Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England
10th July 2019
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HENLEY RURAL CINEMA
Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by
Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of
a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist
Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony
Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and
bodyguard. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and
Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father
and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The
film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century
guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green.
St Nicholas Beaudesert
Rector's Letter - July
John Ganjavi writes:
I recently had lunch with a friend
I hadn't seen for 44 years. The conversation was easy and enjoyable.
We had been at school with
each other, and we lost touch when we went to university. That was a
time when the world was opening up for us; opportunities beckoned and
careers were being chosen.
Now, my friend has
retired. That long span of time known as our 'working life' is over for
him. Retirement can be a very challenging time. It is not just about
having no more employment. Suddenly life catches up with you. You
realise that you are no longer young. Also, retirement can bring on a
crisis of identity as we are no longer defined by what we do for a
living. It is not surprising that at such a time it is good to meet up
with friends from school days. It helps us regain a sense of who we
are. It is almost like saying 'Now where were we before adult life
overwhelmed us?' Thank God for life-long friends! We will now keep in
touch more regularly.
Here are some words from
King David in Psalm 139: You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from
afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with
all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it
completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon
me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
He goes on to say: My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in
the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were
written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me
are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count
them, they would outnumber the grains of sand - when I awake, I am
still with you.
David then goes on to have
a rant about his enemies! But the point is made - God knows us best. He
is the true life-long friend. He holds us together in every crisis.
Henley Vision 2050 Conference
40 people, residents, schools, community organisations and businesses
gathered in the Memorial Hall on Saturday morning 6th July. Their
aim was to assemble and promote changes or additions to the facilities
and infrastructure of the Town for the future (2050).
The beginning of the
meeting was delightfully disrupted by the arrival of some 9 young
people. They arrived with bikes, scooters and skateboards.
The Chairman for the morning invited them to talk to the assembly. They
argued enthusiastically and eloquently for the creation of a much more
challenging and extensive Skate/Scooter and bike area. They said
that, while they appreciated the area they had, its equipment severely
limited the development of their skills. Their contribution
received applause and the appreciation of the participants that they
had taken the time to make a contribution to the ideas being discussed
during the morning.
For two hours the group
heard from a wide variety of contributors. The representative of the
High School proposed expanding their facilities intoa building
used by the community; in the longer term St Mary’s looked
forward to a
larger new building. More urgently the local nursery is
seeking a place to build a new nursery. The Hub@Henley Community
Centre outlined a future that anticipated the very real needs of
families, young people and senior citizens as life became more
complicated and stressful. They suggested that these resources needed
to be housed in a new fit for purpose building.
There were contributions
from the Library, the Memorial Hall, the Sports Grounds and the Scouts
describing a vision of better provision with better buildings and a
greater range of appropriate services and resources that enhanced
The suggestion of a brand new Civic Centre situated in the centre of
the town was put forward. This would encompass a new Memorial Hall,
library and IT centre, a youth and community centre, additional
parking, a parish council office and other essential services.
Many ideas were put forward for the development of an area on the land
around north of The Mount while noting that the Mount itself was
protected to the same level as Stonehenge and therefore nothing could
be done to that part of the site unless Historic England
approved. The participants heard of the possibility of restoring
the carp pools, a visitors’ and education centre, car park,
mountain biking centre and a new skate park along with vibrant ideas
for wheel access footpaths around the boundary of the Mount and a
modest reconstruction of the Norman castle making a similar provision
to that at Lunt Fort.
Under matters affecting businesses, the challenge of running a bus
service from Henley to surrounding towns predominated. Johnsons
Coaches assured the meeting that everything was being done to seek a
viable solution. The High Street shops, pubs and restaurants
needed to attract more custom and the way forward was seen as
increasing the number of attractive events to be held in the town to
bring people in. Better parking and controlling the traffic speed
were also emphasised.
