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Welcome to Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Floral Flotilla will be the first of a series of Chelsea Fringe events running in Henley on Thames, from 21 May until 12 June, which aims to raise the profile of the town, river and our wealth of local expertise in all aspects of horticulture. Chelsea Fringe is a celebration of all things gardening, gardens, plants and landscape. It runs alongside RHS Chelsea Flower Show but has more of an emphasis on participation and inclusivity. If you would like to participate on your vessel, all we ask is that you decorate it with a horticultural theme - flowers/fruit/vegetables/!  

For further information including the entry form please click here.


On Thursday 10 March residents voted to formally adopt the Joint Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan.

The official referendum result was as follows:

·         Votes in favour of adopting the Neighbourhood Plan – 2,105 (81.7%)

·         Votes against adopting the Neighbourhood Plan – 471 (18.3%)

To see the Results Notice for the Referendum, click here.

The Joint Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan will now go to South Oxfordshire District Council to be made.  It will then be a formally recognised part of the development plan and will be used to help determine planning issues.

For more general information about how neighbourhood plans work please click on Neighbourhood Plans

If you have any queries please call SODC on 01235 540546 or click on the link above for further contact details. 

To view the Joint Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan, click here.



Free Town Centre Wi-Fi Delivered by Henley Town Council & SODC

Users of Market Place will now find Henley Free WiFi available for use on computers, tablets and smartphones. A one time simple log-in is all thats required to use the service.

Today there is a comfortable mix of architectural styles spanning the centuries with many interesting features for the historian, some of which are conveniently hidden in the churches and local pubs.With a population of some 10,000 Henley on Thames supports the many small, attractive villages in the countryside around. The town's prosperity goes back to the 12th century as river trade developed because of the town's position.  Take a look at the History page to find out more.Henley-on-Thames is a pretty riverside market town on one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames, in gently wooded, rolling countryside. It is an hour west of London and close to the M4 and M40 making it ideal for a day trip or for a long weekend away from the madding crowd.

Against the the backdrop of history and natural tranquility lies an outstanding variety of specialist shops for the serious browser.  Residents and visitors alike can enjoy our many parks and open spaces, wander by the river, charter boats along the river and whet their appetites at the many and varied restaurants, cafes and pubs to which the town plays host.

If you live or work in Henley there are all kinds of ways you can get involved in the life of our thriving community, from sports and the arts to growing vegetables in our allotments or becoming a 'gardening buddy'.  Henley has something for everyone as we hope you will discover when you browse this website.

Check out our 'What's On' page for events in and around Henley coming up soon. 

For pictures and information about Britain in Bloom click here.

Click Here to view Maps & Trails around Henley

Have a look below at some photos of our beautiful riverside Mill Meadows recreation area taken by local photographer Peter Williams one very cold morning!  







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