Tag Archives: Rawcliffe Meadows

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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It’s Tansy Beetle Time at Rawcliffe Meadows

Found the first two Tansy Beetles of 2019 on the northern mound at the Pond on Rawcliffe Meadows midday 20th March 2019. Read Tansy Beetle Time to find out more about the Tansy Beetle and its lifestyle.

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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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Objection to 19/00007/FULM (Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Project) 

19/00007/FULM Construction of new and improved flood defence works, compensatory habitat creation and other associated works (Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Project)  Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows OBJECT to the above application on the grounds that: (a) It contravenes Government planning policy. … 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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Submitting an Objection to the Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Development

With 118 documents to assimilate in 30 days or less it’s unfair to expect any but the hardened campaigner to respond to a major planning application. To make matters worse planners and politicians do not appreciate standard pro-forma replies. However … Continue reading

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Scoping Opinion in Respect of Flood Defence Works at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank

On the 19th September 2018 the City of York Council published its Scoping Opinion with regard to the works likely to seriously affect Rawcliffe Meadows. The full report is on the Councils website here. The Council’s appraisal does state that … 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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties July 2018 – Jan 2019

Month Sun Thurs Task July 2018 22 Clearing around tansy Plants – New Meadow and nearby. August 2018       19 2 Cut in front of Cricket Field Copse and Pond Hazel’s – rake off any hay or arisings … 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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