SDC Covid Cases –
Matt Jennings - Stratford District Cllr. Report
• Here in the Stratford District we are at around 168 per 100,000 – 1731 cases cumulative total
• Warwick District is around 265 per 100,000 – 2255 cases total
• Regrettably in SD we have had 176 coronovirus
related deaths registered to 30th Oct whilst Warwick has had 97
• This could be linked to higher Student population in Warwick District
Local Testing Site –
It has been agreed this is to be the Stratford Leisure Centre car park.
This is subject to final testing of the site on 19 November, however,
it is expected that construction of the facility will be undertaken on
In lockdown we will maintain as many services as possible. That said,
it is clear that some services will have to cease for the duration of
the lockdown, this includes the following:
• Main Reception – Elizabeth House.
• Visitor Information Centre (VIC)
• The leisure centres in Alcester, Shipston, Southam, Stratford and Studley
Stratford-on-Avon District Council will once again be administering the
business support grants offered to local businesses that have to close
during the second lockdown that started on Thursday 5 November.
Businesses that meet the criteria, which are required to close will now be able to receive grants worth up to £3,000 a month.
To be eligible for the grant, the business would need to have been open
as usual and providing in-person services to customers, but has been
required to close due to the entirety of the second national lockdown.
Businesses required to close in England due to local or national restrictions will be eligible for the following:
i. For properties with a rateable value of £15k or
under, grants to be £1,334 per month, or £667 per two weeks;
ii. For properties with a rateable value of between
£15k-£51k grants to be £2,000 per month, or £1,000 per two weeks;
iii. For properties with a rateable value of £51k or
over grants to be £3,000 per month, or £1,500 per two weeks
The Council has received £2.7m to allocate to businesses which have
been forced to close during the national lockdown. We will be looking
to make payments to those affected as soon as possible.
In addition the Council has received a further £2.6m to use as a
discretionary scheme to support business who are not covered by the
main scheme. This amount however is meant for the whole of 2020/21 and
21/22. We are currently working on proposals on how this fund could be
Other District News
Affordable homes – a record total of 491 new affordable homes were built in the district in the last (financial) year.
Highlights of last year's affordable housing development programme include:
• Schemes built in Bidford-on-Avon, Bishops
Itchington, Brailes, Ettington, Great Alne, Long Itchington, Long
Marston, Lower Quinton, Meon Vale, Napton-on-the-Hill,
Newbold-on-Stour, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Stretton-on-Fosse, Tredington, Welford-on-Avon and Wellesbourne.
• The completion of community-led rural housing
schemes on sites at: Brailes; Great Alne (using grant funding provided
by the District Council); and Stretton-on-Fosse.
• The completion of a specialised housing scheme at
Rosalind Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, providing 102 apartments for older
Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet approved proposals for a joint waste and recycling contract
with Warwick District Council. A sign of our ever closer working
relationship which should benefit the residents of both districts. The
new contract, if agreed by Full Council, will commence in August 2022
some 21 months hence but it is essential that we start the process now.
Part of the new contract proposals includes the introduction of a joint
123+ services - moving to a 3-weekly collection of residual waste to
encourage further recycling.
Our recycling rate at around 60% and Warwick District Council's of 55%
are well ahead of the Government's target of 50% by this year. By
moving to a 123+ approach with weekly food waste collections, two
weekly recyclable waste collections and three weekly residual waste
collections, we hope to build on the great efforts already made by our
Benefits of the new collection model are :
• increased recycling levels,
• reduced levels of waste going to landfill,
• separate food waste collections,
• more efficient use of refuse vehicles and reduction
in mileage travelled through smarter routing especially on the border
between Warwick and Stratford districts.
• Fulfilling climate emergency promises and will
support the ambition of both councils to achieve carbon-neutral status
for their districts by 2030.
The model will also see changes to the food waste collection by not
entering the residual, recycling or green waste streams, instead the
intention is for it to go to an anaerobic digester further removing
harmful greenhouse gases from landfill. Food waste, in particular
releases methane gas when decomposing and is up to 35 times worse than
CO2 for our climate. This is a big step in reducing harmful
greenhouse gases from our waste stream.
This proposal is good for the environment as well as mitigating the
inevitable increase in gate fees and waste disposal costs when the
current contract expires in July 2022.
Both Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are committed to
improving their services for the residents of South Warwickshire and
are investigating joint working and shared services.
Management roles in ICT and Neighbourhood Services are already being
shared across the two councils, as is the prospect of a joint Local
Plan for our communities, to secure long-term benefits. Combining waste
collection under one contract, is the next service to be proposed for
joint working by both councils. The contracts for both councils
finish around the same time, which presents an opportunity to review
procuring a combined service across the whole of South Warwickshire,
serving 126,000 households.
We are now turning our minds to the Council Budget for 2021/22 and the
Medium Term Financial Plan, which runs for five years from 2021/22.
Even before the announcement of the lockdown the picture did not look
good. We have established a cross party Council Recovery Advisory Group
to ensure that we fully understand the position and that we appreciate
the scale and nature of decisions that we will have to take. There is
much detailed analysis work underway. The missing part of the equation
at the moment is the level of funding that we will receive from central
government and the scope we will have for raising council tax. Until we
have that information, which we may not get until January then we will
not know the scale of the actions we have to take.
