News Article09/09/2020

Birds of Poole Harbour HQ to re-open THIS WEEKEND (Sept12th 2020)

It’s been a long hot and very strange summer. We’ve seen big developments and exciting new storylines evolve with our Osprey translocation project but at the same time, experienced a huge decrease in the amount of people engagement we’ve been able to carry out. We see our public and community work as one of our strongest assets and it’s been so hard not being able to speak with like-minded and enthusiastic people about our work, the harbour and it’s bird life. However, we’re thrilled to announce that with new, safe and logistical measures in place we’re re-opening our HQ on Poole Quay for a trial period with the aim of getting re-open full time over the coming weeks/months. There are obviously still many question marks on how we’ll be able to engage longer term, but we hope that with these new safety measures in place we can provide a welcoming, informative and fresh new space for visitors to come and learn about our work and talk with our team.

Before we open here’s what you’ll need to know:-

  • Face masks are required at all times
  • Maintain a 2m distance from staff and other households
  • Only card payments will be taken (no cash)
  • Optics demonstrations are available, but we’re currently unable to offer unsupervised testing of binoculars.
  • Be aware that at busy times, we will restrict the number of people coming into the HQ, so there may be the need to queue.
  • Only one person or household can use the Quayside hide at one time.
  • We have reduced interactive activity at the moment, however, we have lovely fresh new interpretation to keep people occupied

It’s a great feeling to know we’ll be able to welcome back the community to our engagement hub on the quay, so until the weekend, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Current Opening Times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

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