Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Mayor is grounded

HENLEY Mayor Martin Akehurst is up for most things but not, it seems, going up.

During a family fun day at Makins recreation ground last week, he tried African drumming and said: “I’ll have a go at anything. It doesn’t matter if I’m any good at it.”

He was then happy to pose at the base of a climbing tower while wearing a safety helmet.

But he was considerably less keen on a suggestion that he should actually climb it, saying: “Perhaps after about four or five pints — I certainly wouldn’t do it sober.”

Sadly, Martin had to leave for another engagement before some wag could fetch a six-pack from the nearby off-licence.

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