Henley NEWS
that more than 10 requests have been received for an election which has
now be set for 15th November. If it is an uncontested bye-election, the
cost will be £100. If there is a contested election then the cost
will be approx £800.
Mike Willmott, Chairman of the Henley Independents, had the highest number of votes in the May parish council election of those who were not elected. The Henley Independents gained the 2,223 votes compared with the present ruling group's 2,130.
Roger Hubbocks, the previous Chairman who failed to get re-elected in the May election, has told Henley NEWS that he will be a candidate.
Henley NEWS has also learned that there may also be a candidate from Henley RAID (Henley Residents Against Inappropriate Development). This new group has been formed to fight against the encroachment of the green belt and the proposed car park at the north end of the town.
The Henley Independents Manifesto
The Henley Independents
will be continuing their campaign to restore efficiency and economy to
the Joint Parish Council, which currently spends three times as much as
comparable parish councils, with over 50% of the income being spent on
The Henley Independents represent the interests of all the community.
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Sharon jumps for Myton Hospice
18th of August Sharon Jones, an employee at the Co-op in the High
Street, completed a tandem sky drive at Hinton in the Hedges airfield
near Banbury to raise £2,300 for Myton Hospice, this year's
chosen local charity for the Henley Co-op.
Crier Gordon Trinder announced the handover by Sharon of £1,900
crisp notes to Anita Burrows from the Myton Hospice watched by Co-op
colleagues Paul Whelan, Store Manager, Jane Stanley, Team Leader, and
Jonathan Harris, Operations Manager.
and her fund raising team would like to thank the community for their
overwhelming support and the staff at Hinton Airfield especially Andy
Ford, her tandem partner, for making the day both safe and memorable.
Angels visit Henley in large numbers
High Bailiff John Tristam with representatives from sponsors Opus Land, Lodders Solicitors
and members of the congregation at the opening
Angels exhibition in St Johns Church has got off to a good start with a
steady flow of visitors seen walking around the church admiring the
exhibits and collecting the free descriptive literature.
The exhibition was officially opened by our High Bailiff John Tristam
on Friday 14th September and will run until Friday 16th November
Our Rector John Ganjavi said "There are some 60 paintings on display,
some quite small but others almost 12 feet high and they make a
colourful and attractive addition to our lovely church. However the
angels are not just confined to the church, the exhibition has become a
real town event with some 11 High Street retailers and businesses
taking part and displaying an angel in their premises. Several local
newspapers have already covered the story and I was also interviewed by
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire who were fascinated by the exhibition
and the participation by local business community. We are hoping that
visitors to the exhibition will also spend time walking down the High
Street and enjoying the amenities of our lovely town."
Entry to the exhibition is free, and in addition the angels can also be seen in the following businesses in the town:
Ice Cream Parlour, John Cranmer Estate Agents, Dukes Stationery &
Print, CO-OP Supermarket, Mills the Butchers, One Stop Shop, Lemon Tree
Florist, Henley Bakery, John Earle Estate Agents, Ironing
Maidens, Westmacotts Sandwiches and Shirlee Ladies Fashion.
Henley Tennis Serves up a Double Header
Henley Tennis Club
recently hosted its ‘Mini Green Club’ and ‘16 and
Under Mixed Doubles’ tournaments. The Mini Green competition,
open to children 10 and under, was won by Alex Evans beating last
year’s Mini Orange winner, Louis Walsh. The match was closely
fought with plenty of rallies going over 30 shots, it eventually
finished 4 – 2 to Alex.
& under Mixed Doubles saw some tough competition with six pairs
taking part. There were some spirited, closely fought matches in
glorious sunshine. The eventual victors were the brother and sister duo
Edward and Izzy Hardy who narrowly beat George Redwood and Emma
Hancocks in a tie-break.
