Although the wayward clerk had been caught with his fingers in the till - to the tune of £97,120 - and was jailed in 2006 for his sins, the council have not until now managed to recoup the missing funds. It transpired that the problem had been due to wholesale theft from the council's accounts by the parish council clerk over a three-year period in the early Noughties.
The Pewley Downs Conservation Volunteers (PDCV) actively assist the council's wardens in the protection and upkeep of the down.
It has also been listed as a potential Site of Special Scientific Interest and in June 2006 process for establishing Pewley Down as a Nature Reserve was also started.
Close to Henley Fort is a high-tech landmark that can be seen clearly for many miles around.
The fort located at the end of The Mount, overlooks 22 acres of open space for camping, has two bunk houses sleeping 20 people, a dining hall for 80, a Home Guard hut, air raid shelter and powder rooms.
Eight chicks were hatched ) in the seemingly unsavoury location and led to the landlord having to hastily post signs to warn the smokers to dispose of their butt ends elsewhere.