WWV currently has 44 members, most of whom are retired. We offer two hours on Monday mornings, weeding and cutting back overgrowth on the many green pathways around the town. Our aim has always been to make Witney a more pleasant place to live.
The Windrush River passes through the town, bordered by water meadows and small areas of woodland which have remained largely unchanged for many years. Footpaths and cycle tracks have been developed along the river, together with a new Country Park and the Witney Lakes Park. In addition to these riverside areas, we help to maintain over two dozen of the foot/cycle paths across the town and an 11-acre public space – Deer Park Wood.
The group was set up in June 2006 in consultation with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC). Witney Town Council and Oxfordshire County Council, which also care for some public paths in Witney, have also given the volunteers their support.
The Group is independently constituted (a copy of the Constitution is available here) but had its roots in a wider volunteer group, the Wychwood Project, which undertakes conservation activities in the ancient Wychwood Forest area.
You can view a flyer about us and our work here.
Our FaceBook page is here