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

Coppicing

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

 

 

Sorry for the late update, but tomorrow (Wednesday April 6th) we will be repairing the footpath which goes up from Quarry carpark in Forge Valley. As usual, there is lots to be done, so come along and meet us, lend a hand, maybe learn a new skill and help keep the countryside around Scarborough beautiful.

 

Program of Work: We have an ongoing program of work for future Wednesdays through the spring. You can view it 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 has left the pathways in a dreadful state, so please take care. 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, as some of them have been left rutted and muddy. Again, 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.

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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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Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see

three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

 

Update:

 

Very pleased to report that Scarborough Conservation Volunteers were awarded a grant of £10,000. Thanks to Tesco and to everyone who supported us and voted for us.

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