Tag Archives: Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows

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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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2019)

The Pond at Rawcliffe Meadows was excavated in May 1991, and the mounds and funnel that surround it were created from the spoil. Although Tansy Beetles had been seen along the Ings Dyke, that runs between Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe 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 Report 1st August 2019

Don’t know if it was the leaden skies or the fact that it was Yorkshire Day but Mick felt like a lonely bunny as he took control of the thistle, docks and brambles making their way out of the Cricket … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 21st July 2019 New Meadow

Although we had intended to start on the New Meadow Tansy plants we took our shears to the Creeping Thistle that has suddenly sprouted along the southern bank of Blue Beck below the Copse. Pete, Richard, Ron, Fiona and Mick … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 4th July 2019

Having pulled and trampled Himalayan Balsam growing in patches around the Pond on the Wednesday with students from Bootham School in York, this Thursday’s work party was able to focus first on bringing some control to vegetation in the enclosure … Continue reading

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Clifton Ings Barrier Bank, SSSI Mitigation Strategy Version 2 (May 2019) – Objection from Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows

Introduction The above document has been submitted by the developer (the Environment Agency) as an addendum to their Environmental Statement (ES) for the Barrier Bank planning application. It contradicts some of the assertions made in the ES but it is … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Activities 2019 Second Half

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 6th June 2019

Another lovely evening to be working on the Meadows! This time around the main pond at the south of the site. Some years ago we noticed a tendency for various plants to encroach onto the Tansy clumps and if Cleavers … 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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