Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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A HENLEY charity could be forced to close after being told by the NHS to find new premises.

A HENLEY charity could be forced to close after being told by the NHS to find new premises. Headway Thames Valley, which is based at Townlands Hospital, has been given until January 2008 to move out. Chairman Dr Trevor Powell said the charity could fold if it does not find a new home, leaving 43 people without access to vital therapy. The charity, which has been based in Henley for 13 years, provides rehabilitation for people who have suffered brain injuries.

Henley councillors have refused to discuss a new scheme for Market Place Mews until the owner withdraws an appeal over plans to  redevelop the site. London and Henley Properties applied to build 14 homes and two shops in the area between the Market Place and King’s Road car park but was turned down by South Oxfordshire District Council. Town councillors say the development would be too big, cramped and out of keeping.

A cup of tea was a source of debate among Henley councillors last week. The town management committee was asked to agree to serve Fairtrade coffee and tea at its meetings and in the council’s offices in order to qualift as a Fairtrade town. Members said no, arguing this would preclude any other tea or coffee from being served.





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