Local Green Space – Why Banbury Lane in Nethercote

NETHERCOTE NEEDS YOUR HELP PLEASE!  Our proposal for Nethercote to be designated as a Local Green Space has been rejected due to the area being too vast.  We have therefore put together a revised proposition, proposing Banbury Lane in Nethercote to be afforded the designation.  This is in keeping with the feedback and other designations… Continue reading Local Green Space – Why Banbury Lane in Nethercote

Rejuvenating The Hedgerows of Nethercote

Nethercote is a hamlet on the edge of North Oxfordshire, a rural area bordering with West Northamptonshire. An area of approximately 165 acres, predominantly agricultural land used for grazing. A single-track road runs right through the hamlet, known as Banbury Lane, which has around a dozen residential properties along the land. The small, winding, quaint… Continue reading Rejuvenating The Hedgerows of Nethercote

What Is Happening At Nethercote?

It is now a year since Nethercote residents learned that developers had submitted speculative proposals to turn the rural areas of Huscote Farm and the rural hamlet of Nethercote into industrial estates, as part of the Local Plan Review 2040 for Cherwell District Council. Local residents have been overwhelmed by the support to preserve the… Continue reading What Is Happening At Nethercote?

Webinar on Bioblitzing

If there is green space that you love, whether there’s an imminent threat or not, recording the biodiversity is critical to help preserve it and will also aid research by experts in the various species that make up your local ecosystems! Wildlife conservation relies on data. Knowing where particular species are, where they have been… Continue reading Webinar on Bioblitzing

Nethercote Welcomes Victoria Prentis MP

On a very hot & sunny June afternoon, MP for Nethercote, Victoria Prentis came to visit, although she is already familiar with the area and the challenges that are faced, the visit gave her the chance to see for herself exactly what stands to be lost in Nethercote, should developers get their way. Keep Nethercote… Continue reading Nethercote Welcomes Victoria Prentis MP

Big Wild Camp-Out in Rural Nethercote #30dayswild

30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual challenge where they ask everyone to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! Over 113,000 people have signed up as 30 Days Wilders, including residents of the rural hamlet of Nethercote The Big Wild Weekend, in the middle of the month, is a… Continue reading Big Wild Camp-Out in Rural Nethercote #30dayswild

Hawthorn Hedges

Hawthorn hedge plants (Crataegus monogyna) are a deciduous native hedge with thorny branches and mid-green lobed leaves. In the spring, Hawthorn produces masses of creamy white, fragranced flowers, followed by shiny, red fruit, known as haws in the autumn months. Hawthorn is listed as a Woody Species in Schedule 3 of the Hedgerows Regulations 1997, a… Continue reading Hawthorn Hedges

Nethercote Bioblitz Now Also Available on iNaturalist

View nethercotelisa’s observations ยป Thank you to everyone who has been contributing to the Nethercote Bioblitz on iRecord. Contributions help to create records of all living things in the area, such as trees and plants, wildlife, birds and insects etc and hundreds have now been added for Nethercote area Those passing through can also now… Continue reading Nethercote Bioblitz Now Also Available on iNaturalist