John Ganjavi, Rector's February Message
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Covid: More Financial Support Available for Business During Lockdown.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council will start
making payments for this scheme this week from Monday 1 February.
Businesses that have applied for any recent business grants from the
District Council since November last year, do NOT need to complete
another application form.
The District Council will make an automatic payment to these businesses
using previously submitted details and this top-up payment will be credited to
the bank account already provided.
If you have NOT previously applied for any form of grant funding
since November, please complete the application form on our website.
To qualify for one of these top-up grants, businesses must have occupied
a property listed as liable for national non-domestic rates and have been
instructed to close in line with the current restrictions from 6 January, even
if able to open for delivery or takeaway services.
The new scheme, based on the rateable value of a closed business’s premises, is
- £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less;
- £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value of between £15,000 and
- £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000.
This funding comes in addition to the existing Government business
support schemes, including grants of up to £3,000 a month for closed
The grants, which do not need to be repaid by businesses, are part of a wider
package of support measures put in place to help struggling businesses.
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors have also been
eligible for a 100 per cent business rates discount since 1 April 2020. The
relief applies until 31 March 2021.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) also continues until the end of
April 2021. Under the latest extension, workers will continue to receive
payments equal to 80 per of their wage, while employers will only be required
to pay wages, National Insurance Contributions (NICS) and pensions for hours
worked, and NICS and pensions for hours not worked.
Cllr Jo Barker, People Portfolio Holder says: “This further financial
support will continue to help businesses in the months ahead to help sustain
jobs, so businesses can be ready to return when they are able to reopen.
“Payments will start to be made to businesses, which we know were closed
during November and December, this week so there is no need to reapply if you
have already applied for a grant. If you haven't already applied, please do so
as soon as possible."
For any further information on these grants please read the Policy on our
website – Local Restrictions Support & Lockdown Grants |
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
The District Council has now paid £6,028,037.13 covering 3,053 grants to
businesses. The District Council is currently administering nine grant schemes
from central government as part of its COVID-19 support for businesses. For
more information please visit:
Restrictions Support & Lockdown Grants | Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Steps Towards Creation of New South Warwickshire Council
District Council and Warwick District Council are moving towards the
next step: "To create a single statutory South Warwickshire Council
covering all of the activities currently carried out by
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council by
Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says:
"The COVID pandemic has had an enormous impact on our communities and
the Council. The Deloitte report clearly identifies that there
are significant benefits from our two authorities continuing to
integrate; without this there would be even more challenging decisions
required from both authorities. Without doubt, this is one of the
most significant issues in the history of the District Council."
The Deloitte report will be presented to the District Council's Cabinet
on Tuesday 9 February, where Members will be discussing the future
relationship between the two Councils, before final recommendations go
to Full Council on Monday 22 February. The agenda can be viewed here.
The options for The Cabinet are as follows:
- To receive or to reject the Deloitte report "Creating a South Warwickshire Council".
Subject to option 2:
- To either support the principle of pursuing further integration between Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council to the point of a full merger of the organisations.
the Chief Executive to develop proposals for a full merger between
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council in
order to create a South Warwickshire Council.
Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council says: "Out of
crisis often comes opportunity. Our two Councils have much in
common and working together we've been able to respond positively to
the pandemic. The local Recovery Plan will be strengthened if
Councillors decide to take this historic step, giving an opportunity to
improve local government services across South Warwickshire, generating
greater value for our residents and taxpayers."
Warwick District Council will be discussing the report at their
Executive on Thursday 11th February before going before its Full
Council on Wednesday 24 February. The recommendations are the
Reasons for this proposal
- Recognised that the sense of place between the two authorities needs to be maintained
- Louder voice sub-regionally for residents and stakeholders
- Financial pressures from COVID and reductions in Government Support
- To help retain as many valuable services as possible
A super-district would have a stronger strategic voice with
stakeholders, be more able more easily to enter into partnership
arrangements with other organisations, benefit from increased capacity
and resilience with a larger pool of resources in all functional areas,
deliver improved customer experience by delivering greater consistency
of approach, particularly for customers operating across both
districts, and be a more effective employer by creating a structure
that offers more career opportunities and greater appeal in the jobs
Both Councils face significant financial pressures and need to make
savings; merging the councils provides the potential to improve the
financial position and ensure that local government can continue to
deliver or improve services for local communities.
