Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Town centre to get "interactive"
Published 17/06/14



RESIDENTS of Henley are being asked to come up with designs to brighten up the town centre.

An interactive chalkboard is to be set up on the front of the former Blockbuster video rental store in Market Place.

Passers-by will be encouraged to draw something and then take a photo of it and upload that to Twitter.

The “interactive window dressing” initiative is part of a bid by South Oxfordshire District Council to brighten up empty shops in the town during the peak tourism season.

The chalkboard will take up half of shop window space while the other half will be themed around Henley’s River and Rowing Museum.

Anyone who creates a design will be entered into a draw to win tickets to see a film of their choice at the Regal Picturehouse cinema. Also included in the scheme is 31 Hart Street, formerly Oxbridge Sports Ltd, where Lady Sew and Sew will dress the window in soft furnishings, bunting, textiles and a hand-sewn boat created by children.

The district council hopes the project will “encourage a positive attitude to vacant units and create intrigue in areas that have become quieter”.

Councillor Judith Nimmo-Smith, cabinet member for economic development, said: “While ideally we would love to see new tenants taking over these empty units, getting to that stage can be a very long process.

“This project will make good use of the available window space and help make the town look that little but more interesting for visitors.

“We particularly look forward to seeing what people do with the interactive chalk board and hope those visiting the town centre make the most of it.”

The scheme is supported by estate agents Ballards and Simmons & Sons.

Designs should be tweeted to @SOxonTourism using #Henleychalk or email them to economic.development@southandvale.gov.uk

Published 17/06/14

MOST POPULAR
John Taylor of Duran Duran supports Henley charity
Martin Clunes films new series in Nettlebed
Lawyer jailed for tax fraud
Duke Street roadworks could take a fortnight
£12,000 worth of stock stolen in burglary
High winds cause road closures
Pensioner missing from Henley found
Supermarket applies to take 24 hour deliveries
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
'Wilful neglect' arrests at care home
Good news! Roadworks completed early
Christmas shopping? Think Local!
Jayne Davis appointed College principal
£10,000 grant for River and Rowing Museum
Interest rates due to go up
Wine harvest a corker
Supermarket applies to take 24 hour deliveries
Lawyer jailed for tax fraud
Halloween and Bonfire Night: Where to go
Men arrested for illegal hare coursing
£12,000 worth of stock stolen in burglary
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks make it eight out of eight
Missed chances prove costly for Hambleden
Peppard lift silverware at league’s awards
Mixed fortunes for academy at TV tournaments
Rotherfield Rebels move up table
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717