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RE: PENNINGTON FLASH. Issues & Concerns


Dear friends, if you have an interest in knowing about developments at the flash, please register as follows. Regards David

 

Rearranged stakeholder engagement session

 

As the phase one project at Pennington is transitioning into its delivery phase I would like to invite you to a stakeholder engagement session on the 23.05.22. This replaces the session in early May that had to be cancelled

 

The session will commence at 17.30 and last for around 90 minutes. Key members of the project team will deliver the presentation within the boardroom at Leigh Sports Village with an opportunity for stakeholders to raise questions.

 

During the session, we will set out the anticipated programme for the delivery of the phase one work, and the anticipated level of disruption and provide an update on our plans to manage the site upon completion of the capital works through the partnership approach with colleagues operating Leigh Sports Village.

 

If you are able to attend the session I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance in advance so that we provide refreshments for the anticipated attendees.

 

I hope that you are able to make the planned session and look forward to sharing the latest position on the day. If there are any queries in advance please do let me know.

 

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Thanks David

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Colin, this will be worth attending you could find out more about the NR proposals. There is a plan worked out by RSPB for restoration and enhancement of the NR but I think it's dependent on if Pennington is included in the NNR

 

Dear valued stakeholder

 

As the phase one project at Pennington is transitioning into its delivery phase I would like to invite you to a stakeholder engagement session on the 11.04.22 .

 

The session will commence at 17.30 and last for around 90 minutes. Key members of the project team will deliver the presentation within the boardroom at Leigh Sports Village with an opportunity for stakeholders to raise questions.

 

During the session we will set out the anticipated programme for the delivery of the phase one work, the anticipated level of disruption and provide an update on our plans to manage the site upon completion of the capital works through the partnership approach with colleagues operating Leigh Sports Village.

 

If you are able to attend the session I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance in advance so that we provide refreshments for the anticipated attendees.

 

I hope that you are able to make the planned session and look forward to sharing the latest position on the day. If there are any queries in advance please do let me know.

 

Many thanks

 

 

Stuart Holden

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Development Manager Projects, Product and Bids

 

Email: Stuart.Holden@wigan.gov.uk

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Seems like work is beginning on the new visitor centre and car park, apparently due to be completed by the end of the summer (see attached photo). There's not much mention of the nature reserve part of the flash but at least it's got a new logo. Anybody know of any proposed management, enhancement or restoration work which is likely to take place?



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Just to let you know that the Environment Agency are training at Pennington over the next 4 weeks (possibly Tuesdays and Thursdays).
They are training on managing incidents including the likes of oils spills etc. as such you may see booms and boats. It is purely a training exercise
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Most people change their behaviour if informed politely (sadly not all!)

Last year, a couple walked past me at Horrocks onto the spit. I advised them it was a nature reserve (they were too interested in each other to read the sign), and they apologised genuinely & quickly got off. er, so to speak

Having said that, a few years ago there was a couple right by the public footpath at the same spot. They weren't on the NR, but - well, really! no

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Swimmers going out from the car park this evening. Not kids but properly equipped open water types. I spoke to a couple of blokes wearing wetsuits and preparing to go swimming a week or two ago and they just dismissed me out of hand. It needs nipping in the bud before it becomes a real issue. Just some signs would help. These swimmers were heading right out in front of east bay reedbed and into east bay, flushing pretty much everything in that area.

Added to this, swimmers were also out at the sailing club, with one noted swimming very close to the ruck and possibly outside the area the sailing club are supposed to use. So essentially the only undisturbed place this evening was Rammies furious


 

Bit late for the swimming to be nipped in the bud,it's been going on now for about 2 years or more ,everyone was informed at the time ,and as usual with penny nothing has happened,if I remember Colin Davies highlighted it many times in the last few years ,I have seen them swim through Gull Roosts ,boat club's to the ruck seems a regular route,penny is more disturbed than it's ever been.I reported it many times as I did with most issues ,even I have more or less given up now.For me now I don't think of it as a nature reserve I just except it for what it has become a place were it's all things to all men, were it's more or less a park were everyone does whatever they want to and birders now just have to accept this, and accept it as a place were you see what you see.



