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Questions on Rotary Wood Sun, 2020-01-12 10:38

We know our campaign to protect Rotary Wood is generating lots of questions so we've tried to address them here. If there are any further questions then please let us know via email or social media. Our main priorities are to ensure this issue is debated and that any actions are carried out in an open and transparent way.

Q1: Have you raised with your MP and what is their view? A1: Yes, we wrote on 3rd January and await reply. Mr Jones was involved in the original planting.

Reporting Anti Social Behaviour Fri, 2021-05-28 10:59

Although anti-social behaviour in The Pinewoods is rare and caused by a minority it is important that issues are reported formally. This will allow authorities to identify any increases in issues and direct any resources needed to intervene as appropriate.

We are therefore asking members and visitors to report any occurrences of:

• vandalism • possible criminal damage • evidence of drug taking • location of fires • large areas of litter

Research on Carbon Losses from the Proposed Rotary Wood Felling Sat, 2021-01-23 16:23

We are grateful to the team at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, especially Anna Gugan & Professor Piers M. Forster, for their research into the carbon loss at Rotary Wood.

The report confirms our concern that the mitigation being offered does not equate to land being lost with regards to carbon loss.

Rotary Wood Planner Report Thu, 2021-01-21 10:23

You can download a copy of the planners report here.


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.

Support for Irongate Field Application Sat, 2018-01-13 10:11

We urgently need 5 mins of your time to help protect part of the Pinewoods, Irongate Field.

Support for Rotary Wood from TV & Radio Expert - Press Release Sat, 2020-01-18 08:26

Charity disputes claims on quality of trees as part of planning dispute.

Harrogate based conservation charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has disputed claims that Rotary Wood is not a successful woodland that has been supported by a leading horticultural expert. Rotary Wood is currently under threat by Harrogate Spring Water Limited (HSWL) who plan to extend their current bottling plant into wood destroying up to 4 acres of woodland.

Team Harrogate News Leaf Issue 1 Sat, 2017-02-25 11:50

Welcome to the first edition of Newsleaf - a newsletter for all members of Team Harrogate of which Pinewoods Conservation Group are a member.

See their message below and a copy of the newsletter for download.

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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