For the latest news see the Friends of Warneford Meadow website.
Warneford Meadow (click here for a location map) is a tranquil space close to the heart of Oxford, yet rural in character. The Meadow is more than just an area of rough pasture; for residents and wildlife it is a vital space within a crowded city. DRARA and other adjacent Residents’ Associations objected to the developments proposed by the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. A group of local residents has banded together and formed the Friends of Warneford Meadow. Warneford Meadow is one of the hidden secrets of the city.
Seven hectares (eighteen acres) of unkempt pasture are bounded by a wildlife corridor and a scruffy orchard. It is a meadow that is well used but not trampled or manicured.
The battle to save Warneford Meadow from development has been won. On 10th May 2010, Oxfordshire County Council registered Warneford Meadow as a Town Green, so our local wild space has been saved for future generations.