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Admittedly there's not a lot can be done about swimmers from the sailing club. The Sailing club own a big chunk of the water, so they can do as they like. They should only swim (or sail) within the boundaries of their ownership though. As per my earlier post. The buoys that marked the nature reserve/no sail zone have moved considerably and need replacing. They are a good 50-100m out of line. The swimmers from the car park were a new one for me though and its that that I'm really referring to needing stopping.

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Swimmers going out from the car park this evening. Not kids but properly equipped open water types. I spoke to a couple of blokes wearing wetsuits and preparing to go swimming a week or two ago and they just dismissed me out of hand. It needs nipping in the bud before it becomes a real issue. Just some signs would help. These swimmers were heading right out in front of east bay reedbed and into east bay, flushing pretty much everything in that area.

Added to this, swimmers were also out at the sailing club, with one noted swimming very close to the ruck and possibly outside the area the sailing club are supposed to use. So essentially the only undisturbed place this evening was Rammies furious


I'm told by a regular who gets there much earlier than me that two swimmers go out from the car park early morning almost daily throughout the year, even when the Flash was partly iced over in the winter. A couple of days ago there were two men blowing up some kind of inflatable and preparing to go out from the car park and last week there was an angler just off east bay reedbed in an inflatable. 

When we came out of the first lockdown last May, the Flash was one of the few places where open water swimming was allowed and this attracted larger numbers than usual. On more than one occasion I counted around 100 swimmers in the water, stretching from the yacht club to the ruck and right over towards east bay. Basically anywhere within the buoys where the yachts can go. These swimmers were / are there six days a week for at least a couple of hours each time, either early morning or evening, and they also have Gemini craft support boats which whizz around the flash checking that everybody is ok, so basically the whole of the flash within the boundary of the buoys is out of bounds for wildfowl. No wonder duck numbers are well down and we never get a diver that stays. 

Canoes from the yacht club regularly go right up to the west end reeds.  About a month ago three canoes went out from the car park right along the spit close in and were about to go into Ramsdales until another Flash regular shouted to them to stop from the Ruck.

Also about a month ago there was a party going on in Ramsdales reedbed, I could hear laughing and shouting and music, and there was smoke rising from the reedbed. It's not unusual at all to see anglers on the spit, especially early morning and a year or two ago I even came across Leigh fire brigade training in front of Ramsdales hide.

Add to all of this dog walkers with 2, 3, 4 dogs off the lead running everywhere, the spit overgrown and not managed at all and John is quite correct, it's not a nature reserve anymore, it's just a place where despite everything you might get lucky and see a bird on passage. Just compare the sightings from Elton Reservoir or Audenshaw to Pennington Flash, there's no comparison. One dunlin is a good day at the flash these days.

Unfortunately I don't think anything can now be done to save it, it's too far gone and I can only see it getting worse. More and more houses are going up all around and a new cafe and visitor centre is apparently being built and the overwhelming majority of visitors just see it as a playground. Councilors hold up signs for photo shoots advertising the new visitor centre which call the place Pennington Flash Nature Reserve, that's just a sick joke unless they're prepared to invest heavily in the place, including wardens. 

This is why I don't go very much, despite living a 10 minute walk away.

 



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Craig Higson wrote:

Swimmers going out from the car park this evening. Not kids but properly equipped open water types. I spoke to a couple of blokes wearing wetsuits and preparing to go swimming a week or two ago and they just dismissed me out of hand. It needs nipping in the bud before it becomes a real issue. Just some signs would help. These swimmers were heading right out in front of east bay reedbed and into east bay, flushing pretty much everything in that area.

