Bluebells by the River Windrush in Witney
On Monday 18th December, the Witney Woodland Volunteers group is planting a bluebell wood by the River Windrush.
Witney Woodland Volunteers is an action group set up to care for the town's environment. The bluebell wood will be on the riverside path alongside Witan Way in Witney.
The Group's leader, Mrs Juliet Curry, has been working closely with the District Council who owns the land. This Council is supplying all the bulbs and plants and their Forestry and Landscaping Officer, Nick Dalby, is supervising the project.
Juliet Curry, set up Witney Woodland Volunteers earlier this year and they have already started cleaning up paths and areas along the River Windrush. Last week they planted hazel, willow, field maple, privet and dogwood on the river bank.
Cllr Verena Hunt, Cabinet Member for Planning and Conservation, said: "Whilst we hear so many stories of petty vandalism and litter, there are still plenty of people about who do care for their environment and are prepared to put in their own time and effort to making it a better place. We applaud the work this Group is doing and look forward to seeing the bluebells next spring."
So far eighteen people have joined Witney Woodland Volunteers and Juliet Curry would love to hear from any other interested volunteers. She can be contacted on 01993 702202.
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