Neil Supperstone said ‘their was a great atmosphere at the club
with some really close matches and it was encouraging to see so many
youngsters playing and competing on the same day.’
is launching a new Monday junior club night, so to find out more about
the different opportunities, and the chance of discovering the next
Andy Murray, please contact Neil Supperstone on 07912 664426 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clive Corrie reporting
Diamond Jubilee Henley Telephone Directory
Registrations Close at the end of THIS Month
now have a large number telephone numbers and registration of the FREE
entries for the listings close at the end of this month.
Unfortunately, we cannot use the previous editions, so if residents want to be included they must provide us with their details.
Please will you encourage all your friends and neighbours to register.
If they do not have access to a computer, they can use the attached manual input form.
Karen Topham-Steel and Bill Leech
Click Here to register your FREE LISTING (Business or Residential)
Christmas Market 2012
Last year saw the first Christmas Market in the Guildhall Garden following the Christmas Street Light Switch-on.
The market raised over £500 for Acorns.
year we hope to do even better and the chosen charities for 2012 are
Warwick Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Nurses. Stalls will include
“Lemon Tree Flowers”, “Maggies Cup Cakes &
Sweets”, tasty hot baps from “Mills the Butcher”,
Crafts, mulled wine, hot chocolate, Tombola and Kids Lucky Dip.
The Alcester Silver Band will continue to play Christmas songs in the Guildhall Garden.
So please come along on Saturday 1st December following the carols at the Market Cross and “Step into Christmas”.
Carol Robson reporting
Group Photo in Aid of Breast Cancer
like to invite ladies who are having or have had treatment for Breast
Cancer along to the Guildhall on Saturday 20th October at 10.30 am to
take a group photograph. This will be a lighthearted affair and it will
give the girls a chance to have a chat over a coffee and a cake. I
would like to use the photograph as the basis for an article in the
November edition of Henley News.
from personal experience the support network at Warwick and Coventry
hospitals and that with their help we begin to live a normal life once
So please come along …… call me on 01564 792041 if you can make it …. Thanks.
The government’s plans to privatise NHS
doctors are forming a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for the area.
They’re going to get new powers to decide what health services
you and your neighbours are able to access and who provides them.
Whether it’s treatment for diabetes, skin conditions, a broken
arm or depression, companies like Virgin Care and Serco are circling,
ready to bid for contracts by promising to slash costs.
doctors on the local CCG will be under pressure from the government to
hand out contracts to private companies. There is now a chance to ask
local doctors to use their new powers not to privatise it. If you
disagree with these changes, you can you petition to your local CCG at: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/CCG-petition
Another Road Traffic Collision in Ullenhall
were taken to hospital, one by air ambulance, after the car they were
in collided with a tree near Oldberrow Manor, Ullenhall shortly after
5.30pm on Saturday 22nd. A paramedic area support officer attended in a
rapid response vehicle along with two ambulance crews and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver, a
man in his sixties had a serious head injury as well as pelvic, chest
and leg injuries. He was also trapped in his car. He was freed from the
vehicle, a pelvic splint was applied. Advanced emergency trauma care
was given by the doctor who was on board the Warwickshire and
Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and he was flown to University Hospital
Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The car’s front seat passenger, a man in his thirties, had
managed to get out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of ambulance
crews. He had pains to his ribs and an arm. He was taken by land
ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital.”
New Helipad for Air Ambulance
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
(WNAA) was delighted to land on a professionally constructed helipad
for the first time in two years yesterday (17th September).
past two years the lifesaving helicopter has had to land on the grass
nearby to their airbase at Coventry airport as the Charity has not had
the funds available to resurface their damaged helipad. However, thanks
to the generous help of two local businesses, the helipad has now been
resurfaced and is back in use once more.
based business Travis Perkins, a corporate partner of WNAA who has
already raised over £58,000 for the Charity, provided the
materials at cost price and Bedford based firm Polycote UK provided the
labour for free. In total the two organisations saved WNAA
approximately £9,000 - which is the equivalent to seven precious
about why his firm decided to help the Charity out, Neil Humphris, UK
Sales Manager for Polycote UK, said: "We were delighted to help out
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. The crew work
tirelessly to save countless lives in our local community, so this was
our way of giving something back. It was a pleasure to work in
conjunction with Travis Perkins to provide a much needed facility for a
rescue service that doesn't get the recognition it needs."
