Volunteers are essential to conservation management in the Vale.
Working with The Conservation Volunteers, we have established a number of Community Conservation Groups:
Friends of Bourton and Heartlands Park
Friends of Buckingham Cemetery
Friends of Maids Moreton Avenue and Holloway Spinney
Friends of Railway Walk
The group carries out clearing and conservation work at the site, which runs along Station Road.
It meets the first Saturday in the month in the University of Buckingham car park at the top of Station Road.
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Riverside Walk volunteers
In 2002, DEFRA’s Countryside Stewardship Scheme established a management plan for the site for the next 10 years, generating £17,000 of income to AVDC for the project.
In 2004, it secured a Home Office grant of £10,000.
The Riverside Walk Volunteers group is focused on delivering elements of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, such as tree planning and hedge laying. It also organises other activities such as bench making and river clearance.
Vale Countryside volunteers
The Vale Countryside Volunteers group (VCV) was launched in 2003 with a £40,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
VCV’s aim is to care for and protect the wildlife and countryside of the Vale by carrying out practical conservation work using traditional crafts and skills.
The group meets most Wednesdays from 9.30am – 4.30pm.