Contributing to the uncertainty is the fact that increases in
unemployment reduce the tax base, so, in the short term we will take a
big hit from rapidly increasing unemployment across the District.
The reality of the situation is that we are down by over £4.25m and
this figure is increasing – we will have to increase council tax by as
much as we are allowed and we will probably still have to reduce
Scam Alerts – There are a number of scams reported including :
Bitcoin Investment Scam
Investors are warned to beware of bogus ‘investment experts’ operating
via social media group sites providing investment advice on Bitcoin and
other investments. Such ‘experts’ often claim they have fool proof
‘systems’ that enable them to beat the market. They may use fake graphs
and charts to make it appear they are successful. Warwickshire
residents have reported losing thousands of pounds after allowing these
‘experts’ to invest money on their behalf or after following their
advice. It is unclear as to whether money was invested badly or simply
stolen. Investors requiring financial advice on how and where to invest
their money should speak an authorised individual or business.
• Use the Financial Conduct Authority website to
obtain information on authorised individuals and businesses in your
• Beware of investment scams, visit: https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart
Back of the Van TV Seller Warning
Warwickshire Trading Standards has received reports of individuals
selling televisions from the backs of vans in car parks and at motorway
service stations. Such individuals can sometimes be very pushy and
intimidating. The products may be being sold at ‘bargain’ prices.
You can’t tell a good trader from a bad one on the doorstep or in a car
park! Trading Standards advises consumers not to buy TVs or other
consumer goods if they are approached unexpectedly in a car park or on
the doorstep. It’s very hard for a consumer to locate a trader again in
these circumstances, if the goods later turn out to be fake or faulty.
Trading Standards also understands that there are bogus traders selling
TVs that have been taken from recycling centres before they are
re-packaged in boxes and bubble wrap with fake labels.
Always buy from genuine traders you know and trust. This way, if
something does go wrong you can find the trader and exercise your
consumer rights. For more advice visit: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards
PPI Money Back Scam
Warwickshire consumers have reported receiving scam phone calls from
people claiming to have obtained PPI compensation for them. Some
residents have reported making failed PPI claims in the past. The
fraudster suggests that normally they would have to charge a 40%
commission fee, but this could circumvented if the consumer takes out a
policy for life insurance or a funeral plan.
Trading Standards suspect that these callers are simply high pressure
sales people trying to sell consumers financial products that they
would not normally be interested in, with the bogus promise that they
would receive PPI compensation. Residents are advised to put the phone
down on bogus callers.
Bogus HMRC Callers Target the Self-Employed
Fraudsters falsely claiming to work for HMRC are now targeting
self-employed people in Warwickshire stating that they have been
‘flagged for tax fraud and evasion’ and that a ‘warrant has been
issued’ for their arrest. They have been described as being very
convincing. The callers are also spoofing HMRC telephone numbers to
make them appear genuine. This is the latest in a long line of HMRC
related scams. Always put the phone down and never reveal any personal
or financial information under these circumstances. More on spoofing:
Email Account Takeover Scam
Email account takeover occurs when a fraudster gains access to a
legitimate user’s email account. They may do so by obtaining passwords
and usernames from the dark web or via phishing scams. When this
happens, fraudsters can send emails (posing as the legitimate user) to
the users’ friends and family in their email address book. These emails
can appear very genuine because the fraudster can word them in the same
way as the legitimate user would do.
This is a typical case: a person receives an email they believe is
genuine (but has in fact been sent by a fraudster) asking them to
purchase some gift cards on behalf of the email sender, as gifts for a
relative. The email’s recipient does so and is then asked to send the
card numbers to the email sender (the fraudster). Fraudsters don’t need
to the physical cards to use them, only the card numbers.
Your email account is arguably the most vital online account you
possess. Cyber criminals can use your email to access many of your
personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft.
Keep it safe and secure. Visit:
Bogus Sky Callers
Warwickshire residents are again receiving bogus calls from people
falsely claiming to be Sky TV and stating that they must take out
compulsory breakdown cover for their Sky box. Put the phone down. More
on Sky related scams: https://www.sky.com/help/articles/sky-scams
My advice is always – put the phone down – get an old bill out and use the contact details on this to get clarification.
Online - During lockdown if you are sitting at home with nothing to do :
Site Allocation Plan – This has started its 7 week public consultation
on the preferred options version of the Site Allocation Plan. Should
you wish to make comments on this please go online to the SDC website
Venture House’s website – www.venturehousestratford.co.uk - there
are lots of free business seminars available !
Webinar - Coventry and Warwickshire redundancy support service - 19 Nov
Tech start up webinar - SEO for the novice - CUE - 19 Nov
Webinar - Developing great networking and negotiating skills - CUE - 20 Nov
Webinar - Creating your marketing strategy - Business Ready - 24 Nov
Start up workshop - Getting started with finances - Chamber of Commerce - 25 Nov
Webinar - Coventry and Warwickshire redundancy support service - 26 Nov
Tech start up webinar - How to survive a start up - CUE 26 Nov
Webinar - Winning and retaining customers - Business Ready - 30 Nov
|Million Pound Green-Shoots Fund for Project Funding.
