Friday, 21 August 2015

Pond clearing in Old Buckenham

Ponds on the Green being 'tidied up'
Yesterday the pond at Manor Corner was cleared out and today it has been the turn of the larger pond at Post Office Terrace.


John Davison said...

John Davison said...
Today the 21/08/15 the pond at the Game Keeper is in the process of having its ecological habit, wildlife habitat and shelter for the ducks trashed !!! over seen by one of the Old Buckenham parish councilors and sanctioned by him.

I understand and realize that this area has had a lack of maintenance and management, but to rip everything out with a 360 tracked machine with total disregard for resident wildlife and habitat is disgraceful.

The ducks and ducklings have been killed on the road in the past and unfortunately this may occur in the future, but residents do care about them
but the speeding traffic is a separate issue and should in no way be used as part justification for whats occurring.

I know vegetation will regrow, and planting other varieties of plants would be of benefit but this could have been and should have been done as a phased
management plan, thus minimizing the impact to the current habitat.

It is such a shame that this action has occurred and has been managed in my opinion so badly.

John Davison said...

22/08/15, Dead fish have been seen floating in the pond after yesterdays "planned management action" of the plant life, wild life and ecological habitat of the pond outside the "Game Keeper"

At 19:30 hrs several ducks are trying to settle for the night and have no cover as it has been all ripped out in,
" a very environmentally sound method !!! " but they get killed on the road anyway so no worries...
The local parish councilor overseeing and managing this project should be applauded !!!

A well thought out and executed plan....