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Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England

20th March 2019


Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock band Queen. It follows the singer's life from when he joins the band in 1970 to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the former Wembley Stadium in London. A British-American venture, it was produced by 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as distributor. Directed by Bryan Singer, it was written by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants.

The Rural Cinema would appreciate help with setting out the chairs and putting them away.



What you need to know
  • Ovarian cancer is the UK’s deadliest gynaecological disease, claiming the life of another woman in the UK every two hours
  • Ovarian cancer kills more women in the UK than womb, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers combined
  • Ovarian cancer can affect women of all ages
  • One in four women mistakenly think their smear test will detect the disease
  • Symptoms are often mistaken for less serious conditions like IBS

Ovarian cancer kills more women in the UK than womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval cancer combined. With no national awareness programme it’s vital you know the symptoms – ovarian.org.uk/ symptoms


Property firm steps up to help the homeless


Richard Mees and Tina Costello

A Henley-in-Arden property firm is to play a key role in helping distribute £3.5 million donated to help vulnerable adults across the region.

Richard Mees, the managing director of land and development company Rainier Developments, is part of an expert panel which will choose the three projects to receive the money.

The £3.5 million was donated anonymously to the Heart of England Community Foundation, a grant-giving charity which distributes funds to good causes across the West Midlands. The donor has requested the money funds three projects which will create new or upgrade existing accommodation for homeless and vulnerable people, each with a value of around £1 million.   Mees will sit on panel of industry experts who will assess the viability of projects on behalf of the Foundation before the final selections are made.

He said: “We first met the Foundation when we donated a large commercial kitchen which was in a building that we bought. I thought it would be a simple donation, but the more I got to learn about the work of the organisation the more impressed I became. It does some vital work in really key areas of our region, and really connects the corporate world with all areas of our communities. When its chief executive Tina Costello approached me about this project, I was more than happy to help, and to also recommend others in our industry who can hopefully ensure that the money is directed to where it will do most good, but also ensure the longevity of the programmes.”

Costello said the volunteering was another example of the business community in the region giving back.

She said: “Richard’s expertise, and those of the rest of the panel, means we will get first class expert advice which will save us thousands of pounds – money which will now go directly to the project. As with all donations, we want to ensure we get maximum impact for the funds that we are distributing and in this case we do not have the in-house expertise from a property point of view, so Richard and Rainier helping out in this way means we have total peace of mind that we will be backing the projects which will bring most long-term benefit.”

Rainier is a privately-owned land and development company developing both greenfield and brownfield sites throughout the UK, and has its headquarters in the old police station at Henley-in-Arden. It is just about to start work on a scheme of 167 apartments on a landmark site on London Road in the centre of Coventry.

Residents warned of Council Tax scams


Stratford-on-Avon District Council has issued a fraud warning after receiving reports from residents getting cold calls or texts about a Council Tax rebate from individuals who appear to work for the District Council.

The text often contains phishing links, which direct the recipient to a website where they will be asked to provide personal data.
Cold callers claim to be from the District Council and try to gain bank details by saying residents are due a Council Tax refund as their account is showing a credit.
The District Council will never telephone, email or message to ask for a payment to release a Council Tax overpayment.
If you do receive an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from  the District Council, do not divulge bank or credit card details – first obtain the caller’s name, then ring the District Council back on its main switchboard number 01789 267575 and ask to be put through to the caller to confirm it is a genuine request.
Please remember, never:

  • Give your bank details to anyone.
  • Let anyone into your home without seeing appropriate identification.
  • Feel under pressure from a cold-caller to pay an immediate up-front fee. Take the time you need to think about it.
  • Accept cold callers' claims about your Council Tax without seeing evidence or proof of what they are claiming.
  • Deal with anyone that is reluctant to give you their company address or contact details.

Cllr Maurice Howse, Business, Tourism and ICT Portfolio, says: “Fraudsters are relentless and will work tirelessly to find new ways to convince people to part with their money.  They will be particularly convincing and provide good reason for why the person should make an immediate payment.  The District Council would never request money from customers to help process any Council Tax refund.

“I would encourage people to be vigilant and never respond to these callers, who are simply trying to scam you.  Never take up offers of a tax rebate on the spot from cold calls or give out bank details."

