Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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DRINKERS who cause trouble during the World Cup could be banned from Henley’s pubs for life.

DRINKERS who cause trouble during the World Cup could be banned from Henley’s pubs for life. Thames Valley Police has written to all 170 people in the town who have been charged, cautioned or issued with a fixed penalty notice for violence, antisocial behaviour or criminal damage over the last year, warning them that a repeat of such behaviour will not be tolerated.

Wargrave and Sonning fire stations could close and a new fire station open in Twyford to cover the area. The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said its proposals would improve performance and help it meet new response times. Assistant chief fire officer Des Tidbury said: “Instead of two stations not being very well crewed, we want one crewed a greater percentage of the time.” A lack of retained firefighters means Sonning station is only in service 56 per cent of the time and Wargrave 65 per cent.

Worried shopkeepers have hit out at the traffic chaos in Henley after suffering a loss of trade. Businesses have suffered a major drop in turnover in recent weeks since the controversial Henley Integrated Transport Strategy was put into place. Owners fear they will struggle if shoppers avoid the town due to the traffic problem.





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