County Council is seeking the views of community and voluntary groups around
the county to help shape its £1 Million Green Shoots Fund.
interested is invited to complete an online questionnaire to share their views
on the types of projects that need funding, the levels of financial support
required and the process for applying for funding.
involved in this exercise and help shape the future of Warwickshire's Green
Shoots Fund, please visit: https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/green-shoots/
As the countdown to Christmas
gets underway, Warwickshire County Council is supporting independent retailers
and small businesses like you with a new social media campaign that will
encourage residents to seek out services and products that are available locally.
The digital profile of a retailer
is more important now than ever before and this is a time for retailers across
our region to come together and support the development of other independents
in their communities, and we hope that this campaign can create a positive
culture of sharing for a mutual gain. It follows on from our successful
#BuyEatLocal campaign which ran earlier this year.
On Friday 20 November
we will be launching our A to Z of Christmas on our social media channels. This
will highlight businesses, products and services beginning with the
corresponding letter to create the perfect Christmas gift list from independent
retailers across the region.
The aim of this campaign is to
raise the digital profile of small businesses and independent retailers across
all towns in Warwickshire and drive footfall when government restrictions are
lifted and all shops and services can begin to reopen.
We will also highlight those
businesses that still able to trade with click and collect services through the
The posts will go out on the
Warwickshire Towns Network Facebook and Twitter @WarksTN, as well as being
shared across Warwickshire County Council’s other social media channels. Each
will be using #Warksmas and tagging
the town, the retailer or business is located in for example #Nuneaton,
#Leamington or #Alcester.
And to make this campaign a success, we need your support!
We would encourage you and your
fellow businesses to get involved to help us reach as many people as possible
by liking and sharing posts as they appear, whether it’s to promote your own
business or endorse others. We hope members of the public will also get
involved by offering reviews and recommendations.
We understand that not all of our
small retail businesses are geared up for e-commerce but many are offering
click and collect, and we hope the campaign will encourage others to adopt
social media an effective marketing tool.
So please do join the
conversations on the #Warksmas
hashtag, promote yourself, promote your neighbours and the County Council will
help you to reach thousands of potential new customers.
Follow @WarksTN on Twitter or
like Warwickshire Towns Network on Facebook for more updates and join the
conversation from 20 November through to Tuesday 15 December. To find out more
about the campaign visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buyeatlocal
|Carers Support Services - Carers Support Day
• Could you help us? We want your views and thoughts
on how we can improve support for those Warwickshire residents with who
regularly provide care for family members, loved ones or neighbours.
• Caring for a loved one can be difficult during
Covid-19. Care Companion is a digital tool that can help you find
useful information. The free online resource has been developed by
carers for carers. For info go to https://www.carecompanion.org.uk/
• If you’re struggling with your caring commitments,
then take a look at Care Companion. Devised by carers, for carers, this
free online resource helps you plan your day with a handy calendar
tool. You can even store contact details on it too. For info go to
• Did you know that Care Companion allows you to
monitor your mood? The online tool can help you track your mood –
helping you to arrange help for your caring responsibility and for you
to get some well-deserved down time. For info go to
• If you haven’t registered for Care Companion, then
what are you waiting for. Devised by carers for carers, this online
device helps you keep a track of diary dates, provide carer specific
support and can help you monitor your mood. For info go to
• Caring for a loved one can feel lonely and
isolating at times especially if you are currently shielding. Care
Companion can help connect you to support groups near you as well as
offering free resources to promote positive wellbeing for you and your
loved one. For info go to https://www.carecompanion.org.uk/
• If you would like some time away from your caring
responsibility for either time to yourself, a trip to the shops or to
attend a doctor’s appointment, then the CRESS service can help provide
emergency care. For more information please go to https://www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk/practical-support-overview/emergency-care-services/
• Have you heard of the CRESS service? If you have a
caring responsibility and need to attend a GP appointment, pick up
shopping or visit another family member – then the CRESS service can
provide planned cover to cover your absence.
• With Covid-19 still hanging around you may feel as
though you are trapped at home with your caring responsibility. The
CRESS service can provide emergency cover to allow you to leave the
house for a well-deserved break with friends. For more info please go
• Taking on a caring responsibility can be
exhausting. It’s important that you take good care of yourself as well
as the person you are caring for. If you need to see the GP but don’t
have the time, then the CRESS service can help you. Providing emergency
cover – you can attend your appointment and have a professional look
after your loved one. For info please go to
• Have you heard of CRESS? The Carer’s Response Emergency Support Service
was set up to provide a free emergency or planned cover for when you
need time away from your caring responsibility or simply want to take a
break. For more info please go to
• If you have been confined to the house during
Covid-19 because you have a caring responsibility – you need to take
time for yourself. Everyone needs a break from their routine and over
the past few months this has become more apparent than ever. If you are
feeling emotional, not yourself or have thoughts about ending your life
please remember that you are not alone and there are professionals on
hand to help you. To speak to someone in confidence please go to
www.dearlife.org.uk or visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth for more information.
