Tree Tops Café re-opens after ‘highly regrettable’ break-in at Rushmere Park’s visitor centre

Rushmere Country Park
Rushmere Country Park

The Greensand Trust is counting the cost of a break-in at its Visitor Centre at Rushmere Park.

The intruders struck at the building within the Heath and Reach beauty spot in the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 28), but the Trust has not commented on what damage was done or what may have been taken, as the incident is subject to an ongoing police investigation.

A spokesman for the environmental charity said: “The Trust regrets to report a break-in took place at the Visitor Centre of Rushmere Country Park in the early hours of Tuesday morning which is now the subject of a police investigation.

“As a result the Tree Tops Café was closed on Tuesday 28 August while police investigators were on site but has since re-opened for business.”

Chief Executive Gill Welham added: “This is a highly regrettable incident as Rushmere Country Park is run on a not-for-profit basis by charity the Greensand Trust with proceeds from the café going towards the running the park. We thank the public for their support and would urge anyone with any relevant information to contact the police.”

Anyone willing to assist Rushmere Country Park can donate via our website: https://www.greensandtrust.org/Appeal/donate

A Beds Police spokesman said “We were called at around 3am on Tuesday to reports of a break in at the visitors centre in Rushmere Country Park.

“The offenders had gained entry to the property and searched it, as well as accessing a safe.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting reference 26 of Tuesday (28 August).