Swan Sanctuary Threat

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Hi All

The following has been copied & pasted from BFW & is from Lee Fletcher secretary of the RSSG.

I'm hoping some of you will join me in writing to the addresses given, this woman is one of the few swan lovers who realise that anglers aren't to blame for everything bad that happens to swans.

She's shown her support for anglers in the past now lets show our support for her.


Dear All,

The following has been brought to my attention and the RSSG today from the SAA. The RSSG and myself as its General Secretary and the SAA Rivers Co-Ordinator are extremely concerned about this news. To those perhaps unaware, Dot Beeson started the Swan Sanctuary almost single handedly and has since worked tirelessly to elevate the Swan Sanctuary to what it is undoubtedly today.

Dot also works closely with angling organisations so that anglers understand fully the problems Swans face when living alongside anglers within the Swans own environment. Indeed, it was Dots advice on Swans that was used when the old SACG used when first doing the "Code Of Practice For Specialist Anglers".

Dot now needs our help. So please, if you can, write to those names and addresses listed below to register your protests that the threatened closure of this most important facility for Swans is unacceptable.

The RSSG will be sending its protest letter to all concernmed tomorrow. But we need support from individuals as well.

Dots vision of what IS possible to achieve for part of our cherished wildlife MUST NOT be allowed to be lost under the developers bulldozers.

I ask you all to pull together to save something really worth saving. And as Dot says, "Please do not "walk the other side".

Regards,

Lee Fletcher. RSSG General Secretary.



SWAN SANCTUARY THREATENED WITH EVICTION BY RUNNYMEDE COUNCIL


The Swan Sanctuary at Egham in Surrey has learned through the press that Runnymede Council intend to make sure the sanctuary is off their present site by early 2004! They are unable to offer an alternative site.

Dorothy Beeson BEM sold her home to turn the present site from a rubbish dump into the famous sanctuary of today. She does not own the land but has always paid rent to the council and was led to believe, in fact promised, she would never be turned off. The sanctuary has been looking for an alternative site independently for many years, as the need for larger facilities has been evident by the increase every year of patients admitted to the hospital. It has also been Dots dream to have a purpose built education centre, in particular for children, as it is with our young generations that the future stands.

Circumstances beyond the sanctuarys control meant that a site planned is now not an option, so we are looking again! We are fighting for survival as Runnymede Council intend to use this site for housing/other? development. If you care about the sanctuary please write to:

THE DAILY MIRROR, STAINES & EGHAM NEWS Chertsey, Surrey or/as well as,

PHILIP HAMMOND MP HOUSE OF COMMONS

THE SWANS AND OTHER WILDLIFE NEED YOUR
HELP. Please do not walk the other side.



Thanks for taking the time to read this.


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hi its thepilgrim here I would also suggest that in addition to writing to these people, everybody should also write to Her Majesty The Queen as the mute swan is known as the Queens bird.
Maybe if enough people write to Her then maybe these jumped up little stalinites at town hall might just get a big fright when they recieve a letter from Buck Palace eh!
After all you don't get a BEM from Tescos you know so this lady is already known to the Queen.
It might even be worth involving Charles, The Prince of Wales too.

SO COME ON LADS GET THOSE LETTERS WRITTEN!!!!

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Hi pilgrim, has Buck House not got a web site, does anybody know the url, if so we might be able to send E-MAIL ond hopefuly The Queen will be told of any e-mails,,,
Just a thought


i'm going to bait up
Andy


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Hi Andy!

I've done a bit of a search and have come up with the following sites which give access to info on Buckingham Palace, the second one gives contacts but reports that Buck house are not yet equiped to recieve E-mails

http://213.38.88.195/coi/coipress.nsf


http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page555.asp


Try them both you get some interesting info on the second one, the first one is a press release style site which gives a lot of jargon but little else.
I thought about contacting the sunday papers but don't know how it might affect the club would this be OK?
I've already got a letter off to my MP now working on one for the others

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Here you go, the official addresses:

HOW DO I CONTACT ROYAL HOUSEHOLDS AND DEPARTMENTS?

The postal address for The Queen, members of the Royal Family and departments of the Royal Household is:
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

The postal address for The Prince of Wales's Household Office is:
St. James's Palace
London SW1A 1BS

E-mail correspondence is not yet available from the Royal Households.



And yes the Swan is a classed as a Royal Bird, all of which are the property of HRM

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Now thats a good idea Toma..

Who better to wirte to than the "green" future king!!

He's bound to be interested in a place like this.

Pilgrim , you're right about those sites mate interesting but boring to an extent.

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Dave,
ref the "Royal Bird"?
Am I right in thinking they're the only ones who can eat 'em?

Wish they'd eat a few more! Keep 'em out of my swims!

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Yes Trev,

In England Swans are royal birds - it is still an act of treason to kill one without the Queen's permission in the UK. Swans were only eaten at royal feasts or by special arrangement with royalty.
As it stands now, they are no longer on the menu but the laws still apply. This most likely accounts for the increasing numbers that you now see.

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The same law applies to any Sturgeon caught in the UK by rights you are supposed to offer it to the ruling monarch at the time.

Rumor has it that a giant Sturgeon is supposed to live in the water (serpentein i think its called??) to the rear of Buckingham Palace.

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do the ea know about this sturgeon or since it's in close proximity to her madge will they forget they are trying to exterminate all the sturgeon in the country ?

assuming theres no section 30 for it that is !!!

coz as we all know only criminals stock fish in ponds without section 30's

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Erm Scoobs

Who told you the EA are trying to exterminate the Sturgeon??

The Sturgeon (well a certain strain) is a native British fish, & despite what you may have heard mate they are actually trying to preserve the sturgeon as it is now on the verge of extinction in the UK. icon_smile_sad.gif

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