Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Turning Back the Pages: 25 years

HENLEY police are urging pensioners not to let strangers into their homes as fears grow that a gang

HENLEY police are urging pensioners not to let strangers into their homes as fears grow that a gang of teenage thieves is operating in the town. The warning comes after an  84-year-old woman was targeted on Monday, the third attack of its kind since December. The raiders made off with £700 worth of jewellery after conning their way into her home by claiming to be long-lost relatives.

Construction of Henley’s long-awaited Riverside Walk is to start on Tuesday — 21 years after the idea was first put forward by the town council. The first phase of the walk, from New Street to the Red Lion Hotel, is expected to be completed within a few weeks, well in advance of the regatta and the usual influx of visitors in the spring and summer. The work is being undertaken by Oxfordshire County Council.

Plans to build 52 homes for first-time buyers on land off Haywards Close in Henley have raised strong objections from town councillors. The two blocks of 19 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom flats would be out of keeping with the area and an overdevelopment of the site, said members of the planning committee. At Tuesday’s meeting, chairman Margaret Day said the area had not been set aside for housing.





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