Thursday, 28 October 2021

Town and village signs defaced in protest at MPs’ vote

Town and village signs defaced in protest at MPs’ vote

SIGNS in Henley, Shiplake and Goring were defaced following the Commons vote. The metal boards welcoming people to “Henley-on-Thames” ...

 

River ‘champion’ attacks vote on reducing sewage

River ‘champion’ attacks vote on reducing sewage

A DECISION by MPs not to vote in favour of reducing sewage discharge into the River Thames has been met with fury. Henley MP John ...

 

Drainage plan 'unacceptable'

Drainage plan 'unacceptable'

PLANS to drain surface water from a new housing development into the River Thames have been withdrawn. Taylor Wimpey, which has ...

 

Island residents let off mooring charge after council U-turn

Island residents let off mooring charge after council U-turn

RESIDENTS of a river island in Henley will not have to pay a mooring fee after all. Henley Town Council planned to introduce a permit ...

 

Sculler hurt in boat crash

Sculler hurt in boat crash

A SCULLER feared he would die when his boat was sliced in half in a collision with a boat that was on the wrong side of the river. ...

 

Filled-in slipway still not restored despite promises

Filled-in slipway still not restored despite promises

A SLIPWAY in Henley has still not been restored 15 months after it was filled in. The area in Thames Side at the bottom of Friday ...

 

Woman to paddleboard 20 miles for children’s charity

Woman to paddleboard 20 miles for children’s charity

A WOMAN will paddleboard down the River Thames from Goring to Henley while dressed as a goat. Charlotte Allum, 42, from Hurley, is ...

 

New fish pass

A NEW fish pass is to be installed at Mapledurham weir as part of a series of improvements along the River Thames by the Environment ...

 

Charity party on the river

Charity party on the river

HUNDREDS of people attended a river party in Wargrave. Villager Geoff Knight organised Saturday’s event, which gave people the chance ...

 

Novice rower drops in during 150-mile scull challenge

Novice rower drops in during 150-mile scull challenge

A MAN who is rowing 150 miles for charity passed through Henley during the challenge. Graeme Gordon, from Marlow, visited the town on ...

 

Artist’s watercolour of Trad broken up into little pieces

Artist’s watercolour of Trad broken up into little pieces

THIS colourful painting is the perfect gift for a boating enthusiast. It depicts the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, which was held ...

 

Firm accused of heavy-handed tactics with offenders

DISTRICT Enforcement has been criticised for its methods elsewhere. The company is used by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead ...

 

Thames eels may become extinct says angling author

Thames eels may become extinct says angling author

EELS in the River Thames are in danger of becoming extinct, says an expert. Dr David Solomon, a retired freshwater ecologist, said the ...

 

Council hires company to enforce mooring charges

Council hires company to enforce mooring charges

A COMPANY has been hired by Henley Town Council to enforce payment of fees for its moorings. District Enforcement took over ...

 

Trad needs volunteers

Trad needs volunteers

THE organisers of the Thames Traditional Boat Festival are appealing for volunteers. The 42nd annual event will be held on Fawley ...

 

Small regatta

TWENTY-SIX amateur crews competed in this year’s scaled-down Goring and Streatley Regatta on the Thames. The biennial event was moved ...

 

Teenagers risking lives by jumping into river at lock

Teenagers risking lives by jumping into river at lock

A BOAT owner is urging parents to stop their children from jumping into the River Thames at Goring lock. Karen Wiles, who lives on a ...

 

Water firm not backing drainage plan for homes

Water firm not backing drainage plan for homes

THAMES WATER has declined to support proposals to drain surface run-off from a new housing development into the River Thames. Taylor ...

 

Regatta returns with a difference

Regatta returns with a difference

HENLEY Royal Regatta returns after 14 months next week but will not be the same as normal. Organisers were determined that the event ...

 

River Society members finally able to enjoy boat trip

River Society members finally able to enjoy boat trip

THE River Thames Society celebrated the lifting of coronavirus restrictions by enjoying a boat party on Saturday evening. Members of ...

 

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