|Boots the Chemist||Moss Chemist||Tesco|
|5-7 Bell Street||25 Bell Street||359 Reading Road|
|+44 (0) 1491 574132||+44 (0) 1491 574142||+44 (0)1491 881449|
|Bell Surgery||Hart Surgery||M J Elliot|
|York Road||York Road||Hambleden|
|+44 (0) 1491 843250||+44 (0) 1491 843200||+44 (0) 1491 571305|
Dentists and Opticians:
Dental treatment for foreign visitors is subject to the same restrictions as NHS medical treatment (see above). Most dental treatment is administered by appointment only, although dental emergencies will be treated as soon as possible.
|C Hurst||136 Reading Road||+44 (0) 1491 578902|
|S Martin||66 Market Place||+44 (0) 1491 574502|
|S B Bear||29 Hart Street||+44 (0) 1491 573112|
|Coleman & Partners||84 Reading Road||+44 (0) 1491 574153|
If you visit an optician you can expect to pay charges on a similar scale to those incurred in your home country. Check your health insurance to see if you are covered.
|Bunker Optometrist||13 Friday Street||+44 (0) 1491 412020|
|Chilton Watson||23 Bell Street||+44 (0) 1491 574363|
|Frost, Borneo & Gegg||4 Hart Street||+44 (0) 1491 574 091|
Wherever you are staying, you should make yourself aware of the fire precautions and procedures for the building. Fire escapes and doors should be marked clearly in all hotels, hostels etc. If you need the fire service, call 999 (see above). The fire service are the UK's general rescue service and are equally at home fighting a fire or rescuing a cat from a tree. UK citizens are generally advised not to attempt to fight a fire themselves and the fire service would prefer to be called for a minor fire than risk a major accident.
Henley is hardly the crime capital of the world, but petty thefts and similar are possible, so take general sensible precautions. Lock cars and minibuses, and those training make sure your personal possessions are tucked well away in a changing room while you are on the river. Any thefts of money or possessions should be reported to the police at once. They will give you a police report form and reference number, so that even if your property is not recovered, you should be able to claim on your insurance when you get back home. If you lose credit or bank cards, even if they seem to be unusable in this country, cancel them immediately using the number your financial institution gave you before travelling. If you lose your passport, telephone your embassy or consulate in London at once. Check Embassy World for details before you travel.
Should you require non-urgent advice or non-emergency assistance from the police, do not call 999 - please call the nearest station number (below). Alternatively, ask a police officer or flag down a passing patrol car (white with an orange and blue stripe). During the big regattas there are many local police in evidence, helping with traffic control and usually more than willing to give you advice, for variety if nothing else!
Police Stations in the Henley area:
|Henley-on-Thames, Kings Road, Henley-on-Thames||+44 (0) 1491 410600|
|Reading, Castle Street, Reading||+44 (0) 118 953 6000|
Wherever you are staying, there should be some way of getting in touch with repairmen if there is a plumbing or other domestic catastrophe. Hotels and hostels will deal with problems themselves when you notify reception. If you are renting a property for a training camp, make sure you are told the right phone number to ring when you take the keys over.