If you have been the victim of a scam, please contact the police straight away or report it to Action Fraud by visiting https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or calling 0300 123 2040.
If you think your Council Tax account is in credit and/or that you are due a refund please call our Council Tax Team on 01789 260990.  

Elections 2019 – Thursday 2 May 


The Stratford-on-Avon District Council elections take place on Thursday 2 May 2019 which also coincides with Town and Parish elections.
Nomination papers to stand at these elections are now available from the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, from local Parish Council offices and clerks or direct from the Electoral Commission website: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent
For the first time nominations papers are available from local Parish Council offices to save individuals travelling into Stratford-upon-Avon.
Nominations for the 2019 elections close at 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has 36 councillors, each representing a particular ward in the district, while the majority of parishes have a parish or town council ranging from five to 18 councillors depending on size of population.
For more information, contact 01789 260210, or visit www.stratford.gov.uk/beacouncillor.
For all your elections news please follow @SDCelects.


News from the Community First Responders

The lucky winners of the February draw were:

No 106 - M Kesterton - £30
No 23 - Mr and Mrs Trigg - £15

The numbers were drawn by Isabelle Copplestone at Costa Coffee Henley.

Many thanks to all our members who contribute by participating in our 100 Club and please do get in touch if you would like to join.


Wootton Report


"When accountant Eric, (Brydon), seeks to win back his wife Heather (Horrocks), he stumbles upon a solution in the form of a male synchronised swimming team: Men Who Swim. Joining his local team, Eric finds brotherhood in this crew as they train for the world championships in Milan."


Arts4All Week Begins Saturday 27th April at St John's Church with a return visit from The Mulligan Sisters and their unique blend of sacred, operatic and popular music.

On Sunday 28th provides a rare opportunity to listen to a concert performance of Mikado by the highly acclaimed Consensus Operatic Group in the intimate setting of the Guild Hall.

On Thursday 2nd May the Guild Hall once again plays host to the incredible Ralph Allin Jazz Quartett. Ralph has toured with the legendary Van Morrison and has performed with the likes of Joolz Holland and the late Andre Previn.

Book tickets for this and all the the Arts4All 2019 events by visiting www.Henleygh.co.uk


Henley In Arden Flower Club


Louisa Rigden travelled from Coventry to present ‘Spring Delights’ – a most innovative array of foliage and flowers –simple arrangements in everyday items. An oblong wrought iron base held blue agapanthus, daffodils in wool covered tubes, bergenia, ivy and fatsia leaves, white genista and craspedia  Into two layers of egg trays Louisa placed tubes containing blue hyacinths, pussy willow, clematis and yellow tulips and this was followed by a painted polystyrene box holding just palm leaves and hyacinths.


Next a spring basket – a pot-et-fleur - was filled with cupressus, skimmia japonica, tulips, primroses, irises, snowdrops, hyacinths and daffodils and then a hand tied bunch of fabulous pink roses in a frame of fatsia leaves and wired bear grass. 
The final arrangement was the most effective – a sphere of pussy willow with a moss base held a magnificent white cymbidium orchid with white calla lilies, ‘Pistachio’ chrysanths, genista, skimmia, pittosporum, genista and snowdrops. Wendy Hollands thanked Louisa for a most interesting and instructive demonstration – a pleasant change from traditional arrangements. 

National Demonstrator Nigel Whyles will be presenting ‘Shaken not Stirred’ at the Baptist Church Hall 7.30 on Tuesday 12th March and the competition is ‘Cocktail Time’.


Annette Walker reporting

Make A Date To Join The Race For Life In Redditch!


PEOPLE across the area are being encouraged to get 2019 off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children - to join the Race for Life. There are events for people of all ages and abilities taking place in Arrow Valley Park on Sunday 9th June 2019.

Katie Bevan, Cancer Research UK’s Redditch Event Manager, said: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. They help people with cancer by raising money for research, including clinical trials, which give patients all over the Midlands access to the latest treatments.

“Our Race for Life events have been women-only since they started, over 25 years ago.  But we now feel the time is right to open them up so that everyone - women, men and children – has the chance to participate together.

