Author Archives: Ian

Some more pricks?

A recent freedom of information request to Sandwell council has revealed the egg control measures employed for 2018 in their parks and open spaces. It is important that these figures are obtained and made public for evidence that the council … Continue reading

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Remember, remember Brunswick’s 5th of November

This is a goose free cruelty article, but summarises the behaviour of two of the main protagonists in the cull of Sandwell’s geese. The one is an ex parks manager, whose biased report appears to have led to the culls … Continue reading

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Willfull Delays

Following the last post concerning Victoria park Smethwick and the continued death of birds at this site, I contacted the Express and Star newspaper, who in the first week of August had previously exposed the situation that had been occurring … Continue reading

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Victoria Park Smethwick- The Park of Death

In August I detailed how several birds had been found dead in this “green flag” park managed by Sandwell council. It had been reported in The Express and Star newspaper that these birds had been “left rotting” in the pool for … Continue reading

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Poisoning the park

  A  chance encounter some time back with some suspicious looking geezers  led me to enquire about so called “pest control” in Sandwell’s parks and open spaces. The issue of “what is a pest and when does it become one?” … Continue reading

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A thoughtful education

Pest controllers, local authority bent council officers, aviation industry , conservationists with a black and white view of life and a God complex, “educators” with obvious childhood issues- they all appear to have it in for Canada geese. But whilst … Continue reading

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Rising for wildlife

It’s June and that means the annual gathering in Birmingham to celebrate wildlife in all its various forms at The Birmingham Wildlife Festival. This was the fourth year that we have attended and it always offers a variety of stalls and … Continue reading

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A strange education

It has recently been widely reported that a school in Sussex- “Saxon primary school” decided to carry out a cull of Canada geese in a field which is apparently used by children at the school. The decision was supposedly based … Continue reading

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Making up a number

I have recently discovered an old Express and Star clipping from 1997, as well as a letter from Sandwell council at the time concerning a letter that I wrote back then when it was intimated that the council were thinking … Continue reading

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polluted thinking

Two recent press releases from The Environment agency offer a very contradictory response to issues of water pollution and subsequent prosecution of those responsible. My dealings and experiences with this government quango, have shall we say over a considerable period … Continue reading

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