Henley Annual Town Meeting 2020

Henley Annual Town Meeting 2020

Mayor Making Corvid-19 style

At the Annual Meeting of the Henley Town Council this morning, Cllr KenArlett and Cllr Dave Eggleton were both re-elected to serve a second year as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Town Council.

This very unusual occurrence was proposed because of the exceptional circumstances created by the ... 

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SUE RYDER – Update from TSG

SUE RYDER – Update from TSG

Townlands Steering Group: Sue Ryder Hospice

The Oxon Clinical Commissioning Group (or CCG) commission and pay for NHS services, including End of Life/Palliative Care, across Oxfordshire

The Townlands Steering Group has been engaged with the CCG and other stakeholders since Sue Ryder announced on Jan 14, 2020, that the Sue Ryder Hospice at Joyce ... 

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SUE RYDER – Statement from the CCG

Latest Announcement from the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group on End of Life Care

When Sue Ryder announced its intention to sell the Nettlebed Hospice (Joyce Grove) building two years ago, it did indicate at the time that it would investigate an alternative location for inpatient hospice beds in South Oxfordshire.

Sue Ryder has subsequently taken the decision to close its inpatient ... 

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Community Concerns Rise Over Sue Ryder Closure

Community Concerns Rise Over Sue Ryder Closure

On Jan 14 2020 – Sue Ryder announced that the Hospice at Joyce Grove is to close on March 31st.

In contrast to their statements at a public meeting of the TSG in Aug 2018

  • NO central location in South Oxon is to be provided after March 31st
  • There appears to be NO plan for an In-Patient bedded unit anywhere in South Oxon (population 140,000)
  • NO mention of the future provision of other services currently provided at Joyce Grove: Day Service, Helpline, Admin Hub

The TSG consider that the following statements in the announcement require greater explanation and justification in ... 

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Sue Ryder – Statement by Cllr Ian Reissmann

Sue Ryder – Statement by Cllr Ian Reissmann

Sue Ryder Closure Announcement from Townlands Steering Group

Townlands Steering Group (TSG) shares the public’s deep concern over the recent announcement by Sue Ryder senior management that the hospice with its palliative care beds at Joyce Grove Nettlebed will close with effect from the end of March 2020.

Despite assurances from Sue Ryder’s Holly Spiers ... 

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Why should HTC declare a climate emergency?

Why should HTC declare a climate emergency?

Recommendation from the Climate Emergency 2030 Working Group to Henley Town Council 

In the meeting of 4th June 2019, the Planning Committee received a presentation from Henley in Transition on declaring a climate emergency. This was based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report of October 2018 that recommended that significant emission reduction ... 

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Solar Streets for Henley!

Solar Streets for Henley!

Henley residents can now get affordable solar panels

Henley Town Council’s Climate Emergency Working Group has launched the first of its emissions reduction initiatives. Installing solar panels offers residents the opportunity to  “save the planet” and at the same time “save money” for themselves.

“Henley Solar ... 

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Who owns Townlands Memorial Hospital?

Who owns Townlands Memorial Hospital?

The Henley Standard recently reported that Townlands Hospital is not owned by the NHS. This should not be a surprise to anyone once you understand that none of the hospitals built over the last 25 years are owned by the NHS! Our local hospital is no exception. In fact, we are fortunate ... 

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Do you use the Henley Town Bus?

Do you use the Henley Town Bus?

No?  – Then please let us know why not

Yes? – Help us to improve the service

Henley Town Council wants to know how to improve the Bus service routes 151, 152, and 153, and how to encourage more people to use the service.

We value your opinions and would like to know what you think.

Please respond to the online survey as a USER or as a NON-USER

The survey takes less ... 

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Where does your money go?

Where does your money go?

What does the Town Council spend your money on?

On Jan 7th 2020, Henley Town Council will need to approve the budget for 2020-2021. It is likely that a deficit of about £150k will be approved. Whilst Henley Residents Group would like to have a balanced (zero) deficit, there are many services, facilities and amenities that we run. Our ... 

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