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/Gary Berridge, Operations
Bethany Hunt, Ecology/Youth Engagement
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.
We are working in partnership with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust to encourage wildlife habitats and align our environmental aims in the local area.
Events giant Trivandi support us through a variety of fundraising events and staff volunteer work parties.
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!
Ask us anything. You can join our mailing list, enquire about volunteering, or just say hello.
Registered office: 10c Mill Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6EA
Registered charity number 1192074