Category Archives: Work Party

Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 14th April 2019

On a dry but unseasonably cold and windy Sunday we gathered at the New Meadow to make an early start on reducing competition with the tansy plants that are in the enclosure around it. Judi, Masha, Pete, Mark and Julie, … Continue reading

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Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 24th March 2019

Back down to the Pond on a sunny and dry, if blustery, day to rake up the flood debris off the funnel above the Pond to prevent weeds developing if it had been left, along with clearing lumps of wood … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 17th February 2019

A lovely day to work on the Ings apart from being damp in the Pond area where for the last few years (broken field drains?) it has started over-topping towards the Ings Dyke when full. However, we first started in … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 13th January 2019

As the first session of 2019 sheltered from the wind in the Reservoir Basin doing our annual management of Blackthorn and Bramble suckers breaking out into the grass area to the north of the area. This area for many years … 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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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 11th November 2018

Despite the clash with Remembrance Sunday and the dismal weather six brave souls turned up to help. The task was to remove to the posts and barbed wire on the southern side of the track from the allotments overlooking the … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 2nd September 2018

Another day of amazing weather and with seven volunteers we gathered to get out Reedmace from the extension to the Water Vole scrape and cut back the Phragmites to freshen it up for 2019. To make things easier the water … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th August 2018

Wow! The weather wasn’t so bad after all and after there only being three of us on the evening of the 2nd August (thank you Mark A and Julie), we had seven of us (Mark A, Judi, Masha and Ian, … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd July 2018

Fortunately the dry weather has constrained growth of the vegetation so the small group consisting of Masha, Judi, Ian (visiting from Essex) and Mick managed to cut back quite well what was challenging the tansy clumps, along with trimming around … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 5th July 2018 at the Pond

With six of us present (Judi, Julie and Mark, Anne C, Mark A and Mick, it was a lot easier to clear around the clumps of tansy plants. It was also easier with the initial path having been cut out … Continue reading

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