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Henley’s colourful centrepiece

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Henley’s colourful centrepiece

  Dear Editor, One of Henley’s great strengths is its Marketplace. The regular markets are a backbone, encouraging residents and visitors to come to our town centre. But the Marketplace’s real colour comes to the fore when special events are held there and in surrounding venues. The recent Homes and Gardens event, extremely well organised…

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Bluebells Day Centre re-established!

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Bluebells Day Centre re-established!

To the editor of the Henley Standard In April 2018, Bluebells Day Centre, based at the Christchurch Centre and operated by AgeUK, closed its service because of Oxfordshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group grant cuts. The loss of the Bluebells service, after 20 years, was a huge blow to all those who benefited from…

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Bus service off to flying start!

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Bus service off to flying start!

  Good news travels fast! A lot of people were already queuing at bus stops on Saturday to take advantage of free rides for the day on our splendid ecobus. HRG Cllr Donna Crook was on board from the start, handing out copies of the new timetable. Passengers on the 10:05 to Townlands Hospital, however, were…

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Successful ecobus service extended!

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Successful ecobus service extended!

Dear Sir When HRG regained control of the Town Council in 2017, one of its priorities was to deliver improved local bus services. It achieved this objective in August last year when the Town Council introduced a new Monday to Friday bus service. This service uses gas buses run on bio-methane produced from renewable resources. They…

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Love the May Fayre? Join the fun!

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Sir Spring is nearly upon us, it is getting warmer, the sun is shining, the sky blue, and the rhododendron, azaleas, daffs and tulips are popping up to say hello. I love spring and the colours and aromas. But, most of all, I love Henley’s May Fayre! And we are back with a bang in…

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HRG are taking care of your money

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To the Editor of the Henley Standard Your story on Council Tax rises (Mar 1st) reports that under HRG, Henley Council is levying a precept rise which is “below the average of other Town and Parish councils in South Oxon”. The average Band D council tax for Henley will be just under £96 for 2019-2020….

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Independent Councillor joins up with Team HRG

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To the Editor of the Henley Standard In November I announced that I had left the Conservatives. I would now like to announce that I have joined HRG and plan to stand as an HRG candidate in the elections on May 2nd. In the year since my election it is obvious that HRG are the best choice…

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Can we promote social housing in Henley?

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letters@henleystandard.co.uk Dear Editor, In a recent survey conducted by Henley Residents Group, the issue of providing ‘affordable housing’ was a high priority. But this is a challenge – the ‘affordable housing’ being built on housing sites in the Joint Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan, are ‘affordable’ in name only. Further, market rents across South Oxfordshire…

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Henley a zero-carbon town?

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Henley a zero-carbon town?

  letters@henleystandard.co.uk “Climate Emergency” Dear Sir, On behalf of Henley Residents Group, I just wanted to say how very pleased I was that Henley in Transition took the initiative to raise the issue of the “climate emergency” (featured extensively in the Henley Standard in its 8th February issue). At this stage, it is relevant to…

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Santa Fun Run 2018

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Santa Fun Run 2018

What a fun morning and #SantaRun that was! Well done to everyone who turned up and joined in. All proceeds to the @henleymayor1 charities. It was great fun, especially being serenaded with #Christmas songs by @henleymusicsch. Thanks to: Pam Phillips, whose idea this originally was, worked away and led from the front (albeit on a bike!) and to Cllr Sarah who…

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