Saturday, 04 July 2020

Swamped Shiplake 'becoming a suburb of Henley'

Village swamped by development

THE village of Shiplake will become a suburb of Henley after being “swamped” by new housing developments, says a councillor. David ...

 

Villagers oppose plan for eight homes at pub site

Villagers oppose plan for eight homes at pub site

A PUB in Shiplake could be partially turned into new homes. Plans have been drawn up to convert the first floor and roof space of the ...

 

Rulebreakers

POLICE were alerted to people by the river in Shiplake on bank holiday Monday who were not social distancing. Residents ...

 

Swing axed

A ROPE swing that was used by children in Shiplake has been cut down due to the coronavirus restrictions. It had been attached to a ...

 

Children’s challenges continue virtually

CHILDREN from the Henley area have been taking part in virtual competitions against other schools. Stephen Lamacraft started the ...

 

Another regatta cancelled

THE Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers say it would not be possible to hold ...

 

Unpleasant

WASTE including toilet paper and used blue disposable rubber gloves were found dumped on a path near Westfield Crescent in Lower ...

 

Double trap

THE speed camera on the A4155 outside Shiplake College has been upgraded. The device can now record drivers speeding in both ...

 

Racing driver goes virtual as season grinds to halt

Racing driver goes virtual as season grinds to halt

A RACING driver from Shiplake teamed up with golfer Ian Poulter to take part in his first virtual Formula One event. Max ...

 

School scales down face mask production for now

SHIPLAKE College has now produced more than 1,000 plastic face shields for health workers. Staff and pupils have been making the ...

 

Developer wants to build block of flats between houses

A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to build a block of five flats in Shiplake. Widbrook Developments wants to build the two-and-a-half ...

 

Girls make £175 for NHS selling homemade gifts to friends

Girls make £175 for NHS selling homemade gifts to friends

TWO sisters raised more than £175 for the NHS by selling homemade cards, key rings, photo frames and badges to friends and neighbours. ...

 

Whole street comes out to enjoy VE Day 75 celebration in the sunshine

Whole street comes out to enjoy VE Day 75 celebration in the sunshine

ABOUT 80 people in Shiplake celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day by holding a street party. Residents of New Road and Crowsley ...

 

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

THE organisers of the Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta will make a decision about the future of the event by the end of this month. Held ...

 

Fear of more development due to ‘vintage’ local plan

Fear of more development due to ‘vintage’ local plan

THE housing development blueprint for South Oxfordshire has been dubbed “vintage” by a planning inspector. Dominic Young made the ...

 

Care home staff helping keep residents cheerful

Care home staff helping keep residents cheerful

ACACIA Lodge, a 55-bed care home in Quebec Road, Henley, provides 24-hour care and has 80 staff. THE home has been in lockdown for ...

 

Woman makes masks for friends and neighbours

Woman makes masks for friends and neighbours

A WOMAN from Shiplake has made masks for villagers to help protect them from coronavirus. Sue Evans, who lives with her husband Gareth,...

 

Applause shows no sign of waning after five weeks

Applause shows no sign of waning after five weeks

RESIDENTS of Shiplake joined millions of people nationwide in the fifth applause for NHS staff and carers battling the coronavirus ...

 

Girl inspired by her leopard onesie wins egg competition

Girl inspired by her leopard onesie wins egg competition

A GIRL was the overall winner of an Easter egg decorating competition after being inspired by her snow leopard onesie. Rose Porter, ...

 

Keep out plea

WALKERS have been told not use the grounds of Shiplake College. Although teaching and learning continues remotely, the school has ...

 

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