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Silverglades remains closed for now

Silverglades remains closed for now

The coronavirus rules have been relaxed, allowing travel for exercise, and meet-ups of up to 6 people (if 2m socially distanced) in open spaces. This does not mean, however, that we can reopen the grounds at Silverglades.

The committee are discussing this matter and looking to see if and when it may be possible to reopen, probably to members only (no visitors).

In the next few days we will make a decision to either stay closed or reopen with restrictions in place. Until then, the site must remain out of bounds.

Members can read further details on the  Newsletter page

Temporary closure of Silverglades

Temporary closure of Silverglades

The coronavirus advice is clear: stay at home as much as possible. For this reason, we have closed Silverglades with immediate effect. This closure will initially be for three weeks from 23/03/20 to 12/04/20 at which point the Government will look at the stay-at-home rules again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

RSPB cafe closed until further notice

RSPB cafe and visitor centre

Following the UK Government’s advice, RSPB  have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the visitor centre, café and shop at Leighton Moss.  This means there are no toilet facilities either.

Any visitors to MBNC Silverglades who make use of the cafe, toilets and shop, need to take this into account.  You will have to prepare your own breakfasts from now on!

Every cloud has a silver lining though. RSPB are waiving the non-member entrance fee to the reserve so people can enjoy the site at no cost. There is of course a donations cairn by the visitor centre where people are welcome to contribute to their ongoing work.