Sunday, 11 April 2021

Dinner theatre receives £448,000

Dinner theatre receives £448,000

THE Mill at Sonning has been awarded a “lifesaving” grant of £448,580. The theatre, which is due to re-open on May 17, received the money from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This will be used to help the venue to operate with a reduced...
Man runs through the night with little help from friends

Man runs through the night with little help from friends

A MAN from Henley ran 130km in 24 hours to raise money for a mental health sports charity. Estate agent Matthew Jackson completed the equivalent of more than three marathons, running from 10pm to 11am the next day. Friends, family, neighbours and...
Charity can convert old hospice into flats

Charity can convert old hospice into flats

PLANS to turn the former Sue Ryder hospice at Nettlebed into flats have been approved more than six years after they were drawn up. The charity, which closed its inpatient unit at Joyce Grove in March last year, applied for permission for the...
Repair for bollards damaged in crash

Repair for bollards damaged in crash

TWO bollards by the Thames in Henley will be repaired after a pick-up truck driver damaged them. Darren Baker’s Ford Ranger struck a lamppost in Thames Side, went through the two concrete posts on the pavement and plunged into the river. He was...

Cyclist dies after crash

Cyclist dies after crash

A CYCLIST has died following an accident in Henley on Sunday. The man, who was in his fifties, was riding from the town towards Marlow ...

Former PM fails to stop block of retirement flats

Former PM fails to stop block of retirement flats

A RETIREMENT village providing 57 “luxury” flats is to be built in Sonning despite opposition from Theresa May. The former prime ...

Villagers raise £6,000 for school with virtual 10km

Villagers raise £6,000 for school with virtual 10km

THIS year's Goring 10km race has raised £6,000 for the village primary school despite taking place virtually. More than 200 villagers ...

‘Villagers should be given first choice of new homes’

RESIDENTS of Woodcote should be given first choice of new housing in the village, says the parish council. This is because there ...

Wedding venue owner in fight to avoid shutdown

A WOMAN is appealing against an order to shut down an unauthorised wedding and party venue. Penny Holley, who owns The Copse in Mill ...

Agreement to protect rural pubs

Agreement to protect rural pubs

A MOTION to protect village pubs across South Oxfordshire has been approved. Peter Dragonetti, who represents Whitchurch on the ...

Developer appeals over flats rejection

A DEVELOPER is appealing against the rejection of its plans for a block of five flats in Shiplake. Widbrook Developments was refused ...

Children deliver Easter cards to care home residents

Children deliver Easter cards to care home residents

CHILDREN presented Easter cards, flowers and chocolate to residents of a care home. Four pupils at St Mary’s School in Henley visited ...

Councils to produce local plan together

Councils to produce local plan together

SOUTH Oxfordshire District Council is to produce a new joint local plan with a neighbouring authority. It has agreed to join forces ...

Road repairs

Road repairs

ROADS and pavements are to be improved. Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, is to spend £31.3million on resurfacing, ...

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 ...

Objection to bank repairs

Objection to bank repairs

PLANS by Henley Royal Regatta to prevent erosion of the Thames riverbank have been opposed by the Environment Agency. Organisers of ...

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Old grenade found in river

A GRENADE sparked a police alert in Goring after it was fished out of the River Thames. The explosive was pulled from the water by scrap hunters who were combing the water using a ... [more]

 

Virtual 10km raises £6,000

THIS year’s Goring 10km race raised £6,000 for the village primary school despite being held virtually. More than 200 residents took part in the “10K Your Way” challenge on Sunday,... [more]

 

Leads on

A FARMER has urged dog owners to keep their pets on a lead between Goring and Whitchurch. Lissie Steward keeps a small rare breed flock on land off the Thames Path and her ewes ... [more]

 

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