The garden will help us grow our own organic crops, the meadow will be a source of pollinating insects for the orchard and the garden and the trail will bring the restoration of the Dean Forest Railway bridge and the regeneration of St Mary's Halt - with a good reason for visitors to get off and enjoy the Boating Lake. The whole project will create a Green Corridor for wildlife, which was one of the original visions for the Oakdale Development.
Oakdale Links' first social event will be a walk from the Foundry gates at Cambourne Place along the proposed route of the Green Corridor, excepting of course the railway bridge at St Mary's Halt.
If you would like to find out more, I can send you a copy (pdf version) of the proposal, but I can recommend coming on the walk on the 4th August, as we have been offered the chance by Dave Street for him to lead it. And you can meet some more of your neighbours! When we get the project off the ground, we will be looking for three teams of about 20 volunteers each (also from the rest of Lydney as one of our aims is to set up links between the new and old town). These will be from Oakdale Links members and partner organisations and will require three Project Managers to co-ordinate them. Have a think about what skills you have to offer and what experience you would like to gain and come and chat to us on the 4th as we enjoy a tranquil walk along the Green Corridor route.