MAR 01] WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST NEWS
Nature Centre Open Despite Disease Crisis
who want a walk in the countryside during the foot and mouth crisis
are being reminded that a nature reserve near Coventry is still open.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre has stayed open throughout the spread of
the disease as there is no livestock on the site, nor any in fields
visitors leave and arrive by road as there are no public footpaths
leading to the reserve, and the centre is not in any exclusion area
set up since the outbreak.
Wildlife Trust chief executive Andy Tasker said the decision to remain
open was in line with Government policy.
Warwickshire Wildlife trust is keen to see this awful foot and mouth
crisis brought to an end as soon as possible.
here at Brandon Marsh the chance of a visitor passing on foot and
mouth are minute – certainly no more than anyone going shopping at
Tesco for example, so we will keep the centre open as long as we
relation to other nature reserves we have already closed our rural
sites as a precaution, but we will be reviewing these next week in
the light of the current risks.
we still must discourage visitors here there are livestock, but this
is not the case on most of our nature reserves.”
marsh nature centre is open from 9am to 5pm in the week, and from 10am
to 5pm at weekends. Entry is free to members of Warwickshire Wildlife
Trust, and the re is a small charge for members of the public.
information on 024 7630 8999.
[27 MAR 01] TOURISM
DEVASTATED BY FOOT AND MOUTH
[21 MAR 01] BLUEBELL WALK OFF
DUE TO FOOT AND MOUTH