Category Archives: Work Party

Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th Feb 2018

Thanks to Pete & Jason, Mark & Julie, Judi, Masha, Claudia and new helpers Helen and Richard, along with Don our contractor, who were helping us finish off the hedgelaying of the Blue Beck Copse boundary we’d started on the … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th January 2018

The conservation gods had the sun shining on us and the water levels not reaching our base for an amazing Sunday work party. Don had brought loads of tools and a wealth of experience to help us lay the eastern … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows “Happy New Year” Work Party Sunday 7th Jan 2018 10:30 am

On Sunday 7th Jan 2018 we’ve asked Don Davies to come along and help/advise us how to lay the eastern hedge alongside Blue Beck Copse at the north of the site, where the outlet pops out under that Barrier Bank … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 3rd December 2017

The work party was our second session of the winter 2017 trying to tackle the Typha (reedmace) that was attempting to take over the extension to the Water Vole Scrape in the Reservoir Basin. However, this time we came armed … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 19th November 2017

On a splendid sunny autumn morning the eight voluneers entered the Blue Beck Copse with a plan to do some coppicing. The day was cold but sunny and quite sheltered within the trees.  Unfortunately after a brief inspection we first … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows November 2017 activities

The actual work party for November is on Sunday 19th November at 10:30 at Blue Beck Copse. Some may not be aware of this area but we have been quietly managing it over the years having planted it in the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 8th October 2017

Given that pond clearance is not a particularly popular activity it was good to have six volunteers and three reasonable apologies for the morning’s work of trying to rid the water vole scrape of the Typha (reedmace) that was threatening … Continue reading

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