Geese have be­come a nui­sance

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

JUST one look at Lown­des Park to­day gave a very clear in­di­ca­tion that the net­ting fence (and we as­sume a planned hedge) is hav­ing no ef­fect what so ever on the quan­tity of geese col­lect­ing around the pond or on the sur­round­ing grass.

The only im­pact is on any­one walk­ing in the park who wishes to walk around the pond, who finds they can only ac­cess it at a few points and then have to avoid the quan­ti­ties of drop­pings on the path­way.

Equally any­one who at­tended the re­cent con­certs in the park took their lives in their hands if they chose to sit on the grass again due to drop­pings.

Per­haps the time has come for some pos­i­tive ac­tions, for­get the wire net­ting, that hasn’t worked, ban feed­ing the ducks/geese and fine any­one who does and con­sider a more per­ma­nent means of re­mov­ing the geese?

NAME AND AD­DRESS SUPPLIED Che­sham

THERE are some changes com­ing to the Bucks Advertiser and Ex­am­iner over the next few weeks which means, as usual, we need your help.

On Oc­to­ber 1 we will be in­tro­duc­ing some changes to im­prove what we of­fer you, our read­ers.

We plan to bring you more pages packed with the news, sport and fea­tures from through­out the South Bucks and Chilterns ar­eas.

Last week we in­tro­duced new pages for our younger read­ers. Ev­ery week Scoop School will bring you com­pe­ti­tions, book re­views and more. Young­sters can be­come mem­bers and sub­mit their own ar­ti­cles, re­views, draw­ings and pho­to­graphs and there will be lots of prizes up for grabs for mem­bers.

A brand new en­ter­tain­ment guide with forth­com­ing events from all over Bucks and be­yond will re­place Life&Leisure.

It will con­tain in­for­ma­tion about fam­ily events, theatre, gal­leries, mu­se­ums, dance, com­edy, mu­sic and more – a one-stop-shop if you are look­ing for ideas for things to do.

Our pop­u­lar colum­nists and nos­tal­gia pages will not be dis­ap­pear­ing though, you will be able to find them in the main sec­tion of the news­pa­per.

We will also be bring­ing you the big sto­ries from the rest of the county in ad­di­tion to the news from our area.

Rest as­sured, this isn’t in­stead of the lo­cal news you cur­rently find in the news­pa­per, this will be in ad­di­tion to what’s hap­pen­ing on our doorsteps.

Ex­tended com­mu­nity pages will bring you all the events and hap­pen­ings from the wide va­ri­ety of clubs, char­i­ties, so­ci­eties and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions through­out our area. And this is where we need your help.

If you run a club or so­ci­ety, are a mem­ber of a vol­un­tary group or sports club, we want to hear your news. If you are plan­ning a fundrais­ing cof­fee morn­ing, a talk from an in­ter­est­ing speaker or to yarn bomb more of Che­sham, let us know and we will pub­lish it. Help us to bring you the news and views that are im­por­tant to our read­ers. We look for­ward to hear­ing from you. sub­jected to im­mense suf­fer­ing.

Head of emer­gen­cies for the Red Cross, Ben Web­ster, said: “Peo­ple are ar­riv­ing in Europe with very lit­tle – some only a fam­ily photo and the clothes they left in. “

“We ur­gently need sup­plies such as food, wa­ter, nap­pies and hy­giene kits as well as emer­gency med­i­cal treat­ment – your sup­port can make a huge dif­fer­ence.”

Red Cross vol­un­teers across Europe are work­ing around the clock to sup­port hun­dreds of thou­sands of refugees as they at­tempt to reach safety. To do­nate, go to: www.red­cross.org.uk/ refugeecri­sis

S WHITWHAM Bri­tish Red Cross

Grate­ful thanks to all who con­trib­uted.

NAGEENA SHAUKAT South Fundrais­ing

Of­fi­cer SKT Wel­fare

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