Added to this, swimmers were also out at the sailing club, with one noted swimming very close to the ruck and possibly outside the area the sailing club are supposed to use. So essentially the only undisturbed place this evening was Rammies furious


 

Bit late for the swimming to be nipped in the bud,it's been going on now for about 2 years or more ,everyone was informed at the time ,and as usual with penny nothing has happened,if I remember Colin Davies highlighted it many times in the last few years ,I have seen them swim through Gull Roosts ,boat club's to the ruck seems a regular route,penny is more disturbed than it's ever been.I reported it many times as I did with most issues ,even I have more or less given up now.For me now I don't think of it as a nature reserve I just except it for what it has become a place were it's all things to all men, were it's more or less a park were everyone does whatever they want to and birders now just have to accept this, and accept it as a place were you see what you see.



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Swimmers going out from the car park this evening. Not kids but properly equipped open water types. I spoke to a couple of blokes wearing wetsuits and preparing to go swimming a week or two ago and they just dismissed me out of hand. It needs nipping in the bud before it becomes a real issue. Just some signs would help. These swimmers were heading right out in front of east bay reedbed and into east bay, flushing pretty much everything in that area.

Added to this, swimmers were also out at the sailing club, with one noted swimming very close to the ruck and possibly outside the area the sailing club are supposed to use. So essentially the only undisturbed place this evening was Rammies furious

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Not a pressing concern given all that's going on a the moment, but definitely one for the future. I've thought for a while that the line of buoys defining the no-sail zone had been moving. Tonight whilst birding from the ruck it was obvious just how much they have moved. When I was working at the flash, the line of buoys used to run from the point on the ruck, in a straight line to the north bank of the mouth of the river more or less. Tonight the nearest buoy was almost in Rammies and the line looked more like something you'd see on a snakes and ladders board. I appreciate there are no rangers to reset the line, but I'm sure the sailing club could help out - pretty sure they must move their buoys regularly.

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I'm sure you have have seen the photos on Los Facebook page David . Presume two separate groups?

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Some progress with reporting the madness at the flash 2 councillors have been in touch and will make enquiries for us.



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I am trying my best to bring these offences to the attention of the council, councillors and Police, the police are indifferent to it even being an offence, my council contacts are on Furlow  so it's down to every one of us to keep reporting it and gathering info and pictures

please post them here or send them to leighos.chairman@gmail.com but in all cases report to the police and your local councillor



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Originally posted yesterday by Lez Fairclough:

Unbelievable scenes on the main spit 50yds in front of Horrocks Hide at 4pm with approx 20 people some of them swimming & a BBQ in full swing!



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Thanks, Colin and Gordon, the site is rapidly going downhill, a lot of birders don't go anymore so there are fewer eyes watching for wrongdoings. The lack of proper wardens and patrols have taken their toll, it's become a free for all, illegal fishing, trespass and out of control dogs. Despite the best efforts of my volunteer group we don't seem to take things forward, last year we put in over 600 hours but that's just fire fighting as they say. I have sent the photos and reported the trespass incidents to 4 council officials who have a responsibility at Pennington. We will see where it goes please keep me informed if you are managing to go down there I have to stay away just now as I have lung issues (job-related).



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Hi David, sorry I didn't get any photos, I was so surprised by the time I thought about it they were out of sight. 2 lads probably late teens early twenties both wearing caps with hooddies over the top.

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Hi, Colin and Gordon, if you can send me the photos i can send them on the WBC to highlight what is going on. Regards David:      leighos.chairman@gmail.com



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Depressingly, when I arrived in East bay today at 7:30 there was a temporary hide on the end of the spit. It wasn't a angler, it was the type of hide either photographer or a shooter uses. At about 7:45 the person in the hide got out and took the hide down and left. I didn't see either a gun or a camera but whatever he had it was in his large rucksack. I have photos of the person but I'm not going to post them here.



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As requested by Ian I have reposted this in response to Colin Davies comments on the sightings page.

