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Local:- UPDATE Challows and Childrey Hedgerow Group - volunteers needed

on Thu, 21/12/2023 - 6:00pm

Challows and Childrey Hedgerow Group

 

The Challows and Childrey Hedgerow Group will be planting 300-500m of new hedge along the eastern edge of Silver Lane (Whitelands Rd), West Challow this coming winter.

We have the approval of the adjacent landowner and the blessing of Oxfordshire County Council and are looking for volunteers to help with planting on  13 th Jan and 4th Feb. We will start with coffee at West Challow Village Hall and end with cake and tea.

We do hope that you will be able to join us. Please contact us if you are interested.

Paul Barrow [email protected]   07557 953862

Alastair Barclay [email protected]  07762 925990

Kathy Warden [email protected]   07379 342608

When we have a full list of volunteers we will set up a Whatsapp group to stay in contact closer to the planting dates.

 

This will be the first of several hedges which we hope to plant in our three parishes over the next few years to try and restore the local landscape to how it used to be 50 years ago and to encourage birds and other wildlife.

Hedgerows are tremendously valuable as links in the landscape connecting areas of wildlife habitat. As well as providing refuges for a great range of species they have an important role in counteracting the effects of the climate emergency by locking up carbon dioxide in their leaves and roots. With your help we can begin to enhance the natural environment of our three parishes and we hope you will join us.