Rector's Good Friday's Message
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Some cheerful news. Plants have been ordered and will be delivered by
Botany Bay Nurseries on Thursday 27th May, approximately 60 days to
Like many voluntary organisations our timetable has been somewhat
disrupted, the AGM has been moved to September, the date yet to be
Hopefully fund raising events such as street collection and cake stall will go ahead sometime in
We also plan as before writing to Henley businesses for their support.
Of course all donations however small are appreciated.
Sadly in February following illness we lost one of our dedicated
volunteers Betty Clarke. Betty had been working with HIB since 2008,
whatever the weather she always arrived looking pristine. Thank you
Betty you will be missed.
On a brighter note, ongoing support from the JPC and John Earle planting is on the
way to being secured for 2022.
Warwickshire GP Federation, on behalf of the Arden Primary Care Network, will
be contacting our patients to invite you to have your COVID vaccination at
Studley Village Hall.
All patients over the age of 60 should now have received their 1st
Patients aged over 50 are now being contacted. The Federation are sending out
messages via SMS and asking patients to book online. If patients do not respond
to this they will be contacted by telephone.
may also receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to have your vaccine at
a mass vaccination site elsewhere. This is being done to help speed up the
vaccine delivery programme but the choice is completely yours as to where you
have the vaccination. Please only book at one site to ensure no vaccine is
If there are any patients, especially in the Groups 1-6, who
feel they have been 'missed' please let the surgery know, preferably by using
eConsultation via our practice website, and we will look into it for you.
be aware that we are unable to book or amend any appointments at COVID
We are still waiting for confirmation of when the under 50 age
groups will be offered the vaccination and discussions are underway locally
about where these vaccinations will be carried out.
us welcome a new GP registrar to our team, Dr Chauhan. Dr Chauhan will be with the
practice for 12 months whilst he completes his final 12 months of speciality
training to be a GP.
Dr Khan, who
has been a temporary GP with us for the last 5 months, will leave us at the
beginning of April. We will then welcome back Dr Syed and Dr Prodan. Both Dr
Syed and Dr Prodan completed their speciality training with us in February and
we are very pleased that they are returning as permanent GPs.
has a new face on reception too. Karen joined us in March and replaces Gabby
who left to pursue a career in dental nursing. Janet Twizell, who has been one
of our nurses for the last 4 years, has left to return back to hospital based
work. We have a new nurse, Hannah, joining us at the end of March.
We want to
reassure patients that we remain here for them. We have all of the team working
in a COVID safe environment to ensure that the care and safety of both staff
and patients is protected at all times. Patients continue to be offered a
telephone consultation with a GP in the first instance, but should the GP
decide a face to face appointment is necessary, this will be arranged.
Taylor, Practice Manager
|Henley's District Councillor "Cautiously Optimistic" on Local Economic Recovery
As many will know, Henley's Matt Jennings was last year appointed the
portfolio for Economic Development and Tourism which I am sure you will
agree are two of the most important areas for the economic future of
Stratford District Council News
have recently published Matt's thoughts on the ways the council can
help local business post the pandemic and how tourism will drive the
local economy forward to recovery.
You can read the article here.
Henley in Arden Montessori
Primary School achieves Eco Green Flag status
Despite the difficulties our pupils have been through since
March 2020, they continued to be committed to achieve Green Flag status. They
spent the autumn term reviewing their action plans and by December were ready
to put in their application. It was an opportunity for the Eco-Committee to
showcase their fantastic work on the Seven Steps. Once submitted, it was
reviewed by Karyn the Eco-Schools Delivery Officer, who was impressed they had
continued their work throughout the pandemic. A celebration of the amazing work
they and their school have done to support their community.
Mrs Helen Everley
Merrydays Montesori Nursery
Henley Montessori Primary
Tel: +44 (0) 1564 795 722 (8-3:30pm)
Poll card Issues for Local Elections:
elections take place for Warwickshire County Council, The Warwickshire
Police and Crime Commissioner and four *Neighbourhood Plan Referendums on Thursday
6 May 2021 and poll cards notifying residents of these elections are being
sent out this week.
