John Rutherford Honorary Burgess and Past High Bailiff of
remember John Rutherford who passed away on 25th
January after a long and brave fight against Cancer. His funeral will
take place in Redditch on 23rd February 2021.John
first joined our Henley-in-Arden Court Leet in early 2007, becoming
High Bailiff in 2010 and stepping in again in 2014.
“Gentleman” is the word we read
time and again in the many tributes to
John. And a “gentleman” he certainly was. But those of us who were
fortunate to have served with John on the Court Leet and also on the
Management Committee of the Guild Hall Trust, which John Chaired for
many years, know that John was a very determined gentleman, a leader
with dedication and common sense who led from the front and inspired
John’s deserved elevation to Honorary Burgess reflected those qualities
which served our community so well. Our thoughts and wishes are
particularly with his wife Anne and his children Victoria, Steve and
Tom Mangan, High Bailiff
The Manor of Henley in Arden
Court Leet & Court Baron
has launched its national advertising campaign to highlight the
forthcoming once-in-every ten-years survey of people and population in
England and Wales.
The Office for National Statistics – which runs Census2021 – is working
with Stratford-on-Avon District Council to deliver a successful census
and help local services fully meet future needs.
Understanding the needs of communities helps everyone from central
government to local organisations, such as councils and health
authorities, plan and fund public services. Census data helps decide
where public funding is spent on services like
transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools, hospitals,
family and care services.
The census takes place on 21
March 2021. It will shed light on the
needs of different groups and communities and the inequalities people
are experiencing. It will ensure the big decisions facing the country
following the coronavirus pandemic and EU exit are based on the best
“Census 2021 will be crucial in
giving a snapshot of life in the 21st
Century and during these unprecedented times,” said Sally Bannister,
Census Engagement Manager for south Warwickshire. “Information from the
Census makes a difference to the life of every single person in south
Warwickshire - and the nation as a whole. Census data is used to plan
things that are important in everyday lives for all our families - like
maternity services, schools, apprenticeship schemes, care provision for
the elderly, mental health support, housing, and new bike lanes.
“Because these things matter to all of us, everyone must complete the
census. But all data is made anonymous and details which would identify
a person is kept locked away for 100 years for historians and those
searching details of family trees. So no personal or identifying
details can be seen by government officials dealing with applications
or payments or services you receive.”
David Buckland, Chief Executive
of Stratford-on-Avon District Council
stressed: “The census provides the district with important information
about its population, helping future funding in our communities and
planning our services. It is vital that everyone takes part.”
Households will begin receiving
letters with online codes in March
explaining how they can complete their online census. People can also
request a paper questionnaire if they’d prefer to complete the census
that way. In areas where lower online completion is expected,
around 10% of households will receive a traditional paper form through
There is plenty of help
available in various languages with people also
able to complete the census over the phone with assistance from trained
staff via the ONS’ free phone contact centre. The main census field
operation will begin only after Census Day,
contacting those who have not responded. Field staff will never need to
enter people’s houses; they will always be socially distanced, wear PPE
and work in line with all government guidance. They will be operating
in the same way as a postal or food delivery visit.
Census 2021 will include
questions about your sex, age, work, health,
education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there
will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed
forces, aswell as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on
sexual orientation and gender identity.
Results will be available in 12 months, although personal records will
be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.
For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk
The National Census is coming ....
The HUB in Henley will be providing
expert community support to all
|The next national census is
planned for Sunday 21 March 2021.
Moving the census online
Census 2021 will be the first
digital-first census. It’s easy to do and
can be done on any device. You’ll get an access code from us at the
Office for National Statistics. Simply go online and enter the code
into our secure website to get started. They’ll be in contact nearer
the time to let you know what you need to do.
Help is available
organisation is aiming to make it easy for everyone to take part in
Census 2021. But, if you need help, they’ve got it covered. They’ll
have an online help area and offer help by phone, webchat, email,
social media or text message.
you can’t get online or need help completing the census online,
there’ll be Census Support Centres across England and Wales. The
Hub is one of these centres.
