Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trees Planted near Abingdon Weir

Trees Planted
Trees have been planted where land was cleared in preparation for the construction of Abingdon Hydro next to Abingdon Weir.

In the end the environmental project to generate electricity from the Thames in Abingdon did not add up economically.

One quote was received when the project was put out to tender, and that came in at £3.1m- far too high for the scheme to be viable.

£870,000 had been raised from 420 investors. After costs for architects, accountants and other consultants, investors will get back 86p for each £1 invested.

Peep-O-Day Lane thin track in the middle

Peep-O-Day Lane
Caroline wanted to share the good work of one man. He was frustrated with the state of Peep-O-Day Lane which has become overgrown and covered in mud, and so he has undertaken the task of clearing it himself this bank holiday for cyclists and walkers as it had been reduced down to just a thin track in the middle. He has a shovel and a broom and is clearing the whole path all the way down, as you can see in the picture attached. Caroline thought it was inspirational as it shows what can be done if you are willing to give a little bit of your own time.