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Reporting on Events In and Around
Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, England

7th February 2018




Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.


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Changes within the GP team

February will see a few changes to the GP team here at Henley Medical Centre.

Firstly Dr Samantha Robinson has just completed her maternity leave but has decided that she will not return to our team due to her new family commitments.

Dr Panju, who has been covering Dr Robinson’s leave, is also leaving us. Dr Panju is off to pastures new in the sunnier climbs of Australia. He joined our team back in August 2015 when he was allocated a 12 month rotation with us to complete his final year of speciality training. He then stayed for a further 2 years to cover Dr Robinson’s leave. I’m sure you will all join with us in wishing him all the best in his new adventure and to thank him for his contribution to our practice over the last 3 years.

Dr Panju’s replacement will be Dr Clair Crockett. Dr Crockett is just completing her speciality training at Kineton surgery and joins us on 8th February for 6 months.

Also, as many of you will know, Henley is a training practice. As a training practice we accommodate and provide training for doctors during their time in speciality training. These doctors are placed with us for either 6 or 12 months then move on.

Dr Tabassum is our current trainee and will complete her rotation with us in February. She will then move to another practice to complete her 3rd and final years training.

Henley will then welcome not 1 but 2 new trainees to the team: Dr Carrie Hurst and Dr Katie Benge. Dr Hurst will be with us for 6 months as an ST2 (in her 2nd year of speciality training) and Dr Benge will be with us for 18 months (4 months completing her 2nd year of training and 12 months in her 3rd and final year of speciality training).

A little reminder of what a GP trainee is: all of the GP trainees who are attached to the Practice will have completed a minimum of three years of hospital posts after qualifying as a Doctor, often more. Doctors are now required to work for two years as “Foundation Doctors” before entering specialist GP training. Specialist training in General Practice is currently three years, eighteen months of which is in a GP Practice.

We know this may sound like a lot of changes but hopefully everyone will adjust to the new faces quickly and I would like to reassure you that the regular GPs remain the same – Dr Taylor, Dr Briggs, Dr Ahmad and Dr Green.

Amanda Taylor, Practice Manager


Spotlight on Monday 23rd April - St George's Day

During the daytime one of the largest travelling museums of World War I & II Memorabilia - Free Event in the Guild Hall 10:00 till 4:00 pm

Also at 7.30 pm in the Guild Hall Tickets £12:50  (Plus booking fee)

St George’s Day Vaudeville Theatre with Madeline Brown

Patriotic evening of music, dance, singing and flag waving!!! 


Fancy a sneaky preview??  Click here

Plus Special Guests  Bianco Barbershop Quartet!!


Stop Press – Tickets for Beyond the Barricade over 50% now SOLD!!!

Fancy a sneaky preview??  Click here

For full programme and Tickets please visit www.henleygh.co.uk

Survey of Henley Train Services


The Rail User Group  for the Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham railway service (the Shakespeare Line Promotion Group) which serves Henley in Arden has launched an online passenger survey that will run until the end of February 2018. Everyone that uses the railway at nearby Wootton Wawen or Danzey as well as at Henley in Arden is being encouraged to complete the survey and tell the Group, who will be working closely with the new Train Operator for the line West Midlands Railway, what are the issues that matter. No names or personal details are required or asked for just the opinions and views of users of the service or indeed other local people who would like to use the service but cannot for whatever reason.

The SLPG say that the more users that respond to the survey the more they can influence the Train Operators and Transport Authorities what rail users need, want and expect. 

Click here to take part > https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z9B85PN

Fraser Pithie, Secretary, Shakespeare Line Promotion Group

St Johns

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Rector's Letter - February 2018

John Ganjavi writes:

photoWell, that’s January out of the way. Apparently a quarter of the nation has had coughs, colds or the flu during January. When we are feeling rough we wish the days to pass quickly until we feel better again. If only we could alter the time dial of life ... speeding up some experiences and slowing down others. No wonder Dr. Who is popular; we all want to be Time Lords.

What would you like to do this year, if you only had the time? The good news is that you do have time. Organise it! I look ahead at the remaining eleven months of 2018 and I have a sneaking suspicion I am going to waste quite a bit of time. If only I could avoid the waste and include time for things that matter. Here’s hoping.

