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, Volunteer Manager
Neil Broad, Finance/Funding Manager
Martin Ball, Land/Corporate Affairs
Jamie Mulvany/Gary Berridge, Operations
We are lucky to have some wonderful supporters, including Oakham School, local businesses and Rutland County Council.
National environmental consultancy Ecology Resources (based in the King Centre) undertake a variety of site surveys and wildlife monitoring for the Project.
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.
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