Town Council News
Welcome to the page that will alert you to up to date happenings and developments with which Henley Town Council will be involved. We've lots of exciting things to report to you.
First of all, welcome to this new website. We hope that you find it useful and informative. We want to be more responsive to public opinions and interactive with the public, and we welcome your comments on this new website. If you can spare the time please let us know your thoughts by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN MEDAL AWARDS
The Annual Town Medal awards ceremony took place on the evening of Wednesday 6th March 2013 in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall. This year saw Mr Chris Boothroyd and Mr Ian McGaw as the two members of the community selected by the Council to receive this prestigious award for the 2012/2013 Municipal year.
Mr Boothroyd had a very successful personal rowing career before turning his talents to coaching Junior Rowing. He has been Henley Rowing Clubs Chief Junior Coach for many years, consistently producing medal winning crews. Having worked quietly and tirelessly for the community over the past 30 years he will continue to coach individual crews to pass on his considerable knowledge and experience. Mr Boothroyd was awarded the medal for dedication to coaching local rowing and consistent success as one of the top rowing coaches in the country.
Mr McGaw is a long standing member of the local Henley Bridge Rotary Club and undertakes a large amount organization work on a local voluntary level. He has organized the Henley Half Marathon for over 10 years and helped raised more than £180,000.00 for local charities. He also acts as a Governor for Henley college and is involved with heavily with Henley CAB. Mr McGaw has always been very keen on Rugby, is a member of Henley Rugby Club and is an active member of Henley Rugby Club Committee.
(left to right, Deputy Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak, Town Medallist Ian McGaw, Town Mayor Elizabeth Hodgkin, Town Medallist Chris Boothroyd)
We would also like to alert all residents (and those from further afield) to our various historic venues for hire if you are considering holding an event in the area. Our venue hire page gives further details but in particular we would like to share the news that the Town Hall now has a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies in any of the rooms that are available to hire. The facilities have been available for nearly a year and are proving very popular and our feedback has been very positive. The rooms are a wonderful backdrop against which to enjoy your very special day.
Are you looking for permanent moorings? The Town Council is responsible for many of the moorings along the river bank in Henley and we currently have a few vacancies among our permanent moorings on the jetties at River Terrace/White Hart. These moorings are available for rent from 1 April 2012. The yearly rental charge has been reduced to £2,400 plus VAT per mooring and there are further details about the exact location under Council Services - moorings. If you are interested please contact the Moorings Secretary for more information: 01491 576982 or email us on email@example.com.
Do you enjoy gardening? Why not join our Gardening Buddies scheme which has just started back after the winter break? For further details see our page on town activities that you can get involved in.
To see the Planning Inspectorate's Report to the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the proposed stopping up of Highway as Bell Street, Henley please click here