Monthly Archives: September 2013

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday Oct 6th 10:30 onward at the New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party will be on Sunday Oct 6th at the New Meadow. It is expected we’ll be planting the very, many meadow plants that Brunswick Organic Nursery have been nurturing for us to replace … Continue reading

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Natural England’s SSSI Notification for Rawcliffe Meadows & Clifton Ings

For those who want to read all 23 pages of the notification, it’s available on Natural England’s website here as a PDF (236 Kb).

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The Press 27th Sept 2013 – Rawcliffe Meadows could soon be Site of Special Scientific Interest

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10703010.York_beauty_spot_could_soon_be_Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest/

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Rawcliffe Meadows Notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Today, 25th September 2013, we received the official notification of Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings are considered of special interest under Section 28 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. There is an opportunity for objections until 27 January 2014, but we … Continue reading

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Repairs to Sustrans N65 Cycle Path Through Rawcliffe Meadows, York

Contractors for the Environment Agency (EA) will shortly commence repairs to those sections of the N65 that were damaged during their recent repairs to the barrier bank on Rawcliffe Meadows. Locations are shown on the Clifton Ings cycle path repair map. They … Continue reading

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Letter in The Press 16th September 2013

The Press, York – 16th September 2013 – Cattle Grazing Necessary

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday September 15th from 10:30 am to 13:00 seed collection from reservoir basin

The next work party is Sunday September 15th  from 10:30 am to 13:00 and we’ll be collecting seed to help with the restoration of the New Meadow and other patches. We’ll meet by the New Meadow but may move over to … Continue reading

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Why there are cattle grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. The area is neither owned nor managed by the Council and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Surprise

A new and unexpected addition to the flora of Rawcliffe Meadows has been found in the flood basin. Strawberry clover (Trifolium fragiferum) is an uncommon plant found mainly in coastal grazing marshes, often where there is some flooding by brackish … Continue reading

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Please keep out of the Cornfield!

Rawcliffe Cornfield Nature Reserve is the cultivated field between Rawcliffe Bar Country Park and Rawcliffe Meadows/Shipton Road allotments. It is the last remainder of what was an open expanse of arable farmland before the Park & Ride site/Country Park were … Continue reading

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