The bad weather we experienced last night has re-flooded the Tern Hide car park and so the car park and bird hide are both closed today. The Centre has no power but toilets are still flushing, its just a bit dark so bring your torch! An oak tree came down by the entrance but Jim and Jacki have been working hard this morning to clear enough to allow access through.
On another note although we had promised the Goosander Hide would be open by this weekend the lock smith was unable to just replace the handle as we had hoped and is in fact now going to have to replace the whole lock mechanism. This job is now going to cost the Trust 3 times as much as just a handle replacement so any donations would be gratefully received to help us in doing this! Please note if visitors had not insisted on forcing the door open while it was broken then we might have been able to have it fixed by now. Thank you for your patience in the mean time.