Dovecote Afloat and Narrow Boat Availability

Dovecote Afloat project, Bringing the Magic of the Canal & River to Children & Young People is proud to announce reaching the finals of the Children & Young Peoples Now Awards 2016

The Children & Young People Now Awards are the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in its eleventh year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. The event presents a tremendous showcase of learning and best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all. For further information go to http://www.cypnawards.com/

Dovecote Afloat is a community led project that is owned, developed and managed by the people whose life it will enhance to enrich and make lifelong changes. The project is a more exciting, challenging and fun way of introducing young people to the natural environment. It makes teaching and learning about nature and environmental awareness easier and fun to do. The project is designed to give a new and innovative dimension in providing young people on the Leys access to nature. They have the opportunity to explore Oxfordshire’s countryside from a completely different perspective, giving them the opportunity to observe wildlife and the natural environment in a less obtrusive way.

Biddy’s Dream, the name of our narrow boat is a resource we hope other organisations and groups will make use of the opportunities the project can offer them. Users can range from schools, individuals, Housing Associations, self help groups, statutory groups, voluntary organisations (Scouts, Guides, etc), Aiming High partners.

In order to support the sustainability of the Dovecote Afloat project, Biddy’s Dream is available for hire all year round. We welcome all enquiries, guidance on possible funding sources and donations. Contact Carol Richards 01865 712299 or email leysdvpc@hotmail.com