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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Midgets in the Queens Park

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I spotted these two midgets in the park but it turned out they were big men down a big hole. They are putting the old shelter that was removed from the childs play area back in its new location in the play area but it does seem a big hole for foundations.

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At the main entrance the clock tower renovations has started as scaffolding has been put up around it for work to begin. It shouldnt  take much as the clock its self is maintained. So it basically need a clean and minor repairs to stones that are missing but it is a skilled job to fix.

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The park gates are all go this week as the new gates go in at the Georges end above.

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The gates at Morton Road end were going in today(Friday) and Tipkinder next weeks hopefully.

A new Family has moved in to the Park

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Yes there are a few new families of ducks that have moved in and its good to see wildlife doing well

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Having a day out with mum

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A worrying development is the lake as you can see above the warm weather has brought out the weeds which are popping up all over the lake. The problem was the lake was dredged and then when the contractors went bust it was left without water for a long time and weeds started to grow. We are now seeing the results of this in the lake. I dont know if it can be removed by weed killer now there are fish in the lake or if it can be removed without draining we will wait and see but if its not talked it may take over the lake

A very Sad Tale

We live in a sick society and this case does highlight why the park needs wardens. Some time ago we mention an old  man affectionately know as squirrel man. This man could be seen everyday in the park come rain shine and even when there was snow and ice and –20 he sat by the lake feeding the wildlife who ate out of his hand. He has not been seen for a while but it came to light why this week. Apparently some very sick young individuals  started demanding he give them money and as a result he is to afraid to come to the park any more.

It goes without saying if you see anything like this or know these yobs call the Police and lets get them locked up

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