The 'HOGS' - were formed in January 2000. The Society organise meetings throughout the year, at venues like Fynn Valley, Waldringfield, Brett Vale and Felixstowe, with always a full day Christmas event lately held at Seckford Golf Club. We have over 20 members within the society. New members are always warmly welcomed.

CONTACT: Mr. K Lawrance, Secretary. Tel: Ipswich (01473) 831432.

Subscription: £10 per annum.



The village football club has two sides in the Suffolk and Ipswich League.
The 1st team play in Division 4 and the Reserves in Division 5.
The SIL season runs from September to the end of April and matches are on Saturday afternoons. Training is on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm.

If you are interested in playing, please contact Peter Harvey, Club Secretary, on 07760 160276.

League tables and forthcoming fixtures can be found on the SIL website at ....

Contact Wayne Leggett -


Henley Senior Citizens meet fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lounge Bar of Henley Community Centre. Our usual activities are Bingo for approximately 1/2 to 3/4 hour followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. The "men folk" then get involved in dominoes while the ladies hold conversations on various subjects or play board games (scrabble, dominoes or a game of beetle).

From time to time we enjoy entertainment by having slide shows or a choir. We have even been fortunate enough to have a speaker who is involved in the Wimbledon Tournament and ladies showing us the use of the "Spinning Wheel".
During the year we try to organise outings, especially in the summer months. One of the most popular outings is to the Wyevale Garden Centre at Hasketon, near Woodbridge, where everyone enjoys a lunch before browsing around the shop and ending with afternoon tea before heading home.
The year always ends with a superb Christmas Lunch where over the years members of the W.I. have given their services to cook and serve this meal.
We are always looking for new members, so just come along and see what it is like.

Contact - Gill Earey (secretary) 8 Pond End, Henley.

 Mary Vincent (treasurer) 6 Pearsons Place, Henley



The yoga group meets on Monday evening in Thomas Wolsey School, Defoe Road, from 7.35pm to 9.05pm

The weekly charge is £7, or £30 for six classes.

We practice Hatha Yoga which is the original form, a science over three thousand years old. The yoga postures are geared to improve general health and well being and keep the joints mobile and the body supple.

Everyone works to their own limitations as yoga is not a sport and not competitive.

We end the evening with a relaxation session.

Lavinia Gurney - 01473 690762 Jemma Addicott - 01473 832646



Henley Pre-School has been a part of village life for many years. Those of you who have lived in and around the village for some time may well have been part of the fold yourself or you may have sent your children – or even grand-children! From humble beginnings in the old ‘WI’ hut pre-school now occupies modern accommodation in the Boughton Room of the Community Centre.

We are a registered charity managed by a Committee of volunteer parents elected at each AGM. We currently employ four members of staff, two of whom live in Henley. We also have a small pool of bank staff who we can call on to cover sickness, training days etc. Most of the children registered with us live in Henley, Hemingstone and Gosbeck although, thanks to our excellent reputation, we also attract families from Great Blakenham, Claydon, Ipswich and Needham Market.

We are open (term-time) all day on Mondays and Fridays and mornings only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our sessions are 9am to 12 noon and 12 noon to 3pm. On Mondays and Fridays you can choose to extend the morning session to 1pm for an extra £3. Each session is competitively priced at £9 and Government Grant Funding is available to all children aged 3 years upwards. We are currently registered to take children from 2½ years until they reach school age but from November 2010 we hope to be able to take children from 2 years old.

Full details and updates can be found on our website or you can telephone us on 07979 468467. We welcome and encourage families to visit us during a session so you can meet the staff and see what the children get up to! We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Thirza Dodd, secretary -



We are the CLO, we number around 68 playing musicians: playing all the types of instruments that you would expect to see in a full orchestra. Our repertoire covers Elizabethan, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern, Popular, Jazz and music from the shows. We meet on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 to 12.00 in the Henley Community Centre, Ipswich for our rehearsals. Our Conductor and Musical Director is Barry Salmon and our Leader is Cecilia Metherell.

We perform three concerts each year in Spring, Summer and Autumn for the benefit of various charities.

Chairman - who should be contacted for concert bookings:

Nigel Pond  Tel:  01473 741055 


Chandra James: 01394 215877

Membership Secretary

Sue Hockenhull: 01394 279368


Malcolm Hudson



Interested in helping the annual village panto?  Acting, directing, technical support, set painting, costume design - we need it all to keep our very popular entertainment going.  If you'd like to join in, contact Kevin Griggs -



We meet every Tuesday evening at 7.30 at the Community Centre; new members always very welcome.  Contact Ivan Fisher



We have a thriving WI which meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Community Centre for a wide variety of activities and discussions.  All are extremely welcome - contact Jane Garner for more information on



This group was set up to help protect and promote the local wood, which is a designated Local Nature Reserve and recently came into private ownership after the County Council decided to put it up for sale.  Public access is guaranteed 365 days a year and the wood is available for the community to enjoy for recreation or education.  Contact the secretary Rod Caird at



Contact Richard Self for information about services and activities at our village church -



Meets at the Community Centre on the third Friday of every month except August at 8.00pm for an evening of songs and tunes; all are very welcome.

Contact Mike Briggs on, especially if you would like to be on the regular email list and maybe make a musical contribution....



Contact Alex Adam, Secretary, on



Contact Nesta Maidstone on