Restoring the Richness of our Public Open Spaces

Thame Town Council are embarking on an exciting new trial to help bring back the beauty and natural vitality of the public open spaces in and around the town. With 90% of our country’s meadows having been destroyed since the1930s, road verges have become an essential refuge for pollinators and other wildlife.  

At the Community, Leisure & Recreation Committee it was agreed to change the management of a number of areas to encourage natural  wildflower areas and in so doing increase biodiversity – one of the key aims of the Thame Green Living Plan approved by your council last year.

A useful meeting between representatives of Thame Town Council, Charles Boundy of Thame Green Living and representatives of Chesham Town Council, has provided valuable insights into the Chesham scheme launched four years ago.  Even within the first two years the results have been very encouraging, such as orchids appearing along with a rare species of moth not seen previously in the area.

Thame Town Council said:

This is an exciting development for both Thame Town Council and The Green Living Plan. We ask the residents of Thame to bear with us on this as it is a long-term programme to improve the natural habitats in and around Thame.

Charles Boundy, Chair of Thame Green Living, said:

This is a great example of cooperation between the town council and Thame Green Living as a voluntary, community-based organisation dedicated to protecting our environment and natural world.

Look out for signs at the chosen areas explaining the project and where to find further information.

Date posted: Monday 29 March 2021