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Update #1 on Environment Agency Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Scheme 30th Nov 2018

The Environment Agency are progressing with a planning submission which they hope to submit in December 2018 with a hope of starting on site in June/July 2019. Phasing of construction: 2019 Site access and access road to be created from … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2018 Annual Report – Records Wanted

With us being distracted by the Barrier Bank developments and a range of other issues records may be a bit thin on the ground. So if you have any that you haven’t already submitted to someone please let us know … 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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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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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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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2018)

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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