She added: “You don’t have to be sporty to take part.  You don’t need to train or compete against anyone else.  All you need to do is go to the Race for Life website, pick an event, sign up and then have fun raising money in whatever way you like.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Katie continued: “The Race for Life is a powerful, inspirational movement which unites participants in the West Midlands with the whole of the UK.

“Taking part in our Race for Life events enables like-minded people to get together and remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with cancer, right now.

“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, at some point during their lifetime.  Sadly, this means nearly everyone is touched by the disease, either directly or through a loved one or friend.  

“To make a significant difference in the fight against cancer we need to harness as much energy and commitment as possible – so what better way than involving everyone in the community in our events.”

Katie continued: “We’re urging mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates to show their support by joining the Race for Life.  It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.”

Thanks to everyone who raises money, Cancer Research UK can fund research to fight 200 types of cancer.  The good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

Vancover Schoolgirl from Henley


Vancouver school children in front of Vancouver art Gallery joined in the global strike last Friday to try and make governments  more aware of the problems of climate change. Eleanor Green who is in the front row was born in Henley and is holding the banner which she designed.







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Claverdon’s Luke Rogers struggles to get free of the visitors

Claverdon started with the sun in their eyes and playing up the hill. James Williams kicked off the game deep into the Coventrians' half. Coventrians started off by sending their forwards up the tight channels but good early defending from Chris Glover and Colin Marklew kept them pinned back, forcing the Coventrians fly half to kick clear.

Tom Johnson judging the wind well took the ball on and ran it back with interest. Soon back in the Coventrians 22 the forwards rumbled the ball up closer to the line with pressure building Clav were soon awarded a penalty and were on the board. 3-0.

Coventrians only took minutes to level the scoring after kick the ball deep into the Clav half and gaining a penalty in front of the posts. 3-3

Claverdon soon took control of the rest of the second half by playing front foot rugby, strong running from Luke Rogers and new centre partnership Sam Turrell and Jonny Grey linking up well in the mid field allowed Claverdon to gain good territory.

With all the pressure piling on, Claverdon were awarded a penalty out wide. Captain James Barton gave Williams the orders to put it in the corner. With the line out functioning well Harvey Skinner gathered at the top from Steve Grimsley. With the maul brought down the forwards knew they now had to work for their try. A strong carry from Tom Hudson left a hole for Rogers to take the next carry over the line. 10-3

With the half closing in Coventrians upped their game with strong carries in the middle of the park. Coventrians former centre come second row showed his power by sending his opposite man Skinner on to his back and rolling backwards, much to the crowd's excitement! With this on Skinner's mind he found himself taking 10 minutes after taking the man past the horizontal at the next break down.


A determined Steve Grimsley pushes on for Claverdon

Half time

Claverdon now really had to play sensible rugby as they knew what they faced, down to 14 men and with a tight score line.

Starting the half with a deep restart to James Kirby, the number 6 ran the ball back with anger in his eyes. Bouncing of a couple of defenders and off loading to Barton, Clav were on the front foot. With clean ball for Jack Johnson the ball was shipped wide to Harry Nathan who used his pace and quick feet to put Clav up to the Coventrians' 22. Substitution Nick Green' carrying hard through the middle with support from Grimsley' put Clav in the 22. New centre Alex Holden was next to crash up in the centre of the park. After several picks from the ruck it was Barton who wriggled his way through 3 defenders to go over for Claverdons second try. 17-3

Clav knew it was now time to pounce. The line out was functioning well and the scrums were solid. From a scrum wide out, clean ball from Johnson to Williams allowed Williams to put a well weighted grubber in behind the defence for Turrell to run onto and score unopposed between the posts. 24-3

Coventrians again sending the ball deep with the restart found replacement James Riley. Riley showing his speed and power cut back in field, after swatting several tacklers out of the way and gaining good territory Claverdon were back into the Coventrians' half. Now working well with ball in hand carries from Matt Warren and Josh Smallwood put Claverdon on the front foot. Accurate hands from the back line allowed James Gibney to go over for Claverdon's bonus point after electric pace and a good hand off. 31-3


James Riley keeps on going

The pressure was slowly getting to the Coventrians' pack and a late shoulder charge on Johnson followed by a retaliation from Green saw Green and the Coventrians player take 10 minutes.