The space allocated to a press article prevents a fuller overview of
the many ideas and suggestions that were put forward. However,
the enthusiasm of the wide-ranging representatives for progress was
apparent to all. The frustration of many was relieved by the
sense that at last most key aspects of the town were coming together
for the beginning of some “joined up” thinking about the
A full copy of a report should be available at the end of August
following the approval of all participants as to its content.
This report, containing all the ideas without any comment as to their
practicality, will be submitted to professional planners to be assessed
for sustainability and viability. The professionals’
will be available in the late Spring of 2020 when the group will
Many thanks to all those who gave up their valuable Saturday time to
plant the seeds of Henley Vision 2050. We all look forward to nurturing
these seedlings through a consultation process.
If you have ideas to be considered email email@example.com
Summer Lunch July 2019
The Club recently held its traditional Summer lunch at which members
and their ladies enjoyed a convivial meal in the delightful
surroundings of the Henley Golf and Country Club; and this year we were
particularly pleased to welcome Chris Duffin as our guest speaker.
Chris was something of a ground breaker, being the first female
governor of Strangeways prison. At the age of 30 she was recently
divorced and looking for a job. Although having originally been a
police cadet, she was rejected when reapplying to the police force as
being too old. So in 1978 she applied and, after a very basic exam at
Dartmoor, was accepted by the prison service. Initially she was posted
to Styal women’s prison and there was an opportunity to take
accelerated promotion exams. Up to this time only men had worked in
men’s prisons, but not long after she joined, the Home Office
the restriction. It was, though, still a time of minimal political
correctness and plenty of juicy language was used, but Chris was well
able to hold her own in a male stronghold. Among the amusing and at
times smutty anecdotes she related, was the bizarre case of a non too
bright inmate who was serving time, for amongst other things, being a
‘flasher’ with the offences having been committed outside a
And one of the most significant confrontations she had with male
colleagues was about the issue of pin-ups in the officers’
Traditionally these pin-ups had depicted scantily attired ladies which
she found embarrassing; so to counter this she posted a centrefold from
the new publication, Playgirl featuring a full frontal naked hunk.
Touché! Chris had made her point and all pictures from
magazines were taken down.
While doing a spell at Stokesy borstal institution, she revealed her
compassionate side citing the case of one young offender, the offspring
of a prostitute, who had been institutionalised since the age of
four. On occasions, Chris would take her charge back to her house and
it was salutary experience to discover that he had never sat at a table
or shared a normal Sunday lunch. And rewardingly, after his release
from Borstal, Chris would regularly receive a Christmas card from the
young man and the assurance that he was still going straight.
On a serious note, Chris pulled no punches in her criticism of the cuts
in prison budgets quoting the statistic that in 1990 there were 40,000
prisoners and 23,000 officers, whilst now the prison population has
grown to 82,000 with only 13,000 staff. She was very emphatic that
prison should not only be a place to act as a punishment, but perhaps
more importantly it should present an opportunity for offenders to turn
their lives around simply because many of them had endured a sad
and deprived upbringing.
Probus is an informal club for retired business and professional people
and meets usually on the first Wednesday of the month. We are always
delighted to welcome visitors and potential new members. For further
details please contact Andrew Yarwood on 794079.
Andrew Yarwood reporting
Henley High Street in its summer dress !!!
Photo Report by Pam Bonati
The Manor of
Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron
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Armed Forces Day
Johns Church, Henley Saturday 29th June 2019
Forces Day Service and Parade took place on Saturday 29th June, in
spite of the fact that one of the key organisers within the British
Legion – Les Goodman – had sadly passed away the previous
would have wanted the key event to go-ahead without him and in my
opinion the British Legion “did him proud”.