Yesterday evening (Wednesday) while stood by Ramsdales Hide 2 guys walked out over scrapes to the middle island and out of view, they weren't carrying anything. When later on the point I looked at the spit and couldn't see them. Maybe these were the same people

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Next phase of Believe in Leigh funding announced

Plans for a town centre youth hub and new visitor facilities at Pennington Flash are among regeneration projects set to receive Believe in Leigh funding.
Wigan Council has revealed details for the second phase of the £5m fund including projects addressing priority areas highlighted by residents.
Following feedback from two major consultations, improvements to Civic Square, further investment at Leigh Market Hall and a new canal bridge are also among the proposals.
Deputy leader of Wigan Council, Councillor Keith Cunliffe, said: During both the Believe in Leigh consultation and The Big Listening Project, residents told us that combating anti-social behaviour, tackling environmental issues, providing better youth provision and improving public realm facilities were among the most important issues to them.
The first phase of projects saw public realm development to Bradshawgate, a new CCTV network across the town centre, improved street lighting and improved facilities on Market Place.
"These latest exciting schemes have also been developed to respond directly to that feedback.
A total of £1m has been earmarked for youth facilities in the town centre with plans to engage the community to help shape the development.
Scheduled improvements to Pennington Flash include new parking areas, a café, visitor information centre and rooftop seating area.
Refurbishment at Civic Square will include public realm works linked to the regeneration of the Town Hall and supporting the Turnpike Gallery.
A further £500k will be invested to improve customer experience at the ever-popular Leigh market.
Believe in Leigh cash will also be used to boost existing funds for a new canal bridge to connect The Loom retail park to development on West Bridgewater Street.
And Believe in Leigh capital funding will be bolstered by an action plan to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and improve community cohesion, with representatives of the Council, the police, health and education providers coming together to address the concerns identified by local people.
2021 will be an exciting year for the town, with Leigh playing host to both the Womens Euro Championships and the Rugby League World Cup.
Councillor Cunliffe, who represents Leigh East ward, added: Being a host city for two major tournaments gives us a fantastic opportunity to put Leigh on the map and to create a lasting legacy for our local community.
Were hoping that by 2021 the works to Pennington Flash and projects in the town centre are complete, giving us a fantastic visitor destination to host exciting events connected to the tournaments.
The Believe in Leigh fund was created to respond to community feedback and was subject to its own public consultation.
The results have been supplemented with those from The Big Listening Project that concluded last year.
A further consultation detailing the longer-term economic development masterplan for the town centre will follow later this year.
For more information about Believe in Leigh, visit www.wigan.gov.uk/believeinleigh
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John who are you reporting it to



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Unfortunately the fishermen are now encamped all along ramsdales reedbed, m fed up of reporting it and nothing getting done,  Boats on main flash fishermen in Ramsdales birds don't know,were to go. 



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Looking at those pictures Dave, it seems like more water came down Westleigh Brook than Hey Brook. The flash was a bit higher than that in the last big flood in 1999 (I think). I remember the visitor centre was almost an island for a day or so with flooding from Westleigh Brook, and it looks like very nearly as much water has come down again!

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If you are thinking of a nice day in the hides at Penny, forget it, the whole place is underwater. It will need 2/3 dry days for it to drain away.



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Cheers Dave!

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I have asked the Sailing Club to remind members of the restrictions, any future sightings please email me: leighos.chairman@gmail.com or let them know on the day. Thanks for highlighting this Craig



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As I was leaving today a Kayak, two up with what appeared to be two women, was paddling along the north shore towards the spit, on the wrong side of the sailing restriction. They were probably 50m from the shore. I had seen the kayak come from the sailing club earlier so perhaps the sailing club need to remind its members about the limits of their access?

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The powers that be have acted on our request for a deeper channel to be dug around "disaster Island"  When is anybody's guess!!!



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as suspected the drying out has happened, we are trying to get a barrier put in place.



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Colin, it's good to hear that the Cowslips have now some protection, as requested. Regarding "disaster Island" can i  forward your concerns to both Mark Champion who carried out the work and Graham Workman who authorised it. (not sure where the funds came from)

The subject with also be aired at a forthcoming Greenhart forum meeting.