The deadline to apply for a
postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27
information on how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by
proxy, voters can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.
The four Neighbourhood
Plan Referendums are to be held in Alcester,
Chambers & Milcote, Ilmington
Registration moved from Household registration to individual registration in
June 2014. People who are not registered to vote can do so on-line by going to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
|Stop-Press, Urgent Warning
89 rabbbits escaped last night from the Buckley Green Rabbit & Hare
Sanctuary after thieves cut the fences to access out-buildings.
Mrs Krolik who runs the sanctuary asks locals not to approach
the rabbits if you see them as rabbits in
such large groups tend to hunt in packs and can be very dangerous should you be wearing anything orange.
| Photos from around
big thank you to everyone who submitted pictures for this week's issue;
especially to Isobel's Grandparents for the photo taken at the new play
area. Thanks also to Julie for the picture of George (though he does
seem a little miffed to be honest).
If you know of someone who is worried about completing their census form and
does not have access to the internet they can telephone the number below and be
helped by a local, friendly adviser who has been fully trained to assist them.
It is not too late, there is still plenty of time to complete the form whatever the publicity is
family meetings are finally allowed within government guidelines so
BBQ’s are a great way to feed family & friends. Buy British, buy
the best from your local Henley Butchers & Del. If you want advice
on what to cook and how to cook it Matt Broadbent will happily assist
you. Matt spent many years as a Chef before taking on your local
You will find a great selection of Caramelised Onion Meatballs, 7 week
Dry Aged Scotch Beef Rib Steaks and Wagyu Beef, home produced Tandoori
Chicken & Beef Burgers.
Free Range, Chicken & Pork, a great variety of Lashford’s Sausages plus our ever increasing Deli range.
We are now Open Sunday mornings
so when the Sun shines on these glorious Spring days you can arrange an
impromptu get together and still get the best quality food from the
High Street in Henley.
|Spotted in Henley
I wrote in April last year that we had spotted a
new visitor to Henley.
We have regularly spotted a single Little Egret in the area next to the
River, whilst walking to Buckley Green.
On our walk today, we spotted not one, but two!
They were in a field with the sheep sitting side by side together. After we had
been watching them for a while they took flight.
My husband tried to take photos on his phone, sadly they aren’t great as we
were too far away. They are in the centre of the second photo having just taken
to the air.
We are very lucky to have them here in Henley. Hopefully, by late spring
there may be more than two!
April brings us to the beginning of a new membership year
for our Henley WI group. What a busy few months we have had launching our
Community Allotment Project. The support from our Joint Parish Council, local
businesses & residents has been overwhelming. With a huge thank you our
recent fundraising efforts have reached £1,400 to create a seating area to host
small group speakers, run workshops & hold social events.
With the easing of restrictions we continue with online
guest speakers, chat catch up sessions, monthly craft group activities, and
look forward to relaunching our subgroups including our new mid week litter
picking group, The Fair Weather Pickers.
If you would like to join our dynamic group of more than 60
local women contact Stacey Pahl 07950204611.
“It has been so nice meeting so many new friends and being a
part of a progressive group supporting the local community.”
“Henley WI has brought so many smiles during such a
challenging year, I never thought I would meet so many new people.”
75th Anniversary of the Reformed Royal British Legion
July 1919 a meeting of the Discharged Soldiers and Sailors Federation was held
in the Golden Cross Inn (on the crossroads at the south end of the High Street
- a block of flats now takes its place).
meeting was crowded, members of the Federation being joined by members of the
public, and was chaired by the High Bailiff (Dr Ernest Nelson OBE, JP).
