Tag Archives: Clifton Ings

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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Environment Agency Request for a Scoping Opinion in Respect of Flood Defence Works at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank – July 2018

The Environment Agency submitted a request for a ‘scoping opinion’ in respect of flood defence works at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank from the City of York Council in July 2018. This is available through the City of York Council planning portal … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2017 Annual Report – Records Wanted

Records are a bit thin on the ground this year. If anyone has any they haven’t yet submitted please let us know.

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A Walking History of Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows

As those who have traversed the pages of this web site will know our ecologist, Martin Hammond, has made an extensive study of the York Ings and published both a small booklet (see bottom of this page) and a larger … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings confirmed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest

As originally reported in September 2013 Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings in York have had their notification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) confirmed by Natural England on the 27 May 2014. Here is the latest version of the ‘description … 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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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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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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New Meadow restoration continues on 4th August 2013

Thanks to everyone who turned up at short notice to help re-sow the New Meadow on Sunday 4th August 2013 for three hours in the afternoon – a great turnout and a job well done. To recap, this small field … Continue reading

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Emergency work party – New Meadow Sunday 4th August 2013 14:30 onwards

Subject to the New Meadow and damaged area to the north having been ploughed and power-harrowed before then, along with the hay bales having been delivered, it is hoped to spread the hay on Sunday afternoon from two bales cut … Continue reading

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