receives no Government or National Lottery and therefore rely entirely
on the generosity from members of the public and businesses such as
Travis Perkins and Polycote UK to help fund their lifesaving service
and the resurfacing of the helipad will be of real benefit to the
Tuley, WNAA Pilot, said: "It makes such a difference having a proper
helipad to land on, especially with winter coming up. It's vital that
we have a nice surface that will stay firm despite the weather; unlike
the conditions we have had to put up with where the grass quickly gets
wet and muddy. As well as being far better to keep the helicopter on a
flat surface when we're not flying, it will make it far easier and
quicker for us to complete our maintenance checks.
big advantage of our new helipad is that it is closer to the airbase.
This makes it less time to get to the helicopter, quicker to get
airborne and will provide the ultimate result - getting our lifesaving
pre-hospital care to the scene of an accident as fast and as safely as
Last year WNAA attended over 1,000 rescue missions, so yesterday's landing will be the first of many on the helipad.
Spanish Evening in aid of Air Ambulance
The Henley and District Volunteers will be holding a Spanish Evening
in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 20th October to raise funds for our
local Air Ambulance which helps Henley residents on a regular basis.
important local charity receives no funding from public funds or the
National Lottery. It even has to pay VAT on the fuel for the helicopter.
evening will include a 3 course meal with entertainment provided by a
genuine Flamenco Dancer accompanied by a Spanish Guitar.
Tickets are available on-line at:
or call Wendy Willmott on 07919 813097
Bizarre crimes in ancient Warwickshire
Jonathan Dovey (right) studies documents with Mike Honnoraty, Herald of Warwick Court Leet,
and Sam Collenette, Archives and Historic Environment Manager
Dovey, Henley's historian and the Court Leet's Butter and Bread
Weigher, was invited as a representative of the Henley Court Leet along
with representatives from the Warwick & Alcester Court Leets to
view the Manorial Court Records at the Warwickshire Archive. There are
now only 32 Court Leets remaining in the country and Warwickshire is
fortunate to have 3 of the surviving Courts.
The selling of shoes before 1pm, playing tennis and not going to church
on a Sunday were all considered crimes in ancient Warwickshire
documents have been unearthed stipulating these strange laws in the
county during the late Middle Ages. Historians spent six months
collating the records and putting them on to an online database. They
can now be viewed on the internet for the first time on the National Archives' Manorial Documents Register.
who play away from home might want to consider the punishment meted out
for similar indiscretions hundreds of years ago in Warwickshire. While
adultery in this day and age might end up in the divorce courts, women
guilty of such a crime during the late Middle Ages were forced to
endure a very unusual form of retribution - reciting a humiliating
ditty while sitting backwards on a ram, holding its tail. This is just
one of many punishments that were routinely handed out in Warwickshire
for activities banned in the county for more than six centuries. And
many of the offences themselves would now be considered equally
include laws against selling shoes before 1pm as well as playing tennis
and bowls - 'crimes' which were punishable by a 40 pence fine.
Bettridge, Manorial Documents Project Officer for Warwickshire County
Council, said: 'People were fined for playing bowls in Temple Balsall
in the 1620s. It was more a question of social order. People
weren’t keen on [other] people getting together in large groups
and necessarily enjoying themselves. I think it was a question of
social control that they didn’t want people to be wasting their
time on what they thought were frivolous things.
tennis was banned from the streets of Atherstone, Warwickshire, while
ale house haunters who did not attend church were fined under charges
issued by 17th Century Courts.'
Charges issued by 17th century Court Leets include: a pain (fine) on tanners and shoemakers that they offer not wares to sell before one of the clock in the afternoon.
Another law reads: The churchwardens to search for ale house haunters and others that come not to church on Sunday on pain of 10s.