• If you’re a young carer who is finding it difficult
to cope with a caring responsibility – please remember you are not
alone. Our partners @WYC @cwmind will help you with your troubles. If you are feeling low and want someone to talk to please go to RISE https://cwrise.com/for-young-people
Thank you to 12 year old Ellis for the picture above. He took this on
the Birmingham Road, by the entrance to the golf club. What a wonderful local rural image
illustrating the tranquility of our surroundings at the moment.
flare up of Coronavirus and the associated lock down has dominated
events this month. The Government has not implemented the level
of mitigation measures employed last spring other than in support for
furloughed employees. The main concern is the ability of the NHS
to manage “winter pressures” adainst the back drop of additional
Coronavirus cases. It is this worry about the NHS coping with a
‘flu outbreak that is driving the lockdown rather than the absolute
level of covid-19 infections. Some rules do however appear quite
arbitrary, for example, the small locally owned Warwick Book Shop was
made to close, but WH Smith next door was allowed to stay open.
Given what appears to be a corporatist benign attitude in Government, I
hope that everyone will make a special effort to support small local
retailers rather than national suppliers and certainly avoid those who
do not pay UK tax, such as Amazon when lockdown is lifted.
November 13 web site data showed that there were 9 cases in the Henley
in Arden & Claverdon economic zone, this includes Langley,
Wootton Wawen and Preston Bagot, well below the national average and
the Earlswood, Tanworth-in-Arden and Sambourne zone had 19 cases, just
fractionally below the national average. Warwickshire, as a
whole, also remains below the national average. The death rate
for UK is running at about 1/3 of the daily maximum rate of last spring
(1,000 vs 334) and in Warwickshire comparable numbers are 88 last
spring and 5 per week today. It is difficult to compare test data
between the spring outbreak and today due to the ramp up of the testing
regime. Comparing hospital only tests, infections are running at
around 1/3 of last spring.
runs a general welfare programme for vulnerable residents at times of
unavoidable crisis by providing basic and essential help. It is
recognised within the Scheme that some families who are struggling
financially, and are eligible for free school meals, have difficulty
covering the period when their children are off school during the
school holidays. This Scheme is supporting eligible families with
the cost of food for their children over the school holiday
periods. For further information go to https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme
the Arden Clerks and Chairs meeting last month focused meetings will be
held with parish councils, residents associations and County officers
concerning the situations at Earlswood Lakes and Henley High Street
when lockdown has been lifted.
Scam email claiming to refund council tax
Officials from Stratford-on-Avon District are warning
to be on their guard,
following reports of an email scam offering a council tax refund.
The emails appear to have been sent from Stratford-on-Avon District Council,
but in fact are a scam, designed to obtain people’s personal data and bank
Cllr Jo Barker, People Portfolio at Stratford-on-Avon District Council said:
“We have been made aware that there is a council tax refund scam happening
locally. If you have received any correspondence about a council tax refund
that asks you to click a link, then input personal details please delete it.
“It’s appalling that fraudsters are taking advantage of the fact that many
residents are suffering financially as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“If you have any doubts whether correspondence sent to you is genuine please
contact the District Council and officers will be able to help you.”
to avoid scams
- Stop: Take
a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information
could keep you safe.
- Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or
ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
- Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you
think you have fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.
Advice on how to protect yourself from fraud can be found at Take Five – a national
campaign offering advice that helps prevent fraud: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/
Financial Support During Coronovirus Isolation
District Council will be providing Test
and Trace Self Isolation Payments.
The UK government announced there is now a new legal duty on all UK
to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19 or are identified by
Test and Trace as a close contact of someone who has done so.
As this new legal duty may impact your ability to work and earn a
government has introduced a grant scheme, which will run until 31
The District Council will be providing Self Isolation Payment support
residents who need financial assistance due to having to self-isolate
of Coronavirus and are unable to work from home and are in receipt of
Barker, People Portfolio at Stratford-on-Avon District Council says:
really important that if you receive a positive Covid-19 test, you
for 10 days. I know that self-isolating will cause a financial impact
people, especially those who are self-employed and can’t work from
home. We hope this payment will help to bridge the gap for you and
you whilst you self-isolate."
will be able to apply from Monday 12 October through the District
website – https://www.stratford.gov.uk/testandtrace/.
Payments will be made soon after this date.
People who have received notification from NHS Test and Trace with a
8-digit identifier number and are eligible under the scheme criteria
receive a payment of £500 if they have tested positive for coronavirus
self-isolate for 10 days (from the point they first developed symptoms
the date they tested positive if they do not have symptoms), or if a
their household has tested positive for coronavirus and they are told
self-isolate for 14 days (from the point the other household member
developed symptoms or from the date they tested positive if they did
The criteria that individuals must comply with to be able to receive
payment, as set by the government is as follows:
- Have been told to stay at home and
self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested
positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with
someone who has tested positive.
- Are employed or self-employed.
- Are unable to work from home and
will lose income as a result.
currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based
Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance,
Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit
Find out more about the NHS
Test and Trace service by visiting here
|Support for Warwickshire Residents: Key Contacts
Food and Energy:
Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme is for our most vulnerable residents
at times of unavoidable crisis, when they have no other means of help.
It provides basic and essential help for food and energy. This is given
either in emergency food parcels or with credit to top up pre-payment
meters. It includes applications for free school meals during holidays.