And then things coincide and I have to make choices. This year Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day - no problem for some but a headache for others! However, I realise that who and what I give time to is my choice. It is tempting to put God second. After all, he will understand. But how long can I get away with that before we all understand what is going on? It is not the people we think we love but the ones we actually love that define us. Put time on pause, if you can, and check out what is going on.

During Lent St. John’s will, as usual, support a particular charity. We have chosen TEAR Fund for this year. We are familiar with their work and on Sunday 18th February we will find out more about a specific focus for our giving. Again, the challenge is whether we have time for others.

Finally, Jesus was keen to encourage his friends to take time out in order for them to be more effective when they got stuck in to life. In taking control of our time, let’s attend to the rhythm of life as well - its ebbs and flows. Occasionally we need to retreat in order to advance. Each month we advertise a prayer meeting in the town called Time Out with God - an ecumenical event that is hosted by all the churches. Come along and enjoy half an hour of prayer and something to eat. 

John Ganjavi  

Wootton Report


Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. An unofficial sequel to the 1997 film Mrs Brown, it stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar.



Food for thought?

Apparently demographically Henley has one of the largest ageing populations in the Midlands and will possibly win the top place after the Henley College Development has taken place!

Last night, the enthusiasm for the film "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" and associated 40s music was brilliant. We had a full house that turned out to watch the movie - and the applause and cheering at the end along with the shining eyes and faces and the comments of "that's just my kind of music" was great to witness! In talking to some of them last night, when handing out "Arts4All" programmes, it appears they think that both Arts4All and the Music Festival just has rock music for young people and doesn't concern or interest them.

Now I am not touting for business here as I have almost hung up my saxes for good. However I have played 40s music since the late 70s and it is the music that resonates with me. It is jazz as such but when it sits under the jazz label it often gets discounted by all the people who attended last night and lots of others, as being too intellectual and specialist to consider attending and enjoying. But my music is actually their kind of music - if they only knew it! People of "that age" tend to be very fixed in their ways and would not go out at night easily nor would they probably interrupt their routine of a Sunday lunch to go to hear music - unless they perhaps thought it was "their kind of music".

For a long while and especially after last night, I have had fantasies of having a tea dance, maybe at about 3.00 - 5.00pm and making it a really special experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to have a "Prohibition Tea Dance" - with both tea and alcohol served in tea pots and drunk out of teacups - with nice cakes and people dressed in uniform serving it etc? And 40s music? Music is so important for all ages it would be good to find a way to fill this gap in the market wouldn't it?

Especially for such a large proportion of our population.

What do you reckon?

Annie Davies


We have new projects coming up, for children and adults. Read on for details.


It’s Henley Fair Trade Day on 1st of March 2018, and we are excited!

We have teamed up with the local Co-op branch to create an event for the whole town.

Come along to The Hub from 10 am to 12 pm on Thursday the 1st of March.

Take part in a Fair Trade Quiz, and enjoy a delicious Fair Trade Lunch.

Food and hamper prizes funded by Co-op Henley. Entry is  FREE but parking is restricted.

Fair Trade Fortnight UK 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March.

There IS such a thing as FREE LUNCH!

For all enquiries, call The Hub 01564 794 042 or Peter Crathorne on 07974 573 582.



Do you want your child to be creative? Do you enjoy making things with them?

In February half-term, The Hub is hosting a pottery decoration session delivered by Kiln Creativity.

Come and have fun with your kids, painting a pottery gift for Mother’s Day or other occasion.

They are a new mobile paint-a-pot business, based locally.  Kiln Creativity can come to your events and parties.

The Paint-A-Pot Session is on Thursday 22 February 2018 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Prices start from £10 depending on the  pottery piece you choose.

Address: The Hub @ Henley Community Centre, Stratford Road, B95 6AF

Places Limited so booking essential.  Call Cathy on 07775 504980, Rosie on 07518 178736 or email info@kilncreativity.co.uk.

For more details look at our website www.kilncreativity.co.uk




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Meltdown and Spectre

John GarnerNo, not new James Bond films, nor even a previous one.  This is yet another case of computer vulnerabilities that could, though probably won’t, affect most small business and all domestic users.  

