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Britain in Bloom

Henley has won the regional Britain in Bloom competition for the third year in a row, picking up another three awards at the same time.


The town won the top prizes in the Chiltern and Thames region and in the best community section, Valley Road School pupils also won an award in the schools category for their floral efforts.


Judges at the presentation ceremony in Milton Keynes announced they had awarded Henley 164 points in the town category, with Henley only just missing out on the gold award. The judges said the variety of people involved in the campaign was "quite exceptional," and that the formal gardens "were a treat to behold".




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welcome to henley on thames community

“Welcome to Henley’s community website - a site that has been devised to provide residents and visitors with information on the town - ranging from local services such as education, transport and health to attractions, events, sport and leisure.


We hope that our residents and visitors find it useful and easy to use.”

                                                    Mayor of Henley, Terry Buckett,MBE

About Henley

Henley is a picturesque and compact town situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and the banks of the River Thames. It was founded in the 12th century as a river crossing and port for the supply of timber and grain along the river to London. It has a population of 10,000 and supports the many small, attractive villages in the surrounding countryside.


The town is perhaps best known for the annual Royal Regatta, which attracts some of the world´s finest rowers. Other annual events such as the Henley Festival of Music and Arts and Henley Food Festival also attract thousands of people.


Just a few strides from the riverbank is the very heart of Henley with its historic church, town hall and market square, the latter bustling with busy stall-holders and shoppers on market days.


Attractions include the award-winning River and Rowing Museum (where statues of Olympians Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent greet visitors), boat trips, a 15th Century Chantry House, Mill Meadows, the Thames Path and the fourth oldest working theatre in the country. Just a short drive away,attractions such as Stonor Park, Greys Court and Mapledurham House and Watermill can also be visited.


For more information about Henley and the above attractions please click here.


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