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Henley Town Team

In 2011, the Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned Mary Portas, so called Queen of the High Streets, to conduct an independent review into the future of our high streets in England. The Portas Review was published in December 2011 and one of the key recommendations was to: “...put in place a Town Team: a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets”, that engages the business community, identifies and leads on projects that support the town and wider business community.

Established in 2014, the Henley-on-Thames Town Team builds on Henley’s existing strengths and history by bringing together representatives from all three tiers of local government, the Henley Business Partnership and the wider business community to identify the challenges facing the town and deliver projects that could bring about improvements and support the economic, social and cultural vitality of the town for all its businesses, residents and visitors. The Town Team has been developed as a way of involving Henley’s larger employers and business leaders with the development of policies and programmes that lead into the Business Plan and Economic Development Action Plan.

For more information download a copy of the Town Team Constitution here.  To view the Mary Portas report in full click here


Town Team Meetings 

The Town Team aims to meet on a monthly basis. Copies of agendas and minutes from previous meetings are available to download below:

Town Team Meeting Agendas

Town Team Meeting Minutes

Agenda 29/09/15

Minutes 29/09/15 

Agenda 24/08/15

Minutes 24/08/15

Agenda 25/03/15

Minutes 25/03/15

Agenda 17/02/15

Minutes 17/02/15

Agenda 09/12/14

Minutes 09/12/14

For further information about the Town Team please contact the Henley Town Centre Manager