Thursday, 23 May 2019

Owner gets back final piece of her stolen skiff

Owner gets back final piece of her stolen skiff

GILLIAN NAHUM is thrilled after getting the last part of her stolen boat back — with a little help from the Henley Standard. The owner ...

 

Volunteers clear rubbish from the river and towpath

Volunteers clear rubbish from the river and towpath

MORE than 50 people helped clear rubbish from the Thames towpath between Sonning and Shiplake. Twenty-five adults and 30 children, ...

 

Man wants to raise home to prevent it from flooding

Man wants to raise home to prevent it from flooding

A MAN wants to raise his home by more than half a metre to protect it from flooding. David Robertson has applied for permission from ...

 

Invitation from Loire

ORGANISERS of the Festival of the Loire in France will be in Henley next week talking to boat owners interested in attending. The ...

 

Open boat club

AN open day will be held at Wargrave Boating Club next Saturday (April 27) from 1pm to 5pm. Families are invited to learn about ...

 

River clean

VOLUNTEERS are needed to clean a stretch of the River Thames between Sonning and Shiplake. The fourth annual event is being organised ...

 

Residents unhappy at flood plans

CAMPAIGNERS are questioning the Environment Agency’s plans for a flood alleviation scheme in Caversham. The Campaign for A Better ...

 

House on stilts to avoid flood

ANOTHER resident of a flood-prone road in Wargrave has applied for planning permission to raise his home. Gerard Green wants to ...

 

Anger at threat to Dunkirk boats

OWNERS of boats which saved the lives of British soldiers at Dunkirk during the Second World War have criticised new rules that could ...

 

Presenter makes flying visit for BBC railway programme

Presenter makes flying visit for BBC railway programme

AUTHOR and broadcaster Michael Portillo visited Henley to learn more about how important the railway and River Thames is to Henley. It ...

 

Thieves strip memorial boat

Thieves strip memorial boat

A WOMAN has told how a boat bought in the memory of her father was stolen and stripped before being dumped. The thieves launched the ...

 

Heroes save cygnet after attack by two adult swans

Heroes save cygnet after attack by two adult swans

TWO members of the public helped save a cygnet’s life in Henley. The men assisted a Swan Support volunteer after they spotted two ...

 

Don’t stop feeding the swans

Don’t stop feeding the swans

THE public have been urged to keep feeding swans bread after a severely underweight bird was found dead in the River Thames in ...

 

Lock refurb

A TOTAL of £400,000 is to be spent improving Caversham lock. The Environment Agency will be refurbish the concrete-lined lock chamber ...

 

Pennywort warning

Pennywort warning

AN invasive river weed could return over the winter, the Environment Agency has warned. More than 40 tonnes of floating pennywort was ...

 

Environmental campaigner praises cleanliness of river

Environmental campaigner praises cleanliness of river

A WOMAN who is swimming the River Thames dressed as a mermaid to raise awareness about single-use plastic said Henley was one of the ...

 

Search and rescue team that’s prepared for worst

Search and rescue team that’s prepared for worst

IT has assisted in some capacity with every world disaster since 2004, but many people in Henley don’t know that the town has a search ...

 

Lock closure

CAVERSHAM Lock will be closed for more than two months for repairs. The lock off George Street will shut on January 7 as the concrete ...

 

Mooring fees

HENLEY Town Council is proposing to increase the cost of Hobbs of Henley’s mooring licence for Red Lion Lawn by £200 to £4,400 and the ...

 

Residents asked to pay for restoration of mermaid statue

Residents asked to pay for restoration of mermaid statue

RESIDENTS of Henley will be asked to help fund the restoration of a mermaid statue at the riverside. The 6ft 6in bronze sculpture on ...

 

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