Santa Sleigh Route Announced But More Elves Needed to Help

The reindeer have been fed, the sleigh has been repaired and Santa is almost ready to visit Henley and Shiplake, but a few more helpers are needed to get Santa and his sleigh on the road.

The Henley Lions have kindly agreed to take over from the Round Table and continue Santa’s visits to Henley and Shiplake. As usual Santa needs some helpers who will be knocking on your door rattling collecting buckets for donations. Lions will continue to fund the Christmas Party for children of Bishopswood Special School and support local charities from the money collected.

Can you spare a few hours from 5.30 to 7.45pm on the following evenings – Sunday 10 December, Wednesday 13 December, Sunday 17 December, Tuesday 19 December, Wednesday 20 December. If you can help, please contact Pam Phillips on 07970 130146 or email

The planned schedule for Santa is as follows BUT if it rains Santa will be unable to visit on that evening as he does not want to get his beard wet, or catch a cold!

Sunday 10 December – Greys Road, Greys Hill area

Monday 11 December – St Marks, St Andrews, Gainsborough area

Tuesday 12 December – Shiplake area

Wednesday 13 December – Park Road, Reading Road, Harpsden Road, Noble road area

Thursday 14 December – Valley Road, Deanfield Road, Elizabeth Road area


Sunday 17 December – Blandy Road, Makins Road, King James Way, Upper St Andrews Road area

Monday 18 December – Kings Road, Crisp Road, Luker Avenue, Mount View area

Tuesday 19 December – Vicarage Road, Peppard Lane, Manor Road area

Wednesday 20 December – Town Centre, Northfield End, Hop Gardens area

Santa would like to wish all the children of Henley and Shiplake a very Happy Christmas.


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