VOLUNTEERS in Blackbird Leys came together to clear rubbish blocking a brook and help the water flow freely.
Five volunteers removed branches, foliage and other debris from the water in Spindleberry Nature Reserve. Clearing the brook will help protect wildlife in the vicinity.
The event was part of the conservation volunteers’ regular schedule, working around Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys.
Monique van Assouw, the group’s community project officer, said: “We do it for the wildlife and those who live nearby. It’s also a legacy for future generations.
“Some of us had to get down into the brook to remove the debris, which can be dangerous as you can get stuck in the sinking soil.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
- Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here
Our top stories
- Oxford United send match tickets to fans caught up in season ticket delay
- Five things you need to know in Oxfordshire today
- Management consultants Newton Europe named Business of the Year at 2016 Oxfordshire Business Awards
- Eating Weetabix and brown rice could help prevent an early death say experts
- VIDEO: Kerry Reeves' mother bravely faces her 'beautiful' daughter's killers in emotional tribute
- Prisons' shake-up will be at heart of today's Queen's Speech