Kingston Bagpuize Millennium Green
What is The Millennium Green?
It’s a nature reserve and community park created by the villagers of Kingston Bagpuize and Southmoor. It’s a great place to relax, exercise or just enjoy the outdoors.
Where is it?
We're down the Old Oxford Road, opposite the Kingston Park housing estate. The postcode is OX13 5AP. Our what3words location is cheater.whistling.callers
Who does the Green belong to?
The village owns it through a Trust. We own it, not the Parish Council, so we have to look after it. The good news is that because the village owns The Green, it can never be built on. Ever.
Who looks after The Green?
The Green Team of villager volunteers raises money, takes part in working parties and organises our events. We pick up the litter, repair any damage and put in improvements like the Mosaic Trail and Outdoor classroom. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Where did The Green come from?
The village built The Green in 2000 to commemorate the Millennium. We used National Lottery money to buy an old orchard from the local farmer Murray Maclean. We then planted 2000 trees, dug a pond and let nature do its thing.
What events are held on The Green?
There is a Boxing Day walk at 2.30pm, an Easter Egg hunt at 2.30pm and the John Blandy School fireworks usually happens in November. We have a Junior Parkrun every Sunday at 9am and there are also regular exercise classes on the Green.
What is the Mosaic Trail?
To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the The Green, we installed a wonderful trail of unique and beautiful mosaics around The Green (there's a sneak preview on the Mosaic Trail Page). You can pick up a Map and Guide at the Co-op at the roundabout. Or you can download a Mosaic Trail Guide and Map here.
Are dogs allowed on The Green?
We’re afraid not. The whole village has voted on this twice now and each time a clear majority has been in favour of keeping the Green dog-free. Thank you for respecting this.
Something is damaged on the Green. What do I do?
Get in touch. Our volunteers will look after it or help you look after it.
How do I get in touch?
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click on the contact button. We’d be happy to help.