The Friends of Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Park have obtained around £20,000 of funding from various sources including from an application made last year to the Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum (WNF) for CIL funds. The grants are being used to put a waymarked, circular walk of about 1 mile / 1.6 km in Cutteslowe Park.
The walk will go through the Community Woodland where grants have already been used to improve some of the pathways so that they are passable all year round. The project is still in progress, but in due course it will include an information board at the start of the walk, which has been generously funded by WNF. “The Woodland Trail”, as the project is known, is intended to encourage children and their families away from the busy play areas to explore the more natural areas of the park where they can enjoy a different type of environment and the rich biodiversity that it has to offer.
The Friends are very grateful for grants towards the project from: Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum, the Keith Holly legacy (administered by Oxford Civic Society and the Oxford Ramblers), The National Lottery Community Fund, Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, The Doris Field Charitable Trust, and Councillor Steve Goddard for contributions from his Council Budgets. The Friends are also grateful to Oxford City Council for giving permission for the project and to Oxford Direct Services’ staff for their assistance.