Forces Day is an annual opportunity for us, as a nation, to show our
support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community
from current serving troops to cadets and veterans. The UK forces
defend the UK and its interests. We are grateful that they are with us
and to some who make the ultimate sacrifice.
welcomed by the Chairman of the Royal British Legion – Dennis Cox
reminded us about the solemnity of the occasion. He then introduced
Fred Guy, Legion Parade Master for Warwickshire, who guided us through
what we will be doing whilst “on parade”.
started at the Memorial Hall at 1015 and comprised the fifteen members
of the Shirley Pipe Band (who lead the parade) ,an excellent contingent
from the British Legion, Henley Court Leet, Joint Parish Council,
Henley Fire Service and 1st Henley & Wootten Wawen scout group. The
High Street was closed for 20 minutes whilst the parade made its way
from the Memorial hall to St Johns Church. We gathered outside St Johns
Church for a minute’s silence in memory of Les Goodman, which was
preceded by a bugler from the Legion playing the Last Post.
the parade then made its way into church, where we were welcomed by the
Rector, John Ganjavi.
played the Last Post at the start of the service followed by 2 minutes
silence and then Dennis Cox, Chairman RBL gave the “ Exhortation
“ in memory of those who had fallen in the many conflicts.
had a hymn after the standard bearers from the represented
organisations were received by the Rector.
lesson from Joshua 1 should have been read by Les Goodman but the
Rector took his place. The 2nd Lesson from Peter 1 was read by
Nick Haycock from the British Legion.
address was made by Malcolm Aldridge, a lay preacher, who gave a
passionate talk on how members of the armed forces were just ordinary
people who had a sense of duty, but linked their actions to guidance
from God. There has long been a strong link between the Church and the
armed forces going back before WW1.
service ended with the blessing from the Rector and the National Anthem.
moved into the Guild Hall Gardens for tea and sandwiches, where
were entertained by the Shirley Pipe band for half an hour.
Friday 26th July
2019 - International recording artist Dean Friedman Live 7.30 p.m.
at the Guild Hall.
Arts4All Week 2020 Monday 20th April till Sunday 26th April - Henley
Another prestigious venue for Alcester Choir
Following a highly
successful and sell out concert at Worcester Cathedral in May, the
popular and in demand Alcester Male Voice Choir, which includes several
men from the Henley area, is all set to make a return visit to
another prestigious venue, St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle this
month. The choir last appeared there some four years ago and delighted
an international audience with a lunch time recital.
Judith Land BEM, the choir's founder and Director of Music explains
" We are delighted to be asked back to Windsor. To sing in one of
the nation's most iconic and beautiful buildings is both an honour and
We shall be singing a cappella, and the 40 minute programme will
comprise a variety of both sacred and secular music sung in English,
Welsh, German, Latin and Zulu. It promises to be a very special day,
and one which we are all looking forward to. The day will end when
the choir returns to St George's Chapel to join the chapels own
choir and the congregation for Evensong"
The choir is at home singing at big venues and has, over the last few
years, sung at both the Town Hall and Symphony Hall in
Birmingham, The Royal Albert Hall. St Davids Hall Cardiff, Ely
Cathedral, in addition to regular concerts throughout the Midlands.
Rob Kingscott reporting
Donors to the Music Festival
Rewarding 30 Years of Service to Rotary
Assistant District Governor Diane Miller
pictured with President Keith Degville
and Rtn David Snell receiving
his commemorative certificate
At Henley’s recent “handover” meeting, President
supported by Assistant District Governor Diane Miller, was delighted to
present a Certificate marking 30 years of Rotary Service to David
Snell. “He’s been a stalwart of the Club and,
for 25 of those years. One of the years when not looking after our
accounts, he was an excellent and popular President (2007-8).”
resident of Wootton Wawen, David has agreed to act as Treasurer, yet
again, for a further Rotary year.
Before making the
award, Keith looked forward to another year of commitment from members
in the pursuit of the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”
and, at the
same time, a continuing level of good fellowship and friendship.
“We’re a small club, but we really do punch above our
weight”, he said,
“and the town would be the poorer without us.”
Among the plans for
the next twelve months are two major charity events: our annual Golf
Day at Stratford Oaks Golf Club on 21st September (Acorns Children
Hospice will be main charity) and the Christmas concert on 20th
December by the wonderful Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. And again
be lending our support marshalling for the Warwick Half Marathon, the
Stratford Marathon and the Two Castles Run.