Except that these are different from those we usually hear about.  The news broke with reports of a vulnerability, known as Meltdown, in the vast majority of Intel CPUs (in simple terms these are the chips that make your computer work) released in the last twenty years or so, and initially it looked as though computers and other devices using Intel processors would be directly affected.  That’s most of them.  And, Mac users, this means you as well. 

This was then compounded when a further vulnerability known as Spectre was revealed, putting practically all devices from PCs to tablets and smartphones in the at-risk category.

Both Meltdown and Spectre take advantage of a feature of CPUs called speculative execution, which is designed to speed up processing by working on multiple instructions at once. The problem with speculative execution is that it can allow malicious software to access privileged parts of memory that should be inaccessible, and the potential result is that sensitive data (like passwords) can be discovered and stolen.

Because these vulnerabilities exist in hardware, not software, this means that virtually all devices are affected and at risk. The only way to resolve the issues until manufacturers begin to produce CPUs without the inherent flaws is through software security updates.  Software updates to patch vulnerabilities caused by Meltdown have already been released, and it is important that these updates are installed on your computers; this should happen automatically.  Spectre, unfortunately, has not yet been patched but no doubt will be soon.

Don’t panic though.  To date, much of the concern has been over theoretical attacks, though that doesn’t lessen the potential risk.  This is a very real concern, but as long as you follow proper security precautions and ensure that your operating systems are up to date, you can keep the risk to a minimum.  You can do this by having good anti-virus software, being careful about the websites you visit, the links you click on and the software you install.  Good advice anyway.

I can’t help being reminded of the Millennium Bug.  Do you remember that?  I can’t believe it was 18 years ago.  There was universal panic when someone pointed out that changing the year from 1999 to 2000 would reset dates on computer operating systems to zero and everything would crash; a lot of time and money was wasted on this.  At least we understand things better now.

John Garner - Business Correspondent

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David Malin reports on crime in our area

Incidents during the last two weeks:


David Malin

  1. Damage. Arden Road, Henley. Side of car sprayed with offensive language. Overnight 27th & 28th January. 0092 28/01/2018
  2. Suspicious Circumstances. Warwick Road / Prince Harry Road, Henley. Red high top Transit van seen driving around the area slowly. Last three letters of the registration number was ‘VSF’. 10.45am Saturday 27th January. 0154 27/01/2018
  3. Suspicious Circumstances. Arden Road, Henley. Man seen to go to door of house and ask to borrow a screwdriver. Man not recognised. 9.30pm Thursday 25thJanuary. 0415 25/01/2018
  4. Vehicle Crime – Theft from X 3. Alne Close, Henley. Secure Peugeot Expert van broken into by unknown means and items stolen including sunglasses and cash. Secure Peugeot Motor Home entered and various power tools stolen. Secure Land Rover Discovery entered by unknown means and items stolen including glasses and a portable Wi-Fi system. Overnight 3rd & 4th February. 0143 04/02/2018
  5. Theft. Shop, High Street, Henley. Items stolen from shop by way of shoplifting. The same male has been into the store on several occasions. Details and CCTV passed to police for further enquiries. 0345 03/02/2018
  6. Vehicle Crime – Damage. Market Way, Henley. Rear Registration plate on car snapped in half. It was possibly the intention to steal the whole plate. Overnight 28th & 29th January. 0161 29/01/2018


  1. Vehicle Crime – Attempt Theft. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Four men seen acting suspiciously in garden. When challenged they drove off in a Silver Citroen car. It was found that items had been moved in order to get to a Quad bike at the premises. 11pm Thursday 1st February. 0401 01/02/2018


