Exciting news as another mobile food stall comes to the village on Mondays
Not Nepalese but Persian. Mitra had an unpublicised trial run on Monday this week and will be returning this coming Monday. Those who heard about it on the grape vine gave full marks for her delicious food. She lives locally, has a regular stall in several markets in the area and has a great reputation. A good range of lamb, chicken or halloumi wraps, portions or kebabs all with salads and veggie & vegan options.
She will be setting up from 4pm and ready to serve from 5pm. You can simply turn up or order in advance by phoning: 07444 364789
The Red Lion
The Red Lion’s new website is going live this weekend with all the news and events happening at the pub and in the food shack! www.redlionstrattonaudley.com
The first Red Lion steak night will be happening on Wednesday which will be pre- booking only! More information will be available in the pub! To make a booking phone the pub on 01869 277225 .
The regular fish & chips or “Fizz and chips” night is continuing on Fridays from 5pm -8pm.
Opening hours are:
Tuesday – Friday: 3-11pm
See also the pub’s Facebook page.
Stratton Audley Barn
Stratton Audley Barn is now open from Thursday to Sunday and are serving coffee, cake and ice cream from 10am to 4pm either to takeaway or eat on the premises. Also available are savoury Panini’s available from 10-2.30pm. Villagers and OAPs can still get half price take-away coffee or ice cream on a Friday morning between 10-11am. There is an enclosed seating area in the paddock with tables, parasols and a few Bell tents to enjoy your refreshments in comfort.
Stratton Park Road Closure
As you may know over the last week the Stratton Park Road from the Mill Road cross road intersection, leading down to Poundon has been closed, apart from for local access. This is for construction of some temporary passing bays being installed by the East West Rail Consortium. The work is due to continue next week and possibly up to 13th August. So expect some further disruption.
East West Rail Newsletter
To keep you updated on progress as work gets underway please find a link EWR2 Project Newsletter – July 2020 to the latest East West Rail project newsletter. This includes general project progress and also localised information for communities in the affected areas.
Post Pandemic Future put on Hold
Just when we thought it was possible that we could look forward to establishing a ‘new normal’, latest Government measures have been announced with the Chief Medical Officer saying that we are at the outer edge of what the Government can do to ease restrictions and open up safely to society.
The key change for the whole country is that from 8th August, the wearing of face coverings will be extended to most public indoor settings, including cinemas, museums and places of worship.
It comes as the daily number of new coronavirus cases in the UK doubles to over 4000 since the beginning of June when it hit its lowest point.
Latest Covid-19 Update for Oxfordshire
In the seven-day period up to Friday 17 July, there were 26 new cases of coronavirus identified through testing services in Oxfordshire. This is down from 34 in the previous week.
- The 7-day average number of cases was 7 new cases per day.
- Using the average number of cases for the last week, the daily rate for new cases is 5 per 100,000 residents.
Although the figures are two weeks out of date, the levels of infection in Oxfordshire, with the possible exception of East Oxford, do not appear to suggest we are seeing a surge in levels as seen in other parts of England.
Cases of coronavirus by district are summarised in the table below.
|Area name||Total cases||Cases in 7 days up to 17/07/20|
|Vale of White Horse||469||<5|
- For the latest information about lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in Oxfordshire and the rest of the UK, please visit data.gov.uk.
- For weekly cases by local area in England, see Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) in England
Cherwell announce a review of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031
A Community Involvement Paper Consultation titled the ‘Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040’ is now being undertaken to provide information for a review of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031.
The district-wide plan is being prepared to meet employment, housing, leisure, community facilities and infrastructure needs to 2040 and to provide a strategy for the pattern, scale and quality of development. The review provides the opportunity to develop newer planning policies for addressing climate change, healthy places, biodiversity, our urban and rural areas and design, and help to support economic and social recovery in response to COVID-19.
The documents are available to view on-line at www.cherwell.gov.uk/planningpolicyconsultation and at a number other locations including public libraries.
The consultation will run for six weeks from Friday 31 July 2020 to Monday 14 September 2020. Comments on the Paper, the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report and Call for Sites submissions should be sent:
By email to PlanningPolicyConsultation@cherwell-dc.gov.uk
Or by post to:
Cherwell District Council
Planning Policy Team
Bodicote, OX15 4AA
Tel: 01295 227985
All the best and continue to stay safe.