Ryder, Head of Localities and Community Safety said: 'These records
contain a rich and fascinating history about life in Warwickshire in
the late middle ages. The database will signpost people to the relevant
sources and will help to bring medieval history to everyone’s
Collenette, the County Council’s Archives and Historic
Environment Manager, added: 'They’re quite difficult records to
use and a lot of them are in Latin. And because of the age of them the
records are in difficult handwriting. They are the only source that
will give people detailed information about medieval life in villages.'
Car Park Debate
I have just read Henley News and note with interest the proposal for the 100 capacity coach and car park.
I correct in assuming that the former District Councillor L Marshall
has a vested interest because his home will overlook it? What a pity he
didn't show as much concern for the original proposals to build on the
Market site in 2007. I realise that he was in a position as a
councillor of claiming not to be able to comment on the plans during
the consultation stages but he was very supportive of the plans in
particular the high density social housing aspects. That would have
resulted in almost double the number of properties that have now been
built or are being built there.
After the mass public outcry did he then not turn tail and try to claim credit for the plans being withdrawn?
Is it now a case of NIMBY?
As for the conduct of the chairman of the JPC after disclosing an interest, well that doesn't surprise me.
Let Henley become a town and rid themselves of this dysfunctional parish council once and for all.
Mike Faulkner - Resident
Invitation to visit Bletchley Park
Monday November 12th. from 9.30 am till 5.30pm
Henley Rotary Club has organised a visit to this fascinating and historic war time establishment near Milton Keynes.
one of our Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is
undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there
is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out
the tales of spies and strategic deception. You may even be the one to
discover the map to genius mathematician Alan Turing's silver,
supposedly buried in or near Bletchley Park.
are more than enough different activities and exhibitions to occupy
everyone for the whole day, from wartime toys to working computers.
There's a wartime mini cinema and an outstanding Churchill collection.
a look inside the ornate Victorian Mansion that was headquarters to
intelligence staff during the War. Wander by the Lake, relax and
observe the wildlife. And there's much much more
has a few places available on the coach and would be happy to welcome
anyone who has an interest in World War II history to come along. You
would be made most welcome.
£35 includes Johnsons coach, coffee on arrival, hot lunch and
afternoon tea with guided tours of the estate before and after lunch.
Car parking available at Johnsons coach yard.
Contact John Latham if you or any friends would like to join us for the day. John.email@example.com Phone 01564 795239
Seven a day to keep those winter bugs away….
all heard the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but you
need to eat more than an apple a day to keep those winter bugs at bay.
Researchers have found significant links between our immune function
and the food we eat. People eating a healthy well balanced diet and
exercising regularly tend to have fewer colds and bugs than those who
healthy well-balanced diet means eating lean proteins (chicken, fish,
beans and pulses) complex carbohydrates (wholegrain breads, pastas and
rice) and between five and seven portions of fruit and vegetables a
day. As well as being an excellent source of vitamins and minerals,
fruit and vegetables are also rich in anti-oxidants. These are
essential for combating free radicals and can significantly reduce the
risk of heart disease, strokes and certain cancers.
the right amount of vegetables and fruit can seem like an uphill
struggle but introducing a little and often can soon add up to your
five a day.
- start the day with a glass of fruit or vegetable juice.
fruit to your cereal or blend with your protein shake, or if
you’re treating yourself to a cooked breakfast include tomatoes,
mushrooms or beans.
- swap biscuits for a healthy snack of fruit and seeds or nuts mid morning and mid afternoon.
- with lunch or dinner always include at least 2 portions of vegetable or a side salad.
- add extra vegetables and beans or pulses to stews and sauces.
