Life's a beach in Henley - The Stratford Observer

Life's a beach in Henley

Stratford Editorial 25th Aug, 2023   0

ALL THE fun of the seaside has come to land-locked Henley.

More than 40 tonnes of sand have been shipped into the town to create a beach, complete with paddling pools.

Families grabbed their buckets and spades and donned their swimming costumes for the free event at the youth and community centre – Hub at Henley.

The facility, which welcomed its first beach-goers on Sunday (August 20), is giving residents the chance to enjoy a seaside atmosphere on their own doorstep – a welcome move in light of the cost-of living crisis and financial difficulties which may prevent people taking a holiday this year.

Henley beach will be staffed by a team of youth workers and volunteers, and will be open until September 1.

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