Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Team tasked with improving Henley not representative

A COUNCILLOR has criticised the make-up of a group tasked with improving the economic, social and

A COUNCILLOR has criticised the make-up of a group tasked with improving the economic, social and cultural vitality of Henley.

The Town Team was set up a year ago with the aim of making Henley the best town in the world to live, run a business, work, play and visit by 2030.

But Kellie Hinton told a meeting of the town and community committee that she felt uncomfortable at having directors of the Henley Business Partnership on it. “One is the director of a non-profit event that had her business plastered all over it,” she said. “A councillor would never get away with it.”

Town clerk Mike Kennedy said the team now also included Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies, River and Rowing Museum chief executive Ludo Keston, Simon Warren, manager of Tesco and Jayne Davies, principal at The Henley College. “The concept of a town team has been really successful in towns across England,” he said. “It is the way forward.”



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