 

P.S. for anyone with spare time, the volunteer groups have 3 meetings planned on 24th May - 29th May -6th June. 9-30 am in the carpark. or see https://pennyflashvolunteers.blogspot.co.uk/



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Some positive news and some negative news from Pennington Flash today. On the positive side, it's good to see that following my complaint last year which I believe was raised with the council by David Shallcross, part of the glade on the south side with a decent colony of cowslips has been roped off, not to stop people going there, but to stop the council cutting it until after the cowslips have gone to seed. I'm not really sure why they don't just put back cutting the whole glade by a month, but at least they're making an effort.
 
On the negative side, the worst fears of some of us have been confirmed regarding the cleared "island" on the kidney pond. We're only in the middle of May and though we've had some sunshine, it's not exactly been a drought, yet even so the ditch which separates the island from the mainland is already virtually dry. My guess is that by the end of August it won't be recognisable as an island and we'll have people and dogs on it. If dogs are splashing around in the water off the far side of the island they potentially risk disturbing birds on the spit. I'm still not sure what they were trying to achieve by clearing the island but unless they still have more work to do, I think we can say that whatever it was it failed.


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If you get no joy on 101 then use 999 as motorbikes on narrow and well used tracks like that pose a serious hazard and could easily end up involving pedestrians.



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Good luck on 101. Took me over 1/2 an hour to get through last time I tried. Ive had more success tweeting my local police. For Leigh its @GMPLeigh. Tweet em now and you might see something in a day or two as its obviously not instant, but it will get seen.

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This is a Police issue John, not only as they're breaking the law riding those tracks but its also poses a serious risk to the public. The more it is reported to them (probably via 101) the greater the likelihood they will act.



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Today again some off road motor biker ripping the tracks up on the south bank for the second day running,which is not good. I tried phoning the Golf club to report it 3 times ,but no answer, in fact ive never got through when I have phoned the number online for the golf shop.



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Someone in one of the rescue boats from the boat clubs spent the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm going from the very west end to the very east end of the flash not fast, just steady ,at least 30 times,it may have been a boat check,I don't know ,but it could have been done on one area ,instead he put every bird up on almost every trip and then spent the last half hour going through the Gull Roost disturbing all those at one point about 5000 birds were in the air at one time,and I don't think he even noticed they were there. -typical flash afternoon, no wonder the wildfowl numbers are so low, many left and didn't come back .

 

 

 



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There are no current planning applications: https://apps.wigan.gov.uk/planapps
Search for "Sorrow Cow"

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Any idea what's happening at Sorrowcow farm at the moment? A large area has been covered in hard-core right on the edge of the flash and it looks like something is going up. 



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Arrived on site this morning around 0.730 to find an angler parked on the shoreline near the slipway next to Horrocks Hide. I challenged him but he said he didn't know he couldn't be there and staff had driven past last night without saying anything. Obviously no idea whether the last bit is true but another indication of how much this site needs staffing. I phoned it through to the golf shop and they said someone would come out. No sign 20 mins later but I guess they don't start till kater

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A little update for you:- The final day of willow pulling/pruning on the spit for this year, so on we went to Ramsdales to do the same on the last of the Islands. 
Just six of the group today but we got through what we had set out to do, well done to all. 
 
We are now seeing some progress from our work throughout the 12 months we have been active as a group. 
We have clocked up 538 volunteer hours and 31 people have participated, my thanks to you all. 
I would also say thank you to Graham Workman, Mike King, Michael Fishwick for their assistance and Geoff Fletcher for his help, guidance and advice. 
Finally thanks to Wigan Councils "The Deal" for funding.

 

Anyone wanting to join us please get in touch

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suffering from anxiety problems, come on in blow the cobwebs away and find new friends doing a very worthwhile job.