A financial assessment has been carried out of the potential costs and
benefits. This has found a potential opportunity to generate annual net
savings of £4.6m after Year 5.
super-district could speak up for the interests of the place and the
discrete local communities within it, creating a stronger, unified
voice than currently exists, ensuring the place's voice is heard at a
This is an abbreviation of the full-press release, a full copy can be found here.
|CONSULTATION: PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENTS: Your opportunity to have a say; here.
|FORMER LEADER OF THE COUNCIL DIES: Les Topham the former council leader from 2005-10 passes away, SDC announcement here.
| Photos from around
for the pictures; nice to see someone found a good use for the orange
fluroescent golf balls in the top picture now that the golf club regretably is no longer
available to help us to lose them.
CFRs are a group of local volunteers who have been trained by the West
Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to provide a back-up 999 emergency
response in support of the regular ambulance service. Using the WMAS
radio alert system we are on standby to attend 999 calls for emergency
treatment or medical assistance from residents of Henley and the
we are first on the scene then we are trained to carry out initial
observations and treatment but we also offer support to paramedics as
and when required. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, where
time is of the essence, we are able to assess and begin treatment of
problems such as cardiac arrest, stroke symptoms, breathing
difficulties or traumatic injuries before paramedics arrive at the
hours of duty are booked in advance in a group collective diary to suit
the available time that each of us is able to offer. Some CFRs are more
flexible if not in work but many have full time jobs and fit in a few
hours when they can. Duty hours may be evenings or weekends only or in
some cases weekdays as well. The minimum expectation is that a
responder will be able to undertake at least 4 hours duty per week, but
hopefully 20 hours per month.
are no particular skill requirements but responders must be good
communicators with sound physical health and fitness (able to carry the
equipment bag from the car to the patient and to perform CPR for
instance). Also a clean driving licence is required and the ability to
record patient’s medical conditions in writing or by using a tablet
West Midlands Ambulance Service are running training courses in
2021covering all aspects of being a CFR. Once trained you will be
buddied up with an experienced local CFR member to show you the ropes.
training will be delivered over two weekends followed by a day’s
assessment at the WMAS training academy in Dudley. Once successfully
completed you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification in first
Anyone interested in joining the group, including those who have
contacted us over the last couple
of years who are still interested in joining, or finding out more about
what we do should contact us on the following e-mail Henleyinarden.email@example.com
issued by Warwickshire County Council should we get bad weather this weekend; also,
a road map of those roads on the grit plan so you can plan your journey should
it be essential you go out if it snows.
Never assume a road has been gritted.
Always remember that when driving in winter conditions you need
to take extra care and drive slowly.
• Steer gently
Use the highest gear you
• Use fog lights
• Use fog lights
• Steer gently
Use the highest gear you
|Henley-in-Arden Neighbourhood Watch Urgent Appeal
Henley in Arden Neighbourhood Watch
covers all residents of the Henley and Beaudesert Parishes and has been
in existence for 20 years with Co-ordinators covering all roads. It is
affiliated to the National Neighbourhood Watch and is part of the
Stratford District NW.
Many members of the committee have lead the team over a considerable
number of years and now wish to retire. We are looking for a new leader
(lead co-ordinator) to carry forward the successes of the team as Chair
of a committee meeting four times a year, with Police presence, and
also representing Henley at the Stratford District NW co-ordinators
meeting three times a year.
Ideally he or she would be familiar with and able to develop electronic
commnication with co-ordinators in Henley to forward information on
criminal activity in the area.
Initial support would be available from the current team and also from Stratford District NW giving both help and finance.
If you would like to take on a very worthwhile but not too onerous task
of helping to keep Henley safe then please contact Annette Walker on
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
OWN BOOKS is an innovative book recycling project to help children have their own books at home.
What is the aim of OwnBooks?
Encourage young children to develop an early love of books and
reading through choosing and keeping their own books at home
2 Encourage children to select books to take home when it suits them
3 Avoid the need to buy or obligation to return the books
4 Remove any stress and financial constraints on parents over acquisition of books
5 Encourage parents to read with their children at home
What We Do
BOOKS Is a child centered project aiming to give away many free books
to children of all backgrounds and ages, without any discrimination. We
believe passionately in children having books at home, sharing and
enjoying them with their siblings and families.
Children and teens can choose from a wide
variety of our books in participating Primary schools, and Secondary
schools, and young children can choose OWN BOOKS to take home and keep,
with help from parents, from participating Preschools, Nurseries,
Parenting Centres, Play Groups, and Early Years Settings.
