Prob­lems just move

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

ALL good stuff and very wel­come, but as usual the prob­lems just move. This last week­end there have been small groups of likely look­ing of­fend­ers skulk­ing along the North and South banks of the Nene near the A47A1 pic­nic area – yes the renowned “dog­ging area”– but they were clear­ing banks and oth­ers on the op­po­site bank were walk­ing with plas­tic bags bulging with some­thing that they didn’t want me to see.

Bear­ing in mind the re­cent re­ports of net­ting fish and killing swans, I ac­tu­ally re­ported the in­ci­dents to the En­vi­ron­ment Agency Hot­line (I think it’s cen­tral re­port­ing cen­tre must be in Sh­effield but could have been any­where be­cause he didn’t know where the reiver Nene was or have any knowl­edge of any prob­lems with il­l­ie­gally tak­ing fish or killing swans) but all I got was some­thing like “Have you ac­tu­ally caught them fish­ing be­cause it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult to do some­thing if you haven’t” and I thought there was a will to get on top of these things!

Lip ser­vice! I did even­tu­ally get a com­mit­ment to let the area duty in­spec­tor know and feed back in seven to 10 days. I wait with baited (ex­cuse the pun) breath.


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