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up date on LOS PF volunteers

 

The work we planned in the Teal scrape had to be abandoned today as the water levels at Pennington are over the access paths. A contingency plan was adopted so we proceeded to an area at the top end of the main drag past Tom Edmondson's Hide and on the left just before the canal footbridge. A good place for insects, butterflies etc, which had started to be colonised by tree species. We cleared the area of the saplings in readiness for mowing by site staff, this should improve the patch for the wildflowers that the insects need. Next week we intend to get on the Teal scrape again to open up for viewing into the left-hand reedbed before it's too late, as soon winter visitors will be arriving (hopefully a Bittern ) We will meet next Wednesday 20th September at 9-30am on the car park



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Update on the meadow at Pennington Flash ....Southside, the council have put large tree trunks around the meadow in an attempt to stop it getting cut.

 

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It's easy for the driver's manager to forget to give instructions, or for the driver to forget them on the day

Perhaps a more reliable protection would be to change the diary date of this mowing ?

Do the cowslips & other flowering plants need reseeding, or will they recover ?


 

Yes it's pretty much as simple as that. Don't mow the grass at this time of year. The plants will probably recover if left alone, personally I'm not in favour of reseeding because it wouldn't be the first time that the wrong seeds have been used and you'll end up with German cowslips instead of native British, plus a collection of other plants that shouldn't really be there, and then it becomes a man made garden rather than a natural grassland. Cowslips are perennials so one season of being mown should not wipe them out as long as it doesn't keep happening, plus a few early flowering plants had probably already gone to seed before it was cut.

Somebody suggested that I report this via the Wigan council website, which I have done. I don't know if you've ever gone down this route, but you go into Report an Issue, then into Parks and open areas until you get a list of sub headings where you can log your issue. Tellingly there is no sub heading relating to damage to nature reserves or destruction of wildflower meadows, but there are plenty of other sub headings such as "grass needs cutting". This sums up the British mentality to me. People must seriously go onto the council Web site to complain that the grass needs cutting, yet there is nowhere to complain that a wildflower meadow has been cut. We're a nation obsessed with cutting the grass and manicuring wild places and I have no doubt that this why the tractor driver just mowed without thinking. If as much time was devoted to managing places for wildlife instead of casually and lazily destroying them with a mower, a trowl and a spade simply to make them (allegedly) more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of the uneducated, we'd have a chance of reversing the declines in our wildlife. But no, we'd rather see a monotone green lawn than a grassland full of flowers, bees, butterflies and hoverflies.



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hi, John, I'm no boffin on plants, but I'm sure mowing should not take place until after they have set seed.  The meadows had marker posts in them to remind the driver not to mow beyond them, but they keep being stollen.

The Council are looking into the matter and to how to resolve it. 

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It's easy for the driver's manager to forget to give instructions, or for the driver to forget them on the day

Perhaps a more reliable protection would be to change the diary date of this mowing ?

Do the cowslips & other flowering plants need reseeding, or will they recover ?

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hi Colin here is an extract from the minutes of yesterday's meeting regarding the unfortunate mowing incident this week.
 
No consolation but it's reported and hopefully never repeated
 
Pennington Flash User Group Meeting
12TH May 2017.
Present: Michael Fishwick Leisure & Property Wigan Council.
Geoff Fletcher Groundsman for WLCT. Terrin Turner British Horse Society.
David Shallcross & Joan Disley Leigh Ornithological Society. Brian Lythgoe Pennington Golf Club
Bridleways & Access Forum: Terrin attended the meeting and said that all was well they had no issues at all.
Leigh Ornithological Society: David and I attended. My first question was about the cutting of the meadows on the south side of the flash that David had emailed to me from the LOS Facebook site. Geoff said that the markers put down so the tractor/grass cutter knew not to cut behind them had been taken up by someone so the tractor driver just continued and cut it all. Why he thought it was ok to mow down Cowslips I will never know. Geoff and Michael said they will try to resolve this so it doesnt happen again, they will speak directly to the tractor driver before any future cutting.


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