The AGM will now take place on Wednesday 30th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Please come along and have a say in how your commons are managed. More information on the committee places up for election this year will be posted here in the coming weeks.
Birds on Wolvercote Green
Read the results of a local resident's survey of bird species on the Green.
Archaeology of Port Meadow
An interesting article by Simon Pressey, which mentions some of the archaeological features of Wolvercote Common.
Please see the Contact Us page for suggestions on how best to contact the committee and to stay informed about the commons.
Ponies on Wolvercote Common and Port Meadow
Several people have expressed concern about the welfare of ponies on the meadows while they're in flood. Please read this letter from one of the owners, which should allay any fears.
There has been some debate this last week about the community's use of Goose Green and the moving of the goalposts!
Following the consultation leaflet in 2009 (only a single respondent noted that they used the Green for casual sport), the lack of funding to drain and improve the Green for sport, and the threat of inclusion into the Northern Gateway, the nature trail and coppice plan was put into place, with the help of the Wolvercote Tree Group. The aim was to try and encourage more people to use and enjoy the space, and to encourage greater wildlife diversity, without discouraging those who wished to play football or any other sport. There is no plan to plant trees across the whole of the Green, so there will still be plenty of open space for sport.
Some time has passed since that last consultation leaflet, and the way we use the space may well have changed, so if you would like to share your views on Goose Green and the way it is used, please come along to the AGM in April. A final plan for goalposts (a single full-size replacement, or two five-a-side size goals?) has not been made, so if you have an opinion on that, come and let us know!
Thanks to everyone who turned up for the last work morning. Great work was done clearing brambles and scrub from the bank between Godstow Road and Goose Green.
If you haven't been to a work morning yet, they're a great way to get involved, help maintain the commons, meet the committee (there are always a few of us on hand), and share your views on any aspect of the commons and their management. Think of them as a WCC surgery with a bit of light gardening thrown in... And if you don't fancy the light gardening, then come along anyway for a chat!