Rain culls teddy bears on fence
RAIN has led to the removal of more than 100 toys from Wanneroo’s popular ‘teddy bear fence’.
About 150 toys remain attached to the fence on Lenore and High roads, which has grown from a collection of about 50 nine months ago.
City of Wanneroo assets director Harminder Singh said staff inspected the teddies last Friday, June 23.
“Following on from significant rain, a number of the toys attached to the fence were found to be splitting/showing signs of deterioration and were therefore removed,” he said.
“Several bears had split due to being waterlogged, resulting in the spread of their internal stuffing around the area.”
In August last year, the City requested removal of the toys but later reversed its decision while it considered alternate locations.
Mr Singh said the site would be monitored.
“While the City is continuing to consider the long-term management of the teddy bears at this site, periodic inspections and removal of any damaged bears will continue to eliminate the risk to local wildlife in the adjacent conservation reserve as well as littering issues in the area,” he said.
“Any long-term action will be subject to community consultation.”
Some of the toys along the fence on High Road.