Following a consultation by Helen Gaynor, a resident of Northfield End with nearby residents and discussions with the Park Services Horticultural team, a proposal to improve the Bell Street Triangle (BST) has been put to the Town Council’s Open Spaces Committee.
The BST, which came into the Council’s ownership in 2017, is a small grassed area (160m2) with 4 trees (2 mature holly, 2 mature lime and 1 young golden Cyprus) and a number of semi-mature shrubs. There are white posts along the Bell Street (western) side and plans are currently under discussion with Oxfordshire County Council regarding the reinstatement of the area where the Georgian paving was located on the Bell Lane (eastern) side. This area is under separate review with the various authorities, under the remit of the Town and Community Committee.
Following the improvements carried out at Northfield End Green opposite, the Bell Street and Northfield End Residents Group were asked to consider improvements to the green area of the Bell Street Triangle to improve the visual amenity.
(South Oxfordshire District Council) and to plant a native tree to offset the loss in another location to support improving the Bell Street Triangle in liaison with the residents of the area and the Parks Service including creating a tree circle under the large holly tree and improving the grass.