Witchford Open Spaces Group (OSG) is an independent community-based organisation consisting of volunteers actively working for conservation and people’s enjoyment of the countryside. We’ve been active in the village since our formation in 1989. The group works closely with individuals, other village groups, and Witchford Parish Council.

What we do

One of our aims is to encourage people to venture out into the countryside and enjoy the experience. We lead guided walks, and are currently updating the 2010 leaflet of Witchford Walks with new maps and texts. We carry out maintenance activities throughout the year at Sandpit Drove, where we established the wildflower meadow in 2011, the Millennium Wood, The Old Recreation Ground and Community Orchard, and Edna’s Wood and Fairchild Wood. 

OSG volunteers have been planting trees in Witchford since 1992 and since then have planted a total of almost 600 m of native hedging in the village, and hundreds of trees.

Please see the attached document for more information about the Open Spaces Group.

Joining in

If you would like to participate in Witchford Open Spaces Group activities, we welcome volunteers, young to not-so-young, at any time. Why not join us and make your contribution to Witchford’s biodiversity as well as enjoying the company of like-minded people?

For more information about the Open Spaces Group and volunteering contact Richard Braund on 665222 (e-mail ), and see us on Instagram at Witchford_Open_Spaces.

The monthly updates from the Witchford Open Spaces Group can be read here.