This page includes lots of examples of how you can get involved with the Oaks Meadow Project. Details of what to do if you're interested are at the bottom of the page.

Working parties

With a four-acre site there is plenty of healthy outdoor work involved in creating our new woodland and gardens and maintaining them. 

So far have planted more than 300 trees and hedging plants thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and students from Suffolk New College (Suffolk Rural).

Thrive at the Mix students got involved on site and made us hedgehog and bug hotels.

Staff at the Sicon Foundation provided trees and helped to plant our community orchard.

Keeping an eye on key areas of the meadow in a ‘guardian’ role

Bill Baldry looks after the orchard area.

Cheryl Edwards is taking a lead on planting and maintenance in the reflective space as well as laying the new paths.

Sue Reynard is getting our vegetable patch established.

Community Group Indigo Opportunites  have designed and maintain their own garden area.

Volunteering time and skills to help with special projects

Kev Brand used his plumbing skills to install our composting toilets.

Chris Knock advised  on and dug our wildlife pond.

Catherine Scarff from Burnt Hill Vineyard kindly mows our green paths.

Jonathan Cook uses his skills and safety training to help us with some of the heavy duty jobs that require a chain saw.

Join our Board of Trustees

If have skills and experience you feel could be of benefit to the Oaks Meadow Project as a trustee, please do get in touch. We will be more than happy to discuss what your role as a trustee might involve, the level of commitment and responsibilities, etc. 


You can support us by helping to organise events as well as taking part and having some fun. Examples include open days, our highly popular Midsummer Event and Acorn day.


I'm interested  - what should I do next?

Working party dates are advertised on our Facebook page and via email updates. You don't have to book in advance but it is helpful to know who is planning to come in case of last minute changes of plan due to the weather.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or ideas you would like to discuss with us.

Contacts and details of how to sign up for email updates here.