Please call 0800 408 1448 or visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme
aims to support people with health conditions and their families to
keep warm affordably in their homes. This scheme covers Warwickshire,
Worcestershire, Coventry and Solihull. Contact Act on Energy directly
on 0800 988 2881 or contact one of the local Outreach workers:
- Josie – 07458 306299 (North Warwickshire & Coventry)
- Amanda – 07458 306300 (North Worcestershire & Solihull)
Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources:
- Alvynne – 07458 306298 (South Warwickshire & South Worcestershire)
Other Covid-19 Support:
For enquiries about other Covid-19 related support, please call the Hotline on 0800 408 1447.
are a range of resources available to people who need support with
their mental health and wellbeing, much of it specific to managing
through the Covid-19 pandemic. These include helpful tips and ideas to
cope from the Mental Health Foundation, specific guidance for parents
and carers on supporting children and young people from Public Health
England, and some practical suggestions on looking after yourself
Every Mind Matters.
|Calling Out For Community Heroes
Henley-in-Arden is calling on the community to nominate local heroes
who have gone to great lengths to support their fellow community
members during the pandemic.
at 181 High Street, the comfort specialists at HSL Henley-in-Arden want
to recognise the incredible kindness and extraordinary efforts that
some people have shown, to ensure their family, friends, neighbours, or
vulnerable citizens have access to everything they need.
Farrar Head of Retail at HSL comments: “During these turbulent times,
we’ve seen our local community come together to support each other more
than ever before – whether that’s through a friendly phone call,
picking up a neighbour’s shopping, or going out of their way to care
for someone in need.
HSL, we think that these acts of kindness, no matter how big or small,
should be celebrated. That’s why we’re looking for the community hero
of Henley-in-Arden and want to urge as many people as possible to
nominate someone they think warrants the title - we can’t wait to hear
their heart-warming stories.”
chosen community hero will be gifted with a luxury hamper of Fortnum
& Mason goodies, as a way of saying thank you for everything
they've done. They’ll also be in with a chance of receiving a bespoke,
handmade HSL chair of their choice if selected as HSL’s national
The store team are taking nominations via the HSL website until 23rd November. To nominate a deserving friend, family member or neighbour to be crowned the community hero of Henley-in-Arden, visit www.hslchairs.com/nominate-a-hero and tell HSL why they deserve to be recognised.
The Manor of Henley in Arden
Court Leet & Court Baron
An extraordinary year meant that
there was an unprecedented Court Leet event. It is custom that the Annual Court
Leet meets in the Guildhall on the second Wednesday of November but with
current social distancing restrictions this was unable to happen so instead a Special
Court Baron was held virtually. Officers of the Court, Honorary Burgesses and
past High Bailiffs were summoned to appear before the Lord of the Manor, fully
robed for a Zoom meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th November. This
being the firstly separately held Court Baron for some 400 years and the first
ever Court held via a virtual platform.
The court was declared open by
the Town Crier, Les Long and the Chaplain, John Ganjavi opened proceedings with
The Lord of the Manor, David
Lodder welcomed those present and spoke of the importance of custom and
tradition. It was the upholding of traditions that meant the holding of a Court
should take place despite the obvious challenges and he thanked the High
Bailiff and Steward for organising the meeting.
The Homage (jurors in a Court
Baron) were impanelled and sworn in by the Steward, Jonathan Dovey. In the
announcements it was made clear that a full Court Leet will be held once the
current restrictions preventing gatherings were lifted. Election of officers
and reports on the assizes would be delayed until this full Court Leet could
Honorary Burgess, Duncan
Bainbridge paid tribute to two former officers of the Court who had sadly
passed away during the year: Gerald Smith and Philip Tillman. Gerald was
well-known in Henley from his hardware store on the High Street. He had served
16 years as a Parish Councillor and had been active in many organisations in
the town. He was an officer from 1988 until 2014 and will be remembered for his
love and respect for the traditions of the Court. Phil worked in education his
entire life, he taught in Knowle for 17 years before setting up his own company
as an educational consultant. He was also chair of the governors at the local Junior
school in Henley. He joined the Court in 1996 but decided to stand down in 2006
because of his work commitments. In the last few years he had joined the West
Midlands Combined Authority as Business Engagement Manager and become a trustee
of the Heritage Centre in Henley.
Past High Bailiff, Norman Kench,
Chair of the Guild Hall Management Committee gave a report on the activities of
both the Guild Hall Trust and Heritage Centre. Both Trusts have had a difficult
time with not being open or taking bookings for much of the year. However both
Trusts received generous grants from Stratford District Council which have gone
a long way to off-set the losses and continue much needed maintenance work. The
Guildhall Trust also received a grant from the Joint Parish Council to help
with the ongoing upkeep of the Jubilee Garden. Both Trusts were also working
with the Parish Council on the new Heritage trail which is designed to increase
visitors to Henley.
The High Bailiff, Tom Mangan gave
a report on his year in office. He attended the Henley in Arden United
Charities AGM before distributing the Christmas Alms with the Low Bailiff to
addresses in Henley. He also attended Henley school awards evening, and the Big
Tree planting event managed by Marijana Bainbridge of the JPC. He attended
Warwick Carol Service at the Lord Leycester Hospital Chapel and was Guest of
Honour at a Rotary MYJO Big Band Christmas Concert.
Many events were cancelled due to
Coronavirus pandemic including: Henley’s Court Dinner, Ale Taste and Civic
Service, The Arts4All Week, Armed Forces
Day parade, The Music Festival and the Town Dinner. Warwick’s Spring Court was
cancelled as was the Town Criers’ Competition and Shakespeare’s Birthday
celebrations in Stratford.
