Ipsden – Guided Bird Walk – Sat 24 Feb – 9am

Join a guided bird walk in Ipsden, led by local resident and bird enthusiast Gary Magill, and Emma Davis.
We will meet at 9am at Woodhouse Farm, Ipsden (OX10 6PT) for a 90-minute walk around the farm.
We expect to hear and see a number of different bird species, including winter-only visitors. We plan to walk past the memorial plaque recently installed in memory of the crew of the Stirling bomber, and finish with coffee/tea, cake and chat in ‘the Bistro’ at Woodhouse Farm.
Suggested donation – £12.50 (all proceeds to St Mary’s Church, Ipsden). Numbers limited to enjoy the birds. Afraid no dogs.
To join: please contact Robin Hart, 1 Crabtree Cottages, 07979 426336 or [email protected].

Tree Planting on the Recreation Ground

Residents will be aware that there is encouragement to plant trees to help with the climate emergency and also to support biodiversity and wildlife. On this basis, the Parish Council decided to plant some less-used areas of the Recreation Ground with broadleaved trees. Four hundred saplings were donated by the Woodland Trust and shelters to protect them from deer and rabbits were funded by a grant from SODC and the Parish Council. Volunteers from the Parish came together on two occasions to both plant the trees and erect the biodegradable shelters. Species planted were Field Maple, Silver Birch, English Oak, Grey Willow and Rowan. When established the new woodland will provide a valuable complement to the existing nature area on the Western edge of the Recreation Ground. Some of the tree planters are pictured below.

Consultation on Parish Council Strategic Priorities

Crowmarsh Parish Council would like to know what you rate of highest importance for our next projects in the Parish. Your views are important to help the Council devise our medium- to long-term strategic plan.

Since our last consultation we have achieved the new playground and outdoor gym facilities, the pedestrian crossing on The Street, better facilities at the recreation ground, and safe access to the Riverside Park.

Please click on the below link and use this form to rate the importance of projects, and send us your own suggestions.