Royal wedding party to bring village together

Chandos Arms is holding a street party
Chandos Arms is holding a street party

IT is a long way from Westminster Abbey, but villagers in Oakley will be doing their bit for the royal wedding by hosting a celebratory street party.

The Chandos Arms pub will be throwing open its doors at 10.30am and serving up free bacon butties for people who want to watch Wills and Kate tie the knot.

Then at 2pm the street festivities start with food and entertainment for all ages.

Chandos Arms landlord Michelle Orr said the street party would be a chance for the whole community to get to know each other.

She said: “Celebrating a royal wedding is an important part of English heritage.

“I think it’s good to get young and old together to celebrate something like this, it doesn’t happen very often.

“Hopefully it will bring some of the older folk from the village together who don’t normally get out.”

Andy Finn of Oakley’s events committee said the whole idea of the street party is to give something back to the village and bring the community together.

“This is our way of thanking people for all the fundraising they’ve done over the years,” he said.