Monday, 18 June 2018

Village pair trained how to officially identify potholes

Village pair trained how to officially identify potholes

TWO men from Shiplake have been trained to officially identify potholes because they want to rid them from the village’s streets. Parish councillor David Pheasant and resident Ernie Povey are some of the first people in Oxfordshire to be trained as...
Tories claim town council by-election victory

Tories claim town council by-election victory

CONSERVATIVE Laurence Plant claimed victory in Thursday’s town council by-election by more than 100 votes. He got 773 votes in the poll as he beat Michelle Thomas, of Henley Residents Group, who got 671 votes. The seat was up for grabs in the Henley...
Garden centre owner avoids legal action

Garden centre owner avoids legal action

LEGAL action against the owner of a garden centre near Wargrave who lost a long-running planning dispute has been dropped after a judge ruled that it was unfair. Rob Scott and the owners of seven businesses formerly based at the Hare Hatch Sheeplands...

Extra shrub to help tackle air pollution

Extra shrub to help tackle air pollution

ANOTHER shrub has been been installed in Henley to help tackle air pollution. Caroline Langler, a member of environmental campaign group Henley in Transition, has planted a Portuguese laurel in a tub on the corner of Friday Street and Reading Road....
Tailbacks caused by emergency roadworks

Tailbacks caused by emergency roadworks

REPAIRS of an 8in deep trench in a major Henley road caused traffic chaos. Drivers were forced to queue along Bell Street, Northfield End and Marlow Road on Friday as Thames Water carried out the work in King’s Road. Four-way temporary traffic lights...

Schools share top prize in revamped science contest

Schools share top prize in revamped science contest

TWO teams of pupils shared the top prize in this year’s Henley Schools Environmental Science Competition. St Mary’s School in St ...

Cyclist’s mountain double

Cyclist’s mountain double

A MAN cycled up a mountain twice in the space of a few hours. Matt Richardson rode 1,860m up Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps on a ...

Record earnings for children’s charity

Record earnings for children’s charity

THE Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley has enjoyed its most successful year for fund-raising to date. It raised more than ...

Yeah man, it was so far out... hippies return for pub music festival

Yeah man, it was so far out... hippies return for pub music festival

ABOUT 300 people attended a “hippie” music festival in the garden of a pub. Seven acts performed at Springstock, which took place at ...

228... third best hanging baskets total in six years

HENLEY will be decorated with 228 hanging baskets this summer.  Sales of the baskets closed yesterday (Thursday) and almost 100 ...

Village pre-school to shut as child numbers dwindle

THE pre-school in Kidmore End is to close next month after more than 35 years. The nursery, which meets at the parish room in Wood ...

New homes would spoil lovely view, say villagers

PLANS for dozens of new houses and possibly a care home in Woodcote have sparked huge opposition. More than 100 villagers have written ...

Restaurant is closed after immigration raid

A RESTAURANT in Wargrave has closed down only weeks after an illegal worker was arrested in a raid by immigration officials. Haweli in ...

‘No’ to house

PLANS to build a three-bedroom house on an industrial estate in Henley have been opposed by town councillors. Marson Property wants to ...

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

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PENSIONERS enjoyed a tea party in Henley to celebrate the Queen’s 91st birthday. About 80 guests attended the free event, which took ...

Developer closes footpath to school

CHILDREN are having to walk in the road after a footpath on the outskirts of Henley was fenced off by a developer. Crest Nicholson, ...

Opponents fight fifth plan for new house

A FIFTH application in six years to develop land in Peppard has been opposed by conservation groups. Yvonne Howie wants to build a ...

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