Story Time = Precious Time, have a look at the YouTube link above and browse the selection of stories read by Julia.
you help with the donation of books, driving etc, have a look at their
extensive web-site or contact Julia directly with the contact details
Yours very gratefully Julie de Bastion founder of Own Books
have had a good deal of rain throughout January. Public foot paths
round Henley seem to be getting increasingly muddy, as more intrepid
walkers are venturing out into the countryside. Unfortunately for the
farmers their crops are being trodden down as walkers are social
distancing and are seeking solid ground to avoid the slippery mud. This
path over the ridge above Buckley Green is worth a trek through the
mud, for the reward of splendid views looking down over Henley.
the recent artic spell the ground frosts have made the marshy ground
easier for walking. Each step I took gave stimulating crunch noises
underfoot while walking through the long grass.
sunshine on the recent snow completely transformed the muddy country
side. The fields glistened making my daily walk a magical experience.
The snow plough up the driveway to the golf club was fun to watch, and
made the hill easier for drivers, but the impacted snow made it
treacherous to walk on!!
From beneath the snow clumps of snowdrops are appearing. I have seen
them on the grass verge along the golf club drive, and in the lane
through Buckley Green. These delicate little flowers give us hope
for the Spring and better times to come.
Only a couple of weeks to go (15-19th) until the PopUp
Business School (PUBS) FREE week long
‘online’ course on setting up a new business starts.
If you know of anyone who
may be interested get them to sign up now !
Up Business School » Venture House (venturehousestratford.co.uk)
Everything you need to know about the FREE five day online course
When? Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February 2021
Where? Online via Zoom (A viewing link will be sent to you upon ticket registration.)
What time? Two Sessions a Day [AM: 10:00 - 12:30] [PM: 13:30 - 15:00]
The event is live, there is no recording but we will send out daily course notes via email.
Please block out the time in your diary.
Cost? Free (Yes, really!)
Visit – www.venturehousestratford.co.uk - for other free business seminars
National Apprenticeship Week - 8-14 Feb
Online Event - Create videos with YouTube - BT Skills for Tomorrow - 9 Feb
Online Event - YouTube for your brand - BT Skills for Tomorrow - 9 Feb
Start up Workshop - Business planning - Chamber of Commerce - 9 Feb
Ingenuity Information Event - Warwick Enterprise - 10 Feb
Webinar - LinkedIn for business - Business Ready - 10 Feb
Start up Workshop - The why and how of networking - Chamber of Commerce - 10 Feb
Start up Workshop - Photography and art direction - Chamber of Commerce - 11 Feb
Free Online Pop Up Business School - SDC - 15 - 19 Feb
Online Event- Interactive Futures 2021 - CWLEP, WCC, WDC - 16 - 20 Feb
Online Social Media Training Course - Skills Ladder - 16 Feb
Online Event - The habits for a growth mindset - BT Skills for Tomorrow - 17 Feb
Webinar - Building your strategy, vision, mission
& values - Business Ready -
Webinar - Social media platforms for marketing - Business Ready - 18 Feb
Start up Workshop - Writing your business plan - Chamber of Commerce - 23 Feb
Sustainable Materials: Lets talk about waste - WMG - 24 Feb
Online Event - Writing for social media - BT Skills for Tomorrow - 24 Feb
Online Event - Social media strategy - BT Skills for Tomorrow - 24 Feb
Start up Workshop - Business vision and strategy - Chamber of Commerce - 24 Feb
Leave it in the Ground!
We have several times said that
fossil fuels should be left in the ground in order to achieve the global
greenhouse gas emission targets necessary to keep global temperature rise below
2 degrees. For the details of this
argument, visit https://ourworldindata.org/fossil-fuels.
In much simplified form, it is reckoned that available, known extractable
still-in-the-ground fossil fuels would yield 750 billion tonnes of
emissions. That’s three times what can
be allowed if the world is to stay below a 2 degree temperature rise by 2050
defined as the Paris Accord target. So,
that Accord requires two thirds of available resource to be left where it is -
in the ground.
How much can a member of the
general public influence this situation?
Quite a lot: there is a very good example in the case of a proposed
climate-wrecking coal plant in Australia, for the Indian Adani group. The project was launched in 2010 but cases
brought by environmentalists and landowners held off the go-ahead until 2016,
when the mining lease was issued. The
claim by Adani that the coal will in the main not be burned in Australia, is
irrelevant. Once it’s out of the ground, someone somewhere will burn it. At
least 24 banks have either refused funding or introduced rules on finance which
would put the project out-of-bounds. As a result of pressure from the public,
many insurance companies have refused to insure the Adani mine. What will go
ahead is a much reduced version of the original scheme.
has cunningly rebranded its
Australian mining business to “Bravus”. The rebrand comes as the
company readies to
ship out its first coal next year (damaging part of the Barrier Reef)
face of years of vocal opposition from climate change activists, whose
cry "Stop Adani" became a marketing slogan emblazoned on T-shirts and
earrings. Activist pressure has been hugely
effective in shrinking, delaying and generally obstructing the project.
