VOLUNTEERS believe they have created a haven for bees in woodland that will border a major housing estate.
The Witney Woodland Volunteers have planted flower beds that will attract the insects in Deer Park Wood.
It is next to a site on the edge of West Witney where 1,000 homes are due to be built, starting later this year.
The work has won recognition from national conservation group, the Friends of the Earth.
Group member Juliet Curry said: “The bees are in such danger and this gives us a bit of status.
“It’s a great place for families to visit.
“We’re right next to two big housing estates and there’s another giant one coming right on our doorstep, so this will be the green lungs of Witney.”
Our top stories:
'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration
1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014
ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.
11:40am Friday 24th October 2014
HUNDREDS of people have gathered outside St Mary Magdalene's church in Woodstock to pay their respects to the 11th Duke of Marlborough.
1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014
AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074.
9:30am Friday 24th October 2014
James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.
7:00am Friday 24th October 2014
A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.
6:30am Friday 24th October 2014
MULTIPLE roadworks that cause city traffic gridlock are “worth it”, a minister has said.