The meeting was addressed by Albert Yarwood, the secretary of the Federation,
who encouraged all former servicemen to join. The Federation was one of
four national organisations of ex-Service men which combined to form the Royal
British Legion on 15 May 1921.
well as the Royal British Legion is having its Centenary year, Henley-in-Arden
branch is celebrating 75 years after reforming.
Henley Royal British Legion was originally formed on the 6th November 1925 but
ceased on the 21st April 1927. The branch was reformed on the 26th March 1946
and when the Wootton Wawen branch closed on the 21st February 1975 the two
branches amalgamated and was renamed Henley in Arden and District Branch.
of Henley & District RBL
|Pioneering Energy Efficiency in Ullenhall
Ullenhall Parochial Church Council are pioneering a new Church of
England energy efficiency program at St Mary's. Last Friday the first
step was taken to make the church carbon neutral with the installation
of a wind turbine on the roof of the church.
Constructed in the shape
of a cross and manufactured in composite materials to resemble stone, the cross will spin in
low levels of wind and will produce electricity that is then stored in
battery cells located in the vestry; this power will be sufficient, when
combined with the new solar panels on the spire, to power the church's
lights for 8 months of the year.
For more details on this new program, as well as the proposed pew heat exchange system please click here.
The tiny but triumphant come back of
Henley in Arden Guild Hall Trust’s Arts4All festival sees a mini autumn event
over the weekend of 29th October that will see the festival firmly
‘springboard’ back to the calendar with a full 7 day event in Spring 2022!
On Friday evening, following a critically acclaimed run at
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Carole King & James Taylor Story kicks
off the weekend with a journey through the careers of these two incredible
Saturday afternoon brings an incredible performance of Quentin
Crisp – Naked Hope written and performed by Mark Farrelly. This is followed
by Debbie Bird’s Buzzing where newly divorced Julie is searching for the
sex life she once had, declaring “I’m not ready to be put out to pasture yet!”
she hurls herself into the modern dating scene & shares her experiences
with raw humour and engaging honesty. Saturday closes with an evening
performance by Bookends who make a return trip to the Guild Hall to perform
their critically acclaimed Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years,
which continues to delight audiences across the globe and features stunning
vocal harmonies remembering the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon
Sunday sees the end of the ‘Covid comeback’ weekend with the
Dolly Parton Story which takes you on an incredible journey through the career
of the ‘Queen of Country who currently holds an astonishing 153 major awards
including nine grammys. This show also premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival to sell-out crowds, standing ovations and had audiences dancing in the
isles and features passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the
Stream, Here You Come Again and many more.
For tickets and more information visit www.henleyarts4all.co.uk
CFRs are a group of local volunteers who have been trained by the West
Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to provide a back-up 999 emergency
response in support of the regular ambulance service. Using the WMAS
radio alert system we are on standby to attend 999 calls for emergency
treatment or medical assistance from residents of Henley and the
we are first on the scene then we are trained to carry out initial
observations and treatment but we also offer support to paramedics as
and when required. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, where
time is of the essence, we are able to assess and begin treatment of
problems such as cardiac arrest, stroke symptoms, breathing
difficulties or traumatic injuries before paramedics arrive at the
hours of duty are booked in advance in a group collective diary to suit
the available time that each of us is able to offer. Some CFRs are more
flexible if not in work but many have full time jobs and fit in a few
hours when they can. Duty hours may be evenings or weekends only or in
some cases weekdays as well. The minimum expectation is that a
responder will be able to undertake at least 4 hours duty per week, but
hopefully 20 hours per month.
are no particular skill requirements but responders must be good
communicators with sound physical health and fitness (able to carry the
equipment bag from the car to the patient and to perform CPR for
instance). Also a clean driving licence is required and the ability to
record patient’s medical conditions in writing or by using a tablet
West Midlands Ambulance Service are running training courses in
2021covering all aspects of being a CFR. Once trained you will be
buddied up with an experienced local CFR member to show you the ropes.
