Local Authorities should provide Urban Fox Control

Lets face it, in urban areas the foxes are getting out of control and nobody is willing to do anything about it.

Wrecking gardens, digging under properties, fouling our schools, attacking our pets, livestock and even reports of urban foxes attacking children & adults.

Boris Johnson said the local councils should start taking pest control more seriously following the attack of the Hackney twins in June 2010.

Has there been any changes or improvements? NO

Why is this idea important?

Lets face it, in urban areas the foxes are getting out of control and nobody is willing to do anything about it.

Wrecking gardens, digging under properties, fouling our schools, attacking our pets, livestock and even reports of urban foxes attacking children & adults.

Boris Johnson said the local councils should start taking pest control more seriously following the attack of the Hackney twins in June 2010.

Has there been any changes or improvements? NO

Allocate resources to rebuild canal network

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

Why is this idea important?

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

Reforestation of Britain’s river and creek banks.

Create a 50 metre strip either side of every creek and river inorder to allow the reforestation of native fauna and flora species as well as create habitate for wildlife species. The land should be purchased by forced sale from land owners.These areas would be no go zones.

Why is this idea important?

Create a 50 metre strip either side of every creek and river inorder to allow the reforestation of native fauna and flora species as well as create habitate for wildlife species. The land should be purchased by forced sale from land owners.These areas would be no go zones.

Reform of the Animal Health Act 1981

The Animal Health Act 1981 gives powers to government to make orders allowing authorised officers to enter land without permission of the landowner to carry out destruction of any wild members of a species to which the order relates that may be on that land, if the Minister is satisfied this is necessary in order to eliminate, or substantially reduce the incidence of the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area.

In light of the potential major disruption to established ecosystems due to the eradication of protected species, along with the serious infringement of the basic civil liberty to peacefully enjoyment of one's property, the wording of the Act should be tightened to 'if the Minister is satisfied this is absolutely essential to eliminate the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area'.

Why is this idea important?

The Animal Health Act 1981 gives powers to government to make orders allowing authorised officers to enter land without permission of the landowner to carry out destruction of any wild members of a species to which the order relates that may be on that land, if the Minister is satisfied this is necessary in order to eliminate, or substantially reduce the incidence of the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area.

In light of the potential major disruption to established ecosystems due to the eradication of protected species, along with the serious infringement of the basic civil liberty to peacefully enjoyment of one's property, the wording of the Act should be tightened to 'if the Minister is satisfied this is absolutely essential to eliminate the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area'.