Discovery Centre work resumes

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The Discovery Centre

Sussex Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that, beginning in June, Baxall Construction will be back on site at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, installing services for the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

This will involve a trench being dug along the main access road from Rye Harbour car park. The trench will house a new electricity supply, broadband and sewer. These works are expected to last for up to 16 weeks, although government regulations regarding Covid-19 may impact on the project timescale.

The works will be completed in three phases, starting at the Discovery Centre and working towards Rye Harbour village car park. The contractors will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum whilst maintaining site safety, but there will be some unavoidable disruption to the use of the footpath along the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve road.

Diversions, limited access, a partial closure and a one way system will be in place when necessary. Unfortunately, because the path will be narrower than usual, it will not be suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs, and cyclists will need to dismount past the works.

Every effort will be made to restore full access as soon as it is safe to do so, and regular updates will be posted on the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre website and on social media.

Sussex Wildlife Trust requests that all visitors monitor their own social distancing, especially along the restricted sections of path. All visitors are encouraged to take an alternative route where possible and to follow local signage for any diversions.

An ecological survey will be carried out before any vegetation is cleared. Checks for wildlife, especially any nesting birds will be conducted regularly along the route. Sussex Wildlife Trust would like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation. For more details about the trench, see here.

Image Credits: Sussex Wildlife Trust .

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