Please come to the Pound at 11am on Saturday 28th September to take part in the planting of two fruit trees to mark the completion of the renovation works to the Pound.
Free ice cream will be available. Let’s hope the weather is good!
Pound Nears Completion
All the stone work is now complete and to ensure none was wasted, the left-over stone has
been used to create a ground platform for a bench overlooking the field and a circular floor
on which a picnic table now stands. With the new seating installed positive feed-back has
been received from numerous residents and visitors accessing the Cross Bucks Way.
At the same time, with the permission of the landowners, we have improved access to the
footpath between the two fields at the start of the Bucks Way and on the opposite side of
the road at the rear of the church by replacing stiles with gates into the fields.
The information panel together with another notice board will be installed in September
and following this an opening will take place at the end of the month, most likely on
Saturday 28th at noon, at which point a couple of fruit trees and other plantings together
with seeding over winter will take place. The specific location and construction of the stocks
is still under discussion.
Now the work is substantially complete we hope that all village residents will appreciate
how the new community space might look when fully mature. Stratton Audley’s application
was only one of two approved in the Cherwell area, and the only one of its type. The work
was carried out under Permitted Development Rights in a record time with the support and
the approval of Cherwell District Council.