Tuesday, 02 March 2021

1,000-plus sign petition against development plans

1,000-plus sign petition against development plans

A PETITION opposing development of the Gillotts sports pitch and an adjacent field has attracted more than 1,070 signatures in the three weeks since it launched. Bloor Homes wants to build 100 units on the field at Lucy’s Farm, which landowner Pat...

Development could cause pollution of water supply

Development could cause pollution of water supply

BUILDING 95 new homes in Shiplake could result in pollution of the village’s drinking water, according to a consultant hired by opponents. Taylor Wimpey is gearing up to develop Thames Farm, a 5.7-hectare field off the A4155 Reading Road, after...

Now council declares ecological emergency

Now council declares ecological emergency

AN ecological emergency has been declared by South Oxfordshire District Council. It passed a motion presented by Sam Casey-Rerhaye, who chairs its climate and ecological emergencies advisory committee. It means the council will aim to protect and...

Sigh of relief and now we can all make plans

Sigh of relief and now we can all make plans

PLANS to ease the coronavirus restrictions have brought huge relief to people in Henley. Boris Johnson set out a roadmap of the different stages on Monday and all the measures to tackle the pandemic could be lifted as early as June 21. The first of...

Pick it up, says ‘champion’

Pick it up, says ‘champion’

A “THAMES Champion” was appointed by South Oxfordshire District Council in July to focus efforts on looking after the river. Jo Robb is a Green Party councillor who represents Woodcote and Rotherfield. Her duties involve promoting and encouraging...

Staying on

Staying on

DEPUTY Mayor David Eggleton is to remain chairman of Henley in Bloom. The town councillor took over in 2018, succeeding Councillor ...

Book donations plea

RESIDENTS of Henley are being encouraged to donate their used children books to primary schools.  A collection stall will be in front ...

Man attempts four-mile run every four hours for two days

A PERSONAL trainer will attempt to run four miles every four hours for 48 hours to raise money for a mental health charity. Jeremy ...

Call to extend 20mph zone

Call to extend 20mph zone

AN environmental campaigner has called for Henley’s 20mph zone to be extended. David Dickie wants to see the restriction cover the ...

Medal delay

Medal delay

HENLEY Town Council has postponed the presentation of the town medal until the autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The medal is ...

Rethink on replacing heritage litter bins

A DECISION to replace the 22 heritage bins in Henley has been overturned in order to research refurbishing them instead. Last month, ...

Tom of all trades

Tom of all trades

AS a former BBC journalist and author of 11 books, as well as being a member of Sonning Common Parish Council, Tom Fort wears many ...

Lottie the litter-picker tries selling second-hand fashion

Lottie the litter-picker tries selling second-hand fashion

A GIRL has combined her passions for the environment and fashion by starting a website. Lottie Cotton, 10, of Westfield Crescent, ...

Neighbours win new fight to stop homes

PLANS to demolish a house in Henley and build three in its place have been refused for a second time. Palatine Homes, of Beaconsfield, ...

Don’t litter with masks

Don’t litter with masks

HENLEY Town Council is urging people to dispose of their single-use face masks responsibly. It comes after masks were found on the ...

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 ...

School field ‘still needed for sport, not housing’

School field ‘still needed for sport, not housing’

A SPORTS field at Gillotts School in Henley is still needed despite being earmarked for housing, claim opponents of the development. ...

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Tom of all trades

Tom of all trades

AS a former BBC journalist and author of 11 books, as well as being a member of Sonning Common Parish Council, Tom Fort wears many hats. But he missed out when he jokingly put ... [more]

 

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