As many of you are aware we have significant fly tipping issues behind the Hide at the Ryan’s Field area of Hayle Nature Reserve. Everything from garden waste to builder’s rubble, old mattresses to fish tanks is dumped in the area around and under the A30 flyover. This issue creates an eye sore and spoils a beautiful area which is visited by hundreds of keen bird watchers and walkers every week.

We are hoping to put an end to fly tipping once and for all. The area of land in question doesn’t actually belong to the RSPB but is in the ownership of Highways England. Our Warden Jenny Parker has been in negotiations with their network manager for Cornwall and their contractors Kier Services are to commence work behind the hide on Monday, 6th February. This will entail the erection of a gate across the main access track to their land (below the bypass) and the placement of boulders to prevent unauthorised access and fly-tipping.

This work will involve the introduction of heavy plant machinery and visitors are advised to keep away from this area until the work is completed. It is expected this will be completed within a week but may take a little longer. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope it will significantly improve the area for visitors in the future.