They’ll also have guidance in a range of languages and accessible
Our changing needs
make sure they collect the information needed to plan and fund services
they’ve made a few changes to the questions they ask in Census 2021.
They also want everyone to be able to identify as they wish. In 2021,
it’ll be even easier as they are developing ‘search-as-you-type’
You can help
The Hub is recruiting volunteers to offer a friendly reception with
refreshments to people who arrive at the Hub to receive help in
completing their legal duty.
Phone Peter if you can help for a few hours.
Please contact Peter on 07974573582
|So What Was I.T.
Last week more than 80
present and future entrepeneurs attended the week long Statford
District Council / Venture House "Pop Up Business School"
course. This unigue team of experts travel the world helping people
start-up their own businesses or help those already in business get a
grasp of the latest on-line marketing technigues to rapidly grow their
customer base. It is a testiment to how good this course was that the
same number of people who started on Monday morning were still online
participating on Friday afternoon, with pretty much all of them having
web sites, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram marketing accounts by the
end; more than that, they had made friends and business contacts and
were collaborating on projects together. Here are the links to some of
the new sites created following the course:
@midlandsgolfdays @hugdoodle @beverlyclarkespeartravels
@picturemyword @parrott_prints @theloft_treatments
||So, if you
specialise in taking photos of pets like Nelly
and Gladys dog photography or you make unigue fashionable jewelry
there is FREE support available to you from Venture
to help you start a new business, improve your existing one or maybe
monetise a hobby or interest.
|There are courses run almost
every working day by Venture
online, for the current list simply click here;
so if you are interested in redundancy advice, start-up support,
networking for small businesses, Linkedin for business, writing
business plan workshops, business vision and strategy workshops etc
there is something here for you.
lockdown, with most of the country being housebound for several weeks,
it has meant many of us have been reading more books. Great news for
authors and in particular Robert David who has recently published his
debut novel Aden to Zanazibar described as being 'a
haunting psychological suspense at the margin between reality and
illusion" . This
first in a series of three Plain Sight novels; the sequel Two Penny
Blue will be out in the spring this year, and the final instalment,
Watermark, in the autumn.
Though now living in Henley in
Arden, Robert draws his inspiration from
where he grew up, that being Bridgend, the Rhondda Valley and the
desolate coast and dunes of Kenfig and Sker. He worked in opencast coal
mines before going into business to run his own companies. He was
always writing and, eventually, business was no longer enough so he
gave it up in order to write full-time. He now writes full time.
Aden to Zanzibar is available through Amazon or Apple Books. You can
find out more about Robert and the book by visiting his website at https://athanpress.com/
You can also read a very interesting article in the South Wales Life by
clicking here which includes a Zoom interview with
this talented author.
I Like Cadbury's Cream Eggs
I have admitted it, but please don't mention it to my doctor; or for
that matter my wife. Last week I met Jan on a Zoom working group and I
have to admit that she brought a bigger smile to my face than a cream
egg and it lasted throughout the day (cream eggs have no chance with me
of lasting more than a few minutes). Jan is a believer in the power of
laughter, in the health benefits of smiling and the contagious nature
of positivity. If you have just one minute free during the day have a
look at her new website.(Regretably
I'm not being sponsored by Cadbury in Creme Eggs for this article)
included Jan's details for two reasons, firstly she has got to be the
happiest person I have met for many years (so she must be doing
something right), secondly, she is offering to the Henley Express
readers the opportunity to have a Laughing Chat to
the idea of a good laugh
sounds like a great idea, pop along to Titters
Tuesday Laughter Club, for Zoom details email firstname.lastname@example.org
or find her on Facebook
is also available for one-to-one telephone or virtual
sessions, where you can learn different techniques that are fun to
help you with increasing your resilience, positivity and lower
stress! She is offerring , 30 mins for £20.00 or 1 hour for £40
30 April 2021). Simply use the contact details below to arrange a
|It seems worth mentioning that no one in the Henley region pays to
advertise in the Henley Express, it is free
to advertise in and all we ask is you consider a voluntary donation to The Hub of
a few pounds if you want. Email me at editor.henleyexpress.outlook.com
to turn creative talk into creative action, and galvanise
Warwickshire creative business community around a common purpose;
recovery, promotion, and growth of the sector. I highly recommend this
conference if you are in the arts or are seeking to work with
those in the arts in the Warwick area. Register here: Spark - Warwick District
delegates will be introduced to just some of the exciting
organisations, projects, and initiatives in the area – and share
information about their work and plans for the future. The programme,
spread over five days, is structured around five core themes; voice,
placemaking, pathfinding, engagement, and innovation, and will include
presentations, discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, and
performances and exhibitions.
running order of the programme is now confirmed, which you can explore here.
