The paper petition calling on Sandwell council to take immediate environmental action and desilt the pool at Smethwick Hall Park, as well as the connecting issues with the other two parks has been delivered. Around 400 signatures were handed in, and this will now go to The Cabinet Petitions Committee next month. A big thank you to all those who gathered signatures and signed!
SMBC have a great deal to answer for in regards to how this pool ended up in the condition that it has, and also why they have failed to answer a Freedom of Information request concerning their inspections of this site. Could it be that these logs would record the managerial failures to act over some considerable time, and that is why the council have not even bothered to answer the request , or conducted an internal review as required by law? 😉
Having written to the ICO, they have now written to SMBC asking them to answer this request within ten days. (They have had since July 28th with the original request).
The second online petition to be delivered to Severn Trent CEO Liv Garfield now has over 1100 signatures. Please keep signing and sharing this so that this persistent environmental polluter is aware that people are outraged at what has happened at this site and the consequences of trying to duck responsibility to put it right. It is clear from some of the comments, that Severn Trent Water customers are not happy with the Coventry cowards. Here are some of the latest remarks from those who have signed the petition. A big thankyou on behalf of the birds for this! 😛
“Help the beautiful sweet Canadian geese to clean water, they are entitled to that, they don’t have to die unnecessarily in because of human pollution.”
There is a meeting next week between the main parties, and I will update on what happens with this and the petitions.