2020 AGM – ELECTION OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS TO THE FRIENDS OF HOLT ISLAND NATURE RESERVE COMMITTEE
Following our AGM on 29th July (held by e-mail/post), the following members and officers have been elected to the Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve Committee:
Daniel Rowe - Chair
Basil Belcher - Treasurer
Helen Cripps - Secretary
Julian Limentani - Membership Secretary
Our outgoing Chair, Helen Whatnell, thanked all for their support over the last few years, and handed over to new Chair, Daniel Rowe
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES GUIDED WALK - 9TH AUGUST 2020
Dragonflies and Damselflies guided walk with Henry Stanier, Woodwalton Fen Nature Reserve, Sunday 9th August. Click here for further information.
DELAY TO THE OPENING OF HOLT ISLAND NATURE RESERVE
This year’s floods have caused considerable damage to the older boardwalk non-slip strips, and as a result they will need to be replaced before the Island can be safely opened to the public.
This work would normally be done by our Practical Volunteers under the direction of our Huntingdon District Council Ranger, but given the Government’s recent announcements HDC will not be using volunteer parties at this time. Our Ranger will carry on the work on his own when he can, but we do not know how long the repairs will take. Be assured, we will open as soon as it is safe to do so.
However, in the interests of our visitors’ and volunteers’ safety in the current crisis, when we do open we will not be opening our interpretive centre, the Holt. This is necessary to protect everyone as it is an enclosed space and very difficult to clean thoroughly.
SCHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS
Once the Island is safely opened again you are very welcome to book visits, and we will continue to open and close the Island for you. However, we will not be opening the Holt (for the reasons explained above) and will not be able to offer you volunteers to help. There are a lot of activity worksheets and our Education Pack available on the website to download, for use on the Island.