Thursday, 15 November 2018

Turning back the pages

THE culmination of six months’ work to enhance the area now officially known as Station Park,

THE culmination of six months’ work to enhance the area now officially known as Station Park, Henley, was marked with an official opening last week. The project was instigated by the Henley in Bloom/civic pride committee. The grass in the area is in the pattern of a turntable and train tracks and was laid by Mohon Spadework UK, a grass seed company based in Nuffield. The garden and part of Station Road was the original site of the old locomotive turntable and coal siding which extended beyond the front of the station building.

Britain’s national rowing team is facing a delayed start at the world championships in Japan because of a typhoon. The team, which includes the Henley-based four of Steve Williams, Peter Reed, Alex Partridge and Andy Hodge, will now spend the weekend training indoors instead of starting in the competition on Sunday. Organisers said the start would be delayed for at least 48 hours because of Typhoon Mawar.

Henley’s mayor is planning to take the Townlands battle to the very top by handing over the petition to save the hospital to the Prime Minister in Downing Street. Councillor Ian Reissmann will be inviting MP Boris Johnson to join him. To date, 8,486 people have signed the petition.



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