  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Perry Mill Lane, Ullenhall. Man with torch seen to walk around building. When the security light activated he hid in the shadows for a few minutes then walked off again. No offences disclosed. Man was carrying a small rucksack. 6.15pm Wednesday 31st January. 0382 31/01/2018
  2. Burglary Residential. Henley Road, Ullenhall. Offender(s) have tried to force open the rear patio doors to house, but entry was not gained. A unfamiliar white car was seen parked near to the premises by the returning occupier, before they discovered the damage to the patio doors. Daytime to 5pm Monday 29th January. 0351 29/01/2018
  1. Suspicious Circumstances. Kington lane, Claverdon. A Red Transit containing two men, both wearing hoodies, seen to drive up and down the Lane slowly. Men were looking at the houses as they passed. The last three letters of the registration number were ‘VSF’. 10.55am Saturday 27th January. 0157 27/01/2018

David Malin
SI 3121
Alcester Police SNTs

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Henley Annual Events

February 2018

Wed 7th - AGM of Henley War Memorial Trust
Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema

March 2018 Thurs 22nd - Rural Cinema
April 2018

Arts for All Week in the Guild Hall
Court Leet Dinner - Guild Hall
Cricket Club - Captain's Dinner
Rural Cinema

May 2018 Jumble Sale St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane
Rural Cinema
June 2018

Court Leet Day and Artisans' Market
St Johns Church Fete at Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Armed Forces Day Parade
Rural Cinema

July 2018

Jazz in the Garden - Guild Hall Garden
Rural Cinema

August 2018

Henley Music Festival
Rural Cinema

September 2018 The Hub@Henley AGM; 7pm at the Hub.
Rural Cinema
October 2018

Consensus - an evening of music and words
Henley MOP
Rural Cinema

November 2018

Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks Night - Playing Fields
St Johns Church Christmas Bazaar

Rural Cinema

December 2018

Tree Bombing
Town Carol Service and Christmas Market
Children's Rural Cinema

January 2019 Rural Cinema


hnol            Forthcoming Events

HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY  Tuesday 20th February at 7-45pm in the Baptist Church Hall: Nick Martin will give an illustrated talk on 'Britain's Best Wildlife'. Visitors are very welcome.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 15th February  in the Baptist Church Hall at 8.00 pm when Sylvia Pinches will give a talk on ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh: His Life and Career’ Visitors and new members are very welcome.

HENLEY FLOWER CLUB  7.30pm Tuesday 13th February in Baptist Church Hall. Demonstration  Margaret Rumens ‘Anything Goes’  Competition Bits and Bobs. New Members very welcome

ULLENHALL GARDENING CLUB 7.30pm 27th February Ullenhall Village Hall. Dr John Page ‘Tulips in the Wild and in Cultivation’. Visitors welcome.

THE INNER WHEEL CLUB OF HENLEY IN ARDEN meet at the Golf Club on the third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in joining a group of ladies who promote friendship and fellowship whilst raising money for charities at home or overseas please contact Claire Mangan 794684

HENLEY IN BLOOM AGM 7.0 pm Monday 26th February 2018 at Baptist Church Hall.  Everyone welcome with comments or ideas or just to hear about plans for this year.

PILATES WITH HELEN. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL suitable for beginner / intermediate.  Mondays 9.30am. Thursdays 7pm.  £7 per class. No commitment - turn up and pay. Email:  pilateswithhelen@btinternet.com. 

Have you ever thought of having an allotment? We have over 40 plots by the station. It’s a smashing pastime to grow your own veggies and keep fit as well. We have wonderful camaraderie up there. If you feel interested and would like a look contact Nick Haycock on 07719 345115.

ARTS FOR ALL Plans are well underway for the Henley in Arden Guild Hall Trust 2018 Arts4All Week, which begins on St. George’s Day, Monday 23rd April 2018. Tickets go on sale on 1st February 2018 but you can beat the rush and make an advance booking reservation by sending an e mail detailing the show and quantity of tickets required to info@laurencemarshall.co.uk  

Why not join Henley Neighbourhood Watch by going to  www.ourwatch.org.uk  and entering your postcode Information about crime in the area direct to your computer/tablet? Also available by joining  the Warwickshire Police Community Messaging Service (CMS)  Go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms and follow instructions.

CLASSIC X-R-CISE CLASS. Monday mornings (parish hall). 10.30-11.30am. Working on mobility, balance, coordination, etc, for maximum body health. £15.00 per session. (Introductory 1st session £10.00). For more info. please call Paul on 07906337623 for more information or to book your place.

LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY 'Stay & Play' Interested in finding out more about our nursery? Please come along with your child 9.15 – 10.00 on Wed 24th May and 12th July. Contact School Office on 792766.

HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB   We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £3).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320

YOGA AT ULLENHALL VILLAGE HALL  Hatha Yoga & Relaxation Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm suitable for experienced & beginners. Contact Gill Russel 07973575597, gilrus3@btinternet.com, www.yogill.com.  

HENLEY YOGA - Vinyasa Flow Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. New Beginners Class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, Henley-in-Arden Come and learn about Asana (postures) and Pranayama. Contact me to find out more and to book. Eleanor 07932658719 Yogahenley@gmail.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH HALL Available to hire for parties, receptions, classes, meetings etc. Competitive rates,

JOLLYTOTS meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane during term time. Lots of activities, toys, games, arts and craft for under 4s. For more information please contact Keith on 793925.

HIRE THE GUILD HALL and GARDENS     Perfect for special occasions, boutique weddings, Christening parties, private dining, funeral wakes. Visit WWW.HENLEYGH.CO.UK for more information and hire charges. 

Details of future events should be notified to Margrit Johnson for the Parish Church Newsletter at: henleyparishnews@btinternet.com

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crest   Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on:

The Henley-in-Arden Town Website

Henley CrestThe Court Leet and Court Baron dates from a Royal Charter and was a Court authorised to deal with matters relating to the duties and services owed by the peasants or villains (not Freemen) to the Lord of the Manor. It exercised the peacekeeping jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s twice yearly tour of the hundred courts. It received presentments about obstructions of the highway and watercourses. It regulated the weights and measures.

Today, the Henley Court Leet is one of only 32 recognised Court Leets in the Administration of Justice Act 1977 and it is responsible for continuing the traditions and ceremonial of the town. More information about the Court Leet

Henley in Bloom is the organisation behind making Henley an even more attractive town by a colourful display of flowers in the High Street and elsewhere in the town. There are over 100 planters and flower beds which are filled with blooms every year and all members of the community are encouraged to help not only with the initial planting but, even more important, the ongoing maintenance and watering. Anyone interested in helping this organisation please contact Sheila Davis on 07779 157580.

logoJoin our team of volunteers who assist West Midlands ambulance service to give emergency medical services to our local communities. Full training will be provided. If you can drive and can dedicate 4 hours a week, please contact Malcolm Aldridge 794019 or Peter Neville 793978 web:henley cfr.org.uk for more info

Henley SocietyThe Society meets every third Third Thursday - September to April. In the summer, there are normally two visits to historical sites.
Visitors and new members are very welcome.
Current Programme and Committee: Henley Society website
Further details also from Hon Sec Mrs. Pat Kench on 795419.