training will be delivered over two weekends followed by a day’s
assessment at the WMAS training academy in Dudley. Once successfully
completed you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification in first
Anyone interested in joining the group, including those who have
contacted us over the last couple
of years who are still interested in joining, or finding out more about
what we do should contact us on the following e-mail Henleyinarden.firstname.lastname@example.org
April County Councillor Report
Last month I reported that the County will be increasing Council Tax by 3% built up as 2%
general precept and 1% extra for social care. Data has come in from around the Country
and this increase places Warwickshire as having one of the lowest tax increases from
amongst the Tier 1 authorities. The difference between authorities is basically the funding
needed for social care and Warwickshire having less residents eligible for social care support
due to our being a relatively wealthy society. All the same social care still accounts for a
planned 79% of the County budget.
Due to people working from home and needing to take exercise there has been an explosion
in pet ownership and puppies in particular. This has led to large increases in prices for dogs
and criminals have got into the act. This has led to an epidemic of puppy theft and potential
owners paying huge sums for pets that don’t exist.
In April 2020 ‘Lucy’s Law’ was introduced, meaning that anyone wanting to get a new puppy
(or kitten) in England must now buy direct from a breeder, or consider adopting from a
rescue centre instead. Licensed dog breeders are required to show puppies interacting with
their mothers in their place of birth. If a business sells puppies (or kittens) without a licence,
they could receive an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months. The new law
seeks to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies (and kittens), by banning
their commercial third-party sale in England.
For more information, please search ‘buypuppysafe’ on the internet. “Blue Cross” has good
Warwickshire continues to invest in fibre broadband, but it is now admitted that fibre
cannot get to every household in rural areas and three providers; O2, Three and Vodafone,
have joined forces for the first time to build more G4 masts to improve quality in rural areas.
This agreement should mean better service and a cost effective alternative to the BT’s
effective monopoly in broadband provision in this area.
As part of efforts to speed recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic the County
Council has increased borrowing and created a £300 million fund to support companies. It is
hoped this funding will attract private sector investment into Warwickshire.
Covid-19 is still about and, if you have not thought about it, please give some consideration
to registering for a postal vote so you can avoid attending a polling station.
|Stratford District Council's Land Charges Service Approaches a New Era
Stratford on-Avon District Council has reached the final stages of
transferring its Local Land Charges Register (LLCR) to HM Land Registry
This is part of a national transformation programme that will
eventually see all 314 registers held by English Local authorities
transferred to HM Land registry under the Infrastructure Act 2015.
Since formally signing a collaboration agreement in January 2019, the
District Council has been working with HM Land Registry to migrate its
data for the purpose of enabling customers to access an LLC1 search
reply on-line via the Land Registry’s portal.
This has been an ambitious and challenging programme of work but today,
Monday 29 March, HM Land Registry has officially served notice, leading
to the new service going live by mid-May 2021.
The main objective has been to update and enhance over 91,000 local
land charges that were previously held in a variety of paper and
digital formats. The task was not made any easier with the onset of the
pandemic, leading to staff at both the District Council and HM Land
Registry having to work remotely to address any issues with the
numerous data sets and how these would integrate with the HMLR online
When fully transferred, anybody requiring local land charge searches
within the area of Stratford on-Avon District will be able to access
those directly from HM Land Registry and not from the District Council.
Benefits to the new system will include an improved customer service
that will see faster response times to search requests, and provide a
foundation enabling officers to work with more accurate data,
accessible systems and continuously improve its processes.
The District Council will still be responsible for updating and
maintaining the LLC register. It will also continue to directly provide
replies to CON29 enquiries, which allow the potential purchaser of a
property to find out specific information relating to that property
such as road schemes, planning history, building regulations for
Cllr Anne Parry, Regulatory Portfolio says: “The District Council
remains committed to enhancing the home buying process by transforming
its Land Charges service.
“The combined efforts of Council officers and HM Land Registry staff
working together on this programme are to be commended during these
challenging circumstances. Their achievements signal the start of a new
era for the Land Charges service.”
