Thursday, 23 September 2021

Theatre fund to help groups with hire costs

Theatre fund to help groups with hire costs

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley is to launch a “community fund” to help schools, drama groups and workshops to hire the venue. Twenty-five pence from each ticket sold for shows at the New Street theatre would go towards the fund, which would also accept...
Play to the whistle

Play to the whistle

A LOUD whistling noise interrupted a meeting of Henley Town Council’s planning committee. Chairwoman Michelle Thomas stopped proceedings to ask what it was. Members quickly discovered the noise was emanating from Councillor Ian Clark’s hearing...
Office block conversion approved

Office block conversion approved

PLANS to turn an office block in Henley into housing have been approved. In 2018, South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, gave permission for Hallmark House in Station Road, which is known as The Hub, to be converted into 23 flats....
New plans for block of flats drawn up

New plans for block of flats drawn up

NEW plans for a block of five flats in Henley have been drawn up. Ray Hudson already has planning permission for a three-bedroom house on land in Harcourt Close. But in June South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, refused him...

Spot endangered species and win a prize

Spot endangered species and win a prize

BRITAIN has many endangered species of wildlife. There are 67 birds on the red list. Eleven out of 47 native mammals are at imminent ...

Meeting swap

NEXT week’s meeting of Sonning Common Parish Council has been postponed. The council was due to meet at the village hall on Monday but ...

Plants rescued

PLANTS reserved for Sonning Common’s new recreation ground were accidentally thrown in a skip before being “rescued”.   Linden Homes, ...

Pastor runs 26 miles for refugees

A PASTOR from a Peppard church is running the equivalent distance of the English Channel to raise money for refugees. Linsey Potter, ...

Garage plan

A GARAGE at a house in Sonning Common could be converted into a guest room.  The Robinsons, of Westleigh Drive, have applied to South ...

Week of events highlights threat of climate change

Week of events highlights threat of climate change

HENLEY will be celebrating Great Big Green Week from tomorrow (Saturday). The national initiative, which runs from September 18 to 26, ...

We’re taking on London Marathon

We’re taking on London Marathon

A FORMER Team GB rower will be taking part in this year’s London Marathon wearing his firefighter’s uniform. Nick Middleton is among ...

After having a covid jab I had to give up my dream of career in police

After having a covid jab I had to give up my dream of career in police

A YOUNG woman feared she was going to die when blood clots appeared on her lungs after she had the coronavirus jab. Imogen Allen also ...

School joins campaign to cut speed limit in village

School joins campaign to cut speed limit in village

CHILDREN, staff and parents at Nettlebed Community School are backing a campaign to reduce the speed limit through the village. ...

Businesses to show their green credentials at eco-fair

Businesses to show their green credentials at eco-fair

AN eco business fair will be held at Henley town hall as part of Great Big Green Week. More than 30 businesses will be taking party in ...

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 ...

Bridge sign marks end of Oxfordshire Way

Bridge sign marks end of Oxfordshire Way

A NEW sign has been installed at Henley Bridge to mark one end of the Oxfordshire Way. It was unveiled on Monday by Henley Mayor Sarah ...

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Sorry, dad, my dahlias are better

Sorry, dad, my dahlias are better

A DAHLIA grower saw off competition from his father to take several prizes at the Chiltern Edge Horticultural Society’s 60th autumn show. Martin Hedges, from Emmer Green, won the ... [more]

 
Family in theft plea

Family in theft plea

A FAMILY is appealing for the return of precious possessions after their cars were broken into. The vehicles were parked in Braybrooke Road, Wargrave, when they were targeted ... [more]

 

Extension approved

A PHOTOGRAPHER from Wargrave has received planning permission to extend his historic home. Tim Hodges, who lives in High Street with his wife Judith, is to build a single-storey ... [more]

 

Football day

A FREE taster session for a walking football group for women over 40 will be held next Saturday (September 25). Active Leaders, of Sonning Common, will run the event at ... [more]

 

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