Climate Action Day at Henley Montessori Primary
Stratford Climate Action Day.
The Eco-Committee from Henley in Arden Montessori Primary were
invited to produce a display for the Action Day on Saturday 22nd June.
There was a lot of
interest from the general public in what the school and nursery had
been working on. We also came away with a lot of new ideas for them to
try towards their Eco School Gold Award (Green Flag).
Could this be a
possible event that Henley in Arden as a community could do, to become
a greener village?
Henley Everley, Head
HENLEY Photo by Pam Bonati
blue sky, a warm early evening on Henley High Street in June when into
view comes these magnificent cart horses pulling a carriage!!! Who on
earth, we wondered, is this? As it passed we saw 3 young people,
obviously enjoying themselves and waving at passers by. We never did
discover who they were, can anyone enlighten us?
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the Henley War Memorial Trust.
£2,000 raised on the Longest Day
On June 23rd
we celebrated with a longest day challenge. 72 holes of golf (4 rounds)
for the Captain's Charity being the Henley
This was successfully completed by Bill Merrifield, club captain, Roger
Bennett, senior’s captain, Ed Ingram & Peter McCallion.
Pictured above.The first tee was at 4.15am! WELL DONE.
This we coincided with the golf club being 25 years old from June 6th
1994. We invited old members, regular visitors and current members to a
round of stableford golf, with prizes for the overall winner, nearest
the pin and the longest drive. The winners were, nearest the pin, Noel
Nash, longest drive, Andy Gillespie and the overall winner with
36 points, was Noel Nash.
All the above was celebrated with a barbecue afterwards. This was
enjoyed by over a hundred people and over £2,000 was raised for
charity. A great day all round.
John Garner's Business Column
Big Business and the EU
have heard recently that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is investing heavily
in its Castle Bromwich plant to produce a replacement for the XJ
saloon; this one will be all electric.
In addition it has confirmed plans to bring Electric Drive Unit
assembly to the Midlands and development of this technology will be a
joint venture with BMW (you may have missed that). They will also
set up new Battery Assembly Centre at Hams Hall with "investment in new
and existing facilities". That’s where the BMW engine plant
which I’m guessing is no co-incidence.
The BBC reported that JLR has made all this conditional on the UK
leaving with a deal rather than with No Deal, though I note that
doesn’t appear in the JLR press release. I can’t see
could go back on it now after the workforce has been informed that its
future is safe for the time being. In any case these investments
have previously been anticipated in the company’s published
It’s interesting to look at the attitude of most large
particularly in the automotive sector, to the original Brexit
referendum. It wasn’t surprising that they were nominally
leaving the EU partly because they foresaw disruption to their
carefully devised Just-in-Time supply chains; this is where components
arrive at the assembly point direct from their suppliers at the time
they are needed, so there’s no need to invest in warehousing to
them. Where components cross international borders the minimising
of hold-ups is paramount.
JLR is naturally also concerned about the potential effect on its sales
into Europe. It is of course acutely aware that EU companies
export many more vehicles into the UK than we export there. The
likes of BMW, Mercedes, VW Group and Peugeot-Citroen (which now owns
potentially, have just as much difficulty with their exports to us so
I’m sure we’ll hear of more reciprocal arrangements or even
ventures even if there is no agreement between governments.
It seems that nowadays it’s not about whether or not the UK will
leaving the EU but under what terms. So perhaps the Project Fear
scenario has been quietly dropped, certainly by JLR. Some
politicians don’t seem to realise, though industrialists
will, that you need to negotiate from a position of strength and the
of a No Deal is our strongest bargaining chip. If we rule it out
in advance then the EU will be able to walk all over us.
