Friday, 04 December 2020

50 cyclists ride for charity altogether but still apart

50 cyclists ride together for charity but still apart

ALMOST 50 cyclists from Henley raised more than £1,000 for charity by taking part in a socially distanced relay race. The riders were split into teams of four, with each tackling one of four stages of a 40km course through the countryside north of the...
Meadow becomes town green

Meadow becomes town green

FREEMANS Meadow has become Henley’s second town green. It means the 1.2 hectares of land off Fair Mile is protected from development. The idea was first suggested by the Friends of Freemans Meadow, a residents’ group, more than two years ago. The...
Don’t call GP about vaccine, say NHS chiefs

Don’t call GP about vaccine, say NHS chiefs

PATIENTS are being asked not to contact their GP surgeries about when they may be able to receive a vaccine against covid-19. Health chiefs say they are planning how and when to deliver the vaccines across the country and there will be more...
Anti-air pollution campaign banner torn down again

Anti-air pollution campaign banner torn down again

CAMPAIGNERS for better air quality in Henley say they are disappointed after another one of their banners was torn down. Ramsay Adams tied the sign to the railings outside Rupert House School in Bell Street on Thursday last week. The banner was...
Planning reform unsuitable for rural areas, council tells PM

Planning reform unsuitable for rural areas, council tells PM

PLANS by the Government to speed up the process for approving new homes do not reflect the needs of rural communities, says Binfield Heath Parish Council. It says the reforms, which are outlined in a White Paper called Planning for the Future, fail to...

Estate agent renews partnership with £1,000 donation

Estate agent renews partnership with £1,000 donation

HENLEY Rugby Club has received a donation of £1,000 from a sponsor. Estate agent Savills, which just renewed its eight-year ...

MP dismisses claim that he gave developer advice

MP dismisses claim that he gave developer advice

JOHN HOWELL has hit back at claims that his paid advisory role with a PR firm for housing developers conflicts with his duties as ...

Virus cases falling again

Virus cases falling again

CORONAVIRUS cases in Henley are falling again. In the town itself, 12 new infections were confirmed in the past seven days compared ...

35ft Christmas tree goes up despite lack of festival

35ft Christmas tree goes up despite lack of festival

HENLEY’S Christmas tree was installed in the town centre on Monday. The 35ft Nordmann fir arrived on a flat-bed truck and was lowered ...

Churches getting ready for covid-safe Christmas

Churches getting ready for covid-safe Christmas

CHURCHES in the Henley area are making plans for festive services while coping with the second national lockdown. Places of worship ...

Now let's try to enjoy Christmas

Now let's try to enjoy Christmas

BUSINESSES in the Henley area are hoping to cash in when the second coronavirus lockdown ends next week. They want to make up for the ...

Speed limit campaign finally succeeds

Speed limit campaign finally succeeds

THE speed limit on the main road through Crays Pond is set to be reduced from 40mph to 30mph after a 23-year battle by the parish ...

Appeal hits half way

Appeal hits half way

THE Kenton for Keeps appeal is more than half way towards its target. The latest total of more than £18,000 includes a £5,000 ...

Dress success

PUPILS at Hemdean House School in Caversham raised nearly £200 for the charity Guide Dogs with a “dress-up/dress down day”. They had a ...

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 ...

Councillors play tribute to former chairman of Henley Regatta for the Disabled

TOWN councillors have paid tribute to the former chairman of the Henley Regatta for the Disabled. Mike Pooley, from Broadplat, died ...

Speed curbs

PLANS are being drawn up to help reduce the speed of drivers on Fair Mile heading into Henley town centre. The scheme could include ...

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Lottery win

THE Chiltern Edge School Association raised £191.76 with its autumn lottery. The parent-run group raises money for Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School in Reades Lane, Soning Common.... [more]

 

Good listen

THE Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common is lending out audio books and music CDs throughout the latest lockdown.  The charity has sanitised all the products and its volunteers ... [more]

 

December bus trips

THE bus service run by the Fish volunteer centre in Sonning Common has organised preliminary shopping trips for December.  The minibus will have limited passenger numbers and  ... [more]

 

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