Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project aims to create a linear heritage, environment and leisure facility to the north of Oakham, based around the former Oakham Canal. We aim to work with landowners, tenant farmers and other groups to:
· Engage the local community in developing and maintaining this important leisure corridor.
· Preserve the remains of the Oakham Canal as a heritage asset and provide historical interpretation.
· Enhance the environment, improving footpaths and public access while developing habitats and diversity.
The Green Corridor will start at the Springfield Estate in the south and end close to the Oakham Enterprise Park. Ultimately it may be possible to extend the corridor further north towards Rocks by Rail.
Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project is run by a committed team of volunteers:
Paul Dadford Project Manager
Stephanie Ross Communications/ Deputy Project Manager
Paul Cundy Projects Officer
Neil Broad Finance/Funding Manager
Martin Ball Land/Corporate Affairs
Jamie Mulvany Operations
Gary Berridge Operations
We are lucky to have some great local partners including Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, Rutland County Council and Oakham School.
Renowned Environmental consultancy Ecology Resources are kindly helping us with site surveys, wildlife monitoring and strategic advice.
Oakham Canal runs through the site of Oakham School. Pupils are helping us with ideas and inspiration for our marketing and fundraising. They even designed our logo!
The Melton and Oakham Waterways Association (MOWS) aims to maximise the social, economic, environmental and leisure opportunities from the restoration of the Melton Mowbray Navigation and preservation of the Oakham Canal.
RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
Rutland County Council supports the project in their role as landowner, planning authority and having responsibility for the rights of way.
Global digital education provider, Edmentum, support us through staff volunteer work parties.
The Society’s volunteers have helped us collate information on the milestones that used to line the canal between Oakham and Melton Mowbray.
You can support our work
If you like the changes you are seeing at Oakham Canal, please consider making a safe, secure donation via Paypal to help us continue our work. We've got big plans, but we need the resources to help make them happen!