Please see below our updated advice regarding membership of Oxford Urban Wildlife Group and access to Boundary Brook Nature Park. Please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions or comments.
We have improved access to Boundary Brook Nature Park by replacing the old lock on the main gate closest to Larkrise Primary School with a new combination keypad.
All members will be emailed with the new entry code when they join OUWG, and again when it is updated every few months to ensure site security.
The new lock is simple to use – just press C, then enter the code and rotate the dial to unlock, then close the door behind you to automatically lock it. Repeat the same process to exit. Please don’t share your code with others.
Staying safe at BBNP COVID 19 Guidance
If you visit BBNP we recommend that in line with government guidance:
- Do not visit if you …
- Have a cough, high temperature or flu like symptoms,
- You suspect that you might have COVID-19, or
- You have been in close proximity to anyone that has symptoms of COVID-19
- Gate & lock
- Wear gloves or a thin plastic bag to cover your hands when using the lock.
- If you have your own sanitizer you may wish to bring this with you as well.
- Avoid touching any other surfaces or equipment you find on site.
- Practise social distancing
- Be aware of other people who may be on the site and maintain 2 metres distance wherever possible.
Other Guidelines on site
- We are working hard to clear the site of rubbish and other hazards but please take care when you are walking around and avoid any areas marked with yellow warning tape – particularly the standing shed at the back of the site and the piles of rubbish by the coppiced area near the allotments in the extension area.
- Please keep to the paths and do not walk on the meadows, planted-up cornflower mound, the woodland floor where there are small woodland plant plugs growing and woodland mix have been sown.
- We are developing our meadows and long grass to protect biodiversity and our slow worm population, so please keep off these areas, including the area around the pollarded goat willow that looks like a glade.
- Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult when at BBNP. Please keep children in sight at all times if you are near the pond and do not go on the dipping platform, which has been taped off with hazard tape.
- Please be aware of nesting and young birds – please be quiet when visiting the site and stick to the paths.
- Please try to minimise essential activity as much as possible to avoid disrupting the ecology.
- Do not go on the allotments.
- Please be aware the site is used by members who are visiting to be in nature and to enjoy a peaceful nature experience, so do be sensitive to their presence.
- Please bring your own drinks and snacks and do not share these. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
How was your visit?
We want to learn more about your experience of BBNP and how we can make it better. We are currently working on a questionnaire and will make this available soon.
In the meantime, if you have any comments please email email@example.com.