Further information regarding the transfer will be posted on the Council website:
Land Charges | Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Further information about the HM Land Registry Local Land Charges Transformation Programme can be found here:
HM Land Registry: Local Land Charges Programme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
|TO DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THE HUB SUPPORTERS NEWS CLICK HERE
Here is a small extract from the "Supporter's News", if you value the
work of the Hub, download the Supporter's News and see how you could
need a minimum of £66,000 every year to maintain the ambitious
programme identified by the Trustees as being essential. This year we
have lost a key partner, the parish council and this leaves a gap
of £20,000 in our fund raising for 2021-22. The local Community through
donations and sponsorship create an incredible £20,000 and successful
grant applications will make up the remainder.
The remaining £46,000 still has to be raised.
Every penny is necessary income, every activity undertaken at the Hub
is subject to rigorous scrutiny by the Trustees who ensure the efficacy
of the programme and is viewed by the beneficiaries as important in
their lives. Every single one of them is grateful for the magnificent
support offered by our generous community.
The trustees are absolutely committed to our community and we will do everything in our power not to let them down".
Poems in the Pandemic.
Giving Children a Voice
With ...The Poet Tree Project.
To print an anthology of children’s writing,
through the power of poetry
Own Books, the popular free book giving scheme, is delighted to be
launching an inspiring new initiative. The Poet Tree project.
We are aware of how powerful poetry can be as a means of expression, at
this time, like no other, we are welcoming the first 101 poems, children can
send in to us.
There is no deadline but just the first 101 poems to arrive.
Own Books is fortunate to have the very gifted young poet, Grace Ridley,
facilitating the project, who was shortlisted as poet laureate for
We value the empowerment which poetry can express, and inspire in
By giving children a voice, the poems, with children’s illustrations, will be
printed in an anthology, distributed for free, and also platformed online.
We are also aiming to facilitate poem sharing events,
And writing workshops, when we can safely be together again.
Please send poems to
Or visit our website www.ownbooks.co.uk
Or call Julie de Bastion on 07816382503
What is the aim of OwnBooks?
Encourage young children to develop an early love of books and
reading through choosing and keeping their own books at home
2 Encourage children to select books to take home when it suits them
3 Avoid the need to buy or obligation to return the books
4 Remove any stress and financial constraints on parents over acquisition of books
5 Encourage parents to read with their children at home
What We Do
BOOKS Is a child centered project aiming to give away many free books
to children of all backgrounds and ages, without any discrimination. We
believe passionately in children having books at home, sharing and
enjoying them with their siblings and families.
Children and teens can choose from a wide
variety of our books in participating Primary schools, and Secondary
schools, and young children can choose OWN BOOKS to take home and keep,
with help from parents, from participating Preschools, Nurseries,
Parenting Centres, Play Groups, and Early Years Settings.
Story Time = Precious Time, have a look at the YouTube link above and browse the selection of stories read by Julia.
you help with the donation of books, driving etc, have a look at their
extensive web-site or contact Julia directly with the contact details
Yours very gratefully Julie de Bastion founder of Own Books
March arrived with a burst of warm weather, and
clear blue skies to lift our spirits. Some glorious days of sunshine brought
out the spring flowers, and the countryside is coming to life after the short
days and long dark nights of winter.
Lots of enthusiastic walkers took advantage of the
exceptionally mild weather. With paths; although still muddy were not the
quagmire of the past months. It has been a joy to roam the open countryside, as
seen here along the Millennium way as it passes through Henley.
