Problems just move
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.