Adani has been shortlisted for substantial Australian government
aid. Activists have questioned the wisdom of spending tax payer’s
money on a coal mine which would be among the largest in the world at a
when the world is moving rapidly away from coal.
So, two things we can all do.
Firstly, make sure your MP knows that you are watching what the
government does now, under its climate responsibilities, particularly in this
year when the UK is hosting the COP26 climate conference. Second, don’t support banks which finance the
exploration and extraction of fossil fuel resources. On this second point, here are some simple
guidelines. As a generality, and based
on the Ethical Consumer website’s data, the banks scoring lowest on
environmental issues are the familiar high street names – Lloyds, Santander,
HSBC, Natwest, RBS etc. The best
environmental scores go to Triodos, Nationwide and Cumberland Building
Societies and the Co-operative Bank.
Switching is easy!
HENLEY CLIMATE ACTION
Formed in 2019, Henley Climate Action is a volunteer group which
aims to inform and motivate about the climate emergency and to help residents
and businesses understand what they can do to help. It will put pressure on all
levels of government when this seems necessary. Anyone
interested in seeing Henley reduce its carbon footprint should contact Penny on
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:-
Circumstances. Coughton. Person seen with torch looking around secure
yard. Was then seen to jump back over the fence and get into a small white
van waiting for them. Area checked nothing found to be stolen or damaged
at the time of the report. 6.45pm Saturday 30th January. 0314
- *Theft. Middletown
Lane, Sambourne. Secure yard entered and a homemade trailer stolen.
Between 5pm 28th & 9.30am 29th January. 0091
- *Vehicle Damage.
Alcester Road, Studley. Scratch made across body work of car. Tuesday 26th
January. 0209 27/01/2021
- *Vehicle Theft.
Kington Lane, Claverdon. Vehicle stolen with keys while the driver was
making a delivery. Offenders arrived in the area in a white ford transit
van which was seen to follow the stolen vehicle out of the area. 3.40pm
Thursday 28th January. 0259 28/01/2021
Behaviour. Buttermilk Lane, Yarningale Common. Four quad bikes seen
passing through the area towards Preston Bagot. Caller concerned regards
the environmental and noise nuisance being caused. 3pm Sunday 24th
January. 0224 24/01/2021
– 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/
Alcester Police SNT's
Further information can be found
Safer NEIGHBOURHOODs - Alcester Area
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Organisations and Clubs
IN ARDEN COURT LEET and COURT BARON
The Court Leet and Court Baron
dates from a Royal
Charter and was a Court authorised to deal with matters relating to the
duties and services owed by the peasants or villains (not Freemen) to
the Lord of the Manor. It exercised the peacekeeping jurisdiction of
the Sheriff’s twice yearly tour of the hundred courts. It
received presentments about obstructions of the highway and
watercourses. It regulated the weights and measures.
Today, the Henley
Court Leet is
one of only 32 recognised Court Leets in the Administration of
Justice Act 1977 and it is responsible for continuing the
traditions and ceremonial of the town. More information about the Court
IN BLOOM Henley
in Bloom is the
organisation behind making Henley an even more attractive town by a
colourful display of flowers in the High Street and elsewhere in the
town. There are over 100 planters and flower beds which are filled with
blooms every year and all members of the community are encouraged to
help not only with the initial planting but, even more important, the
ongoing maintenance and watering. Anyone interested in helping this
organisation please contact Sheila Davis on 07779 157580.
COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
Join our team of
volunteers who assist West
Midlands ambulance service to give emergency medical services to our
local communities. Full training will be provided. If you can drive and
can dedicate 4 hours a week, please contact Malcolm Aldridge 794019 or
Peter Neville 793978 web:henley
cfr.org.uk for more info
|PILATES WITH HELEN
flexibility, better posture & enhanced muscular strength.
Mondays at 9.30am & 6.00pm and Thursdays at 9.30am & 7.00pm
the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden.
£8 to attend.
Pre-booking in advance is required. Email : email@example.com.
IN ARDEN ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Henley in Arden Branch meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of
month at the White Swan in High Street, Henley in Arden.
is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the
objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who
and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all
whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Contact- Gerald Easton Henleyinardenrbl3303@outlook.com
meets every third Third Thursday -
September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley
to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching
team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro)
open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available.
Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year.
