Sunday, 15 December 2019

Man’s model race track raising money for charity

Man’s model race track raising money for charity

A RETIRED civil engineer from Goring hopes to raise money for charity by hiring out a large Scalextric race track he built in his garden shed. Ron Murray, 61, spent about three years creating the model track, which consists of more than 110 loose...
EXCLUSIVE: Estate installs replacement bridge

EXCLUSIVE: Estate installs replacement bridge

AN estate near Henley has built, installed and paid for a new bridge so that a public footpath can be re-opened after more than a year. Estate owners granted Buckinghamshire County Council, the highways authority, permission to access the site with a...
John Howell re-elected MP for Henley

'I'll fight for constituency', says re-elected Henley MP

JOHN HOWELL says he will "fight for the constituency" after he was elected as MP for Henley for a fifth time.

The Conservative was declared winner of this year’s general election at about 5.20am today (Friday) but with a reduced majority of 14,053...

TV comedian visits brave foursome who join Big Sleep Out

TV comedian visits brave foursome who join Big Sleep Out

FOUR people slept outdoors in Henley during Saturday night as part of the World’s Big Sleep Out. Businessman Carl Williams, 52, who organised the event in Market Place to raise money for homelessness charities, was among the quartet. He had expected...
Willy Wonka’s winning window

Willy Wonka’s winning window

A CHARITY shop has won Henley’s Christmas window display competition thanks to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Helen & Douglas House in Duke Street was one of 14 businesses to enter the contest, which had the theme “A Christmas Feast in...

Residents delighted with £70,000 refurbishment of play area

Residents delighted with £70,000 refurbishment of play area

A CHILDREN’S play area in Henley has been officially unveiled following refurbishment. The town council spent £70,000 on new equipment ...

Restaurant bid to use garden later opposed by neighbours

A BID by a Henley restaurant to use its patio and garden later on summer evenings has been opposed by neighbours. David Holliday, who ...

Fines won’t stop parking on pavements, say police

Fines won’t stop parking on pavements, say police

DRIVERS who park on pavements in Henley are not deterred by fines, according to police. Pc Barbara Taylor, a member of the town’s ...

Developer wants flats instead of restaurant

PLANS to add two more flats at the Gardiner Place development in Henley have been opposed by town councillors. Catalyst Capital, which ...

Trail signpost

A SIGN promoting a 68-mile country trail which starts in Henley is set to be installed. The town council has agreed in principle to ...

Penthouse flat plan opposed again

PLANS to build a three-bedroom flat on top of a Henley office block have been recommended for refusal again. Town councillors say the ...

My Ethiopian adventure in aid of Poppy Appeal

My Ethiopian adventure in aid of Poppy Appeal

AN 84-year-old man climbed the second highest mountain in Ethiopia in aid of the Poppy Appeal. John Green, who is chairman of the ...

Residents protest at changes to plan

RESIDENTS have complained after learning that South Oxfordshire District Council amended the Goring neighbourhood plan at the request ...

School wins fight to turn farmland into sports pitches

School wins fight to turn farmland into sports pitches

PLANS to turn farmland near Shiplake into school sports pitches have been approved despite opposition by residents. Shiplake College ...

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

Many happy returns, Your Majesty

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PENSIONERS enjoyed a tea party in Henley to celebrate the Queen’s 91st birthday. About 80 guests attended the free event, which took ...

Pond cleaned

A POND in Nettlebed is being improved to support a habitat for greater crested newts. The work at Long Pond in Priest Hill was ...

Toilets rethink

PUBLIC toilets will not be installed at the Mill Lane car park in Henley because it is too near a flood plain.   Members of the town ...

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Residents protest at changes to plan

RESIDENTS have complained after learning that South Oxfordshire District Council amended the Goring neighbourhood plan at the request of two developers. They claim the single-word ... [more]

 

A policeman’s lot...

OUR police are often accused of not issuing enough parking tickets, which unusually in South Oxfordshire is their responsibility rather than the district council’s. But following ... [more]

 

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