GET­TING RATTY OVER RO­DENT POP­U­LA­TION

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

DAVID PORTHOUSE

via email

I know that the old say­ing is that you are never more than a few feet away from a rat, but if you use the re­cy­cling con­tain­ers that are lo­cated by the rail­way bridge on The Moor as you head into Che­sham, then see­ing one or two rats run­ning around is now not un­usual and on a “good” day you may spot six or seven.

My wife now re­fuses to get out of the car to help me when I use the re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity and I do not blame her.

The coun­cil work­ers who tend the site al­ways do a good clean up job but I think their work is un­der­mined by what ap­pears to be fly tipped black bin lin­ers of food waste which must come from a very busy kitchen.

This area is not too many yards away from Che­sham Open Air swim­ming pool and the ad­ja­cent chil­dren’s play area.

Rats may be ev­ery­where but do we have to see so many as we head from the pic­turesque Chess Val­ley along Water­side into Che­sham?

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