Great turn out to plant 700 hedge saplings Rycote Meadow Nov 2021

Part of the Thame Green Living Plan

OBJECTIVE : Enhance the role of the River Thame and its tributaries as valuable biodiversity reserves, recognising in some areas that biodiversity and local nature may need exclusive space.

ACTION : Liaise with relevant parties including neighbours, CBCV and others to develop and implement a landscape, planting and public footpath plan for Rycote Meadow.

What a fantastic turnout by the community to plant nearly 700 hedge saplings at Rycote Meadow on the Oxford Road in Thame on 21st November 2021.

The planting party was the culmination of more than 2 year’s work by members of Thame Green Living and Cuttlebrook Conservation volunteers working with the land owners, councils and the general public.

The trees were purchased with a grant from the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment – a fundraising and grant giving body enabling people to restore nature, tackle the climate emergency and connect with Oxfordshire’s wild side.  An interest free bridging loan has been arranged with 21st Century Thame to ensure the trees were able to be purchased in time for the planting party.

This particular action can be found on page 24 of the Thame Green Living Plan.  A plan developed to protect and enhance quality of life for everyone locally in and around Thame in the things that really matter – our air, our water, our overall well-being and the natural world that surrounds us.

For more detailed information about this planting and about the whole Rycote Meadow project follow the links. 

For a short introduction to the Thame Green Living Plan and easy ways to get involved, download the Green Living Plan leaflet.