- and when having dessert have a fruit based one.
organic where you can as the vitamin and mineral content is higher than
non-organic, but as a failsafe you can compliment your diet with a
vitamin supplement to make sure you’re getting all the right
Stephanie Boyle reporting
Boyle is a wellness coach and Herbalife Independent Distributor and can
help with weight loss, improved energy and vitality. For further
information or a free wellness check call 07825 999122 or visit www.feelgreattoday.org
Wootton Park - Events and Business Centre
Wootton Park is located on the Wootton Wawen to Alcester road
What do Alpacas, Glamping Pods and 360 beautiful acres all have in common?
the answer is, they can all be seen from the office windows at Wootton
Park Events and Business Centre and this could be your view too as
there are offices available!
Park offers a unique opportunity for businesses of all sizes to work in
a peaceful and productive environment in Wootton Wawen. The Business
Centre is a sympathetic restoration of mature farm buildings that blend
beautifully with the environment. The offices are located in Victorian,
red-brick buildings which have been re-developed to a high standard
while maintaining all the traditional features and character. They are
located at the end of a long and elegant driveway, which adds to the
tranquility and security of the site.
The office accommodation is split into three main buildings:
The Great Barn and Coach House
The Great Barn, consists of approximately 3,600 sq ft of office space
which can be split into smaller units if required. It is the first
building your clients will see as they arrive and it provides an
impressive frontage to the Business Centre. Much care was taken in the
conversion to provide the best working environment while retaining the
original character features.
Red Poll Barn
Red Poll Barn has been sympathetically renovated and restored. We
lowered the car park to ensure the landscaped grounds and fields
remained in full view. A short flight of steps brings you up to the
imposing glazed full height main entrance, with offices on either side,
with stairs leading to the 1st floor.
The Courtyard is a range of smaller offices from 300 sq ft. Most
include their own kitchen facilities and are individually metered for
electricity. The offices have been finished to the same high standards
throughout and they are ideal for smaller businesses which require a
productive working environment and an impressive facility to promote
business to clients.
Park offers a unique working environment with virtually all offices
having views over the rolling countryside or our landscaped grounds
which include a small lake.
- Free and plentiful parking
- Broadband Internet (with Fibre Optics on their way)
- Rural setting, peaceful environment
- Easily accessible, with little local traffic
- Excellent access to motorways
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There was no meeting in August but members enjoyed a day out in Worcester during August followed by a tea in Harvington.
our normal rendition of Jerusalem we followed this with 15 minutes keep
fit with Wendy and the business side of the meeting. After
refreshments, we listened to the speaker for our September meeting,
Moore is a blue badge guide whose talk was on The Jewellery Quarter.
The talk was illustrated with photographs of the many Georgian
buildings with the workshops behind, the catacombs of Key Hill cemetery
and many other famous landmarks. We were also were told the importance
of the Colmore family and Matthew Bolton, who played their part in the
history of the Jewellery Quarter. Mary concluded by stating that
nowadays, the Jewellery Quarter produces 40% of all the jewellery made
in the UK. It is also home to the world's largest Assay Office, which
hallmarks around 12 million items a year.
Mary was thanked for her most interesting talk.
June Mathers reporting
Visit to the Sikh Temple in Leamington Spa
Henley and Beaudesert Society
members of the Society were privileged to visit the Sikh Temple in
Leamington Spa. The Temple was only completed in October 2009 and
serves the communities not only of Leamington, but also Warwick,
Stratford and Banbury amongst others.
is an imposing and very attractive building and we were shown round by
a most charming member of the Temple who made us extremely welcome,
explaining and answering all our questions in a disarmingly frank and
engaging manner. We were guided in the observance of the correct
protocol, which included, as a mark of respect, the wearing of modest
attire, the removal of our shoes on entering the prayer halls and
covering one’s head. The building is on four floors with the top
two floors being prayer halls. In the prayer halls, a priest would be
reciting, in Punjabi, readings from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the
collective writings from the founders of Sikhism (Gurus) and other
enlightened souls. A reading, once started covers the whole book of
1430 pages and typically takes three days. It is done in shifts of two
hours by a team of priests. If no one is in the prayer hall, the
reading is silent but as soon as anyone enters, the reading continues
aloud. A bedroom located near the reading rostrum contains beds with
white coverings, surprisingly not for the priest but for the Sri Guru
Granth Sahib Ji. (The book is treated as if it were the Guru himself.)
