Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Fifty years ago

HARSH words and fiery comment on the Government’s policies and promises made at the general election

HARSH words and fiery comment on the Government’s policies and promises made at the general election were forthcoming from Henley MP John Hay when he spoke to constituents following the annual meeting of the South Oxon Conservative Association’s Henley branch on Friday. Mr Hay was given a warm welcome by those present.

At next Wednesday’s meeting of Oxfordshire Education Committee the finance and general purposes sub–committee will recommend the purchase of 2.67 acres of land at Friar Park, Henley, as a site for a new school at a cost of £15,000 plus £125 for legal costs, £185 for vendor’s and surveyor’s costs and £1,300 for fencing, a total capital vote of £16,610.

After an existence of 30 years, Henley Ratepayers’ Association came to an end at its annual meeting held at the town hall on Wednesday. The members present voted 13 to five in favour of a resolution to wind up the association. Coun L Weston said: “There was enthusiasm at first for the association but then there was apathy and it has been left to very few people to keep it going. We have got to face the fact that we do not see the young people of this town taking an interest in local affairs.”



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