Author Archives: Ian

Smethwick Hall park- The Severn Trent “misconnections” Connection

There are serious pollution issues at this pool at present and proven sewage has gone into the pool, which as far  as I am concerned, are linked to the bird deaths at the site. Severn Trent have attempted to deny … Continue reading

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Smethwick Hall Park sewage pollution- correcting misinformation and inaccurate reporting

The impact on the confirmed sewage pollution incident at this lake has been horrendous, yet three themes have emerged over the last week in response to the bad publicity for Sandwell council and Severn Trent Water. These are 1. Procrastination … Continue reading

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Carnage at Smethwick Hall Park #CG22

Well. where to start with  this one! Perhaps here, in May, when I previously outlined how I had reported raw sewage and other contaminants going into this small pool off Londonderry Lane Smethwick, just less than half a mile from … Continue reading

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Shittish Waterways and The Canal and Rivers distrust

As a wildfowl rescuer in the West Midlands for over 20 years, the most common recurring problem facing these type of birds is pollution in the water. This is not just from industrial sources but often from boat traffic on … Continue reading

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Back to water

Swanderwoman and Gooseman although working hard fighting grime and corruption in the background have now emerged for personal appearances at some waterway festival events. Swanderwoman deputised for The Park Knight at The Hawne Basin open weekend in Halesowen on the … Continue reading

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MURDER most fowl!

If you live in Great Britain, you will probably never see a ruddy duck, again, ever. These lovely birds , particularly males with their blue beaks have a peculiar head bobbing display that resembles a pneumatic drill. Originally a North American … Continue reading

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The Smethwick Turdberg- POO DONE IT?

  Some time ago Sandwell council famously used the threat to public health and public safety to justify the murder of 220 Canada geese in two of its green flag parks. One of the often quoted nonsensical rubbish lifted from … Continue reading

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For the not many goose

  It should come as little surprise to regular blog readers of this campaign, that I am not a Labour voter, and for good reason. Whatever the impression others may have nationally about this party being “the party of animal … Continue reading

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Victoria park Smethwick- A metaphor for Sandwell council

    I have previously set out my shear disgust at Sandwell Council’s abysmal handling of the draining lake at Victoria Park Smethwick in connection with the numerous bird deaths that have coincided with this. The email chain evidence from … Continue reading

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Winter visitors

In the land locked coastal lacking West Midlands, the sighting of unusual wildfowl- particularly on migratory routes makes for a rewarding experience. Many twitchers regard such foreign originating birds as “plastic” or “feral”, in that they are likely to have escaped from some … Continue reading

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