Walking along the high street there are plenty of planted
containers filled with interesting and colourful plants adding interest
to the town. Colour spilling from half barrels and troughs along the lord’s
waist and outside our historic buildings all adding such cheer during these
There are plenty of interesting specimens of
fauna to look for while out walking. Catkins are abundant in woodlands and
hedgerows giving a welcome touch of yellow. I snapped these graceful branches
while walking in the Riverlands. The soft green of the lichen moss caught my
eye while wandering around the local lanes
At last with the warmer weather and a breath of
spring colours, which gives us hope of more optimistic times to come. We
can look forward to the days when we can once more start socialising.
|My spirit lifted when I passed a front window of
a cottage in the High Street decorated ready for Easter. The Blue Bell windows
are also decorated with eggs, chicks and bunnies; so bright and colourful in
these difficult times.
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter, despite not be able to celebrate it as we
The Ullenhall & Henley Gardening Club is hoping that
later on this year it may be able to start holding meetings in the hall again.
We shall have to see how government rules change as the vaccines begin to
improve the Covid 19 situation. In the meantime, here are things of interest
for this season.
The RHS says that now is the time to cut back ornamental
grasses to within a few centimetres of the ground. In my garden I’ve been
trimming back roses and dead stalks of some perennials. I need to dig out the
last of the compost from my heap of 3 years ago ( I have a three year rotation
of my heaps) and spread it on my vegetable patches.
I’ve been out to see what plants are showing their best in
the garden just now. The only edibles I have left in the garden are some purple
sprouting broccolli plants and they have about two meals worth of tops left.
They’ll then get pulled up and popped onto the compost heap.
We have a couple of wild plum trees on the edge of our
garden, which are now in full bloom spreading a confetti of petals. There are
also white flowers in the hedge adjacent to the field, where wild plum is
interspersed with holly, hawthorn and other woodland plants. Our Verbena
is still flowering and has a nice strong scent wafting through the garden. The forsythia is showing yellow
blooms, the daffodils are out; the traditional ones together with miniatures
and white and orange narcissi. The large hellebores are still going strong and
the big cushion of purple heather looks good.
been checking up on what seeds I have left over from last year
and I don’t appear to have many at all. So, I’m trying to decide
which varieties of which vegetables to buy. I need to get a move on. I
think I’ll do leeks this year as the new leek leaf miners got into them
year and caused me a lot of bother every meal time, digging out the
maggots from every leek before cooking them. I’ll probably grow
lettuces, courgettes, runner beans, french beans, tomatoes and
cabbage and Brussles sprouts. I’m not going to bother with squash, as
takes up so much room and only seems to produce 2 or maybe 3 fruits.
some potatoes again.
Cosmos genarally grows well here, so I’ll get some seeds
again. I think I’ll get sweet Williams, as I
have always loved the smell and the look of them.
Nasturtiums are good value and perhaps I’ll try some pansies. Last time, my
pansies didn’t thrive, but they do have lovely faces, don’t they?
I’m looking at the seed catalogues and choosing varieties
that are F1 vegetables and / or are listed as ones having the RHS Award of
Garden Merit (AGM).
Now that spring is here, don’t just enjoy your own garden;
when you go out for a walk, look into other gardens and enjoy them as well.
Almost Local News:
How to cut Carbon in Warwick District -
District Council, which declared a climate emergency in 2019, recently
appointed a senior officer, Dave Barber, to lead the District’s climate
action. His official title is “Programme
Director for Climate Change”. (We assume
they do not mean this literally!)
issues permeate all that lies ahead of us and the field is dauntingly complex,
so a representative panel of local people was set up to draw out a valid view
of priorities from the people of the District.
this, a community interest company called Shared Future
(https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/) was engaged. They wrote to 5000 Warwick
residents to determine who might be interested to take part in such an
exercise. 500 responded positively and
this response was boiled down to a “jury” of 30 individuals who then gave their
time to debating the issues and presenting their conclusions. The composition of
the jury reflected the district’s mix of age, gender, ethnicity, geography and
attitude to the climate issue. The question addressed by this group was: “What
do we need to do in the Warwick district to help address climate change by 2030?”
advice was provided where deeper knowledge of subjects was required. The jury
recently delivered the results of its deliberations on how Warwick should
respond to the climate emergency. There
was a high degree of agreement among the jury members.
advice was provided where deeper knowledge of subjects was required. The jury
recently delivered the results of its deliberations on how Warwick should
respond to the climate emergency. There
was a high degree of agreement among the jury members.
of the jury’s recommendations extended to 37 subjects covered in considerable
detail. This is but a selection from the
current draft of their report:
Transport: improving facilities for cycling and walking.
