Following discussions between Henley Town Council and Sorbon Estates, HTC are pleased to confirm that the Friday Street slipway will now be restored.
The slipway was levelled with concrete by neighbouring landowner, Sorbon Estates, last summer as they felt it posed a safety risk to pedestrians. The planned works will involve the removal of the concrete and installation of railings by the public footpath.
Town Clerk, Sheridan Jacklin-Edward says, ‘The river is a significant part of Henley’s identity and history. Protecting access to it is all-important. We would like to recognise Sorbon Estates for resolving this situation and ensuring that this important riverside amenity is restored. In particular, we’d like to thank Michael Shanly for addressing our concerns and for his personal guarantees to instruct the necessary work.”
A spokesperson for Sorbon Estates said, “We are pleased to be working with Henley Town Council to find a satisfactory resolution to this issue, culminating in the concrete’s removal.”