Statement from the Conservators on the Kite Festival

This statement follows recent announcements from the Rotary Club of Royston about seeking an alternative site for the kite festival.

The current timing and location of the kite festival involves cutting the grass on part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) earlier than best practice (because of the protected breeding ground nesting birds).  We have been discussing with Rotary for the past few years either moving the kite festival later, after the grass has been cut at the correct time, or holding it on the non-SSSI area around the Heath Café, and are happy to discuss either of these further.