Monday, 10 August 2020

Traders welcome new parking deal

Traders welcome new parking deal

TRADERS in Henley have welcomed plans to introduce an hour’s free parking but are concerned it would mean a rise in fees and a charge on Sundays. South Oxfordshire District Council’s cabinet met on Thursday to discuss the proposals for the...

Care charity misses out on £230,000 in lockdown

Care charity misses out on £230,000 in lockdown

A CHARITY supporting young adults with disabilities has missed out on about £230,000 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chiltern Centre, off Greys Road, Henley, was forced to close at the end of March when the lockdown was introduced. It has...
The voice of rowing: meet the man behind the mic

The voice of rowing: meet the man behind the mic

THE Olympic Games would be taking place in Tokyo this week if they had not been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the people who would have been there is Robert Treharne Jones, from Middle Assendon, who was looking forward...

Officer’s planning power branded ‘undemocratic’

Officer’s planning power branded ‘undemocratic’

A MOVE by South Oxfordshire District Council to give its head of planning the power to block debate on applications has been branded undemocratic by councillors. Ward councillors can usually “call in” planning applications so they can be decided by...

Water tower lit up in memory of company technician

Water tower lit up in memory of company technician

A MAN from Caversham had a water tower lit up in his memory. Charlie Lukeman, who died last month after a battle with cancer, was a technician with Thames Water in the Reading area for 35 years before he retired in 2017. To celebrate his life, the...

Police need power to evict travellers, says councillor

Police need power to evict travellers, says councillor

Travellers on council land last month

POLICE should have more power to evict travellers, says a councillor. Sarah Hall was speaking at a meeting of Kidmore End Parish ...

Beauticians frustrated by ban on facials

Beauticians frustrated by ban on facials

THE owner of a Henley beauty salon says she is furious at the continuing ban on facial treatments. Beauticians were preparing for an ...

Homes take extra care in allowing visitors to return

Homes take extra care in allowing visitors to return

CARE homes have welcomed back friends and family members for visits. Relatives have not been able to see their loved ones close up ...

My cardboard dining room suites are cheap and cheerful

My cardboard dining room suites are cheap and cheerful

CHOOSING a new dining room suite can involve hours agonising about what will look best in your home. So Pat Doyle has designed a cheap ...

Millie’s Dream presents 71st defibrillator to midwives

Millie’s Dream presents 71st defibrillator to midwives

A CHARITY which was set up by the mother of a Henley girl with a heart and lung condition has presented its 71st defibrillator. ...

New bus service to operate on three days

New bus service to operate on three days

HENLEY’S bus service will be revived next month. The town council has appointed a new operator but is not revealing the company’s name ...

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Covid cases

A TOTAL of 616 coronavirus cases in South Oxfordshire have been confirmed by lab tests since March. The figure for Oxfordshire is 3,260, while 806 cases have been confirmed in ... [more]

 

Shop shuts

A BEDROOM furniture shop in Henley is to close after being bought out. Feather & Black in Market Place is now part of the Dreams brand and is to trade online only.

 

Green charter

A CAMPAIGN group has vowed to put pressure on the Government and councils to protect and improve open spaces. The Open Spaces Society, which is based in Henley, says these green ... [more]

 

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