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How to Raise a Formal Objection to Planning Proposal: 19/05245/DVCMAJ Thu, 2020-02-20 17:21

We are now asking our members and supporters to raise a formal objection to the variation for an increased extension to the Harrogate Spring Water Limited plant.

This can be done via the portal or via email as outlined below.

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!

Launch of Crowd Justice Fund Thu, 2020-01-02 14:47

We are seeking to challenge development of around 4 acres of the Pinewoods to allow for expansion of Harrogate Spring Water. The planned development on an area known locally as Rotary (or Centenary) Wood will see the plastic bottling plant double in size. See for more details.

Local Lotto Sat, 2018-10-13 15:14

We are pleased to confirm that The Pinewoods Conservation Group is one of the charities being supported by the Harrogate District Local Lotto. With over 60% of tickets sales going to local causes and a top prize of £25,000 this is a great way to support us. If you are looking to take part please click here -

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.

Members Offer: 10% Discount from Blue Coat Farm Sun, 2014-01-19 12:16

We are delighted to be able to bring to you this special offer from Blue Coat Farm near Beckwithshaw, for their fabulous lamb and beef. A number of Committee Members get their meat from them and have done for a while so we have worked with them to make our Members aware of what they offer as well. The following from Blue Coat Farm will give you a bit more information. Just mention PCG when you contact them to get your 10% discount. 

Members Offer: 10% Off All The Conservation Volunteers Orders Thu, 2014-01-30 18:43

The Consevation Volunteers are a charity who reclaim green spaces and run environmental projects through a network of community groups (such as Pinewoods Conservation Group) and volunteers. They have sold trees and seeds for some time but have recently set up an online shop for other gardening items. Members have been offered a 10% discount on all items in the shop. More details can be found at

Memorial Tree for Veronica Davenport Thu, 2014-11-27 18:08

This morning we planted a memorial tree in memory of one of our founding Members who died a year ago, Veronica Davenport. It was cold, wet & muddy but we had 20 people there & 11 dogs and there were others that wanted to come but were unable to make it. We planted a native crab apple and put some bulbs at the base. The following verse was read out by one of Veronica’s friends;

There is a list of folks we know

All written in a book

New Management Plan Published for 2018 to 2028 Sat, 2018-03-17 12:31

We are pleased to confirm that a new management plan for the Pinewoods has now been published by Harrogate Council. The plan covers the next 10 years, from 2018 to 2028. The plan covers the 10 areas of the Pinewoods and outlines maintenance plans for each section.  

A copy can be download as below.





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.



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