Affordable Housing – The Truth

Affordable housing in Henley on Thames

The Town needs homes that young people and families can afford. Especially those who want to work in the Town and do not have very high incomes or inherited capital.

What is the root of the problem?

The price of homes in Henley is hugely inflated by the demand to live here and by the shortage and hence the cost of land. For new builds in the town to be within in the reach of first-time buyers, the value of all property must first fall. Even if this could be engineered, it would be highly contentious.

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Report on Mill Meadows and Marsh Meadows

Marsh Meadows - Henley on Thames

At the Recreation and Amenities meeting of Henley Town Council on Tuesday 29th May 2018 Councillors considered a detailed report on recurring problems on the meadows – written by HRG Cllrs Hinton and Miller and Town Hall staff. The report had been some months in preparation:

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By-Election Result – January 2018

Henley Residents Group at Henley Town Hall

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!

 

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