The Friends of The Trap Grounds

News / Summer 2010

Posted on 6th June, 2010

Sunday 27 June: Oxford Green Spaces Sponsored Circular Walk: 10.00 am — 4.00 pm. A nine-mile walk created by the Oxford City branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, with help from the Ramblers, to highlight the threats to some of the city’s much-loved green spaces. The walk will stretch from the Trap Grounds, which achieved Town Green status in 2006, along the canal and Mill Stream to the Oxpens Meadow, then through green spaces eastwards up to the Warneford Meadow and along unsuspected green stretches back to the Trap Grounds. At each of the three sites there will be children’s activities and information stalls. The funds raised will help to pay the legal costs of Town Green claims by the Friends of Warneford Meadow and the Friends of Oxpens Meadow, and will also support the work of CPRE City District. For more information, a sponsorship form and route map, please contact Becky Crockett on 01865 874780 or by email at [email protected] or go to the CPRE website: www.cpreoxon.org.uk

Friday 9 July: Bats and Glow-Worms: a talk at St Margaret’s Institute in Polstead Road at 8 pm, followed by an expedition to the Trap Grounds at 9.45 pm. Children welcome. Bring a torch, and take precautions against midges. Information from Catherine Robinson, tel. 01865 511307.

Sunday 25 July: Work Party: 10 am — 4 pm, clearing brambles and Golden Rod, creating paths, preparing the meadow for mowing, etc. (with the help of Oxford Conservation Volunteers). Come when you like, for as long as you like. Tools provided; please wear boots and gardening gloves.

Saturday 18 September: Work Party: 10 am — 4 pm, clearing brambles, creating paths, raking the meadow, etc. (with the help of Oxford Conservation Volunteers. Come when you like, for as long as you like. Tools provided; wear boots and gardening gloves.