A local nature reserve is re-opening its centre six months after a fire caused by vandals.

Bumble Hole Conservation Group will be celebrating the re-opening of its centre and coffee shop on Sunday November 21 with a public event.

From 10am to 2pm volunteers will open the centre for a fundraising coffee morning in aid of Macmillan nurses. On offer will be cream teas, home-made cakes, tombola and a raffle as well as a guided walk around the area for an hour, starting at 11am.

Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “The centre is run entirely by volunteers who were devastated back in May when the building was attacked by arsonists. The dedication of the people who work at Bumble Hole is clear to see and I congratulate them for their hard work.”

In addition to the public event a private official opening for staff and volunteers is taking place on Friday November 19. A ribbon will be cut by pupils from three local schools; Hillcrest, Sledmere and Northfield Road, who have raised £2,000 for the centre.