The Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting for Stratton Audley will be at St Mary and St Edburga Church on Wednesday 19th April 2023 at 7.00pm (usual running time 2 hours).
The Parish Council traditionally facilitates the meeting and creates a running order to include current matters known to be of interest to the community. However any relevant matters can be raised for discussion at the meeting by any member of the Parish.
This year a complimentary glass of wine will be served at the end of the meeting with a soft-drink alternative.
The business to be transacted at the meeting will be as follows:
- Chairman’s Welcome
- Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting
- Report by the Clerk about the year 2022-2023
- Report from The Church / CDC if any
- Some specifics for discussion:
- Solar Development
- Bicester Motion Experience Quarter
- The Red Lion
- Ideas for Village Improvement Fund
- Open forum
- Any other business
- Courtesy glass of wine
The Parish Council is working closely with the Red Lion and Maggie who is organising several children’s activities (with help from Sophie) for the street party on Sunday 7th May.
A number of people have already volunteered to help on the day but more are welcome. We will be setting up from 9am outside the Red Lion, collecting and putting up the marquee, tables, chairs and bunting. So if you have not already done so, please do get in-touch.
The Hog Roast is free for all to share and a vegetarian burger alternative will also be available. Everyone is encouraged to bring whatever food and drink they may require such as salads and sweets. As with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last years, if you want to bring your own gazebo chairs and tables there will be room for you to set up in the street. Decorating your table and dressing up yourself is to be encouraged.
Maggie is organising a children’s street pageant, so parents get working on your ideas for custom-made costumes. There will be prizes!
Finally Angie Miles has very generously volunteered to back a Coronation cake.
All times approximate
09.00 Helpers to assemble outside the Red Lion
10.00 Street Closure and diversion signage put out
12.30 Event start
13:00 Hog roast ready to serve
13:30 Children’s pageant/parade
14.00 various children’s activities commence
14:00 Live music set#1 (45 mins)
14:45 Announcements / presentations / cake / National Anthem
15:15 Live music set#2 (45 mins)
16:00 Tea/cakes at the church
18:00 Church service