Picnic in the Park : 7th August

Published: 10 June 2021

Tea PartyThe Council has agreed in principle to support an event to mark the emergence of the village from over 12 months of COVID-19 restrictions. Villagers Keith and Sandra Wallace have proposed an afternoon tea party together with activities at the Recreation Ground and evening entertainment at the Social Club and the Green Dragon. 

*** The date is now confirmed as 7th August 2021 ***


This will be a wonderful event for Alderbury and Whaddon residents of all ages to come together and celebrate the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Children from the school will be invited to design posters for the event which will be used for publicity in the village. Of course, everything is subject to the COVID-19 regulations but, fingers crossed, the easing of restrictions currently planned for 21 June will go ahead - even if this is slightly delayed.

All being well, here is what we have to look forward to on the day:

  • 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
    Everyone is invited to bring their own picnic to eat on the recreation ground at the Village Hall. The Social Club will be open for drinks, and it is hoped that there will be tea and coffee available from the Village Hall (this has still to be confirmed). There will be an ice cream van and various children's games. Children from the village school will have the chance to enter a cake ‘bake-off’ competition, which will be judged during the afternoon. At 6 pm there will be a minute's clapping as a way of saying thank you to all the people, both locally and elsewhere, who helped others in any way during the most difficult periods. It is hoped that this will be preceded by a bagpiper playing and followed by live guitar music. This will draw a close to the first part of the event in readiness for the evening shenanigans

  • 6.00 pm until late
    It is hoped that the Social Club will run a hog roast and of course there will be refreshments from the bar. Live music is possible.