When we meet
The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows meet on site on Thursdays evenings from 6:30 pm during the summer to carry out a range of tasks to help maintain the site for the benefit of wildlife and people alike.
During the winter and darker evenings, meetings are sometimes held in the Dormouse pub on occasional Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm, whilst work parties happen on Sunday mornings from 10:30 am.
The activities we undertake can include planting trees and wildflowers, managing the encroaching vegetation around tansy plants or in hedges, coppicing trees, clearing out ponds, seed collection and helping to manage the grasslands and meadows, copses and other features. There is also help wanted at public events, in maintaining the social media, doing publicity, meeting with the public and contractors, and especially fundraising and grant applications.
We are very welcoming of newcomers so if you would like to come along it would be great to see you. You can find our upcoming activities on the home page, or feel free to contact us to find out more. Please remember to wear suitable footwear and clothing (particularly when working in or near the ponds!)
How it all began
You can find out about how the Friends began in our history of Rawcliffe Meadows.