On Sundays, attendances of 1,500 people are commonplace. There are no
statues or pictures in the prayer halls.
learned that Sikh in the Punjabi language means a
‘disciple’, and Sikhs are therefore disciples of the Guru.
Sikhi was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in 1469 who passed on his
teachings to nine consecutive successors, the tenth Guru dying in 1708.
Today the Sikh religion has over 25 million followers and is the
world’s fifth largest religion. Sikhi is a very tolerant religion
and emphasises that the most important thing is not which faith one
follows, but the remembrance of God at all times and the leading of a
decent and honourable life. Sikhi preaches a message of truthful
living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions
and blind rituals. Sikhi teaches that there are five cardinal vices:
lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment and pride. It is stressed that a
Sikh should balance work, worship and charity, and should defend the
rights of all creatures, and in particular, fellow human beings. Sikhi
preaches that people of different races, religions or sexes are all
equal in the eyes of God.
were all most impressed by the warmth of our greeting and at no time
were we made to feel uncomfortable as non-Sikhs. Indeed, all people are
welcome to drop in at any time the Temple is open. In particular food
is always offered, and we gratefully partook of some excellent
vegetarian fare. The provision of free food at the temple is an
important aspect of Sikhism. It was most refreshing to find such
openness in discussing Sikh beliefs and their overwhelming tolerance of
people from other backgrounds and beliefs. Indeed, their overriding
philosophy is that all people of whatever race or creed belong to one
community, the community of man.
Andrew Yarwood reporting
Volunteer wanted by War Memorial Trust
Internal Finance Examiner
- an internal finance examiner, who will be a member of the finance
sub-committee meeting four times a year. The post carries a duty to
monitor and review the expenditure and record-keeping of the four
constituent activity groups of the Trust. It is anticipated that this
could be achieved with an additional 4 meetings, one with each
individual group per year.
holder would also be invited to attend the four Trustees’
meetings each year if they wished. He or she will also deputise for the
treasurer if required.
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Black Swan in CAMRA's good beer guide 2013
The Black Swan is celebrating after being included in the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide 2013 - 40th anniversary edition.
The Black Swan appears in the guide along with 4,500 UK pubs serving
the best real ale, voted for by over 125,000 CAMRA members.
Licencees Ian & Linda Jackson are delighted to receive this
recognition. Ian said: "Real ale is a vital part of the British pub and
we are delighted to be celebrated in the guide."
Andy Slee, Punch Taverns director, said: "I would like to congratulate
the Black Swan for being one of the best real ale pubs in the UK and in
making it into CAMRA's Good Beer Guide. It's a fantastic achievement
and we are very proud of Ian & Linda's hard work and
Many of Ian and Linda’s Wednesday night regulars said the award was very well deserved.
John Garner's Business Column
New pensions regulations coming into force on 1st October!
wrote exactly a year ago about the new regulations and now the date is
upon us – though fortunately if you’re a small business (i.e.
with less than 250 employees) you have a bit longer before you need to
businesses were going to have to enrol by October 2012 – imagine
what chaos there would have been. Sensibly this requirement has been
pushed back: for companies with 50-249 staff they will have to enrol
between April 2014 and April 2015, for those with 30-49 staff between
August and October 2015 and for those with under 30 staff between
January 2016 and April 2017. The last tranche will involve
newly-created companies and will be completed in October 2017.
means is that employees will automatically take part in their company
pension scheme (which all companies with more than 50 employees will be
obliged to provide) and contributions will be taken from their
salaries. Employers will have to contribute to this of course (well,
what did you expect?) just like a conventional company pension scheme.
Companies which already have a defined benefits pension scheme will be
exempt from joining this new scheme.