League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior
section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and
County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with
coaching For details of membership please contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
|THE ROTARY CLUB of
Rotary International in
Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men
and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their
time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of
people in their local communities and others around the world. The
Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Navigation Wootton Wawen on Tuesdays
at 12.30 pm. New members are always welcome. Secretary of Henley Rotary Club - Mike Redman
|THE PROBUS CLUB
are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of
retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of
Henley. Visitors and potential new members would be most
welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew
Yarwood on 794079
HENLEY GARDENING CLUB
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Baptist
Church Hall, at 7:45pm, except for a couple of months. The Club
organises speakers and visits to gardens. This is a very friendly club;
if you are interested in joining or attending as a visitor, please just
turn up. More information from Penny on 01564 792251 or e mail email@example.com
Are you interested in gardening
and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator
arrange foliage and flowers? We meet on the second Tuesday each
month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden (in
the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) so why not come
along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00.
You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our
demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold
occasional workshops. For further information contact Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden
play at the
Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday
8pm-10pm. The season runs from mid September to end April.
We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good
social badminton. If you would like to visit and play, just turn
up (visitors fee £4). Free car park. Or contact us for
further details 01564 793320.
fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two
teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September.
We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or
ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Andy Thompson.
AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall,
Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest
lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other
activities which support performances. For information about the next
meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
Deutsch - Would you like to learn to speak German?
am hoping to set up a new evening class for German Adult Leaners. If
you are interested in learning not only a new language, but also
about the customs and culture of Germany, in a relaxed and
comfortable atmosphere, then please contact Susanne, either via email
or alternatively via mobile on 07525365469.
September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience.
Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the
tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please contact Jon
Butler on 01564 795216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HENLEY KARATE CLUB
St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane (6.30-7.30). Any age are most
welcome to learn About the art of self defence or just for good general
exercise. Contact Paul Barnard 01564 792278
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art that combines fitness, self-defence
and control. Henley TKD is a small, friendly and vibrant club catering
for all ages (from 5 and up) and abilities. We train on Tuesdays
6:30-8pm at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. Beginners and the
curious are always welcome – first lesson is free for all
newcomers. For more information contact Alan Batson on 07543 649 713.
CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN
are a not for profit group organisation of women meeting on the third
Tuesday of each month for mutual friendship and to raise funds for
local and national charities. New members are very
Contact: Liz Showell, 01564-794195
At a recent meeting of
co-ordinators for the Stratford area, the chairman stressed how
important it is to contact residents quickly when crimes are reported
in the area and this is why co-ordinators are needed. Henley is covered
quite well with most roads but there are areas still in need of someone
to contact. If you are willing to have your name and telephone number
registered to receive calls from the Crime Officer when necessary
please let Annette Walker (792837) know.
Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 in the Church
Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley. It is open for all under 4 year
olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit.
There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. It is run by Keith
and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855
HENLEY and WOOTTON SCOUTS
opportunity to make your mark on what has been a vibrant and successful
scout troop. In order for it to continue to provide young people with
diverse opportunities we urgently need the support of our local
community. Please come forward and find out more about how you can get
involved. For more information please contact Graham Mallinson on:
01564 795297 / 07535 233313.
the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier.
£6 per session – no termly fees. For further information
contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi
WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
last Sunday of
the month at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2pm for a
conducted walk of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area
footpaths. The Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription.
More details from Keith Thomas 01564 794806.
MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS
Lodge is the
only freemasons’ lodge meeting in Henley. It was established in
the town in 1930 and holds meetings in the Guild Hall. Anyone
interested in freemasonry should contact John Pollard on 0121 247 6140
or 07952 780096 or email email@example.com
for further details.
|HENLEY IN ARDEN SLIMMING WORLD
Love Life, Love
Friends, Love Food then you’ll love Slimming World. A warm and
friendly welcome awaits you at Henley Slimming World. The group is held
every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95
6AF. Please call Sarah Jones for more details on 07922 670959.
SOCIETY IN HENLEY If you have dementia, or are
caring for someone with
dementia, Alzheimer's Society welcomes you to join us at our Dementia
Cafe in Shipston-on-Stour at Stour Court, Old Road, Shipston-on-Stour,
CV364HF on 1st Friday of the month from 2 - 3.30pm, Dementia Cafe in
Stratford at St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, CV379HQ on
3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, Day Care which runs
weekly in Henley in Arden (charges apply for this service).
For more information contact
the Warwickshire Office on 01926 888 899
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at The Wootton Wawen
Social Club, commencing at 7.00pm and usually finds time for a tipple,
which may or may not improve our play!! Play commences at 7pm promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the
club does not issue master points. For further information please
contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993 or the
Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.
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are held on the first Wednesday of the month
in the Baptist Church Hall, at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members
and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you
are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.
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