In July the Court along with the
Parish Council conducted a rallying call to businesses and people in the town
to follow the new rules and get going again after lockdown. This was covered by
ITV Midland news and the local press. Bromsgrove Court held a virtual ale taste
whilst Alcester Court arranged a socially distanced ale taste. The Court also supported
a Children’s planting event at the Railway Station and a memorial wall hanging
at St Nicholas.
The High Bailiff gave some dates
for next year: The Court Leet Dinner will
be on 22nd April 2021; Court Leet Day on 5th June 2021;
Town Dinner on 25th September 2021.
He thanked his wife Clare and
members of the court for their support during the past year and hoped that
events beyond our control will be kinder to us all next year.
He paid tribute to Laurence
Marshall who was standing down as Low Bailiff and the Court for family and
other reasons. Laurence has been an exemplary member of the Court and had
served continually on the Guild Hall Management Committee, totally transforming
and expanding the promotion and letting of the Hall. Laurence organised and
managed the Arts4All festival every year and it had considerably raised the
profile of the Guild Hall. He was sure the whole court wished Laurence and his
family the very best of health and happiness in the years ahead.
With there being a vacancy in the
position of Low Bailiff, Alistair Price agreed to accept the position and was
duly appointed as Low Bailiff.
There were no presentments
In any other business it was
mentioned that Honorary Burgess Brian Jackson had moved away from Henley to a
Care Home in Alcester with a view to eventually moving to a Care Home nearer
his daughter. It was also mentioned that the beneficiaries of the Co-op Local
Community Fund should be announced soon and should include the Guild Hall
was closed by the Town Crier at 8.05pm
The current Court Officers are:
Andrew Gardner & Marc Bailey
Searcher & Sealer of Leather Martin Smyth
McCaskie & Paul Mulcahy
Dovey & Tony Capps
Records of manorial courts
known as the Court Baron, first start to appear in England at the beginning of
the 13th century. This ‘customary’ court was the inalienable right
of the lord of the manor and predominantly dealt with litigation between
tenants; the relationship between the lord and his tenants and regulation of
The Court Leet with View of
Frankpledge was a privilege granted by the Crown to a lord of a manor. Although
it followed the same procedures and generally contained the same people, its
jurisdiction was distinct to that of the Court Baron. Each frankpledge was
expected to report all crime which was either dealt with by the Court Leet or,
for more serious cases, passed on to the Hundred Court or the Royal Justices.
The Court Baron was held regularly,
sometimes every three weeks whilst the Court Leet only met once or twice a
year. The powers of both courts diminished and merged over the centuries and it
became normal in places that had both courts to combine them into one ‘great
court’. “Leet courts continued to assume a greater importance in thriving
market towns which lacked incorporated status and consequently the power to
regulate trading activities as a corporate body.” This is what occurred in
Henley which remained an unincorporated borough market town.
court records that survive for Henley show that separate Court Barons were held
in the past but it was much more common for both courts to be held together.
Records survive for a series of ‘little courts’ or Court Barons held every
couple of months in 1547.
Court held on Wednesday before the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed
Court relies on custom and precedent, and it is custom for the Annual Court
Leet in Henley to be held on the second Wednesday of November. At this annual
meeting those people in the town who have applied to be jurors are summoned to
appear whilst everyone else is invited to observe proceedings. It will not come
as a surprise that this year there is an obstacle to this custom. The ongoing
coronavirus pandemic and social distancing regulations meant that the holding of
such an open and public event cannot take place.
Instead for legal reasons it was
decided to call a Special Court Baron for the Second Wednesday of
November. This will be the first Henley Court Baron to be held separate to the
Court Leet for well over 400 years and the first ever court to be held
virtually. At this Court Baron reports will he made including the intention to
re-arrange the annual Court Leet as soon as restrictions are lifted in the new
Steward of the Manor
|How Well Do You Know YourTown?
|The 15th Century Onwards.
In Part 1 we asked how well do you know your Town?, with questions on the Early History from 1066 up to the 15th Century.
Now in Part 2 we look at events, people, and Henley’s History from Tudor times up to the present day.
Q1. Where can you see the original Royal Charter given to Henley-in-Arden by King Henry 6th on May 6th 1449?
Q2. How many ‘Coats of Arms’ and ‘Shields’ from Henley’s ‘Lords of the Manor’ can be seen in the Guildhall?
Q3. The Guildhall was built in1448 as a Medieval Hospital, but what else has it been in the past 500 years?
Q4. The ‘Court Leet’ were well established by Tudor times but what does the word ‘Leet’ mean?
Q5. Members of the ‘Court Leet each had specific roles, How many can
you identify? And what did it mean if you were ‘Presented before the
Q6. The Ale Taster of the Court had a very special way of
checking whether the ale was ‘fit for the consumption of the good
inhabitants of Henley’?. What was his method?
Q7. In 1635 Eleanor Powell and 10 other ladies were brought before the Court. What was their offence?
Q8. Men and Women brought before the Court were given separate ‘forms of punishment’, what were they?
