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The meadow is stunning go have a look


This Wednesday 1 of July Scarborough ConVols are working in Raincliffe Woods Taking bracken off a 4000 year old burial mound and creating a new path to go round it, we will also be digging out drainage cuts to allow rain water to escape the paths thus keeping them dry. Bring lunch and a drink for your self and please wear appropriate clothing Pick up for those without transport is as usual at the Railway Station at 9.30 ,look out for a white Scarborough Borough Council Land Rover. New members are always welcome so if you like fresh air, making new friends and doing something for the community come along and join us.
The Saturday group will as usual be meeting on Raincliffe Meadow at the west gate at 10.30. The volunteers will be cutting grass ,controlling the Black thorn, ,cutting back unwanted regrowth and raking the grass to remove debris moving timber, rebuilding the bird hide and revetting the West gate
. We provide all the equipment & training. All you need is a willingness to make friends, join in and some appropriate clothing. Not forgetting a drink and your lunch. We are also looking for recorders to help with wild life observation and recording. If you part of a community group that you think could benefit from some fresh air and beautiful and tranquil place, please don’t hesitate to contact us call Ron on 07884968383 for more detail please see our web site


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4000 iron age burial mound


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    This Wednesday Scarborough ConVols are working in Raincliffe Woodsclearing an iron age burial mound controlling bracken & building a path round it  Bring lunch and a drink for your self and please wear appropriate clothing Pick up for those without transport is as usual at the Railway Station at 9.30 ,look out for a white Scarborough Borough Council Land Rover. New members are always welcome so if you like fresh air, making new friends and doing something for the community come along and join us.

    The Saturday group will as usual be meeting on Raincliffe Meadow at the west gate at 10.30. The volunteers will Be cutting grass ,controlling the Black thorn, ,cutting back unwanted regrowth and raking the grass to remove debris.

    . We provide all the equipment & training. All you need is a willingness to make friends, join in and some appropriate clothing. Not forgetting a drink and your lunch. We are also looking for recorders to help with wild life observation and recording. If you part of a community group that you think could benefit from some fresh air and beautiful and tranquil place, please don’t hesitate to contact us call Ron on 07884968383 for more detail please see our web site


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tasks for this coming week


This Wednesday Scarborough ConVols are working on the cinder track helping to clear the drainage ditch on the Hayburn wyke stretch of the walk way. Bring lunch and a drink for your self and please wear appropriate clothing Pick up for those without transport is as usual at the Railway Station at 9.30 ,look out for a white Scarborough Borough Council Land Rover. New members are always welcome so if you like fresh air, making new friends and doing something for the community come along and join us.

The Saturday group will as usual be meeting on Raincliffe Meadow at the west gate at 10.30. The volunteers will continue to re build the Bird hide, be controlling the Black thorn, cutting the grass on the path ways ,cutting back unwanted regrowth and raking the grass to remove debris. We provide all the equipment & training. All you need is a willingness to make friends, join in and some appropriate clothing. Not forgetting a drink and your lunch. We are also looking for recorders to help with wild life observation and recording. If you part of a community group that you think could benefit from some fresh air and beautiful and tranquil place, please don’t hesitate to contact us call Ron on 07884968383 for more detail please see our web site http://www.scarboroughconservationvolunteers.org.uk/


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a load of work


Boy do you have to work hard just to get a few feet off chippings,i hoped to get both gates done but after dragging what seemed like a 1000 tun of brash we got 3/4 of one gate covered WP_20150610_001 WP_20150610_003 WP_20150610_005 WP_20150610_014


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Wild life first


Raincliffe Meadow

Wild life first

Are you part of a fitness group, women or men’s group, run a youth group, want somewhere to sit and paint, perhaps learn about our local wild life or maybe your someone that wants to learn some practical skills then the Friends of Raincliffe Meadow are the people you should be talking to. The Friends are here to help you. Created in the spring of 2015 to help the Conservation Volunteers manage the Meadow they have already hosted a successful family day and are planning a musical day in the summer.  if your interested and want to contact us please use our site http://www.scarboroughconservationvolunteers.org.uk/ contacts Page

In the subject line please put Cora and your message will be passed on to the friends group.

Scarborough Conservation Volunteers want you to enjoy your time in Raincliffe Meadow but please respect the work been done, the wild life and the other people using the land. Help the ConVols create a nature reserve that’s second to none