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New late-night bus service set for Henley Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta
Image caption This year's regatta is due to be held between 29 June and 3 July

A late-night bus service to run during the Henley Royal Regatta has been given the go ahead.

Wokingham Borough Council and event organisers have each put up £1,000, with £2,350 from Henley Town Council.

This year's event, in which the world's top-class rowers compete on the River Thames, is due to be held between 29 June and 3 July.

The double-decker service would make stops in Reading, Maidenhead, Wargrave and Twyford.

The town council said there was still about £2,000 needed.

This was likely to be secured through an application to the Community Safety Partnership scheme, it added.

More than 500 rowing crews from 20 countries competed in the five-day regatta last year.

The event first began in 1839 and has been held annually ever since.

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