Removing Crassula helmsii from the Long Pond on 20th September

We will be helping volunteers from the Oxford Flora Group remove the invasive non-native Crassula helmsii from the Long Pond, near the Jubilee Gate on Saturday 20th September. If you'd like to help us, please bring your wellies and a spade and meet at the pond at 10am.

Improvements at the Jubilee Gate

Thanks to the small band of commoners who turned out to repair the ground at the Jubilee Gate and improve access for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

AGM

Thanks to all who attended the AGM. Minutes will be posted here soon.

Flora and Fungi of Port Meadow and Wolvercote Common

Our thanks to Dr Judith Webb of the Oxfordshire Flora Group for permission to reproduce her report on flora and fungi of Port Meadow and Wolvercote Common (appendices and images).

Farm Ability Work Parties

We're very happy to have a group of co-farmers from Farm Ability helping out with some commons maintenance tasks. The first job they tackled was the clearing of brambles on Goose Green to help restore the view through from Godstow Road, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.

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.

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.

Communication

Please see the Contact Us page for suggestions on how best to contact the committee and to stay informed about the commons.