Stansfeld – let’s save it!

Stansfeld Outdoor Education Centre on Quarry Road is owned by Birmingham City Council which is looking to make savings on the running costs of its outdoor centres.  But the facility is used by many pupils from Oxfordshire including Quarry Nursery and Windmill Schools.

They enjoy learning about nature and the environment in the 17 acres of private grounds by the Shotover Country Park, situated on the outskirts of Oxford.
As well as providing desperately needed access to a unique learning opportunity the centre also offers  residential courses to all schools  and groups for up to 64 children.

The landscape at the site results from the quarrying of limestone used to build many of Oxford’s colleges, churches and civic buildings.  It now houses a variety of habitats including limestone grassland, ash and hazel woodland, dense hawthorn scrub, ponds and wetland.

Headington County Councillor Roz Smith says:

If you would like to help support my campaign to save the centre please sign my petition and it will help bolster my argument when I go and address Birmingham City Council about the proposals.


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