We will continue to add further detail to the sessions, including
speakers and opportunities to get involved over the coming weeks – but
for now, book your ticket, download the app, create your profile, build
your agenda, and take part in the online discussions."
| John Horner - County Councillor
elections will be held this year on May
6th. Councils are being indemnified for anyone
catching Coronavirus due to attending a voting station, but the advice
seriously consider a postal vote. Postal
vote forms must be posted to Stratford on Avon District Council
Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37
Forms can be downloaded by typing “Apply
for a postal vote” into your
Internet search engine. Otherwise
contact me (tel. 01926 842068) and I
will get one sent to you.
The election will be for the Council and
postponed last year due to Covid-19. In
Arden this includes Police and Crime Commissioner and Parish Council
if required. The confirmation was due to
the sound progress being made on vaccinations across the Country.
Speed of roll out of the vaccination at
individual sites is driven by the schedule of deliveries of the vaccine
the NHS to locations. This is causing differences in speed of each area
forward, and can be frustrating for those living in the slower areas
their friends have already had the jab.
The County Council decided it budget at a
February 8. The Government has only
told Councils how much they will be getting next year rather than over
four years and so the focus was very much on the coming financial year.
WCC will increase its share of your Council
tax by three percent. Two percent will
be for all purposes and an additional one percent will be added to be
addition on Adult Social Care. Although
taxes will increase 3% the County still has to make savings of £48
a budget of £700 million. This means
Social Care will be around 79% of the discretionary budget in 2021.
As a result of the Covid-19 epidemic and
the impact it has
had on the economy the focus of the entire budget is to maintain
employment. I had argued for more
capital investment towards local road schemes and flood alleviation,
will of the Council was to focus on jobs for next year. The
Council will increase its borrowing and to
offer loans and grants to help companies get back on their feet.
The Council also has agreed to borrow
additional sums to generate a future income, create social value and
Council assets. One proposal is to be a
co-developer of housing being built on Council land rather than simply
land to a private developer.
WCC has provided in excess of 2,375
laptops to school
children to help them with their lessons during lockdown.
This is in addition to a Government scheme
that can be accessed via the Department for Education. The County
Libraries Service has been making
doorstep book deliveries to residents who are shielding during the
lockdown. It also operates a befriending
service where a member of staff calls the resident to check on how they
getting on and offer support.
The Government have recently signed an
agreement with a UK
based vaccine manufacturer to develop new vaccines to combat any
Covid-19 , or any other coronavirus, that appear in UK going
forward. According to the NHS on February 8, the
Pfizer and Oxford vaccines both work well against the current strains
|Support for those Shielding
1.7 million additional people in England are now being advised to
shield from coronavirus until the 31st March, increasing the number of
clinically extremely vulnerable individuals already on the shielding
The updated figure was announced following use of a new assessment model
to identify people who may be at an increased risk of becoming
seriously unwell from coronavirus. All new people added to the list
will soon receive a letter from the NHS explaining why they are being
advised to shield.
For more information on the shielding support available in Warwickshire please contact us on 0800 408 1447 or visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable
I'm sure you all know that from the 22nd
February to the 7th March is "Fair-Trade Fortnight", no,
I didn't either, however now I do I had a look at the programme of
events and it is an eclectic and informative range of diverse resources
including cooking shows, wine tastings (a personal favourite)
photographic exhibitions, story-telling, forums, interviews, concerts,
presentations on climate change gardens and much
more. Whether you have a strong interest in Fair-Trade
products or not there is something here these
next two weeks which
will interest you.
