This community nature reserve is owned and managed by Oakley Parish Council. It has been developed for the residents of Oakley and the wildlife area but all are welcome.
The site takes its name from the 1975 Plan of the Lordship of Oakley Reynes. The site was a farmed field for many years, used mainly for arable crops, but due to the poor soil and small size, the site fell into disuse and has now become a nature reserve.
The Parish Council are creating a place for quiet recreation, relaxation and wildlife with help from the Village Plan Enviornmental Group, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and local residents.