Sunday, 24 October 2021

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HENLEY’S prospects in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition are budding after a train company donated roses for the town council to plant in a garden in Millennium Square. Mayor Barry Wood officially opened the garden alongside town council colleagues, staff from First Great Western and gardening firm WindowFlowers. Henley triumphed in the Thames and Chilterns area final of the competition last year and will compete in this year’s national final.

Gillotts School in Henley is losing its headteacher after seven years. Catherine Brooker is leaving for North Yorkshire after a successful tenure which culminated in an outstanding Ofsted report, reversing the decline which had set in before her arrival. She said raising the school’s standards was her greatest achievement and she would miss her staff enormously.

The Ministry of Defence has quashed rumours that the RAF is to leave Benson. Rumours of a move to RAF Lyneham have been circulating for some time but an MoD spokesman said they had no basis, although he said an “ongoing review” was taking place.

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