A Chairs View

a personal account

It will happen but what then ?

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Dont know about you lot but I for one would like to know what the emergency response to a FRACKING leak is? Scarborough council North York council and the Nat Government will need to have an E.R. for the times the regulations didnt work or broken, never mind accidents. What will the populations eat and drink, where will they live and where will they work? What sort of compensation schemes are there for those that lose homes,houses,children,parents,businesses will the local and Nat governments be paying or the fracking industry

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Have you ever wondered why we cut the grass just one a year ?

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Raincliffe Meadows Management plan is to restore as much the suitable grass land to its former glory.To do this the volunteers have planted tens of thousands of spring bulbs and over the last few years planted an equal number of native wild wallflower year the grass is cut  and the hay removed this done to reduce the fertility of the soil,we do this because wild flowers thrive in poorer soils. The Date of “The Green Day” was chosen to come just after the annual grass cut and hay removal. People walking on the meadow will imitate sheep walking over the sward and pushing the fallen seed into it.. Scarborough Conservation Volunteers meet each week to carry out tasks all over the town and meet every Wed. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the management of the meadow. We offer a comprehensive range of training such as dry stone walling, hedge laying, charcoal burning and meadow management. Please come along and see our newly developed wetland how we are developing different parts of the meadow to give better access to our beautiful new nature reserve

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The Great Hay Rake

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The aim is to get around 100 people on the meadow with rakes and take the hay off around 7.5 acres . The grass is cut each year to reduce the levels of nutrition in the ground ,this in turn encourages wild flowers to start to colonise the ground. come along get a seat on and bring some fly repellent and dont forget your picnic. So come along sing songs dance if you want but we have to get the hay off 

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Mares tale a tale of hope

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We have under advice started to control and hopefully remove the vast majority of this old plant from the Meadow. it will be a long term task but it can be done with some hard work and patience. We should have started earlier in the year but we are where we are,the plan is to cut the Mares  Tale down about 4 times a year for at least three years.In the end with a bit of luck and a following wind this concentrated management should see the end of the stuff, this will help the water supply to the wetland  letting march plants to take hold

 

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