Friday, 20 May 2022

Food firm founder made chancellor

Food firm founder made chancellor

THE founder of Ella’s Kitchen has been appointed chancellor of the University of Reading, the ceremonial head of the university. Paul Lindley, who lives near Henley, is recognised as one of the county’s leading entrepreneurs. He founded the...
Make Henley Shine raises £35,000 with new backers

Make Henley Shine raises £35,000 with new backers

PLANS to illuminate Henley Bridge have won the support of both Leander Club and Phyllis Court Club. The riverside clubs have signed up as “headline sponsors” of the 10-year “arts project” together with law firm Blandy & Blandy, which has an office in...
Councillor sees HGVs problem for himself

Councillor sees HGVs problem for himself

A BAN on heavy goods vehicles passing through Henley could be back on the table. It comes after the councillor who effectively scuppered the idea came to see the problem for himself. Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, angered...
Finally, villagers get wish for 20mph speed limit

Finally, villagers get wish for 20mph speed limit

WHITCHURCH has become a 20mph zone after more than 10 years of campaigning. The limit applies to all the roads in the village centre, including High Street, Eastfield Lane, Manor Road and the section of Hardwick Road before the village entrance sign....
Choir’s charity concert shows power of music

Choir’s charity concert shows power of music

THE healing power of music will be celebrated at a concert in Henley on Saturday. Reading Male Voice Choir, with guest soprano Eleanor Stevens, will be performing at Christ Church in Reading Road in aid of Headway Thames Valley. The concert was...

Landowner creates diversion around closed river crossing

Landowner creates diversion around closed river crossing

SWISS financier Urs Schwarzenback has stepped in to help walkers get around the closure of a pedestrian bridge in Henley. The ...

New Mayor starts ‘covid catch-up’ fund to help children

New Mayor starts ‘covid catch-up’ fund to help children

THE new Mayor of Henley wants to help children affected by the coronavirus pandemic, make Henley greener and bring volunteers together....

Bridge closed in safety move

Bridge closed in safety move

A PEDESTRIAN bridge in Henley has been closed due to safety concerns. The Environment Agency shut the Marsh Head Horsebridge at Marsh ...

Parish election result

REMENHAM Parish Council held an election on Thursday last week. Those re-elected were Bill Ronald with 119 votes, John Halsall (109), ...

Conservative leader ‘disappointed’ to lose control of council

Conservative leader ‘disappointed’ to lose control of council

THE Liberal Democrats are hoping to seize power in Wokingham from the Conservatives. The Tories lost control of the borough council ...

Covid cases still falling

Still falling

THE number of coronavirus cases in South Oxfordshire has continued to fall in the past week.  The total was 176 compared with 191 in ...

Clean request

Clean request

NEW Henley Deputy Mayor Donna Crook has asked Great Western Railway to lobby Network Rail about removing graffiti from the bridge in ...

Fabulous year as Mayor that I will always cherish

Fabulous year as Mayor that I will always cherish

IT is a surreal experience writing a review of my year in office. It has gone so incredibly quickly but it has been a remarkable ...

Housing plan on course for referendum

Housing plan on course for referendum

A TOTAL of 29 responses were received from a public consultation on the revised Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan. The document, ...

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 ...

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 ...

New cash machine

New cash machine

A CASH machine in Henley is set to be upgraded. HSBC in Market Place wants to replace the existing machine with a more advanced model, ...

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Kids’ cricket

Kids’ cricket

WATLINGTON Cricket Club now accepts younger players. It is running sessions for children aged five to eight and nine and above. For more information, email ... [more]

 

Council AGM

THE annual meeting of Watlington Parish Council will be held in the West Room at Old School Place on Thursday at 7.30pm. Residents will hear from parish, district and county ... [more]

 

Open bowls

WATLINGTON Bowls Club is to hold an open event on Sunday May 29 from 2pm. The event, sponsored by Bowls England, will offer visitors the chance to learn more about the club, There ... [more]

 
Floral walk...

Floral walk...

WATLINGTON Environment Group will hold a “nature on your doorstep” walk focusing on flowers on May 28. For more information, email membership@ watlington-enviroment-group.org.uk

 

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