Waste Subscription Service hits 20K subscriptions
Avon District Council has received over 20,000 subscriptions for the
garden waste subscription service since applications opened in January.
opened on 11 January with an early bird offer of £35 for each green bin
for a 12-month subscription, starting on 1 April 2021.
early bird offer ends on 28
February, after which the annual charge of £40 for each green
bin will apply.
Ian Shenton, Operations Portfolio says: “Early bird applications are
still open until the end of February and I would encourage anyone who
would like to subscribe to our garden waste service, to take advantage
of this offer and sign up now before the service starts in April. I
don’t want people to be disappointed when the early bird offer ends and
they have missed out.”
those residents who do not want to subscribe to the service, they can
register to have their green bin removed at – www.stratford.gov.uk/online-forms/green-bin-removal-request
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action Funding
West Stratford Funding Clinic aims to support local voluntary groups
Groups in the west rural areas of the Stratford District are invited to
a free virtual funding clinic on Thursday
25th February at 7pm.
The event is organised by Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action
and the Districts Social Inclusion Partnership and aims to help groups
secure more funding and become more sustainable in these difficult
Topics covered will be the best funds to approach, how to improve
funding applications, fundraising ideas and how to get further help.
The Clinic is open to any group who are based west of Stratford Town,
i.e. Bidford, Alcester, Studley, Henley and surrounding villages. If
successful other areas will have the opportunity to attend their local
Clinic later in the year.
The Clinic will be informal and there will be an opportunity to bring
questions and ideas. Further offline help is also available after the
To register please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-stratford-district-funding-clinic-tickets-137809759701
For further information, please contact the Funding and Group
Chris Freeman via email@example.com
or call Tel: 07850 515185
my last walks article, snowdrops just peeping through the earth were
illustrated. Now these dainty bell shaped flowers can be found in
all around the country side. On a crisp sunny day I took myself on a
drive to give the car a run. I found an abundance in the church yard by
entrance of the delightful Saxon Church at Billesley.
What a delight to see clumps
along the side of
the road through Wotton Wawen and Litttle Alne. A walk round Aston
brought great rewards of swaths scattered amongst the grave
stones in the
church yard, and along the banks beside the lane leading to the
the old mill (now a delightful holiday park ) where the mill
still be seen.
I am finding
walking over the fields with all the mud and
flooded pathways very treacherous. Consequently my everyday
mostly takes me along the golf club drive. Here we are lucky to be
from the busy Birmingham Road into tranquil countryside and
views over the fields.
My friendly Robin often greats me at the
top of the drive. He is busy scurrying round the fallen leaves in the
hedgerows a I reach the public footpath.
arctic spell we have experienced this month has enhanced
our lovely Warwickshire scenery. The ice, snow and frost on the canal
Wawen, and a bit further afield a lake in Arrow valley park , glistened
water in the wintery sunshine, and made some delightful pictures.
|The Warwickshire County Council Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund
Warwickshire County Council Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund
provides grant funding to community projects to mitigate against, and
adapt to, the impact of climate change. It is aimed at community and
In 2019, Warwickshire County Council declared a climate change emergency
and made and real commitment that considerations of climate change and
carbon footprint reduction would underpin all future decision-making.
The Council also committed to support Communities across Warwickshire
to play their part in mitigating their own impact on the environment,
of which, the Green Shoots Fund will play a large role.
The Green Shoots Fund is designed to support community projects and initiatives that aim to achieve the following:
- Increase the adaptability and resilience of Warwickshire to the effects of climate change
- Reduce impacts on the environment, particularly regarding climate change
- Ensure funded projects benefit the wider Warwickshire community
Like any funding, there are certain general criteria which this Fund seeks to support. These include, but are not limited to:
- Mitigating or adapting to climate change and the environment
- Benefits to the local community and connections between other groups and projects
- Development of awareness in environmental issues and capacity building of local communities
- Legacy and long-term impacts
- Project risks and mitigation steps
Applications for funding are to be submitted during biannual funding rounds, with each round open for a period of ten weeks.
