Monday, 06 April 2020

...biennial regatta is back too

SONNING Regatta will return on Saturday, May 23. The biennial event is held on the Oxfordshire bank of the Thames opposite the Reading ...

 

Pub car park flooded ...again

Pub car park flooded ...again

THE owners of a pub say it is “business as usual” despite their car park being submerged by floodwater once again, writes Luke Adams. ...

 

Hydro power campaign smashes fundraising target

Hydro power campaign smashes fundraising target

A RENEWABLE energy scheme involving hydro-electric power can go ahead as campaigners have surpassed their fundraising target. The ...

 

Mooring fees rethink over dangerous river

Mooring fees rethink over dangerous river

OWNERS of boats moored in Henley will not be charged if they are forced to overstay due to dangerous river conditions. At present, ...

 

Swim voted best again

ALL four of Henley Swim’s annual events have received high praise in the annual Racecheck Awards. The Thames Marathon was awarded the ...

 

£700,000 for hydro power plan

A RENEWABLE energy scheme involving hydro-electric power needs to raise £700,000. The Reading Hydro Community Benefit Society is ...

 

Canoeists appalled by rubbish in river

Canoeists appalled by rubbish in river

TWO canoeists filled two bin bags with rubbish they fished out of the River Thames in Caversham. Susan Clarke and Jan Raciborski, who ...

 

Owner happy after sunken fibreglass boat is refloated

Owner happy after sunken fibreglass boat is refloated

A MAN says he is pleased his boat is back afloat on the River Thames in Henley after it sank following heavy rain. George Roberts, 75, ...

 

Boat sinks

Boat sinks

A BOAT moored on the River Thames in Henley sank on Saturday evening. Firefighters were called to the moorings near Hobbs of Henley in ...

 

Record sum made at regatta fundraiser

A RECORD £6,000 was raised at the biennial fund-raising party for Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta. Nearly 100 guests attended the ...

 

Bring back our bridge

Bring back our bridge

MORE than 150 people took part in a walk to protest at the closure of a public footpath near Henley on Saturday. They included ...

 

Campaigners want answers over footpath closure

Campaigners want answers over footpath closure

MORE than 150 campaigners took part in a protest to express their frustration at the closure of a footpath near Henley on Saturday. ...

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentations at Eyot Centre

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentations at Eyot Centre

THIRTY-TWO bronze and and nine silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates were presented the Eyot Centre in Henley by the Mayor Ken ...

 

Firm sponsors river trips for SEN children

Firm sponsors river trips for SEN children

CHILDREN with special educational needs are being given river trips in Henley thanks to a local business. IBS Office Solutions, which ...

 

River history

HISTORIAN Simon Wenham will give a talk about 150 years of boating on the Thames at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley on October 24 ...

 

Locks to close for upgrade

HAMBLEDEN and Whitchurch locks will be closed for refurbishment later this year. The Environment Agency carries out any necessary ...

 

Evidence of celebration as diver begins riverbed rubbish clean-up

Evidence of celebration as diver begins riverbed rubbish clean-up

A SCUBA instructor from Henley has begun sweeping the bed of the River Thames for rubbish. Tony Rudelhoff undertook the first of ...

 

Teenagers make boat sculpture from discarded waste

Teenagers make boat sculpture from discarded waste

TEENAGERS unveiled a boat sculpture made from litter at the River & Rowing Museum. They were raising awareness about the problem of ...

 

Woman paddles 120km along Thames in five days for charity

Woman paddles 120km along Thames in five days for charity

A WOMAN paddled more than 120km in five days along the River Thames for charity. Amy Karlsson, 35, set off from Lechlade in ...

 

Free hire of boats to pick up rubbish from the river

Free hire of boats to pick up rubbish from the river

A BOAT hire company in Henley is offering free use of its rowing boats for volunteers to remove rubbish from the River Thames. ...