Thursday, 23 November 2017

School to stay open after improving with new head

School to stay open after improving with new head

CHILTERN Edge School is set to stay open after an independent inspector said it was “improving” under a new headteacher. The secondary in Sonning Common has been in special measures since April after being rated “inadequate” by Ofsted and Oxfordshire...

Neighbours fear traffic growth from new homes

Neighbours fear traffic growth from new homes

PLANS for nine homes in Sonning Common have been recommended for approval by parish councillors despite being criticised by neighbours. Knole Homes, of Bourne End, wants to develop a 0.34- hectare plot of land off Hazel Gardens, which would involve...
Record turnout for eighth annual charity golf tournament

Record turnout for eighth annual charity golf tournament

A CHARITY tournament at Henley Golf Club raised more than £3,500 for the Chiltern Centre for disabled children. A record 72 players took part in the eighth annual event, which was sold out for the first time. They were divided into 18 teams of four...
Halloween ales featured at beer festival in aid of schools

Halloween ales featured at beer festival in aid of schools

A BEER festival in Wargrave raised more than £1,700 for two schools in the village. More than 100 people attended the event, which was held at Woodclyffe Hall in High Street and featured 10 beers provided by breweries from as far as Cheshire and...
Drinker goes dry for month and raises £600 for Macmillan

Drinker goes dry for month and raises £600 for Macmillan

A MAN from Charvil raised almost £600 for charity by giving up alcohol during October. Harry Indge, 21, was sponsored not to drink throughout the month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. He was inspired by a television advert for the charity’s “Go...

Finally, work starts on new £400,000 church annexe

WORK on a new £400,000 annexe at St Mary’s Church in Wargrave will start next week. The Church of England has granted permission for ...

New starter

A NEW member of staff has joined Henley Town Council. Kirsty Waterman is the new planning committee administrator and oversaw her ...

Tree-mendous

THE Mayor of Henley says a plan to plant a tree for every child in the town has had a “great response”. Kellie Hinton proposed the ...

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 ...

Hurricane aid supper

A CHARITY shopping and wine tasting evening followed by a supper party will be held at Bix Manor next Friday (November 24) from 5.30pm....

Councillors disagree over type of redevelopment

LOCAL councillors are divided on the issue of redeveloping the site. Councillor Ken Arlett, who is chairman of Henley Town Council’s ...

Road shut

A SECTION of road in Sonning will close for three days from Monday for drainage and carriageway maintenance. This affects the stretch ...

Charity music

A CHARITY concert at All Saints’ Church in Peppard raised £700. Soprano Rebecca Bell and pianist Anthea Fry performed a mixed ...

Neighbours oppose 23 new homes due to extra traffic

RESIDENTS have objected to proposals for a new housing development in Woodcote. Woodcote Properties is seeking outline planning ...

Councillors to discuss plans for thousands of new homes

TWO parish councillors from Wargrave are to attend a meeting to discuss plans for thousands of new homes across Wokingham borough. ...

Protest at river weed

WARGRAVE Parish Council is to write to the Environment Agency over fears that an invasive weed could clog waterways in the village. ...

THIS year’s Henley Living Advent Calendar was launched at the Kenton Theatre on Tuesday night. About 100 supporters attended the ...

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