Bailey's Quarry Woodland
This woodland has been recently purchased by Robert who very much wants to seek local views and opinions. Here's what he has in mind - the poem is wonderful!
What is your plan? I hear you ask. The plan is that there is no fixed plan - I have lots of ideas but this is the beginning of a process of getting to know the site, area and the community.
It starts as an amenity wood and long-term forestry project... but I feel there is so much potential in the space - each time I visit, my imagination is set alight and I feel like a 10-year-old boy again! I am interested in how the woodland might be enjoyed by others and serve as a resource for a wider community. It is such a beautiful place - one that I'm sure a lot of you know and love - so it would be great to share this with others too.
I look forward to getting to know the residents of Bampton and becoming a member of the community. As part of this get-to-know-you process, I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas of what the woodland could be in the future. I am in the process of putting together a website to act as a bit of a notice board. I have thought it would be fun to even to hold an event in the wood to brainstorm about the opportunities and potential of the wood. An imagination party! Watch this space...
My names Rob
Bailey’s Quarry is now
A Rewilding quarry,
In Forest school
I’m not a monster,
To talk and listen,
And a reply from Annie!