Thatch-Destroying Jackdaws – A Nightmare For St James’s Street Neighbours

The owners of two thatched cottages in St James’s Street desperately need your help!

Neighbours Mark Kidel and Moira Smith had their homes re-thatched earlier this year. One month after the work was completed, jackdaws started pulling the straw off the roof. Master thatcher Tim Hyde has never experienced this before.

Moira Smith

Listen to our interview to hear all the solutions Mark has considered. And if you can offer a suggestion that’s not already tried, let us know at Alfred. Moira is desperate for a fix. “They’re taking over my life,” she told Alfred.