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A Conservation Stocking Filler Wed, 2013-12-11 08:41

Are you looking for something different this year as a Christmas stocking filler? Pinewoods Conservation Group is offering a limited number of annual membership packs to include a pin badge and gift certificate. Membership is only £5 for individuals and £7 for families.

All funds raised go towards the maintenance and conservation of the Pinewoods. Members will also receive regular newsletters and updates on events and projects with the opportunity to get more involved if desired.

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A Touch of Magic Comes to the Pinewoods Fri, 2014-05-16 13:49 Award Winning Harry Potter Artist Jason Cockcroft Confirmed for Irongate Project Information BoardDetail
Additional Nest Boxes for the Pinewoods Thu, 2015-02-26 19:31 Over 100 Bird and Bat Boxes Now Erected Within the Pinewoods

Members and volunteers from the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) were joined by 20th Harrogate Scouts and staff from RHS Harlow Carr as part of a National Nest Box Week.

Bat boxes build by 20th Harrogate Scouts and bird boxes donated by RHS Harlow Carr were added to the various boxes already in place. This now makes a total of over 100 boxes now available for use within the Pinewoods.

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Chalara (Ash die-back) confirmed near to the Pinewoods Tue, 2015-10-13 15:07

Harrogate Council have just confirmed that Chalara (known as Ash die-back) has been identified in a single Ash tree near to the Pinewoods. Swift removal of the infected tree has been arranged by the land owner.

As there are a number of young Ash in the Pinewoods members are encouraged to look out for signs of infection when in the woods and report to us if needed.

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Co-op Membership Fund Thu, 2016-10-06 18:00

Pinewoods Conservation Group is pleased to be 1 of 3 Charities being supported by Co-Op stores on Otley Road Harrogate.

On purchasing Co-op branded goods you could donate 1% percentage of your purchase monies to us or you can donate to all 3 nominated causes equally. 

As such we would appreciate it if all users of the Co-ops on Otley Road apply for card if not already in possession and ensure that Pinewoods Conservation Group and other local charities receive these funds.

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Council Gives Green Light for Green Project Sun, 2014-01-05 20:06 Pinewoods Conservation Group to Develop Irongate Field into Green Community Space

Harrogate Borough Council has given the green light on a proposal by Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) to transform Irongate field into a green community space. The field, situated on Harlow Moor Road next to Harrogate Spring Water bottling plant, will see a number of enhancements over the next few months.

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Pinewoods Conservation Group to Develop Irongate Field into Green Community Space
Council Protection for The Pinewoods Extended Thu, 2020-03-05 15:58

Harrogate based conservation charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has been granted a renewal of its Asset of Community Value designation for the Pinewood, Harrogate. The Pinewoods, including Rotary Woods and Irongate Field, was first offered additional protection under the Localism Act in 2015 for an initial 5 years. This extension, the 1st ever granted by Harrogate Council, will see this protection extended to March 2025.

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Dec 2019 Update - Consultation on Rotary Wood Development Sat, 2019-11-16 18:48

***Updated Dec 2019 *** Image of plans now received and available as below.

*** Updated Nov 2019 ***

A recent consultation event took place on 8th Nov with revised plans. We have formally asked for copies of these plans for sharing with members. A full update will be shared on receipt.

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Outline application for the extension to existing bottling facility by Harrogate Spa Water Limited on Harlow Moor Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 0QB

This page summarises the main plans and current questions we have. The page will be updated as and when more information is made available but please share your thoughts.

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Site Overview (via Tim Cook Harrogate Informer), Rotary Stone
Draft Pinewoods Management Plan - 2017 to 2027 Mon, 2017-03-13 08:59

The new draft management plan for the Pinewoods is now available to review. Please contact us if you have any comments.

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Ecology Report for Rotary Wood Mon, 2020-03-23 12:46

We have now received our commissioned Ecology Report that outlines the full impact of the planned development of Rotary Wood. It also raises a number of concerns regarding the Harrogate Spring Water commissioned report undertaken last year. This report has been submitted to Harrogate Council as additional information to support our objection.

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