Queen’s 90th Birthday Street Party

QE90 final

Saturday 11 June will see Monxton & Amport celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a fabulous street party. We have requested that the road is closed between the crossroads and Monxton Manor and we shall also be using the Village Green, the Village Hall and adjacent field (by very kind permission of Mrs Veronica Rushworth Lund) for the festivities.

The plan so far…

  • 12.00: Duck Race to open the event
  • 12.30: Children’s Fancy Dress competition – judged by the over 90 year olds in the villages
  • 1pm: Hog Roast Lunch
  • 12.30 – 2pm:  Jazz Band
  • After lunch: Children’s Games
  • 2pm: British Bake-Off – judged by the over 90 year olds. Awards for:
    • Best dressed cake
    • Most original
    • Tastiest
  • 4.30 – 5.30: Afternoon tea in the Village Hall – Tea & Competition cakes

We need volunteers from both parishes to help set up and run the event. The more people that get involved then the more fun it will be and the less work for everyone to do! So please get in touch with Gemma Pearce.

We require the following (in no particular order):

  • Spring clean of Monxton and in particular the area around which the street party is to be held (see below)
  • People to erect the tents and marquees
  • Help with setting out tables and chairs for lunch
  • Decorating the Village Green and field
  • Help with the duck race(s) – especially anyone with waders
  • Organisers for the afternoon tea: co-ordinate makers/bakers of tea time treats (eg scones, cakes, brownies, flapjacks etc), cut cakes and serve
  • Organisers of the British Bake-Off: encourage entries, arrange entries for judging etc
  • Judges – anyone over 90 to judge the fancy dress and the Bake-Off
  • Help to clear up afterwards

Spring Clean for the Queen’s Street Party
So that our villages look beautiful for the Street Party (and for summer in general) we would like to spruce up our neighbourhood, and in particular the area around the Village Green, Village Hall, Church and field.

  • Wash signs – finger-post on the green, all road and village signs (wash with soapy water)
  • Litter picking – around the entire parish on a regular basis, but especially in the village centre. If you see any litter pick it up (there are bins at the Village Hall and next to the bus stop in the Black Swan car park.
  • Cut/strim grass or weeds – around fence posts in the field and along the verges
  • Clean and neaten the fence by the Village Hall
  • Clean around the Village Hall
  • Decorate outside your house/front garden – eg with bunting or planters etc
  • Ensure all public/communal areas look neat and tidy

We are planning a Spring Clean weekend on 28/29 May and 4/5 June so please come along and help.