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Researcher and practioner in matters relating to egovernment, government ICT and their approach to the citizen.

Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 20th July by the Pond

A small group again (just Judi, Pete, Helen, Masha and Mick) but a sunny evening after the rain. It may seem ludicrous to some but protecting the tansy plants from competing vegetation has helped the Tansy Beetle population enormously. The … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th July 2017

Again there were only four of us – Judi, Pete, Julie and Mick but we cleared around the tansy on the bank of New Meadow, near the cattle grid and under the interpretation board. The sward is improving all the … Continue reading

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Reports on Ings History Walk 20th June and Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd June 2017

Fifteen people appeared magically for the walk around Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows led by Martin Hammond on the evening of 20th June. Luckily a combination of dry weather and not excessive heat made for a comfortable time. The group … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 11th June 2017

The Rawcliffe Meadows work party on Sunday 11th June 2017 started at 10:30 on the banks of the New Meadow. The plan had been to manage vegetation competing with the tansy plants but this was taken a stage further in … Continue reading

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The Story of the Ouse Ings – a guided walk Tue 20th June 2017 at 6:30

  You’re probably aware that the remaining Ings meadows along the River Ouse are an important part of York’s natural environment. But these grasslands can also tell us fascinating stories about how local people used the resources around them. Perhaps harvested for … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 25th May 2017

Thanks to Judi for coordinating this management of competing vegetation by the Pond and along Ings Dyke. Masha took some excellent evening photographs of the Meadows, Tansy Beetles and some of the volunteers having a well-earned break. Our next planned … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th May 2017 at New Meadow

Apologies to anyone who went to the Pond last night, for some reason I was at the New Meadow but Pete and Masha, along with new volunteers Ruben and Mitchell managed to find me, and we got on top of … Continue reading

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