Q9. Which ‘Prince’ in 1642 ‘lodged within the Guildhall’, hovering
around Henley for 4 days burning some of the houses in the Town?
Q10. Which famous Englishman became ‘Lord of the Manor’ of Henley-in-Arden in 1650?
Q11. What do Francis Sly, Robert and William Wheatley. Issac
Court, William James, and Dr. Hugh Burman have in common?
Q12. What year did W. J. Fieldhouse become ‘Lord of the Manor of Henley and what contribution did he make to the Town?
Q13. What is the ‘Chain of Peace’ and what symbols are shown on it?
Q14.Who was Olive Nancy Barnard?
Q15. When did Henley-in-Arden split from Wootton Wawen and become a ‘Parish’ in its own right?
Q16. Which is the oldest surviving building in Henley? and who bought it in 1992?
Q17. What effect did the 1977 ‘Administration of Justice Act’ have on Henley-in-Arden?
Q18. Compare the image at the Top of this Article of St. Johns
Church, with the Image below. Whats the main difference and Why
Also when was the Bell Tower Clock installed?
In the next issue we will look at the way the Guild Hall evolved over
the past 500 years and how the buildings like this and their contents
gave us many of the "idioms" and expressions that we use today.
Alan Robson….. Guildhall Custodian Henley in Arden.
Download the answers here.
|Lady in the Sky Over Henley
|A big thank you to Pam for these two photographs of an ethereal lady floating over the fields of Henley this week.
|Ullenhall's Remembrance Service -
big thank you to the 60 plus socially distanced villager's who attended
the service at the cross this year; a great turn out in the
circumstances; and nice we could get together to appropriately remember.
we were plunged back into full lockdown I managed a short drive to
Billesley, near Stratford-on-Avon, to visit the deserted village and
Saxon church. An interesting excursion in Shakespeare country.
Billesley church is one of the churches rumoured to be where
William married Ann Hathaway.
Manor House at Billesley has an interesting history in the hands of the
landed gentry. It became a small exclusive hotel and country club in
the 1970’s. Over the years it has had several extensions, and has
recently undergone a major refurbishment under new ownership.
Park in the hotel car park and look along the driveway for the deserted
village information board. From here you can see the remains of the
moat of the original moated Manor House and the site of a deserted
public footpath by the side of a stone pillar at the main entrance to
the grounds of the hotel goes diagonally across a field. This was the
site of a large thriving settlement prior to 1400s. It became one of
the deserted villages hit by the plague and the changing farming
methods which favoured sheep and the wool trade. Now only the old
dovecote which served the Manor House remains. The foot path leads to
Wilmcote two miles away, which is where the house and farm of
Shakespeare’s mother Mary Arden is situated.
the field you can get close to the moat and dovecote. This is a good
vantage point to view the delightful little church and Wilmcote stone
dry wall. But from here there is no public access to the church.
charming little Saxon church can be reached by walking to the end of
the hotel drive and following the footpath by the side of the field. It
is grade 1 listed and under the care of the Churches Conservative
Trust. From its approach it looks like a Georgian country church
but it’s origins go back over 1,000 years. An avenue of lime trees
leads to a porch and entrance which was added during a major rebuild,
carried out in 1692 by the then owner of the Manor. Prior to that the
entrance faced towards the village and original moated Manor House.
the church an interesting feature from the 1692 refurbishment are the
individual boxed pews. A gallery was added for the servants with narrow
benches and one small boxed pew for the butler. Some remains from the
earlier church survive. Two fine early medieval carved stones circa
1140 are on display in the church. The one is a harrowing stone with a
carving of Christ, which is thought to be the base of a cross. The
other a tympanum (see photo) a carving of a snake and a dragon being
fended off by the holy ghost aided by a dove and depicts “man is beset
by evil”. It would probably have been over the original south
entrance which faced the site of the village and old moated Manor
restrictions allow a visit to the hotel for refreshments and a wander
round the extensive grounds is a treat in store. A visit to the
listed topiary garden which was laid out over a 100 year is a
|Maggie Twigg reporting
with many clubs, the Gardening Club still has its doors closed. We will
have to see what the New Year brings. If you would like to join us on
the evening of 24th November for our Zoom meeting with Reg Moule, give
me (Penny) ring on 792251 or send an e mail
(email@example.com). Reg is a regular presenter on BBC Radio
Hereford & Worcester and is going to treat club members to a
Gardeners’ Question Time. Using Zoom will allow members to chat to the
speaker and to each other. Reg is a popular speaker who has visited the
club many times before.
Here are one or two things going on in my garden:
In October, I commented
on how my Cosmos plants looked as if I would not see any blooms this
year. Well; they have surprised me and they are flowering now, albiet
somewhat late and with the blooms being a bit spoilt by the frosty
picked all the remaining tomatoes from the greenhouse and brought them
onto the kitchen windowsill to ripen. The plants are uprooted and
thrown on the compost heap. A few lettuce plants are still giving me
leaves for our daily salad and I have two plants doing well in pots in
Now that the greenhouse is fairly empty, I’ve started on repotting some
of my indoor plants. My dragon plants were getting very leggy, so I’ve
chopped them and hope for new sproutings when they settle in. I hate
throwing plants away, but I have decided that I can’t afford to let
these plants proliferate, so quite a bit is going on the compost heap.
