Thame Green Living has been invited by the Town Council to oversee the provision of a new path from the Thame Meadows estate across Rycote Meadow to Oxford Road. In addition, a plan will be developed for enhancing the biodiversity of the Meadow as a place for quiet recreation. Thame Green Living will be working with the Cuttle Brook Local Nature Reserve – the main part of the Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve is situated directly opposite Rycote Meadow on the south side of Oxford Road. This will be a 3-year staged delivery.
- Year 1 :
- To design, specify and cost a new path (to be paid for from planning funds)
- To commissioning flora and bird surveys of the site to inform the conservation plans
- To design a planting scheme and an overall scheme for the area
- To protect the ecologically sensitive parts of the site, by introducing features such as hedges
- To engage with the local community in order to build support and a team of volunteers committed to looking after the Meadow
- To develop and commission appropriate signage to explain the importance of the site.
- To fundraise for elements not covered by planning funds.
- Agreement from TTC on the proposed project brief
- Flora and bird surveys commissioned
- Further development of the design and determine site layout of the new pathway
Latest project news
- Dom Gabriele, Charles Boundy, Colin Bloxham, Lynne May – Thame Green Living
- Nigel Sims
- Hilary Phillips – River Thame Conservation Trust
- Mike Furness – Cuttle Brook Local Nature Reserve
- Ava Gabriele
Spring 2024 (expected)