Havergate Island

Havergate Island

Havergate Island
Welcome to the Havergate community group. Havergate is a magical place, Suffolk’s only island! The reserve is nestled within the Alde & Ore estuary and is well known for its year round bird spectacle.
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  • Havergate Island

    Farewell Kieren

    After over four years of tireless work for the island and it's wildlife, Kieren has left us this month for new exciting challenges on different shores. He will work not too far away from the Suffolk Coast, therefore, I hope very much to see him...
  • Havergate Island

    Building for the future:

    Almost three months to the day since the storm surge that wracked the East coast and Havergate specifically the repairs to the seawall are complete. The two major breaches and umpteen slippages were repaired in an operation lasting a little more than...
  • Havergate Island

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Kieren, the island's warden, has done an incredible job over the past weeks to re-instate the protection of the island while literally fighting the elements in all weathers. He has been supported by a very hardworking digger driver and different groups...
  • Havergate Island

    Situation update

    After the Christmas period and more than a month since the Storm surge, it is worth updating people about the situation on Havergate. The worst of the flooding on the island has passed with long meadow now all but drained of water, main/gullery/north...
  • Havergate Island

    After the Storm:

    5 days have passed since the storm surge on the evening of Thursday 5 December. Conditions were too difficult to land on Havergate immediately after the surge on the Friday. However, a slow sail round the island on Friday morning revealed at least two...
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