Category Archive: Radley Lakes

Friends of Radley Lakes Wins OCVA Environmental Award

The Certificate awarded to Friends of Radley Lakes   The efforts of many local people have been acknowledged by Friends of Radley Lakes winning the 2013 Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) Environmental Award. This award is given to the nominated group that is judged to have had the biggest positive impact on the local environment.   The award …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2013 (Jul – Dec)

  Clearing the Lane, 04 July 2013   As a condition of the planning permission, Oxfordshire County Council Highways has insisted upon some improvements to the lane. One of the issues identified is visibility from the junction splay at Sandles, so, today, the Earth Trust used its volunteer workforce to untertake clearance of vegetation …

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Lily Shelter Destroyed by Vandals

Gone!This is all that remains of the Lily Shelter after the irreparably damagedstructure was finally demolished and removed on 22nd August.   Following a series of serious attacks by vandals between March and August 2013, culminating in it being set on fire in two places on the 11th of August, the Lily Shelter at Thrupp …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2013 (Jan – Jun)

These pages provide a photographic record of activities and events at Thrupp Lake throughout 2013 where development of a new visitor centre and improved public access to the lake surroundings are being planned by the Earth Trust in collaboration with the local community.   Logging, 03 January 2013 On this mild overcast day, the …

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Didcot ‘A’ Power Station to close on 31st March 2013

Didcot power station in full steam on 3rd October 2012 –a familiar sight that will soon not be seen again.   For more than 40 years, the 6 giant cooling towers and the 200m stack of the 2GW Didcot ‘A’ coal-fired Power Station have been a familiar sight on Radley’s southern skyline. RWE npower, the …

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Planning Permission for New Visitor Centre Granted

Planning permission for the proposed visitor centre at Thrupp Lake has been granted, some 20 months since the Planning Committee referred it back to the officers in June 2011. While Oxfordshire Highways may now have relented in relation to their outright objection, which was the reason for …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (December)

Winter Bird Walk, 1st December 2012 Winter bird-walkers assembled at the shore of Thrupp Lake taking a first view of the birds on the lake   On Saturday 1st December, seventeen people took part in a guided bird walk at the Radley Lakes, organised by the Earth Trust. This was led by local …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (Jun – Nov)

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: Tea at the Lakes, 4th June 2012 As part of the Royal Diamond Jubilee celebrations, afternoon teas were served at Thrupp Lake on Monday afternoon.     Pathworks, 7th June 2012 This month, volunteers cleared and made up the path around the pond, removed some large items of litter (including a …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (Jan – May)

Path Resurfacing, 5th January 2012 This is likely to be a perennial job: resurfacing the path along the northern edge of Thrupp Lake, particularly at the NW corner near the where it is inclined to become quite muddy over the winter months.   The main effort is wheeling the wood chippings from where they …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (December)

3rd December 2011 Winter Bird Walk Displaying Great Crested Grebes in winter plumage, on Thrupp Lake.   On Saturday 3rd December we were joined by volunteers from other Earth Trust sites for a Bird Walk around Thrupp and Bullfield Lakes led by local naturalist and birder, Ben Carpenter, who pointed out and identified …

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