Never before has our environment meant more to the community, the need for everyone to enjoy the surroundings is paramount for both physical and mental wellbeing, these pages will be devoted to providing information about our environment both here and globally if it is likely to impact on us all. We begin this coverage by introducing you to our newly appointed Town Pride Handyman, Mr. Colin Harrison, who in time, you will all get to meet as he carries out a multiplicity of small jobs around town which in time will add up to much neater and happier environment.
His duties are as indicated in the following schedule with be refreshed twice-monthly. If you have an issue which falls under the JPC remit, please email the Clerk and if valid, your request will be added to the works schedule. Let’s help Colin to help the town reach a new era of pride!
New Town Pride Handyman
Knotweed and Balsam on the Alne embankments
Flooding Prevention Initiative
HANDYMAN SCHEDULE – ISSUE DATE 20.09.2021
KNOTWEED & BALSAM INGRESS
The JPC have been in contact with the Environmental Agency indicating concern for the rapid growth of these invasive plants and will keep you all updated. In the meantime, the JPC’s new Town Pride Handyman, working in conjunction with Mr. Tom Everley and the PayBack team will commence a clearance programme in the coming weeks. If you wish to volunteer for helping the JPC in this important project please contact the Clerk. This matter will be addressed at the Ordinary Meeting on the 6th of September, 2021.
FLOODING PREVENTION INITIATIVE
Cllr Elaine Field and the Clerk joined a ‘teams’ meeting with WCC Flooding Prevention, WCC Highways and the Environmental Agency on the 17th last where very constructive talks led to plans for a full investigation into flood prevention in Henley, commencing with the area of Back Lane, which always bears the brunt of surface water flooding after exceptional rainfall. The next step will be a site meeting to look at drain improvement, road re-surfacing and a new flood drain connecting Back Lane with the Alne. The matter will be on the agenda for the JPC meeting at the Memorial Hall on the 4th of October next.