The courgette and squash plants are also on the compost heap. In their
place, I have planted daffodil bulbs. The last two squashes are in the
‘fridge ready for dinner.
I have about two more meals of leeks to come and the follow on batch of
leeks will be ready to eat in the spring if all goes well. My purple
sprouting broccolli and sprouts, which are in a cage, look fairly
healthy, despite some of them getting whitefly, which I washed off and
then sprayed. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will still turn
I’ve been digging the flower beds and pulling out loads of buttercups
and other weeds; getting rid of the large periwinkles that have been
spreading out of control. At least, after the rain, the ground is soft
and roots are coming out easily. I’m also digging out my day lilies.
From time to time, I think you need a change in the garden and I want
to plant a different variety of peony this year, having seen some I
like in a friend’s garden. I also fancy some golden rosies I’ve seen.
One thing you should be careful of is not to tidy up too much. The
wildlife really needs places to hide in winter, especially the
hedgehogs; they love to snuggle down in piles of dead leaves and all
sorts of creatures benefit from the worms and insects that frequent
The RHS says that now is the time to put bands around fruit trees to
prevent them being attacked by winter moth. It is also a good time to
put some sweet pea seeds in pots in the greenhouse ready for the spring.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the berries in the garden.
fuscias are also still in bloom, but I know the frost will get them soon.
pick stems of holly to decorate the house at Christmas. Usually the birds will
strip the holly tree of its berries more or less over twenty four hours some
time in November. So now is the time to pick the holly and put it in buckets of
water in the greenhouse. They keep very well like this for several weeks and
the mice don’t get at them, either.
so busy you forget to enjoy your plants. Whether it’s in the garden or in the
house, stop every now and again to give them a good look.
|Penny Stott reporting
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. If you would like to be removed from
this local email circulation list, please let me know asap.
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 our website.
of a public interest from the last week:-
Allendale Crescent, Studley. Glass in door cracked. Marks on the glass
suggest that it had been kicked. Between 9th & 10th
November. 0074 10/11/2020
- *Theft. Shops,
Studley. Report received of male responsible for thefts from two shops in
Studley being followed by member of the public. The alleged offender
arrested by police at the scene. Further enquiries ongoing. 3.30pm Sunday
8th November. 0203 08/11/2020
Circumstances. The Green, Tanworth. Vehicle heard acting suspiciously in
the area. Three males were seen to walk away from the car and three bangs
heard. It is unknown what these noises were. Caller concerned regards
their behaviour. The vehicle drove off shortly afterwards. 3.15am Sunday
15th November. 0082 15/11/2020
– We have received a couple of complaints this week relating to vehicles
parking inconsiderately on the road or footpath causing problems for
pedestrians and other road users. This issue has increased with more people
working from home during the current pandemic. Space for vehicles can be a
problem in certain areas, but we ask that drivers park within the law and are
considerate to other road and footpath users. Here are some options with
regards reporting parking offences:-
Snap - As part of Operation Snap, members of the public can report and
submit digital footage showing potential traffic offences. This can range
from driving dangerously or carelessly to overtaking on solid white lines,
unsafe and illegal parking which is dangerous and causing
a serious road safety issue, using a mobile phone while driving, ignoring
traffic lights or dangerous driving around other road users, such as horse
riders and cyclists. Please note that on street parking enforcement is the
responsibility of Warwickshire County Council and if someone has parked in
contravention of the parking restrictions you can report the matter to
them. For moving traffic offences, your submission to Operation Snap will
be sent to Warwickshire Police where the evidence will be reviewed by one
of our road traffic police officers. Due to the large volume of
submissions received each week, we are unable to update each submitter
regarding the outcome of their allegation. However, all submissions are
dealt with pro-actively to help reduce risk taking and poor driving on our
counties roads. Any footage submitted through the portal can be used by us
to help educate other road users and to advise on case results.
*Please note, from 1st November 2020 we are unable to process
multiple file submissions for the same report/incident - any duplicate
submissions will not be processed.
Police takes part in National Road Safety Week of activity -
is taking part in national Road Safety Week between 18 - 24 Nov 2019.
is an opportunity to highlight road safety and thousands of schools,
communities and organisations take part across the country. The theme for Road
Safety Week 2019 is 'Step up for Safe Streets' and the week long campaign aims
to encourage everyone to step up and play a part in making our roads safer.
2018, 35 people were killed and 325 people were seriously injured on
Warwickshire's Roads. Reducing the number of people killed and seriously
injured on our roads has been set as a priority for Warwickshire Police and we
will be working with partners across Warwickshire to help achieve this.
Inspector Jem Mountford said “The week provides an opportunity for officers and
staff to step up to highlight their vital role in helping keep people safe on
the county's roads and conduct enforcement activity.
We will also be using
social media to raise awareness of the Road Safety Week and putting out
messages to encourage communities to stay safe on Warwickshire's roads.” If you
would like to follow road safety week, we will be using the hash tags #RoadSafetyWeek
and #StepUp. You can also follow the relevant Twitter accounts: @opuwarks
For more information visit:- http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.ukI
you have any questions regarding the above please contact us on the details
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Police Office Phone Number - 01789
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Always report incidents on 101). Online reporting services are also
on our website - https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
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SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
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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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at The Wootton Wawen
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