top stories

Premier Inn Appeal Dismissed

Planning Inspectorate, Hollie Nicholls has dismissed Blockwork/Premier Inn’s appeal against SODC Planning decision to build a five-story, 115 bedroom hotel on the railway station car park site. A public hearing […]

Mermaids Make a Splash in RHS Chelsea Garden

The Henley Mermaids stripped down to their swimming costumes at Chelsea Flower Show yesterday after being invited by sculptor, Dawn Conn to pose next to her  unique swimming sculptures in […]

Theresa May to Open Henley Literary Festival

Major government figures from both sides of the Atlantic will feature alongside local authors, leading historians, much-loved comedians and a children’s books icon at this year’s Henley Literary Festival (30 […]

Thames 21 Trains Volunteers to Take River Samples for Bathing Site Application

Volunteers were trained to take river samples yesterday morning as part of the Thames21 project to apply for a bathing site status (BWS) in Henley. Henley is part of Thames21’s […]

Councillor Sarah Miller Returns to Mayoral Duty for Second Time

Councillor Sarah Miller has been appointed Henley Mayor for the year 2023/2024 today at Henley Town Hall.  This is the second term of office for Sarah, she was Mayor in […]

Premier Inn Planning Appeal Hearing

The Planning Inspectorate Appeal hearing for the proposed Premier Inn hotel on Station Road took place on Wednesday this week at Henley Rugby Club. Representatives from Blocwork/Premier Inn, South Oxfordshire […]

Town Medal Awarded to Carolyn and Ernie

Ernie Povey and the late Carolyn Molyneux were the recipients of Town Medals from 2020 which were presented this week by Henley Mayor. The presentation of the medals was very […]

Royal Waterman Jonathan Hobbs Honoured to Part of King’s Coronation Procession

Jonathan Hobbs, Managing Director of Hobbs of Henley and a Royal Waterman was honoured to be part of the Sovereign’s Bodyguard in King Charles III’s Coronation procession. The Sovereign’s Bodyguard […]

Henley Celebrates Coronation With Big Screen, Parties, Church Service & Flotilla

Celebrations to mark the King’s Coronation took place all round Henley at the end of last week and over the Bank Holiday weekend. Schools and community groups kicked off the […]

HRG Win at Local Elections

Henley Residents Group District Councillors were all re-elected (Stefan Gawrysiak, Ken Arlette and Kellie Hinton) and they also hold the majority again at Henley Town Council at the elections last […]