You will begin
to hear the term ”auto-enrolment”: this means that
employees will be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme unless
they specifically opt out so the onus is upon employees to say they
don’t want to join rather than what you might expect. This is
because the government wants all employees to have an occupational
pension and not have to rely solely on the state pension.
enrolment legislation sets out various legal requirements that must be
met in relation to the opt-out process. In particular:
- an employee
can only opt-out after they have become an active member of an
automatic enrolment scheme and received the automatic enrolment
information from their employer (which will inform them of their rights
and the importance of saving for retirement);
- if an
employee wants to opt-out, they must do so by giving a valid
‘opt-out notice’ to their employer, within the opt-out
window. An opt-out notice must not be included with the automatic
enrolment information that is provided to the employee by the employer.
Instead, the employee should be directed to the trustees or provider of
the scheme to obtain the opt-out notice (unless the scheme’s
administrative functions are expressly delegated to the sponsoring
employer in the scheme’s trust deed and rules);
- the opt-out
notice must be in writing (which can be by email) and it must contain
certain information including statements warning the worker that if
they opt-out they will lose their right to employer contributions and
that they may have a lower income in retirement as a result;
- the opt-out
notice must be dated and signed by the worker (or contain a statement,
where it is in an electronic format, that it was submitted by the job
employer must keep the original opt-out notice (or an electronic copy)
and the trustees or scheme provider must retain details of the opt-out,
including the worker’s details and the date on which the scheme
was notified about the opt-out, for a minimum of 4 years (although in
practice records should be retained for longer than this).
employers cannot induce a job holder to opt-out of an automatic
enrolment scheme, for example, by offering them an incentive, such as a
higher salary, in return for opting out of the scheme.
So you can see it’s pretty complicated already – and it hasn’t got started yet! You can read the rules at:
www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/pensions-reform-pension-schemes-v4.pdf if you have the time.
that the new Minimum Wage rates come into force on 1st October.
I’ll list these in detail in the next issue of Henley News.
John Garner - Business Correspondent
Warnings from Trading Standards
Car Clamping Banned on Private Land
1st October 2012, car clamping will be banned on private land.
Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service is hoping
that the new law and appeals system that seeks to regulate parking on
private land will reduce the number of parking ticket and clamping
complaints they receive each year. From the 1st October 2012, the
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 will prohibit clamping and removal of
vehicles parked on private land without lawful authority.
Boiler Cover Hard Sell
A Warwickshire consumer reported to the Trading Standards Service
receiving an aggressive hard sell phone call from someone who had
claimed her boiler cover had run out. This raised the
householder’s suspicions immediately as she had never had boiler
The caller then went to describe how costly a boiler breakdown would be
and offered breakdown cover with discounts for over 50s. Payments were
to be made via PayPal on an amateur website.
Consumers are advised to carefully weigh up the cost and benefit of
appliance breakdown cover and only buy from reputable businesses.
‘Sky Loyalty Team’ Call
A Milverton resident and NHW member reported to the Trading Standards
Service receiving a telephone call from the 'Sky TV Loyalty Team'
stating they were offering loyal customers special terms.
They asked for the householder’s full name to which he gave them
false first and second names but used his own initials, to which they
replied 'thanks for confirming that' and could he now supply his
address? He said no and put the phone down. He then rang Sky to ask if
they had such a programme as Loyalty and they confirmed that they did
not and would look into it.
Rogue businesses who want to sign up unsuspecting Sky customers to
over-priced and unnecessary extended warranty plans for Sky equipment
often pretend they are calling from Sky.
Further Microsoft Scams
Warwickshire Trading Standards are again warning consumers to beware of
unexpected phone calls from fraudsters claiming to represent Microsoft.
Rugby and Southam residents paid £129 for anti-virus software that was actually free open source security software.
Microsoft do not make unsolicited calls to consumers. Never allow
anyone you don’t know or trust to take control of your PC and
download software on to it.
For more information on PC security, visit: www.getsafeonline.org.uk
Business Crime Booklet Scam
Warwickshire businesses are warned to beware after some reported
receiving a crime safety booklet containing an advert for their
business and an invoice for £250.
