Scarborough Conservation Volunteers



Scarborough Conservation Volunteers are a local voluntary group who meet every week to undertake environmental conservation tasks in the Scarborough region.

Founded in 1988 and now affiliated to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, our aim remains the same, that is the welfare of the local environment for the benefit of local people.

A group of like minded people, from all walks of life that enjoy getting out into the country side in all weathers to take part in  environmental tasks, get dirty, have a laugh and make friends  

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Typical tasks for the volunteers

Habitat Creation

Tree planting


Drystone walling

Hedge laying

Wetland management

Fence/stile construction

Footpath management

Steps/boardwalk construction

Pond building

Wildflower planting

Round house building

Wood management

Habitat Management

Church yard Management



Next week (Wednesday 25th November) we will be finishing the boardwalk repairs around Throxenby Mere. A number of planks and side rails still need to be replaced, after we were rained off last week. We will meet in the carpark at the town end of the mere at 10am, or at the train station if you need a lift. There is still lots to be done, so come along and meet us, lend a hand and help keep the countryside around Scarborough beautiful.


New Program of Work: We now have a program of work planned for Wednesdays until the end of February 2016. You can view this by clicking the tab at the top of this page. The program is subject to revision, so please check regularly for updates.


PLEASE BE AWARE that the tree thinning work in Raincliffe Woods is ongoing. You must, for your own safety, obey any signs or barriers. You may have to use an alternative gate, for parking and access, to the one you normally use. Please take care.


A note for all you good Saturday volunteers. We are moving to a new "event based" way of working, so please look out here for new tasks.


The first Raincliffe Meadow Event planned for this Saturday, has had to be postponed until the 28th of November, because of the predicted weather and the state of the track up to the Meadow. We will be planting daffodil bulbs, led by Jim Nield. Please come along and help make Jim's event a success. There are lots of bulbs to plant, so lots of help required! Should make for a beautiful display next spring.


         Sorry if you have been affected by this late change.

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We have two days a week when we meet, Wednesday is our main activity day and involves various projects in and around Scarborough but we have also been involved with tasks in the Ravenscar/Whitby area. We do set aside some Wednesdays for our main project which is Raincliffe Meadow. For those without transport we meet at Scarborough Railway Station, we leave prompt at 9.45 am.

Saturday Events are ALWAYS held at the meadow. For those without transport please telephone on Friday to arrange pickup at the railway station.

Please dress appropriately, work boots, warm weather proof clothing etc. Don't forget hot/cold drinks and something to eat.

People wishing to join our group please read the F.A.Q page




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