Traffic management including safety and the separation of motor from
other. Moving bus travel into a new era
of quality and service. Motivating
transport sharing; possibly consider a bike rental scheme. Creating an adequate electric vehicle
charging network across the district.
Housing: insistence on carbon neutrality for all new
housing proposals. Retrofitting of
existing public buildings and a scheme for supporting the retrofitting of
Waste and Recycling:
a centrally managed facility for the elimination of waste and the
encouragement of re-use. Disincentives
for waste in supermarkets and large stores.
Information and Advice: creating much more active, centrally
driven and co-ordinated and better information on all relevant fields of
activity. High impact publicity and a coordinated and collaborative
communications campaign across all media.
Carbon recapture: Development of a strategy for the
creation and use of green space, using all available council-owned and private
land in the district.
Finance and control of the whole programme: appropriate financial measures and reviews,
taking account of all local and national policies and criteria; exploration of
funding opportunities, such as business participation. Installing a structured
monitoring and progress evaluation system with a requirement for regular
reporting of progress.
a statement of what is needed is not the same as a result achieved: the road to
hell is paved with good intentions! Nevertheless, without a plan – and some
drive – good progress is unlikely. In
their move towards working together and possible amalgamation, it has been
agreed that Warwick’s climate change officer will also act for Stratford
District, which is some way behind Warwick in its Climate Emergency actions.
Although the sharing only commences officially in April, he did make a
presentation at the recent meeting of Stratford District’s Climate Panel. Let’s
hope he can help Stratford catch up with Warwick in its actions. It’s 20 months
since Stratford District Council declared a Climate Emergency and not a lot has
happened yet!!! Compare SDC and WDC who
both declared emergencies at about the same time. WDC appointed a Program
manager and engaged a citizens panel.
addition to the detailed recommendations mentioned above, a summary statement
was written by a group of jury members and then edited and discussed by the
rest of the jury. 27 (out of 30) jury members voted on the recommendations. 21
strongly supported the statement, 3 supported it, 2 people neither supported
nor opposed it and 1 strongly opposed it.
statement starts and ends as follows :-
just a group of ordinary people from the Warwick District. We are a diverse
group who were randomly selected to join this Climate Change Inquiry. We have
different viewpoints but have reached a shared understanding. ……………………….
believe that solutions are out there already; we just need to make them happen.
The District Council and others
must look for every opportunity to influence those who have a role in our
district. We must make this happen and
the frameworks must be in place to make sure that there is accountability
(named people) and monitoring (performance indicators) so that everybody can
THIS IS AN
For the full Warwick report :- Click here
HENLEY CLIMATE ACTION
Formed in 2019, Henley Climate Action is a volunteer group which
aims to inform and motivate about the climate emergency and to help residents
and businesses understand what they can do to help. It will put pressure on all
levels of government when this seems necessary. Anyone
interested in seeing Henley reduce its carbon footprint should contact Penny on
Alcester North Safer
David Malin reports on crime in our area
is our latest weekly report and prompt to see if you have any
questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police North SNT.
Thank you to those that have contacted the Team this week.
For operational and privacy reasons not all the incidents that occur on
the Alcester area are listed in this report. Please remember to report
any anti-social behaviour, suspicious activity or crimes to us as soon
as possible - this can be done via the 101 and 999 telephone numbers or
if not an emergency via our online reporting forms that can be found on
Incidents of a public interest from the last week:-
• *Suspicious Circumstances. St Asaphs Avenue,
Studley. Male from white van seen to go onto private property and try
to remove motor from rear of fridge under car port. When challenged he
left the motor and returned to the van and drove off. Two males inside.
