Category Archives: General

Rawcliffe Meadows Update – May 2020 Number 2

On Friday 22nd May 2020 we received a letter from the Environment Agency informing us that they would be removing hedges and trees on Rawcliffe Meadows from Monday 25th May 2020 onward. Of course they still have to fulfill the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 15th December 2019

The weather forecast appears to have been wrong again as three of us (Mick, Pete and Masha) spent a pleasant couple of hours tidying up the Copse at the north of the site with a break for mince pies and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rawcliffe Meadows

Officers recommend approval of the Environment Agency’s plans. https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=132&MId=11246 Planning Committee 12th September 2019 4:30 pm “The role of the Friends of Rawcliffe in managing the area will be in jeopardy and their funding will be lost; however this cannot … Continue reading

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Rwacliffe Meadows Work Party Report 11th August 2019

We’d ignored the Bee Bank for a few months but now was time to cut back encroaching vegetation. Fortunately for Mick the three people who had said they couldn’t make it did and so he wasn’t on his own. Whilst … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th June 6:30 pm onward at Pond

Just a quick reminder that we hope to be at the main Pond at the south of the site managing the competing vegetation around the Tansy plants there and along the nearby Ings Dyke. If you have any shears they … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 17th March 2019

In view of the recent rainfall and the likelihood that our intended work location might be boggy we had a last-minute change to do some tidying up in the Copse at the north of the site. It had been observed … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 24th February 2019

On another splendid morning the volunteers (Judi, Julie & Mark, Pete and Jason and Mick) set ou to coppice willow around the Pond compound at the south of the site, hopefully much of which will be used by a local … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Activities – first half 2019

Month Sun Thurs Task Jan 2019 13   Cut back blackthorn in Reservoir Basin (northern and eastern banks) to create more space and light for expansion of orchids Feb 2019 17   Attend to saplings in Cricket Field Copse and … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th December 2018

Thanks to Judi, Masha, Mark A and Mick for venturing out on an excellent December day to try and sort out the various saplings that were suckering out of Blue Beck Copse towards the cycle track and that we hadn’t … Continue reading

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The York Flood Alleviation Scheme: Proposals for Clifton and Rawcliffe Public Drop-in on the 3rd December

Date:  20th November 2018 Dear FoRM member The York Flood Alleviation Scheme: Proposals for Clifton and Rawcliffe Public Drop-in on the 3rd December at York Sports Club, 2pm to 7pm I am writing to invite you to a public drop-in where we … Continue reading

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