Bogus invoices are often sent by rogue publishing companies who hope they will be paid without question.
For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/8rexdcr
More information is available on our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/
Simon Cripwell, Senior Information Officer, Trading Standards Service
Warwickshire County Council
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE ANGELS EXHIBITION?
Please visit and enjoy. In addition we are also having two evening
meetings on 18th October when the subject is Guardian Angels and 25th
October on Archangels.
HENLEY GUILD HALL APPEAL – FASHION SHOW
27th September 2012 at 7pm at Warwickshire College, Henley. Featuring
this season's new arrivals at Henley’s boutiques. Tickets cost
£16 each from www.henleynews.co.uk/fashion or phone 01564 793699
Saturday 13th October at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane in
aid of Church Funds. Tables of 4 needed. Tickets cost £6 per
person and include a Ploughman's Supper. Details from Daphne Jones.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - 24TH November.
This year’s Bazaar will be bigger and better than in previous
years. It will be open from 11.00am to 3.00pm when we will be providing
hot lunches consisting of jacket potatoes with home-made chilli and/or
cheese. Also be serving mince pies to have with a cup of tea or coffee.
There will be an increased range of stalls including books, china and
glass, bric a brac, jewellery, gifts, raffles, toys, tombolas,
handicrafts, preserves, cosmetics, cakes and “Good as New”
clothes to wear during the Festive Season. Father Christmas will be in
his splendid Grotto once again, with presents for young children. Come
and pay him a visit! Donations for any of the stalls will be most
gratefully received in the coming weeks, and a box will be available at
the back of St John’s Church for these donations. Contact either
Daphne Jones (01926 843515) or Barbara Colclough (01564 793710) for
more details about the bazaar.
Singalong with Simon Halsey on Saturday 1st December.
HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Tuesday October 16th Ray Charlton will tell us about "Tasmania and New
Zealand", all are welcome to join us from 7.45pm in the Baptist Church
Mike and Pat Ledbury will be entertaining us with "Confessions of a
Morris Man" at our meeting on Tuesday 2nd October from 7.30pm in the
Memorial Hall. Visitors are welcome to join us. Why not come along and
find out about our other activities - Theatre visits, Patchwork &
UFOs , monthly walks and social get togethers. Telephone 792488
THE HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
Our next meeting is on Thursday 18th October in the Baptist Church Hall
at 8.00 pm when Liam D’Arcy Brown will give a talk on ‘The
Grand Canal of China’. Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Further details from Pat Kench on 795419.
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
Vanessa Higgins a floral decoration entitled ‘I’m in the mood’. Tickets on the door £5.00.
ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB
27th November Howard Drury (Writer and Horticultural Broadcaster) will
be talking on ‘Madeira and its gardens and people’.
CHRISTMAS MARKET 2012
Last year saw the first Christmas Market in the Guildhall Garden
following the Christmas Street Light Switch-on. The market raised over
£500 for Acorns. This year we hope to do even better and the
chosen charities for 2012 are Warwick Breast Cancer Care &
Macmillan Nurses. Stalls will include “Lemon Tree Flowers”,
“Maggies Cup Cakes & Sweets”, tasty hot baps from
“Mills the Butcher”, Crafts, mulled wine, hot chocolate,
Tombola and Kids Lucky Dip. The Alcester Silver Band will continue to
play Christmas songs in the Guildhall Garden.
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.
Diary Dates for WARWICKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE - Henley & District Volunteers
Warwick Castle Heroes Run 2012
Henley Primary School Fete
Henley Co-op Bucket Shake
Taste of Spain - Memorial Hall
WNAA Volunteer Conference
29th September 2012
6th October 2012
20th October 2012
3rd November 2012
WNAA Henley & District Volunteers are always looking for new people to join the group to support this vital service. Please contact Mandy Hollands
For details of the latest missions go to: www.wnaa.co.uk/rescuenews
Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website
HENLEY IN ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 Graham
Mallinson on: 01564 795297 / 07535 233313.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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