Bicester group set up after royal celebration meeting

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A NEW working party has been set up in Bicester to organise a town street party for the Queen’s diamond jubilee following a meeting last night.

The meeting in the Methodist Church Hall was called by Bicester MP Tony Baldry to allow members of the public to share their ideas for celebrations to mark the diamond jubilee and the royal wedding.

Bicester Town Mayor Councillor Richard Mould said: “We got a general understanding in the meeting for an event to mark the diamond jubilee in 2012.

“The main focus will be Garth Park in the first weekend in June.”

Members of the public also enquired about the royal wedding, and Cllr Mould said community groups around the town were likely to host their own events, although the big day was now to close to organise a town-wide event.

Details on organising street parties are available from Cherwell District Council at www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=7366.