Take The Lead And Follow The Countryside Code On Strays

The cattle are to return to Hob Moor next week, weather permitting. They will be held in North Lane pasture for a few days so they can settle before being released on to Hob Moor. This year the cattle are young 10 – 14 months old and they may be a little nervous until they settle. Please take extra care when exercising dogs on the Moor for the next few weeks. For more information.


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Come And Fly A Kite!

Kite Flying on Little Hob Moor Monday 26th March 2.30pm. Family Event. Bring your kites so let’s go fly a kite—-.

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Litter Pick on Hob Moor is Cancelled

Dear Great British Spring Clean participant,

In light of the inclement weather, the council are putting out the following press release today to advise anyone taking part in a litter pick to postpone. Please let us know if you plan to postpone so that we can arrange to collect the equipment and refuse from you at a suitable time.

1st March 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE: York’s GB Spring Clean

City of York Council is asking York’s litter heroes to reschedule their GB Spring Clean events (planned for this weekend) in view of the cold weather.

The official guidance from Keep Britain Tidy – organisers of the national GB Spring Clean event – is to keep an eye on the weather and if there is any doubt about safety not to go ahead with events.

The annual spring clean event aims to inspire people to roll their sleeves up and get involved in litter picks and ‘tidy-ups’, and was due to focus events around this weekend.

As a result of the wintry conditions, the council has taken the decision to postpone York’s spring clean to ensure residents and partners stay safe in the wintery weather.

Cllr Andrew Waller, Acting Leader of City of York Council and Executive Member for the Environment, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has planned an event or who was hoping to take part in an activity this weekend. The wintry weather may have postponed our plans, but it won’t cancel them altogether. I’d encourage people to re-schedule their events over the next few weeks – hopefully when it will be a bit warmer – and we can all still be litter heroes!”

For more information email:

environmentandcommunity@york.gov.uk. Visit www.york.gov.uk/GBSpringClean call 01904 551551 or follow @cityofyork on Twitter.

Kind regards,

Kristina Davey | Environment and Community Officer | Environment and Community

t: 01904 551816 | m: 07765 896561 | e: kristina.davey@york.gov.uk

City of York Council | Communities and Equalities | Children, Education and Communities

West Offices | Station Rise | York | YO1 6GA

Twitter: @ecoyorkcyc

Facebook: Environment and Community CYC

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Please Join Us On The Moor!

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Update on the Becks

20180126_105449The Environment Agency have cleared the becks, (still more to do although not as invasive further along the Triangle), I know it looks rather invasive but it has been left many years and now for flood prevention in York the directive is that becks be maintained. They will be maintained each year but only gently in future and the time of year is crucial for the protection of wildlife. Be assured that Friends of Hob Moor and the CYC will monitor this closely. One tree had to be cut following advice from tree preservation. As you will see  the chippings were spread at the entrance to the Moor at Holly Bank Grove to help combat the mud that frequently collects there. As I have walked around the beck areas, I have really noticed the activity of birds that seem quite happy and busy at this time of year, so I am not unduly concerned.

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New Noticeboard at Windsor Garth (2)


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New Noticeboard at Windsor Garth

Everyone Welcome!

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Dringhouses Scouts Community Action Day

DringhousesScoutsDringhouses Scouts recently worked on Hob Moor, cleaning, painting, litter-picking and installing bug hotels: “Over 60 young People from Dringhouses Scout Group have been busy looking after some outdoor spaces in their neighbourhood as part of a Community Action Day…” For the rest of the article and many photos, go to http://dringhousesscouts.org.uk/2017/11/13/scouts-do-their-best-for-hob-moor/

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Meadow Pipits Sightings!

pipit 2 sRecently there have been sightings of 3-4 Meadow Pipits on the Moor. Please let us know of other sightings!

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Reminder: AGM is on the 18th Oct

agm17The Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of the Association of the Friends of Hob Moor will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, York, YO24 2PW. Parking is available.

Views across the Moor, sunsets, mists and snowy scenes on cards for sale for Christmas gifts. Pop in and buy some before meeting starts.

This year at 7.00 pm, before the formal business begins, our guest speaker will be Dan Sidley founder of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital. Dan will be speaking about the work of the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital which is the only dedicated 24-hour swan sanctuary in the North of England. You can read more about the sanctuary herehttp://www.ysrh.org.uk.

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