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Clearing weeds at Vicky Park is too late to save dead swan

PUBLISHED: 11:05 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 05 October 2010

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Dear Ed, How terrible it was to read the story about the dead swan in Vicky Park. take my four-year-old son over there all the time to feed the ducks, swans and geese

Dear Ed,

How terrible it was to read the story about the dead swan in Vicky Park ('Swan found dead in Victoria Park lake,' Advertiser Website, August 19.

I take my four-year-old son over there all the time to feed the ducks, swans and geese. I now have to try to explain to him why the birds are suffering for no excusable reason.

Swans are protected by law as they are the Queen's birds. I understand Tower Hamlets council have placed "a number of straw bails" to prevent the weed from forming.

Too late! It's already formed. The correct course of action is to clear it of weed and slime now.

The lake needs to be sorted out by professionals and not council bods chucking straw in.

Talk about shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted! Shame on Tower Hamlets.

Jamie Johnson

Banbury Road, Hackney


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