Raincliffe meadow log cabin bird hide fire 1st May 2015
Just a quick note to thank all those who sent in letters of support and offers of help to rebuild the bird hide that was burnt to the ground last week.
As we have said previously, this act of what we think is malicious damage, is not only very upsetting to the people who built the bird hide for the pleasure of the public, but was also a great threat to the surrounding forest and woodland. It was only the quick thinking of a member of the public who spotted the fire in the very early stages and rang the fire brigade who attended immediately and dealt with it, that a more serious incident was avoided. A big thank you to them.
As you may be aware, we are already preparing to rebuild the bird hide and have been able to procure the timber due to the very generous offer from the local council to use the felled trees from the recent chainsaw course we held in Raincliffe woods.
To the person, or persons that set fire to the bird hide, we hope that you are feeling ashamed of your actions and won’t do the same again. However, we hold out the hand of forgiveness and would welcome offers of assistance to rebuild the bird hide with no questions asked or answers required. Come on, your chance to make amends.
As you are now probably aware, we the Scarborough Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Raincliffe Meadow are fully committed to enhance and improve the meadow for the enjoyment of all who use it.
Ron Baxter (chairman of the SCV)
7th May 2015