tennis clubOpen to members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Four person coaching team with a range of practice options. 7 floodlit courts (four astro) open throughout the year mean that there are always courts available. Full social tennis programme with tournaments held throughout the year. League matches summer and winter. Very active and successful Junior section from 5yrs to 18yrs with coaching, Club sessions and Club and County competitions. Hedgehogs membership for 5s and under with coaching For details of membership please contact the club at henleyinardentennis@gmail.com
Henley Tennis Website
rotaryRotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. The Henley-in-Arden Club meets at the Golf Club on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm for 1 pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Alan Jones on 01564 793715
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership consists of retired professional and business men residing in the vicinity of Henley.
Visitors and potential new members would be most welcome; for further details please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079
flower clubAre you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers?  We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden (in the Baptist Church Hall from 13th September onwards) so why not come along and see for yourself? Visitors are always welcome £5.00. You do not have to be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For further information contact Annette Walker on 01564 792837 Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
We play at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley-in-Arden every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm.  The season runs from mid September to end April.  We are looking for new members to join our friendly club playing good social badminton.  If you would like to visit and play, just turn up (visitors fee £3).  Free car park. Or contact us for further details 01564 793320.
Henley Cricket Club fields two teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two teams in friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September. We are always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability. Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Andy Thompson.
HADS meets most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the Memorial Hall, Station Road. New members are always welcome whether their interest lies in acting, working on sets and costumes or the multitude of other activities which support performances. For information about the next meeting, please contact Tracy Humphreys (Chairman) on 01564 795219
Meets from April to September and is looking for new members of all ages and experience. Tuition can be given so come and have a go. The club is next to the tennis courts on the Stratford Road south of Henley. Please phone John Townson on 01564 792407 or email Jon Butler on mpjbutler@gmail.com
Meets every Tuesday at St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane (6.30-7.30). Any age are most welcome to learn About the art of self defence or just for good general exercise. Contact Paul Barnard 01564 792278
Vinyasa Flow, Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Memorial Hall, Station Road. NEW beginners class Friday 9.30am, St John's Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Contact Eleanor: 07932658719 yogahenley@gmail.com
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art that combines fitness, self-defence and control. Henley TKD is a small, friendly and vibrant club catering for all ages (from 5 and up) and abilities. We train on Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at the Memorial Hall on Station Road. Beginners and the curious are always welcome – first lesson is free for all newcomers. For more information contact Alan Batson on 07543 649 713.
Neighbour WatchAt a recent meeting of co-ordinators for the Stratford area, the chairman stressed how important it is to contact residents quickly when crimes are reported in the area and this is why co-ordinators are needed. Henley is covered quite well with most roads but there are areas still in need of someone to contact. If you are willing to have your name and telephone number registered to receive calls from the Crime Officer when necessary please let Annette Walker (792837) know.
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning 9:30-11:30 and a Thursday afternoon 1-3 in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley.  It is open for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and singing. It is run by Keith and Lulu. Any questions please ring Keith on 01564 793925 or 07855 920463.
This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on what has been a vibrant and successful scout troop. In order for it to continue to provide young people with diverse opportunities we urgently need the support of our local community. Please come forward and find out more about how you can get involved. For more information please contact Graham Mallinson on: 01564 795297 / 07535 233313.

HubThe centre is open every weekday. Surestart and the Parenting Project operate many supportive activities for mothers with babies and pre-schoolers. There is a club on Thursdays 10.00am – 12.30 for the older generation. The Youth Club  for ages 8+ is on Mondays, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, and Year 5 to Year 8 students are welcome on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. After-school Coffee Bar operates for all high-schoolers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can book the centre for your family parties at the weekend, its superb facilities are ideal for this. Check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/HubatHenleyCommunityCentre 
and Twitter handle https://twitter.com/HubatHenleyCC.

Contacts:  ccmhhcc@gmail.com (Centre Manager) and chairhhcc@gmail.com (Chairman).

Thursdays, 11.15am at the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Age, health or fitness no barrier. £6 per session – no termly fees. For further information contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: Swantaichi website

Meets the last Sunday of the month at Wootton Wawen except December at village hall at 2pm for a conducted walk of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription.  More details from Keith Thomas  01564 794806.

De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John Pollard on 0121 247 6140 or 07952 780096 or email johnpollard1966@virginmedia.com for further details.
Love Life, Love Friends, Love Food then you’ll love Slimming World. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Henley Slimming World. The group is held every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Henley High School, Stratford Road B95 6AF. Please call Claire Bishop for more details on 07793890237 c.bishop@hotmail.co.uk

If you have dementia, or are caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer's Society welcomes you to join us at our Dementia Cafe in Shipston-on-Stour at Stour Court, Old Road, Shipston-on-Stour, CV364HF on 1st Friday of the month from 2 - 3.30pm, Dementia Cafe in Stratford at St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shottery, CV379HQ on 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, Day Care which runs weekly in Henley in Arden (charges apply for this service).
For more information contact the Warwickshire Office on 01926 888 899 or email southwarks@alzheimers.org.uk.

Plays Duplicate Bridge of intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the White Swan Hotel and usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our play!!  Play commences at 7pm promptly. There are normally 5 - 8 tables and the club does not issue master points. For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993 or the Treasurer on 0777 887 1930.

Each month the Henley Focus contains plenty for everyone with local business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote community and charity events free of charge. Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email karen@henleyfocus.co.uk more information.

Evergreen ClubMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder.

crestDetails about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on:

The Henley-in-Arden Town Website

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