The Bishop’s Meadow Trust seeks and receives advice, expertise and support from a wide range of environmental and conservation organisations to help in ensuring good practice management of the Meadow.


On behalf of its membership, volunteers and the people of Farnham, the Trust and Directors have a mandate to:

  • Manage and enhance the Bishop’s Meadow and its environment to increase bio-diversity

  • Make the Meadow a safe and enjoyable place for recreational purposes and to access Farnham

  • Engage with the local Farnham community to increase support for the Bishop’s Meadow Trust

  • Communicate with our membership about progress and plans

  • Encourage a greater number of active volunteers to engage with us

  • Involve younger people, especially primary school children, so they can learn and be inspired about the Meadow and what it contains

  • Create partnerships with a wide range of like-minded organisations whether local, regional or national to gain information, access expertise and share experiences

  • Fundraise for projects and activities on the Meadow – regular maintenance and new initiatives

  • Ensure the financial health of the Trust

  • Plan for the future with a keen eye on sustainability

  • Comply with our commitment to good governance and meeting statutory requirements

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our objectives

  • To manage the Meadow to encourage greater biodiversity

  • To provide safe enjoyment and recreational use of the Meadow

  • To promote public understanding of the ecology of the Meadow

  • To raise income to support the work of the Trust on the Meadow

Our vision

The Bishop’s Meadow Trust owns 31.5 acres of floodplain meadow in the centre of Farnham. We aim to restore the land as meadow land, to ensure that it remains a sustainable green environment for the people of Farnham and to actively protect existing flora and fauna while encouraging further wildlife to colonise the Meadow. We are committed to seeking the engagement of the people of Farnham and to work with volunteers (young & old), schools and youth groups.

KEY DOCUMENTS

Please click on the headers below to read further on more detail about what the Trust has been up to;

October 2017 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Chairs Address at the AGM - October 2017

October 2016 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Surrey Wildlife Trust - Bishop’s Meadow Management Plan 2018-2027

2016 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Wild Trout Trust 2012 Report