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Thursday, October 5, 2017

CEC take no action on deadly trees?


Despite the fact that the dangerous trees in the park were highlight in the Chronicle the CEC have made no attempt to make it safe in the park. I walked around with the reporter and all most every tree has dangerous branch's on them.

As a former head gardener of an estate larger that the park my point cant be disputed as the amount of dead branch's that have fallen in the last few week proves I am correct and its  deadly. Our MP has been asked to take some action but we have had no response from her


Above branch's that have come down this week and below tree with lots of dead one on it



Both these trees have big dead branch's capable   of killing anyone they fall on someone



More dead ones and how many can you count on the one below


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Trees now deadly in the park still no action by CEC


Massive Mushroom in the park that will fill your pate and a butterfly out this week


Last time we showed a massive deadly branch that had fell and again this week another one in the same area these are enough to kill anyone and its happening all over the park. Its been reported to the park manager and other members of the council but no action has been taken they seem hell bent on getting some one killed before they do anything. They came and chopped up this fallen branch and within a few feet there are more deadly branch's but they didn't touch them they left them on the same tree. The council has a duty to keep people safe in the park and are not even making any attempt to remove these dead branch’s. If anyone is hurt or killed these reports can be used in court to prove negligence    



A new bench this week in memory of a loved one


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Autumn arrives early


The council still haven't taken any action about dangerous trees and dead branch's this one came down and certainly big enough to kill someone it been left for 2 weeks now. They have a duty of care which they are failing on when someone get hurt or worse they may take some action to make the park safe it was a condition of the lottery grant the park was maintained



A lot of trees are now showing signs of winter colour and its a month early so we may get a bad winter.

The Lions display is now restored from the problems and looking good


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Help needed to keep site going

For over 9 years I have run and In all that time I have paid for everything myself and used my own camera to take over 75,000 photos of the Queens Park and Crewe.

I am now 69 years old and on a pension and cant keep up the web site fees and my camera is past it so I am looking for support from my readers in the form of donation so the sites dont have to close.

Please spread the word and make a donation

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Another 30ft deadly tree in the park

One of the new ducks that has grown up a bit has strange colours and is very cheeky




A lot of comments on Facebook about the geese mess by the lake and people with children are complaining it gets on pram wheels and shoes meaning you take it home

Research has shown that the excrement of geese contains a wide variety of pathogens capable of infecting humans and that can also be transferred to the water and air quality. However, the transmission of disease or parasites from geese to humans has not been well documented. The parasites do exist, so the potential exists, and the higher number of geese the higher the potential. But since there are gaps in the research, we do caution that the presence of a disease does not necessarily translate into a threat to public health.

Parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungus that are present in Canada geese

Parasites can cause diarrhea and infection, especially in individuals with compromised immune systems. Three parasites that are a concern to humans are cryptosporidium, giardia and toxoplasmosis.  Infection may occur through eating a goose that is undercooked or drinking contaminated water. Caution should be observed when swimming in any lake, pond or beach area that has a presence of geese.

The bacteria transferred from Canada geese that cause humans concern are chlamydiosis, e-coli, listeria, pasteurella multocida and salmonella. Infected birds can shed the bacteria through feces, nasal discharge and when someone is bitten. Humans normally manifest infection by pneumonia or through a wound.  The presence of e-coli correlates to the temperature, so there is a higher probability of e-coli presence during the month of June rather than February. Unless you are working around Canada geese or involved in feces clean up, the risk of infection can be low.

Canada geese are members of a group of birds that have been known to contract avian influenza. In 2004, researchers confirmed that Canada geese could contract H5N1, and it is an on-going concern that geese can introduce the disease.  There is on-going research to help validate these concerns.

Lastly, histoplasmosis fungus grows in soil enriched with bird droppings, including those from geese. When these contaminated soils are stirred up, the fungal spores can become dispersed and inhaled, thereby infecting individuals. Goose droppings have not been identified as a source for histoplasmosis, however, in light of the conflicting information, we suggest people practice caution when raking, mowing or stirring up soil enriched with goose droppings. It does not appear that goose droppings on sidewalks and other non-soil surfaces pose a risk.

How to proactively protect yourself from diseases that Canada geese carry

As a general rule, keeping a distance from geese and areas frequented by geese will always be the first line of defense in combating any diseases that geese can carry. Individuals with compromised immune systems should be extra cautious.

We suggest the following safety guidelines:

  • Wear protective gloves while working with feces or geese
  • Wash hands after working outdoors around geese
  • Launder work clothes
  • Shower after a day of working outdoors around geese
  • We wash our dogs paws daily at the end of every working day
  • We suggest washing bottoms of shoes at the end of every working day


One of the dead trees that Cheshire east are leaving  to endanger members of the public its over 30 ft and if that comes down it could kill a lot of people if they are close. As per last week post managers have been advised since January but no action is being taken


Coronation walk and the water fall still only works when we have had a lot of rain the rest of the time its dead. When it does work the flow is so slow its not worth having and as it leaves stagnant water its becoming another hazard as its covered in weed, alga and rubbish. If the flow was more and it worked all the time it would be washed away. adding to that when its strimmed all the rubbish goes in the brook clogging it up. The whole stream wants a good clean not a massive expensive job  


If kids get in this what can they catch?



