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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Warm weather in the park


The warm weather has brought out the rabbits as they bask in the sun


The seat by the Gulf War memorial has been repaired that's been quick for the council


The first of the wildlife to have young has been the Moorhen with two young the lake being full is helping as they can get back on the island without the ramp as the water is so high


There is a lot of mess in the lake all at the bottom end and by the sluice gates rubbish is stacked up with all sort of trees and rubbish going back several yards


Burma Island still isnt open but the plants are coming into flower despite being drowned


A panoramic view of the park

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Deadly Broadwalk Bridge


Lots of Robins about this week and its always nice to see them about but it makes you think of winter




Also this week caught a Wren and a Chaffinch


The bank by the lodge is now white over with the second flush of daffs



Over the weekend the Air Ambulance was called out to the park as a 11 year old boy had fallen from the Broadwalk bridge. He had been climbing on the bridge when he fell. We are glad to hear he is ok as he could have died falling some 30 ft onto rocks. The problem is there is no way to stop this you often see children walking on the out side of the bridge or climbing up the arch and its only a matter of time before someone dies. They should have saved £250,000 and just looped the path like they have done near the lake.



The paths are now done but people have said about this path not tarmacked they say its to stop it being slippy in winter  the problem is they havent stopped water flowing off the land you can see the damp patch on the other path so come winter it will be a ice rink


The path at Burma Island is nearly done and once everything flowers its will be nice

Monday, April 11, 2016

Vandalism in Queens Park


This week saw a lot of vandal's at work with the seat by the Gulf War memorial being smashed up on 3 sides its a nice peaceful spot to sit and also out if the way for vandals to cause damage


The bandstand has all the stones pulled and smashed possibly used as a ramp for bmx or OAPs electric chairs


Some nice colour with the bright bush by the cafe and all the daffodils out on the bank just being a carpet of yellow


The ducks are getting frisky and we will be seeing baby ducks soon



The lake is still very high and the islands in and out of water. The path next to the lake has this strange in lay I dont know if its for a seat  they did the same over the other side of the lake


Monday, April 4, 2016

More Floods


The flood have got worse this week and at one point you couldn't even see the sluice gates above as the water was over the top of them you can see on the right there is a tree on its way down there is serious amounts of water coming in 


I did say Burma Island plants wanted watering but half the island was underwater so they had a good soak this week


Burma Island is nearly finished now most of the plants are in and the path is half done. It will look good when it all flowers but whats the betting some go walk about?


One of the greylag geese is getting very cheeky stand still and he is there thinking you have food