Category Archives: Henley-on-Thames

Eleven thousand people but no post office

When Henley-on-Thames post office is closed for refurbishment 11,000 residents have no alternative. Continue reading

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Flawed at Fawley

On Thursday 2 July I decided to take a stroll on the Buckinghamshire side of the River Thames on Fawley footpath 12.  It runs from Henley along the west bank of the river, across a stream on a footbridge, and … Continue reading

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Clash over champagne and caviar

While champagne and caviar were being quaffed at Henley Regatta, 25 years ago today (8 July 1990), representatives of the Open Spaces Society exercised their rights of passage through the hospitality tents. The tents and enclosures, which were leased by Palmer … Continue reading

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Clear the clutter

Last week the Henley Standard invited comment on the siting of A-boards on the  pavements of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, a subject on which I have written before. My letter, on behalf of the Open Spaces Society, was published in the current … Continue reading

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Sycamores no more

Every day when I go to work, at the Open Spaces Society office in Henley, I park my car at the back of the town and walk through the residential area to Bell Street in the centre.  My walk is … Continue reading

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Thirty years at OSS

On 2 April 1984 I became general secretary of the Open Spaces Society (OSS).  As I write this, exactly 30 years on, I am listening to the supreme court case on a village green at Whitby, North Yorkshire.  I certainly … Continue reading

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We’ll do things in the morning

Whenever I go to Henley-on-Thames railway station to collect a pre-ordered ticket from the machine, which is quite often, I have to remember to go in the morning. By the afternoon, the sun is shining straight onto the screen, making … Continue reading

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