The UK Government have applied an Avian Influenza Protection Zone across the UK. This means that we must close our Aviaries to the public until the restrictions are lifted.
We do NOT have this virus at Raystede but we are required to put in place a range of measures to protect our birds. We are still open and welcome visitors to the rest of the site – please book your ticket.
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Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare recognises that to deliver its strategic aims, objectives and priorities successfully, it needs sound governance arrangements in place. Governance is founded on laws, policies, processes, systems and behaviours and together they provide a system for the way in which an organisation is directed, administered and controlled.

The Charity’s governance framework is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees and sets out the roles, responsibilities and procedures for the effective and efficient conduct of its business. It is reviewed on an annual basis so that we remain at the forefront of best practice.

An introduction to the current members of our Board can be viewed at the bottom of the page here.

To view Raystede's Coronvirus risk assessment policy please download the document here.

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