Monday, 26 June 2017

Looking good

Looking good

Mayor Julian Brookes talked about his role during a visit to the Henley Visually Impaired Group at Greys village hall. Fourteen members and volunteers were present and enjoyed tea and cake after the talk. Councillor Brookes said: “I can relate to the visually impaired because my grandfather was blind from the age of seven until his death, aged 96. It’s great to see so many helpers supporting groups like this — they are unsung heroes and we have so many of in Henley and the surrounding villages.” The group meet once a month for tea, sandwiches and some form of entertainment and welcome new members. Chairman Mike Pooley said: “The members really look forward to the meetings and I want to thank our volunteer drivers, who always collect them and take them home afterwards.” If you are interested in joining , call Mr Pooley on (01491) 628284

“I’ve been trying to think what we can do to help the visually impaired in Henley. The A-boards on the pavement can be a problem if you walk in to them but it’s finding a balance between business vibrancy and the people who use the town.

“I also want to make sure all the pedestrian traffic lights have beepers so that everyone can cross the road safely.”

Chairman Mike Pooley added: “We always look forward to a visit by the Henley mayor who talks about their year.

“We meet once a month for tea, sandwiches and some form of entertainment and are very happy for people to join up as new members.

“The members really look forward to the meetings and I want to thank our volunteer drivers, who always collect them and take them home afterwards.”

To join the group, contact Mr Pooley on 01491 628284.

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