I do sympathise with the uncertainties caused by government
procrastination but I think it’s fair to say that businesses have
had 3 years to prepare for leaving the EU and they must surely, in all
their strategic planning, have been preparing for the possibility of a
No Deal however much they don’t want it. Any business that
has let its shareholders down badly.
- Business Correspondent
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Business. Buckley Green, Henley. Several shipping containers entered.
An angle grinder has been used to open of them. Various items have then
been stolen including three Husqvarna Brush cutters and accessories,
three hedge cutters and a Stihl chainsaw. Between 25th & 26th June.
Circumstances. Farm premises, Henley Road, Claverdon. Man seen to jump
over fence onto farm property. The man has then put a balaclava on
before leaving the area. No offences disclosed. 9.15pm Monday 24th
June. 0277 28/06/2019
Vehicle Crime. Church Road,
Claverdon. Land Rover stolen from front of premises. 3.30pm Wednesday
3rd July. 0220 03/07/2019
IN ARDEN WI Tuesday 2nd July in the Baptist Church
hall at 7.30pm Ray Sturdy
‘The Land of the Incas’. For more information contact
Warmington on 793640.WI Craft
Club with Jessica on Wednesday 17th July in the Baptist Church hall 2pm
– 4pm. For more information contact Barbara Warmington on 793640.
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB Tuesday 9th July in the Baptist Church
hall at 7.30pm. Alison Suffolk Demonstration ‘Woodstock’.
‘Music Music Music’.
Our coffee mornings on Wednesday & Saturdays 10.30am to 12.00pm are
open to all. We do look forward to seeing you and you will receive a
very warm welcome.
Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm. For more information contact Colin
JAZZ IN THE
SATURDAY 27th JULY Jazz, picnics, strawberries, fizz & dancing! A
great night either in the Guild Hall Garden or in the Memorial Hall if
wet! Proceeds to the Memorial Hall funds Tickets £15.00 from
Bainbridge 01564794987 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kindly
sponsored by Lodders and John Earle & Son
LLOYDS MOBILE BANK is on the Medical Centre car park at the following
HENLEY IN ARDEN
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
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
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
Paul on 07906337623 for more information or to book your place.
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.
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
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, email@example.com, www.yogill.com.
- Venue: St Johns Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Mixed ability. Fridays
9.30 am - 10.45am
£7.00 per class. Contact Alex Brown Tel: 07966516914 . Email:
CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions,
classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,
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.
HENLEY IN ARDEN COURT LEET and COURT BARON The 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
HENLEY 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.
COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
Join 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
THE HENLEY AND
The Society meets every third Third Thursday -
September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley
TENNIS CLUB Open
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Henley
THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN Rotary 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
THE PROBUS CLUB
OF BEAUDESERT Meetings
are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of
retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of
Henley. Visitors and potential new members would be most
welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew
Yarwood on 794079
ULLENHALL AND HENLEY GARDENING CLUB
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 email@example.com
FLOWER CLUB Are 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
BADMINTON CLUB We play at the
Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Fridayand 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.
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 Andy Thompson.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
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
Deutsch - Would you like to learn to speak German?
am hoping to set up a new evening class for German Adult Leaners. If
you are interested in learning not only a new language, but also
about the customs and culture of Germany, in a relaxed and
comfortable atmosphere, then please contact Susanne, either via email
or alternatively via mobile on 07525365469.
HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
HENLEY YOGA CLUB 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:
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.
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN
are a not for profit group organisation of women meeting on the third
Tuesday of each month for mutual friendship and to raise funds for
local and national charities. New members are very welcome. Contact:
Kate Dale, 01564 795215
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.
JOLLYTOTS 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
HENLEY and 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 Graham Mallinson on:
01564 795297 / 07535 233313.
TAI CHI in HENLEY 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
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP 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.
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 247 6140
or 07952 780096 or email email@example.com
for further details.
HENLEY IN ARDEN SLIMMING WORLD
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 HENLEYIf 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGE CLUB 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.
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 email@example.com more
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB Meetings 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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