Coventrians soon piled on the pressure and this showed with Holden having to take 10 minutes following a number of pressurised penalties in the Claverdon 22. With Clav now down to 13 men Coventrians opted for the scrum. With 1 extra man and lots of field space they got their try just wide of the posts. 31-10

With only 2 minutes left it was Coventrians who really upped the tempo. Good ball retention strong carries and several penalties allowed them to work their way back into the to Clav 22. Clav soon went down to 12 men with Kirby joining the others for a rest after seeing red mist and entering a ruck from the side.

With a penalty 5 metres out Coventrians took the tap. The Coventrians Captain taking it on his own and running hard was met by his opposite captain Barton who shut the door on him. Setting up from this Coventrians went blind only for the winger to by denied by Riley with a big tackle into touch.

Full time 31-10

Man ofn the Match goes to Jack Johnson. The scrum half took several huge hits from the Coventrians forwards but still distributed the ball and call the shots to keep the forward in check.

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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Recent Incidents:


David Malin

  1. Vehicle Crime. Henley Road, Henley. Classic Red Range Rover Estate Model 938 stolen from farm. Offender(s) have smashed down gates in order to steal the vehicle. Overnight 5th & 6th March. 0096 06/03/2019
  2. Suspicious Circumstances. Chingley Bank, Henley. Report of cars and occupants going to and from the park area. Caller concerned that they be using drugs as needles and cigarette stubs had been found in the park. Ongoing during the week. Reported 14th March. 0331 14/03/2019
  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Langley Road, Claverdon. White van seen parked in the area. Caller concerned that it was not local and the occupants may have been up to something untoward. Area checked by police – no trace. No offences disclosed. The last three letters of the registration number were ‘YUE’ or something similar. 6.50pm Saturday 9th March. 0330 09/03/2019
  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Yarningale Lane, Yarningale Common. White van seen in area. Man with a hi-vis jacket seen to get out and walk around properties. Area search made by police – no trace. No offences disclosed. 12 midday Friday 8th March. 0153 08/03/2019

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Have you ever thought of having an allotment? We have over 40 plots by the station. It’s a smashing pastime to grow your own veggies and keep fit as well. We have wonderful camaraderie up there. If you feel interested and would like a look contact Nick Haycock on 07719 345115.

Why not join Henley Neighbourhood Watch by going to  www.ourwatch.org.uk  and entering your postcode Information about crime in the area direct to your computer/tablet? Also available by joining  the Warwickshire Police Community Messaging Service (CMS)  Go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms and follow instructions.

CLASSIC X-R-CISE CLASS. Monday mornings (parish hall). 10.30-11.30am. Working on mobility, balance, coordination, etc, for maximum body health. £15.00 per session. (Introductory 1st session £10.00). For more info. please call Paul on 07906337623 for more information or to book your place.

LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY 'Stay & Play' Interested in finding out more about our nursery? Please come along with your child 9.15 – 10.00 on Wed 24th May and 12th July. Contact School Office on 792766.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB   We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £4).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320

YOGA AT ULLENHALL VILLAGE HALL  Hatha Yoga & Relaxation Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm suitable for experienced & beginners. Contact Gill Russel 07973575597, gilrus3@btinternet.com, www.yogill.com.  

HENLEY YOGA - Vinyasa Flow Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. New Beginners Class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden Come and learn about Asana (postures) and Pranayama. Contact me to find out more and to book. Eleanor 07932658719 Yogahenley@gmail.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions, classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,

JOLLYTOTS meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane during term time. Lots of activities, toys, games, arts and craft for under 4s. For more information please contact Keith on 793925.

HIRE THE GUILD HALL and GARDENS     Perfect for special occasions, boutique weddings, Christening parties, private dining, funeral wakes. Visit WWW.HENLEYGH.CO.UK for more information and hire charges. 

We are hoping to hold a HENLEY’S HIDDEN GARDENS on June 16th 2019.
Is there anyone who would be interested in opening their garden for us? We have four volunteers already! Your garden doesn’t have to be large or immaculate, you just need to enjoy showing off your plot! Gardens open are very rewarding for the participants and a delightful entertainment for the visitor. We are hoping to raise money for The Samaritans and Henley in Bloom. For more information please contact either Sue Westmacott 793746 or Marijana Bainbridge 794987

Details of future events should be notified to Margrit Johnson for the Parish Church Newsletter at: henleyparishnews@btinternet.com

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Town Organisations and Clubs

Henley CrestThe Court Leet and Court Baron dates from a Royal Charter and was a Court authorised to deal with matters relating to the duties and services owed by the peasants or villains (not Freemen) to the Lord of the Manor. It exercised the peacekeeping jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s twice yearly tour of the hundred courts. It received presentments about obstructions of the highway and watercourses. It regulated the weights and measures.

