On Sunday 29th June we declared the Swift Tower (it deserves those capital letters) open for business, and a group of Orchard supporters gathered to encourage the swifts to take up residence. Looking at one of the photos it seemed that all we managed to lure was a helicopter, but it’s very early days.
We were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Gerri Bird, and her partner, Mr. Alan Pooley, JP, to our orchard, as the City Council has supported the orchard from the beginning. We also received a ‘big cheque’ from the Waitrose Community Matters Fund, represented by Sadie Takeley. Dick Newell from Action for Swifts, who built our amazing tower, was there with information about these lovely birds.
And a very big thank you to Susanna,  one of the orchard’s founders and the main instigator of this project. We hope the swifts come along to see her.