Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Pair charge vulnerable man £5,600 to clean off moss

Pair charge vulnerable man £5,600 to clean off moss

THESE two men allegedly conned a vulnerable man into paying them £5,600 in cash to clean moss off the roof of his home. The pair were photographed by the Henley Standard on top of the man’s bungalow in Westleigh Drive, Sonning Common. They are said...

Town and village at odds over who can claim new homes

Town and village at odds over who can claim new homes

NEW houses built on two sites near Shiplake should count towards Henley’s housing quota rather than the village’s, says Henley Town Council. It is to ask South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, not to let Shiplake claim the...

Autistic girl is terrified of noise made by fireworks

Autistic girl is terrified of noise made by fireworks

LILIA TAYLOR is so scared of noisy fireworks that her family is unable to attend displays. The nine-year-old is on the autistic spectrum and finds it hard to cope with loud sounds. Her mother Emma says her four-year-old son Gabriel also gets upset by...
‘ET’ joins charity bike ride

‘ET’ joins charity bike ride

ABOUT 75 cyclists — plus “ET” — completed a charity mountain bike challenge in the countryside around Henley on Saturday. The seventh annual PIP Mountain Bike Challenge started and finished at Lovibonds Brewery in Market Place and passed through...
£3,000 to update transport research

£3,000 to update transport research

HENLEY Town Council could spend more than £3,000 on updating its transport study. Three years ago, the council paid Reading consultants Peter Brett Associates £50,000 to produce a study analysing the impact that new housing would have on the town’s...

Council ordered to release emails

GORING Parish Council has been threatened with legal action after failing to provide a resident with emails between one of its ...

Don’t demolish our ‘jewel in the crown’, say villagers

REVISED plans to demolish and rebuild a care home in Whitchurch have been opposed by the parish council and scores of villagers. ...

Who’ll pay £67,000 to rewrite housing plan?

Who’ll pay £67,000 to rewrite housing plan?

REWRITING the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan will cost at least £67,000. Henley Town Council is to ask Harpsden Parish ...

Setts may be mended

BROKEN granite setts in Sonning Common are likely to be repaired. David Bartholomew, who represents the village on Oxfordshire County ...

Club’s last payment

HENLEY Cricket Club is to make the final repayment on a loan to help buy its ground. Officials will present a cheque for £20,000 to ...

Conmen jailed for roof coating against harmless moss

SIX men from Nottinghamshire were jailed in 2015 for scamming up to 150 pensioners across Britain out of as much as £500,000 for ...

Road warning

WARGRAVE high street will be partially closed next week as new street lights are installed. Traffic will be managed by temporary ...

Grit bins stay

GRIT bins in Caversham will remain in place for the coming winter. Reading Borough Council had intended to remove all 47 in the town ...

Choir grant

A REPORT in last week’s Henley Standard incorrectly stated that Henley Town Council’s finance strategy and management committee had ...

Councillors back office conversion

PLANS to convert town centre offices in Henley into flats have been backed by the town council. Catalyst Capital, which is developing ...

Faster access

SEVENTY residents of Chalkhouse Green now have access to superfast broadband. They are able to access speeds of more than 24mbps ...

Village installs bench to remember community stalwart

Village installs bench to remember community stalwart

A BENCH has been installed in Stoke Row to honour a community stalwart of the village. Angela Spencer-Harper, who lived in the village ...

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Council ordered to release emails

GORING Parish Council has been threatened with legal action after failing to provide a resident with emails between one of its volunteers and a developer. The council is to appeal ... [more]

 

Bad move for club

FEWER youngsters have been visiting Sonning Common youth club since it was temporarily moved out of its home in June. Club SC was forced to leave its base at Maiden Erlegh ... [more]

 

Setts may be mended

BROKEN granite setts in Sonning Common are likely to be repaired. David Bartholomew, who represents the village on Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, has ... [more]

 

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