Monday, 24 September 2018

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A CRIMEWAVE has rippled along the River Thames between Henley and Wargrave with thieves targeting cabin

A CRIMEWAVE has rippled along the River Thames between Henley and Wargrave with thieves targeting cabin cruisers. More than a dozen boats and a riverside cabin have been broken into and expensive electrical equipment and alcohol stolen. The thieves raided 10 boats at Hobbs of Henley’s Thamesfield moorings in Remenham, three boats at Val Wyatt Marina, Wargrave, and a riverside cabin near Marsh Lock. Peter Herbert, managing director of Hobbs, said they stole ship-to-shore radios and navigation aids worth hundreds of pounds from two large cabin cruisers.

A celebration took place at Henley Cricket Club last week to thank everyone who had helped raise money to buy the ground. The evening included a barbecue and was attended by more than 100 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress Barry and Jeni Wood. The land was bought from Brakspear for £400,000 after £270,000 was raised in just 18 months and Henley Town Council provided a low interest loan of £200,000.

More than 4,000 people have used the Henley Visitor Information Centre since it re-opened under new management. In April, public relations company French Jones took over the running of the centre after the district council withdrew funding.





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