Hello Everyone,

Since our last communication the project team have been working hard behind the scenes and awaiting decisions on planning and funding.

We are very excited to share with you the great news… the Kingfisher Viewing Hub is a go!!!

In August our planning permission was approved, and we have been successful in another funding bid. This has allowed us to progress the project this winter.  We are continuing to fundraise to cover the full cost of the hide and donations are still very much appreciated to allow RSPB core funds to go further.

We would like to thank our funders to date : The AJH Ashby Will Trust, The Banister Trust, The Kiln Trust, Thames Water, RSPB Local Groups – Lincoln, Potters Bar & Barnet, South East Essex, Stort Valley and St Albans, the memorial for Derrick Ling and John Childs and to all those who have donated at the reserve.

Work will begin on the 1 October 2019 as we prepare the area for contractors (providing we get final sign off from statutory bodies). The Kingfisher loop will be closed from this time until the opening in March.   

We hope the new Kingfisher Viewing Hub will allow more people to enjoy close-up views of our breeding Kingfishers. 

We’re very excited and hope you are too!