The last three letters of the registration number was similar to ‘OJX’.
9.45am Saturday 27th March. 0242 27/03/2021
• *Burglary. Allendale Crescent, Studley. Secure
outhouse broken into and dark grey Trek pedal cycle stolen. Between
24th & 26th March. 0143 26/03/2021
• *Anti-Social Behaviour. Station Road area, Studley.
Group of youngsters seen running in and out of the road causing a
danger to vehicles. Group also seen to run up and down private
driveways. Two of the males had balaclavas on. Area search by police
made and some members of the group spoken to by police and advised
regards their behaviour. 8.40pm Wednesday 24th March. 0401 24/03/2021
• *Anti-Social Behaviour. Pool Road, Studley.
Youngsters seen on the roof of the building being built. 7pm Sunday
21st March. 0349 21/03/2021
• *Suspicious Circumstances. St Nicholas Road,
Henley. Cloth put into the front grill of car. Caller concerned that
this has been done deliberately, although reason unknown. Between 4pm
and 9.15pm Friday 26th March. 0390 26/03/2021
• *Suspicious Circumstances. Doctors Close, Tanworth.
Vehicle seen to park up behind properties. A few people have then got
out and could be heard talking. Caller concerned that this was unusual
for the area. No offences disclosed. 12.05am Thursday 25th March. 0002
• *Earlswood Lakes / Malthouse Lane. Calls received
this week – drug use by car occupants, suspicious vehicles and
occupants, inconsiderate parking and verbally abusive driver. The SNT
continue to patrol this area on a regular basis.
– Here are a few crime prevention tips to deter vehicle crime.
• Always lock your
vehicle. Whether it’s in the garage, on the driveway of your house,
unattended for a few seconds or in an isolated car park, lock it and
activate any alarm system.
• Always remove valuable items from the vehicle. If
this cannot be done the items must be removed from view and secured in
a lockable glove box or boot.
• Fit an alarm that will activate on movement in the
vehicle. An alarm that can notify you in real time that there is a
problem is extremely useful.
• Items such as tools and machinery that cannot be
removed can be secured in lockers and security marked with high
visibility paint etc.
• If available, park your vehicle in a location that
is covered by CCTV, overlooked by houses or is in constant use.
• Use anti-theft screws and sticky pads for number
plates. If you have a plate that is stolen, replace it with one that
has a different design so it is distinguishable from the stolen plate.
• If you see or hear any suspicious activity around a
car or car park, ring 101 or 999 to report straight away. Please do not
If you have any questions regarding the above please contact us on the
details below or via the Warwickshire Police website.
NORTH SAFER NEIBOURHOOD
PC 427 Sue Blundell -
6273 Aadila Hussain -
6330 Sanjay Singh
Police Office Phone Number - 01789
444816 (not to be used for emergencies or priority
Always report incidents on 101). Online reporting services are also
on our website - https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
Alcester Police SNT's
Further information can be found
Safer NEIGHBOURHOODs - Alcester Area
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Organisations and Clubs
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
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
|PILATES WITH HELEN
flexibility, better posture & enhanced muscular strength.
Mondays at 9.30am & 6.00pm and Thursdays at 9.30am & 7.00pm
the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden.
£8 to attend.
Pre-booking in advance is required. Email : email@example.com.
IN ARDEN ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Henley in Arden Branch meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of
month at the White Swan in High Street, Henley in Arden.
is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the
objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who
and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all
whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Contact- Gerald Easton Henleyinardenrbl3303@outlook.com
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
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
|THE ROTARY CLUB of
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 Navigation Wootton Wawen on Tuesdays
at 12.30 pm. New members are always welcome. Secretary of Henley Rotary Club - Mike Redman
|THE PROBUS CLUB
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
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
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
play at the
Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Contact: Liz Showell, 01564-794195
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.
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
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 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
WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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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