As the water level in the ‘fountain lake’ has fallen significantly, the fountain has been turned off temporarily. As the fountain is very powerful, it draws in silt from the bottom when the water level is low and there is a risk of damage to the motor.
Geese Droppings (Clean Up)
We have determined that the geese droppings do represent an environmental hazard and that simply jet-washing the pavements and paths is not an appropriate way to clean the droppings away.
Remus are currently obtaining quotes for a ‘clean up operation’ by specialist contractors however they need to visit the site to assess exactly what needs to be done and therefore the cost involved.
We will look to share the cost with Bellway on the basis that the roads and pavements are not our responsibility to manage however there will be a cost against the Service Charge Budget. Environmental Health could not assist on the basis the issue is on private land.
We believe the geese have been displaced from the larger lakes that have been partially drained due to building works however it does now look as if the geese have moved on (with the exception of one that has been left behind). If they do return, we have been advised that they should not continue to be fed by residents as this will perpetuate the problem and it is less likely they will move on to another location.