Last Thursday, 18th January 2018, there was a by-election in Henley North ward and the results were:
- Donna Crook (Con) 577 votes
- Paula Isaac (HRG) 484 votes
- Jackie Walker (Lab) 131 votes
Henley’s two wards, North and South, are divided by Greys Road. The Town Hall being in Henley North.
If you live in the South Ward, you might have had little awareness of the by-election, if you live in the North Ward, you can’t have missed it!
Continue reading By-Election Result – January 2018
HRG protect services while keeping council tax rise to 12p per week – why it makes sense to restore the Town Council’s share of council tax.
The Town Council’s tax income for services has been cut every year in real terms since 2014. We are saying it should be restored to its original level to help make up for service cuts by the District and County councils. And remember this is only for the small part of council tax that goes to Henley Town Council: the increase is just 12 pence a week for a Band D household.
Continue reading Statement on Council Tax
HRG announces candidate for Henley North Ward
HRG Leader, Gill Dodds, announced today Paula Isaac has been nominated HRG’s candidate for the Town’s North Ward by-election on 18th January 2018.
Paula has lived in the North Ward of Henley for most of her life, and works at Badgemore Primary School. She has three children and is already very active in community work. Continue reading Henley North Ward By-Election, 18th January 2018
Understanding residents’ views on expenditure priorities
At the beginning of September, Henley Residents Group surveyed Henley residents for their view on priorities for grant funding by Henley Town Council. Over 120 residents responded.
As Councillors Ian Reissmann and Jane Smewing said in their introduction to the survey “funding decisions made by Oxfordshire County Council (and other bodies) have meant some services for Henley Residents paid for by the County face being cut back” and they asked for views on how the Town Council how they should pay for the costs of these extra grants, if the Town Council decided to cover any deficiencies.
Continue reading HRG Survey September and October 2017
Henley residents willing to provide an extra £6 per annum for grants
In September and October Henley residents were surveyed for their view on priorities for grant funding by Henley Town Council. Over 120 residents responded.
Sponsors of the survey, Henley Residents Group Councillors Ian Reissmann and Jane Smewing introduced the survey, saying “funding decisions made by Oxfordshire County Council (and other bodies) have meant some services for Henley Residents paid for by the County face being cut back”. They asked for views on how the Town Council how they should pay for the costs of these extra grants, if the Town Council decided to cover any deficiencies.
Continue reading Summary Press release – 24th October 2017
In May HRG gained control of Henley Town Council with far reaching plans to help improve Henley – reflecting what we had heard from residents. This newsletter describes the actions with which HRG has been involved since the turn of the year, and those still “work in progress”.
Continue reading Listening & Doing! Newsletter – Autumn 2017