Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Sustainable Spofforth

Welcome to Sustainable Spofforth, where you will find information and resources to help Spofforth reduce our environmental impact.

Latest developments at Ginny Greenholes

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thumb_resized_bike_racks.jpgFollowing requests by visitors to the play area, bike racks have now been installed and in line with the Parish Council's drive for sustainability these are recycled (forgive the pun!).  In a former life, they were cow cubicles and were kindly donated by a local farmer and lovingly rescued and adapted by Councillor Roberts and Dan our village handyman!!

If you can think of ways to improve and develop Ginny Greenholes, please let the Parish Council know via the Clerk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 20:06

Spofforth Village Hall goes Solar-Powered

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solar.panels.vh1.jpgThe move to renewable energy by fitting solar panels to the Long Memorial Hall, from Mansfield based firm CTS Solar, was made possible by the Parish Council and funds secured from the Government's Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) and Harrogate Borough Council Commuted Sum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2011 12:07

Making Butterfles Count

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thumb_speckled_wood_n.jpgThe Big Butterfly Count 2011 was launched this morning by Sir David Attenborough and he would like you to get involved. It runs from 16-31 July and is a way of taking nature's pulse, given butterflies react very quickly to changes in the environment and declines act as an early warning for other wildlife losses. Its the second year of the project and Sir David is asking people to spend 15 minutes in their garden or local area such as Ginny Greenholes on a sunny day counting the numbers and types of butterflies. Sighting can be logged until the end of August on line.

It looks fun, easy and worthwhile and something to do with the kids. All the details of how to take part and identification aids are online at www.bigbutterflycount.org

Butterflies and moths are very important to gardeners because as they feed on flower nectar they transfer pollen on their bodies and legs from one plant to another.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2011 21:51

Nature photos taken at “Ginny Greenholes”

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thumb_snout_n.jpg Local resident Alan Draper has kindly shared photos of a Butterfly and some Moths he has spotted at Ginny Greenholes our nature park.



Alan also has a website www.natureinmygarden.co.ukwhich as the name suggests shows nature photos from his Spofforth garden.  



thumb_nettle-tap.jpgIf you would like to add a photo of the wildlife you have spotted in and around Spofforth please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Monday, 06 June 2011 21:10

Reduced Opening Hours of Harrogate Household Waste Recycling Centres

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In a letter from Harrogate Borough Council, the Parish Council have been asked to advise residents that all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will be closed across the county on Wednesdays with effect from 1st July.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 17:03

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