Sunday, 03 July 2022

Campaign for ‘plastic-free’ town succeeds

Campaign for ‘plastic-free’ town succeeds

HENLEY has been granted “plastic-free” status. The award made by Surfers Against Sewage, a marine conservation charity, recognises the ...

 

Green status

Green status

HENLEY is set to be awarded “plastic-free” status. Environmental activist, Julia Carey says the town has met all the criteria set by ...

 

Take step back so nature can thrive

Take step back so nature can thrive

THOSE quiet lockdown days seem a long time ago now — the eerie silence, the empty roads and the plane-free sky. My nephew enjoyed the ...

 

Refill campaign to reduce plastic revived

Refill campaign to reduce plastic revived

CAMPAIGNERS are encouraging businesses in Henley to support Refill. This is a national initiative which seeks to make the refilling of ...

 

Swans saved

File picture of swans

A FAMILY of swans was safely escorted back to the River Thames in Henley on Wednesday last week. The two swans and four cygnets were ...

 

Woman’s 24-hour salmon fishing marathon to help restore spawning waters

Woman’s 24-hour salmon fishing marathon to help restore spawning waters

AN environmentalist is taking part in a salmon fishing marathon in aid of restoring their spawning waters. Karen Woolley, 66, of South ...

 

Wildlife winning in Charvil

TWO public green spaces in Charvil have been designated Local Wildlife Sites. Charvil Country Park and Charvil Meadows have been ...

 

Campaigners urge businesses to join Refill revolution

Campaigners urge businesses to join Refill revolution

CAMPAIGNERS were in Henley town centre today (Thursday) to raise awareness and encourage businesses to join the Refill movement. ...

 

No more plastic in shops please

I READ recently about a beach warden in Somerset who found an old Fairy Liquid bottle washed up with the tide about four years ago. ...

 

Restaurant to tackle waste issue

Restaurant to tackle waste issue

A HENLEY restaurant has vowed to keep the pavement outside its premises cleaner. Côte, on the corner of Bell Street and Hart Street, ...

 

Gardeners pay tribute

A SPECIAL tribute to Ukraine in the form of plants will appear in Sonning Common. The Village Gardeners will hold their annual ...

 

How to have a sustainable picnic

How to have a sustainable picnic

I HAVE had some terrible picnics. The one at Whipsnade Zoo with my school friend Sharon, her mother and little sister Miriam. Her ...

 

Run to the hills for local walks

Run to the hills for local walks

THE ninth Chilterns Walking Festival, which also marks 70 years of national nature reserves, has lots of little extras on offer from ...

 

We’re looking after meadows

We’re looking after meadows

ON the first Wednesday of each month the Greener Henley Wildlife Group runs a working party at one of the town’s green sites. The ...

 

Child’s bike and slide among rubbish fished from river

Child’s bike and slide among rubbish fished from river

MORE than 50 people took part in a river clean-up organised by Henley Rotary Club. Members were joined by the Henley Mermaids, members ...

 

Green award for hair salon

A HAIR salon in Henley is the first business in the town to be awarded plastic-free status. The Salon of Chi in Reading Road was ...

 

Developer urged to clean up around building site

Developer urged to clean up around building site

A DEVELOPER has been criticised for leaving its land near Shiplake looking a mess. Taylor Wimpey was granted planning permission for ...

 

Bluebell walk

Bluebell walk

A LEISURELY bluebell walk through the woods around Checkendon will be held on Sunday. Teas will be served at the village hall from 2pm ...

 

Food that’s too good to waste

Food that’s too good to waste

WE all like to eat out, for a birthday treat, an afternoon tea or just for lunch. Food prepared by a chef and cleared up by someone ...

 

Tree saved... for now

Tree saved... for now

AN old oak tree in Henley has been temporarily saved from the axe. The 150-year-old tree, which is in a private garden in Western Road,...

 

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We are losing one of our shining lights and want to replace her with someone else who twinkles. You will already be ...