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No Sun But Lots of Fun at the Pinewoods Open Day Tue, 2014-09-23 18:26

The sun didn’t arrive for the Pinewoods Open Day last week but lot of visitors did. Many hundreds of visitors enjoyed the various stalls and events arranged by the Pinewoods Conservation Group.  The day was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress with the prize raffle being drawn by local MP Andrew Jones.  The highlight of the day was a number of demonstrations by local group "Top Dog Agility" who kept the crowds entertained.

Summer 2014 Newsletter Mon, 2014-09-01 16:29

Our Summer 2014 newsletter is available here. Read all about what we have been upto during 2014 and whats planned for the rest of the year.

Formal Objection to Crag Lane Development - Update Fri, 2014-08-22 16:26

Updated 8th Jan 2015

It was confirmed today by the planning inspectorate that the appeal was successful and planning was granted.

Please see the full decision document below.

Updated 1st Nov 2014

The reapplication to Harrogate Council was rejected again.

Updated 1st Sept 2014

Irongate Field Open! Sun, 2014-07-20 08:20

Saturday 19th July saw the formal opening of Irongate Field on Harlow Moor Road, Harrogate with a Teddy Bears picnic. The formal opening, sponsored by Harrogate Spring Water took place at 1pm by Mayor Cllr Jim Clark in a rare moment of sunshine. Despite the mixed weather about 100 people attend, many with bears to see the field and enjoy food prepared by 20th Harrogate Scouts. There was also a “bested dressed bear” competition as well as a visit from a rather large bear!

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
Planting Underway at Irongate Field Wed, 2014-04-16 17:13

Planting has started at Irongate field as part of the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) project to turn the area into a community green space. Wednesday 16th April saw the project get officially underway as part of RHS National Gardening Week with RHS Harlow Carr nominating this project as one they wanted to support. Joining RHS staff was members of the PCG along with students from Horticap and Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group.

New Map and Leaflet Published - Valley Gardens to RHS via Pinewoods Mon, 2014-04-07 19:15

The RHS have recently published an update leaflet and map that shows the 1.5m walk from Harrogate Town Centre through Valley Gardens, the Pinewoods before reaching RHS Harlow Carr. A copy can be downloaded here or found at tourist informaiton.

Members Offer - Discounted Dog Walking Sat, 2014-03-08 15:52

We have a new Corporate Member of the Group – Muddy Mutts of Harrogate. They are making a special offer for PCG Members (just mention PCG Member when booking) with the first 1 hour walk for an introductory £8.00.

The Pinewoods Goes Batty Thu, 2014-02-20 19:17

Did you know that The Pinewoods is home to a large family of Pipistrelles bats! A number of bat boxed were placed in the woods a number of years ago and are inspected by a licensed bat handler at least annually.

Actual numbers have remained steady at just over 20 being found within the various bat boxes and are now seen as permanent residents.  These bats are accepted by HM Government as an environment performance indicator and are a protected species.

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Tour De Pinewoods Wed, 2014-02-19 19:44


The Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) is planning to take part in the Harrogate Council 101 Bicyclettes project. The council is encouraging local groups, volunteers and residents to get involved in the Tour De France by decorating bicycles and displaying them across our district.  








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