Today, the Henley Court Leet is one of only 32 recognised Court Leets in the Administration of Justice Act 1977 and it is responsible for continuing the traditions and ceremonial of the town. More information about the Court Leet

logoHENLEY IN BLOOM Henley in Bloom is the organisation behind making Henley an even more attractive town by a colourful display of flowers in the High Street and elsewhere in the town. There are over 100 planters and flower beds which are filled with blooms every year and all members of the community are encouraged to help not only with the initial planting but, even more important, the ongoing maintenance and watering. Anyone interested in helping this organisation please contact Sheila Davis on 07779 157580.

logoJoin our team of volunteers who assist West Midlands ambulance service to give emergency medical services to our local communities. Full training will be provided. If you can drive and can dedicate 4 hours a week, please contact Malcolm Aldridge 794019 or Peter Neville 793978 web:henley cfr.org.uk for more info

Henley SocietyThe Society meets every third Third Thursday - September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to historical sites.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley Society website

tennis clubOpen to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro) open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available. Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year. League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with coaching For details of membership please contact the club at henleyinardentennis@gmail.com
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rotaryRotary 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 Tuesdays at 12.30 pm for 1 pm. New members are always welcome. Secretary of Henley Rotary Club - Mike Redman  01564 793491.
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 and potential new members would be most welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Baptist Church Hall, at 7:45pm, except for a couple of months. The Club organises speakers and visits to gardens. This is a very friendly club; if you are interested in joining or attending as a visitor, please just turn up. More information from Penny on 01564 792251 or e mail pjstott@uwclub.net 
flower clubAre 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 (in the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) 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 Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £4).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320.
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 Andy Thompson.
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall, Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other activities which support performances. For information about the next meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
My German Beginners Course for Adults continues on Wednesday the 4th of July 2018 and is held every Wednesday evening at the Hub in Henley-in-Arden. If you are interested to learn a new language in a small and sociable group, please contact me for further details under susannecannon@hotmail.co.uk
Meets from April to September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience. Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please contact Jon Butler on 01564 795216 or email mpjbutler@gmail.com
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
Vinyasa Flow, Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. NEW beginners class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Contact Eleanor: 07932658719 yogahenley@gmail.com
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art that combines fitness, self-defence and control. Henley TKD is a small, friendly and vibrant club catering for all ages (from 5 and up) and abilities. We train on Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. Beginners and the curious are always welcome – first lesson is free for all newcomers. For more information contact Alan Batson on 07543 649 713.
Neighbour WatchAt 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.
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 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. It is run by Keith and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855 920463.
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 Graham Mallinson on: 01564 795297 / 07535 233313.
Thursdays, 11.15am at the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier. £6 per session – no termly fees. For further information contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi website

Meets the last Sunday of the month at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2pm 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 Keith Thomas  01564 794806.

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 247 6140 or 07952 780096 or email johnpollard1966@virginmedia.com for further details.
Love Life, Love Friends, Love Food then you’ll love Slimming World. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Henley Slimming World. The group is held every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95 6AF. Please call Sarah Jones for more details on 07922 670959.

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY IN HENLEY If you have dementia, or are caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer's Society welcomes you to join us at our Dementia Cafe in Shipston-on-Stour at Stour Court, Old Road, Shipston-on-Stour, CV364HF on 1st Friday of the month from 2 - 3.30pm, Dementia Cafe in Stratford at St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, CV379HQ on 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, Day Care which runs weekly in Henley in Arden (charges apply for this service).
For more information contact the Warwickshire Office on 01926 888 899 or email southwarks@alzheimers.org.uk.

Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at The Wootton Wawen Social Club, commencing at 7.00pm and usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!  Play commences at 7pm 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 or the Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.

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 more information.

Evergreen ClubMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Baptist Church Hall, 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.

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