The first round of funding runs between Tuesday 2 February 2021 and 5 pm on Monday 17 May 2021.
For eligibility criteria click here.
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those offering support and companionship
|We want to foster
friendships between generations
Would you like some companionship or
a little extra help around
the house? We can find someone who you’ll enjoy sharing your home with,
and who can provide a bit of household help each week.
to save money on accommodation costs and willing to help out around the
home? We will match you with a friendly householder in a great location
and Safety are two of our key values: we are a member of the national
body (Homeshare UK); we perform interviews, checks and references prior
to move-in; and we provide ongoing support and reassurance throughout.
Thanks to the power of collective switching, we have secured a low-cost
energy tariff for residents.
Warwickshire County Council is running its 12th collective energy
switch for residents. Over 1.2m households across the country
have already taken part in this easy and hassle-free way to switch
supplier. To date, switchers in
Warwickshire have saved an average of £232.
Do you want to know who has won the auction, and see how much you could
1. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchandsave
and sign up for free, before
2. It only takes a few minutes and is completely
3. You will see a personal offer based on the energy
details you provide.
4. You decide if you want to accept and switch, or
5. We then take care of the entire switch for you,
meaning the whole thing is as smooth and hassle-free for you as
Don’t have internet access?
If you don’t have Internet access, please see overleaf for information
about how you can register.
Interested in renewable electricity?
All electricity tariffs that suppliers submit in our auctions must be
How does the collective switch work?
• Residents in Warwickshire have been registering
over the last four weeks, as the more
households that participate, the greater our
• Energy suppliers were invited to take part in an
auction to bid against each other to offer the best deal.
• The winning supplier was the one making the lowest
• You are not obliged to take up an offer: it is your
• If you decide to accept the offer you need to let
us know before 23 March.
Join with Warwickshire residents and see how much you could save today!
The Warwickshire Switch & Save Team
Warwickshire County Council,
Part of the Big Community Switch
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:-
*Vehicle Crime. Lords Lane, Studley. Ford Transit tipper works
van stolen. Between 5.30pm 18th and 6.20am 19th February. 0028
*Theft. Haye Lane, Mappleborough Green. Gate broken and cattle
trailer stolen. Between 14th and 19th February. 0068 19/02/2021
*Theft. Shop, High Street, Henley. Man and woman have entered the
shop and have stolen various items by way of shoplifting. 1 – Female,
black, 40’s, 5’ 6” with short dark hair. 2 – Male, black, 6’ 2”,
wearing a black coat and a grey hoodie. They left and got into a white
four door car and drove off towards Hockley Heath. 3.10pm Wednesday
17th February. 0202 17/02/2021
*Suspicious Circumstances. Castle Road, Henley. Males seen on
driveway to house. CCTV camera then moved. Nothing believed damaged or
stolen at the time. Reported 16th February. 0115 16/02/2021
*Suspicious Circumstances. Liverage Close, Henley. Female has
knocked on door to house to ask if they could use the toilet. They have
then changed their story when refused and became quite insistent on
wanting to go inside. Access was denied and the female eventually left
the area in a small white car that was parked on the road outside.
6.50pm Monday 15th February. 0356 15/02/2021
*Anti-Social Behaviour. Prince Harry Road, Henley. Group of
youngsters in the road seen to throw a stone at house. No damage found
at the time. 3.40pm Monday 15th February. 0250 15/02/2021
*Suspicious Circumstances. Poolhead Lane, Earlswood. Vehicle seen
acting suspiciously in the lane. Seem to be two adults and two children
in the vehicle, but they were taking photos of the houses as they
travelled past. Caller concerned regards their behaviour. Registration
number passed to police. No offences disclosed at the time. 2.20pm
Thursday 18th February. 0210 18/02/2021
*Damage. Gate to field, Tanworth. Padlock forced off gate and
access gained to land. Nothing found stolen at the time. Overnight 16th
& 17th February. 0057 18/02/2021
you have any questions regarding the above please contact us on the
details below or via the Warwickshire Police website. If you would like
to be removed from the Teams email circulation list - please let us
– 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 NEIGHBOURHOOD
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/
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.
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
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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