Sunday, 11 April 2021

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 ...

 

Rugby memorial for former Shiplake College teacher

Rugby memorial for former Shiplake College teacher

A MAN who taught at Shiplake College for 27 years has been remembered following his death. Bob Esau died in February last year, aged ...

 

For walkers

RESIDENTS of Shiplake are being encouraged to liven up the outside of their houses. It’s hoped they will decorate their front doors, ...

 

Regatta organisers optimistic

THE organisers of the Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta will make a decision on whether this year’s event will go ahead by the end of this ...

 

Developer’s new drainage plan upsets town council

Developer’s new drainage plan upsets town council

PLANS to drain surface water from a new housing development into the River Thames could increase the flood risk at green spaces in ...

 

Tennis club spends £6,000 on new decking before players are back on court

Tennis club spends £6,000 on new decking before players are back on court

SHIPLAKE Tennis Club is refurbishing its decking area in readiness for a return to play. The club, which occupies three floodlit ...

 

Nodding off to Vince

Nodding off to Vince

SOMETIMES music is all you need. That’s certainly true of a Vince Hill fan from Carlisle.  The woman, a long-time fan of the ...

 

Flood risk to sports pitches

File picture of Mill Meadows flooded

SPORTS pitches in Henley could be at greater risk of flooding if plans to drain surface water from a new housing development are ...

 

Campaigner complains over council’s handling of issue

Campaigner complains over council’s handling of issue

THE man who led the opposition to Taylor Wimpey’s first drainage scheme has complained to the local government ombudsman about South ...

 

Afternoon tea good enough to serve England footballer

Afternoon tea good enough to serve England footballer

MOST people walking through Nettlebed high street will walk past this old public water pump without noticing it. It’s located between ...

 

Development could cause pollution of water supply

Development could cause pollution of water supply

BUILDING 95 new homes in Shiplake could result in pollution of the village’s drinking water, according to a consultant hired by ...

 

Lottie the litter-picker tries selling second-hand fashion

Lottie the litter-picker tries selling second-hand fashion

A GIRL has combined her passions for the environment and fashion by starting a website. Lottie Cotton, 10, of Westfield Crescent, ...

 

Flooding ‘proves case against new housing’

Flooding ‘proves case against new housing’

FLOODING on the site of a proposed housing development in Shiplake is further proof that the scheme should be scrapped, say opponents. ...

 

Lockdown diaries

Lockdown diaries

SHEILA FERRIS, from Shiplake, reminisces about her grandmother, mother and the hat shop she ran in Henley with her sister. I WOULD ...

 

School honours staff and pupils at lockdown awards

School honours staff and pupils at lockdown awards

SCHOOL staff who helped to make face shields during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic have been honoured. The design and ...

 

Developer promises openness

Developer promises openness

A DEVELOPER has promised to give Shiplake residents the first glimpse of plans which they fear could increase flooding in the village. ...

 

Heritage brickwork and natural slate roof shows close attention to detail

Heritage brickwork and natural slate roof shows close attention to detail

TWO semi-detached properties in a development on the outskirts of Shiplake have come on the market. Kemble Mews is situated off the ...

 

Church closures

THE churches of St Peter and St Paul’s in Shiplake, St Margaret’s in Harpsden and All Saints’ in Dunsden are closed for communal ...

 

Successful Santa run

HENLEY’S Santa sleigh run raised more than £5,400 for charity. Former mayor Pam Phillips and members of Henley Lions Club staged the ...

 

No pantomime so props are used in villages’ fun trail

No pantomime so props are used in villages’ fun trail

MORE than 60 gardens in Shiplake and Binfield Heath were decorated with a theme of pantomime to form a Christmas trail. The initiative ...

 

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