Monday, July 10, 2017

Are Cheshire East Council putting lives in Danger?

Back in February we highlighted the dangers in the park  with dangerous trees with very heavy dead branch's that could potentially kill people if they fell

The Danger was reported to The Park Manger Elaine, George Broughton and Melanie Henniker, from HR  now 5 months later nothing has been done none of the dead trees have been removed the dead branch's are still there. Cheshire East Council has a duty of care to keep visitors safe  from danger which clearly they are failing to do should anyone be killed by falling trees someone could be found guilty of corporate manslaughter. Its hard to predict when dead branch's will fall  but its fact they wont come back to life and fix themselves  this is a public park  visited by children and old people and even small branch’s could cause serious injury or death. You can see in the sample photos that there are dead trees and the branch’s are very heavy and very dangerous. The Lottery funded the renovation on the condition the park was maintained  failure to do so they can demand money back. I am a former head Gardener of a estate bigger than the park and in my professional opinion  the park is a death trap if anyone is hurt they can use this article as evidence of H&S failings.


Above a dead tree which can fall into the road and below look at the size of the dead branch



Coronation walk stream is working at last but its not fixed properly as the design is still at fault the bog garden has now become a nettle garden. Its the same problem they didn't kill the weed before planting just planted in the middle of the weeds would you pay for that at home NO so why hasn't he council got it redone to a descant standard?


Lots of new wildlife in the park for people to see



A nice yellow one these often don't survive as gulls spot them and take them


Other baby ducks get killed as the council fail to put a bit of netting at the end of the lake were duck can fall down and die there is no major cost just a council that don't care about wildlife. New reports about the badgers show that Natural England and Police let work continue as there was to be daily check to see if badgers had returned it now turns out that any random dude from the contractors with no knowledge of badgers was the only check and that was to see if the fence that was only quarter way round the sett had been moved. It would never have been allowed if they new that  


Lots of wildlife now using the waterfall and stream gold crest and gold finch are just a few



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New Signets in the park


Coronation Walk is still in a right mess with the stream still not working after all this time. The steam is covered in mud dirt and weeds and the water has virtually stopped. Why would the council pay for this if it was your house you wouldn't pay until it worked properly. Same with the plants  you wouldn't pay if they were stuck in the middle of weeds. Its possible if they don't fix it soon the pump will overheat and require a new one again. All that's needed is a couple of holes in the pond wall so water will flow in from the lake it will find its own level  the whole thing has been a cock up again. They have put new bench's down the walk so you can sit and look at the weeds and empty stream.


Lots of new wildlife with baby ducks, Canada geese and now signets. Lets hope they survive this time but watching today as they swam close to a fisherman who cast inch's in front of them its not good. I  thought they had to bring the line in and let swans swim past not try and hook them. The other problem is people feeding them as if they are babies so they get humanised which often gets them killed when they leave as they have no fear of humans. Swan rescue groups have advised not to feed by hand but people ignore that and still do. This makes the swan a threat as lots of people specially with babies fear them as they come right up to you for food and its frightening if you have a young baby and a swan is pecking close to it.



Monday, May 22, 2017

Cheshire East Council steal copyrighted image?



A photo taken of the new sign in the queens park and draw your attention to the second photo down on the left of the lodges. This is clearly a stolen copyright image taken from my website      you can see the small cloud on the right is identical
It was stolen from

This is not the first time the park management have stolen my photos the whole management is in total disarray. We had the problems with them committing wildlife crimes and interfering with badgers due to  their cockup. They are still refusing FOI act request for information about the badgers the only reason I can think of is they are covering up criminal acts.

Last year we had the paths done and crimes were committed against badgers and the firm buried the controls to the sluice gate under the new path which meant the lake kept flooding as it couldn't be emptied so the same firm get the contract for the waterfall and its still not working as the feed is out of the water as the pump is not getting water to cool it it can soon get ruined.

The planting by contractors has been a joke were they have planted into weeds so the new plants cant be seen for nettles and you cant mow or weed the bog garden is planted and instead of killing weeds the butter cups are not bigger than the plants. With all these things why are the jobs not  inspected after and then refused payment until its done correct you wouldn't pay at your own house if it was a mess. In February I reported 22 dangerous tree branch's and dead trees   To Elaine and George nothing has been done and health and safety should be top priority any of them falling are big enough to kill.

This isn't lack of money this is money being wasted on bad workmanship and its tax payers money that's being frittered away. One has to ask are the management fit for the job someone need to take responsibility for these cock ups    and someone should be asking why on several occasions have the council committed wildlife criminal acts one would expect their to be serious question asked about staff competence.

The same problem exist with the friends group people got roles with no vote and it was for one year until they changed the rules so they could stay in longer years later they are still there as they just vote each other in


Even if the pool was full the pipe is barley under water


A few years ago I rescued the oldest stone in Crewe which was left in Coronation walk he has now been returned to the walk


More plants have gone in at the side of the lake these were on the original plans of the restoration to improve the water and help wildlife were there are stacks around the lake it should have plants