Saturday, 25 September 2021

Summer playscheme rescued

THE future of a summer playscheme for children in Henley has been secured after

THE future of a summer playscheme for children in Henley has been secured after more volunteers came forward to help run it.

There had been fears for the future of the Henley Outdoor Play Scheme, which is held at Trinity School and has been going for more than 30 years.

A meeting was held last week where only three people showed up, but chairwoman Emma Taylor said she had since been contacted by people willing to help.

Mrs Taylor, of Western Avenue, said: “We have managed to get the bare minimum that we need, which is good, but we still need more people because the more we have, the less there is to do.

“It’s a shame that it’s always a struggle to get people to join the committee.”



The scheme will run this year from August 1 to 5 from 9am to 1pm daily.

Mrs Taylor said: “We will be taking on the same model as in previous years. We just want to carry on the tradition.”

Attractions in previous years have included workshops, arts and crafts, a beauty parlour, woodwork, cookery, cricket coaching, a bouncy castle, needlework and an obstacle course.

The committee, which now has nine members, is still appealing for a treasurer. If you can help, call Mrs Taylor on 07799 413903.

Another meeting will be held at the Argyll pub in Market Place on April 14 at 8pm. All are welcome and volunteers don’t have to have children who use the scheme.



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