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Dogs Worrying Wildlife

To the couple who this afternoon thought it was OK for their two dogs to chase and harass the wildlife in the park – well it’s not!

In answer to the question “Who cares – you don’t know where I live”……. Answer: We don’t need to – we’ve got your registration number………!

The photo’s, video, and statements (including independent witnesses) have been sent to the authorities.

IMGL0679 Black Swan Lakeside 2013 5184 x 3456 DERRICK BEWELL  THORNEFor the record – we have had five black swans and cygnets killed by dogs due to behaviour such as yours. Two offences: 1) Dog not under control 2) Allowing your dog to worry wildlife. Simples!

We don’t like doing this but someone has got to look after the wildlife and support the majority of dog owners who take their dog ownership responsibilities seriously.

Side note: Apparently we’re ‘F….g do gooders’. Yup OK and proud of it!

The relevant post on Facebook has been viewed by more than 14,000 people, ‘Liked’ by 440 people and with 35 supportive comments we reckon most people would view the action taken as appropriate.


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Pongy Corner – A Plan……..

Yeah – we know that ‘Pongy Corner’ is an embarrassment.

Pongy Corner July 2015It has to be dredged every couple of years but it is particularly bad at the moment with the water level so low. Plans are in hand to have it ‘sorted’ again soon. It is not as easy as it may appear because as well as the cost there are environmental issues to consider as well.





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Motorcycle Danger

We are aware of the off road motorbike that has been riding in the park. He is a danger to everyone.

The police are aware and have photographs and details. However, if the bike reappears or any motorbikes are seen in the park please ring 101 and report it.

FoSP can’t be there all the time and the police need to know of incidents.



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Plant Thief Spotted

Yesterday evening (Sunday) a person was seen putting plants from the park in their car.

General park pics 006Our thanks to the two independent witnesses who took action at the time and collected enough information to identify the person.

We are awaiting police action.




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Finger Licking Litter # (lost count)

We left the park this morning after the parkrun and the park was spotless………

Our thanks to Sandalwood Neighbourhood watch for making the effort to pick up the litter and also for recording the disgusting behaviour of some visitors to the park.1 2 3

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Kids Kick Goslings…….

FoSP volunteers this evening witnessed three children aged 9 – 11 years trying to kick and ‘play football’ with goslings in the park. They were challenged and justified their action by saying that one of the geese tried to attack them!

CIMG6266They ran off but returned to carry on. Detailed descriptions of the kids have been sent to the authorities. We (FoSP) will always take appropriate action – sadly we have been here before and we will not allow a return to the bad old days.

Anyone seeing wildlife being mistreated can report it to the police on 101 or to the Neighbourhood Response Team on (daytime) 01302 385153 (after 7pm) 01302 341628.




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