Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Outdoor ping pong table for residents

A TABLE tennis table and information board have moved one step closer for residents of the Gainsborough estate in Henley.

A TABLE tennis table and information board have moved one step closer for residents of the Gainsborough estate in Henley.

The Gainsborough Residents’ Association wants to install a concrete table tennis table at Makins recreation ground at a cost of £2,800.

It also wants to install an information board about Humphrey Gainsborough, who the estate was named after, which will cost £750.

Henley Town Council’s recreation and amenities committee discussed the projects at a meeting on Tuesday.

Members agreed to put £1,900 towards the table tennis table, subject to approval by the full council.



They also agreed to take ownership of the information board, which was researched and designed by resident Viv Greenwood.

It has been funded by the residents’ association, Henley in Transition, the Henley Archaeological and Historical Society, Henley in Bloom and the South Oxfordshire Housing Association.

David Eggleton, who was appointed chairman of the association at a meeting on Friday, said: “The noticeboard will be placed at the front of the estate and will tell people who Gainsborough was and what he achieved.

“It is fascinating and will hopefully bring more people up to Gainsborough.”

Mr Eggleton, who co-founded the residents association with Paula Isaac, was appointed chairman after Mrs Isaac stepped down due to illness.

Marina Kaplaix will be vice chairman.

The association has several ongoing projects including planting flowers and trees at the estate and improving road signs and drainage.

A TABLE tennis table and information board could be installed on the Gainsborough estate in Henley.

The Gainsborough Residents’ Association wants to install a concrete table tennis table at Makins recreation ground at a cost of £2,800.

It also wants an information board about Humphrey Gainsborough, whom the estate is named after, which would cost £750.

Henley Town Council’s recreation and amenities committee agreed to put £1,900 towards the table tennis table, subject to approval by the full council.

Members also agreed to take ownership of the information board, which was researched and designed by resident Viv Greenwood.

The board has been funded by the association, Henley in Transition, the Henley Archaeological and Historical Society, Henley in Bloom and the South Oxfordshire Housing Association.

David Eggleton, who was appointed chairman of the association at a meeting on Friday, said: “The noticeboard will be placed at the front of the estate and will tell people who Gainsborough was and what he achieved.

“It is fascinating and will hopefully bring more people up to Gainsborough.”

Mr Eggleton, who co-founded the residents association with Paula Isaac, was appointed chairman after Mrs Isaac stepped down due to illness. Marina Kaplaix has been elected vice-chairman.

The association has several ongoing projects, including planting flowers and trees on the estate and improving road signs and drainage.

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