Looking towards a greener Fifield

Following recent discussion about how Fifield can help combat the climate crisis including the possibility of tree planting in the village, an action group has been created called ‘Green Fifield.’  Green Fifield aims to enhance and add to the existing natural assets of the parish by inspiring and championing various coordinated projects to enhance biodiversity.

Today, only 2% of the land area of Oxfordshire is considered of any particular value to wildlife.  The Oxfordshire Nature Recovery Network aims to double this valuable land area to 4%.  In Fifield parish we already have some wonderful areas for wildlife, but what more can we as a community do to make positive changes to improve natural value?

Green Fifield looks forward to engaging further with environmental groups (e.g. The Wychwood Project), the Parish Meeting, Parochial Church Council, local landowners and other local organisations, and to work together towards this environmental aim.

We would encourage everyone to ask themselves, “What can I do to increase the wildlife value of the green spaces in my control?”

If you would like to get involved in the action group or have ideas for a project please contact Sam Davies at 4samanthadavies@gmail.com.

Sally Austin

June-July 2021