Henley North Ward By-Election

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…

HRG Survey Sept & Oct 2017

HRG Survey Sept & Oct 2017

Understanding residents’ views on expenditure priorities At the beginning of September, Henley Residents Group surveyed[1] Henley residents for their view on priorities for grant funding by Henley Town Council. Over 120 residents[2] responded. As Councillors Ian Reissmann and Jane Smewing said in their introduction to the survey “funding decisions made by Oxfordshire County Council (and…

Summary Press release – 24th 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…

Listening & Doing! Newsletter – Autumn 2017

Listening & Doing!  Newsletter – Autumn 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”.

“I’ll work my socks off” – Stefan Gawrysiak

Henley Residents Group (HRG) has announced that Stefan Gawrysiak, District and Town Councillor for Henley-on-Thames will be the HRG candidate for the county election on May 4th. Stefan, a former Mayor of Henley and Assistant Head Teacher of Gillotts School, said that this election was “the most important election for the last 10 years.” Residents…

HRG survey – what matters to you?

Henley Residents Group want to hear your views on Henley’s most important issues. Management of Henley is split between Oxford County Council (OCC), South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC), and Henley Town Council. On 4th May 2017 there are elections taking place for Oxford County Council (OCC). We want to represent what’s important to the people…

Councillor Martin Akehurst resigns

Councillor Martin Akehurst (Con) has resigned from Henley Town Council due to advice from his consultant and doctor. Martin joined the Henley Residents Group party in 2009 and was elected as Town Councillor in 2010. In November 2014 half way through his year as mayor, he resigned from HRG and declared that he had always…

Councillor Dylan Thomas resigns

Councillor Dylan Thomas (Con) has resigned as a member of Henley Town Council. Dylan who has been a Town Councillor for almost two years has accepted a new job in the public sector in Whitehall. It is important that he is seen to be politically impartial so he has therefore decided to vacate his seat…

County council elections on Thursday 4 May

On Thursday 4 May 2017, all 63 seats on the county council will be up for re-election. Polling stations in the 61 divisions across the county will open at 7am for voting and close at 10pm. Exactly who will be standing for election in each division will be known after the close of nominations at…

John Howell under fire

JOHN HOWELL seems to have had enough of the criticism coming his way recently. The Henley MP has come under fire for the perceived failure of the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan to dictate planning policy. He even disagreed with his fellow Henley Conservatives who messaged him on Twitter, saying: “South Oxfordshire District Council…