HENLEY Residents’ Group has blocked Conservative Margaret Day from becoming mayor in one of the most
HENLEY Residents’ Group has blocked Conservative Margaret Day from becoming mayor in one of the most sensational Mayor-making ceremonies ever seen in the town. The two Liberal Democrats, whose votes were crucial, abstained and opened the way for new councillor Ken Arlett to be made mayor. Amid heated scenes on Monday, several members of the packed public gallery heckled the HRG councillors’ move which gives them a vital casting vote on the council. One angry Tory councillor, David Johnston, said afterwards that the town council had beeen turned into a “political circus”.
Parents have reacted angrily after a youth was attacked at a fund-raising party at Henley Youth Centre. Alistair McGregor, 18, was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured skull after being dragged into the disco on Friday night. He alleges that he was set upon by five men and attacked with baseball bats and snooker cues.
Henley electrician Gary Lambden could be scarred for life after being slashed across the face in an unprovoked attack. Mr Lambden, 25, who works for Hammant’s in Henley, needed 50 stitches after being attacked in a Reading pizza bar on Saturday night.