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2022/76 Council Tax Rebate

We are currently distibuting the Governments £150 council tax rebate for households in council tax bands A-D that are to help with increased energy costs. We are working as fast as possible to distribute the money.

So far we have made over 24,700 payments to residents who pay their council tax by direct debit.

For those who don’t pay by direct debit, we will be contacting you by letter with information on how to apply and provide us with the information we need to make the payment. If you are elgible please look out for the letter and respond as soon as possible.

For those not eligible for the original rebate, we are setting up a seperate scheme to help those who need it most. We will publish information about this scheme on our website and other channels as soon as it is available.

2022/75 Platinum Jubilee Beacon

Great Rollright is proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on June 2, 2022

The Rollright Jubilee planning group have announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2 2022 at 9.45pm.
The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.
The Beacon will be lit in the field behind the Village Hall and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.
In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “ Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.
“ For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”


2022/74 School Jubilee Celebrations

At school, we are currently collecting 1p and 2p coins ahead of the jubilee celebrations. On 25th May we plan to use the coins to make a playground collage of the queen! If you have any spare coins you would like to donate to this project then please do drop them into school before next Wednesday. We would be delighted to see you!
Many thanks,

Michelle Hastings

2022/73 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

A message from Jane Stillwell


We could really do with some help and ideas for the family activities/games on Saturday June 4th…. please come forward pronto! We also need a few people to do shifts in Antony Peter’s garden on Friday 3rd for Open Gardens (Old Beer House Chapel Lane.). They will be at a wedding but would like to keep their garden open as planned. Please phone me - 737517 or 07710 385032 or email All offers of help much appreciated, the committee are spread a bit thinly!!!

2022/72 The Burford Singers Concert

2022/71 Jubilee Weekend Saturday

Jubilee Saturday Evening Celebrations 


Please email me ( or phone 730830) if you’d like tickets, we are limited for numbers in the hall…….. I have some left but they’re selling out really quickly so it is first come, first served! 

Cost is just £15 which includes a complimentary Jubilee Cocktail upon arrival and either Hog Roast or vegetarian option (both with accompaniments) followed by strawberries and cream. £5 for children aged 5-15. 

Live music all evening, a licenced bar (please bring cash) and an impressive Firework Finale!
Please let me know your food choice when ordering your tickets and we need to have all orders in before Friday 27 May for catering purposes, many thanks.

POSTERS are up all around the village giving full details of all the planned Jubilee events from Thursday evening through to Saturday.


2022/70 Woman's Cycle Tour

The 2022 Women’s Tour, Britain’s longest running international cycle race for women will be passing through Great Rollright on June 11th.  More details below.


Residents between Chipping Norton, Carterton, Faringdon, Didcot and Oxford will be able to cheer on the world’s best riders when the Women’s Tour comes to Oxfordshire on Saturday 11 June. 


Supported by Oxfordshire County Council, alongside the county’s city and district councils, Oxfordshire will host the UK’s most prestigious international women’s race for the third time in as many editions on stage six.

The 145-kilometre (90-mile) route will pass through many picture-postcard locations, including taking in one of Britain’s most loved areas, the Cotswolds. It will head as far north as Milcombe – a short distance from Banbury where Italian rider Marta Bastianelli triumphed in the 2021 race – before changing course and travelling south through West Oxfordshire towards an intermediate sprint near RAF Brize Norton in Carterton.

Stage six will also feature Faringdon – which memorably turned pink when the race visited in 2019 – and Didcot in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire districts respectively.

Riders will cross the River Thames using the Folly Bridge as the race enters Oxford from its south side. In what promises to be a truly stunning end to the 2022 race, the stage will finish on the historic St Giles’.

2022/64 Parish Council AGM

The Parish Council AGM will take place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on 9th May.
The Village Hall AGM is on the same day, starting at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome.

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