St Mary’s Fields are maintained by a lively group of volunteers
meeting monthly, to manage and monitor the woodland and the grassland for the
benefit of the wildlife - including
walkers - and invertebrate habitat.
Orchard Park, Exeter Close, Park Hill, and Ron Groves recreation grounds have areas set aside for volunteers to grow their own vegetables in raised beds and recycled containers. In Park Hill, Lyne Road Green and Foxdown Close, and along the green corridors alongside cycle and alleyways through Chorefields the council has initiated a ‘no mow May’ programme for 2021, allowing wild flowers and grasses to grow up naturally, to attract more bees and insects. There are plans to hold an Autumn hedge planting day on Sat 30th October 2021 when local residents can join in with apple pressing and helping to plant small hedging trees.
This day is part of a wider community eco-fest in partnership with churches together in Kidlington, in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021 in Glasgow.
See our current plans to make Lyne Road Green a more attractive, biodiverse and secure setting.