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Wednesday, September 21, 2016


A right 'big banger,' seedsman firing off flashbangs on 'Drysides' Park Farm to deter the pigeons...

Worried Park Farm residents on hearing a series of deafening explosions at twenty minute intervals during the day (Wednesday September 21 2017)  have been hitting the telephones in a attempt to find out what is happening, and if they are under some form of concerted attack. 

No notice of the 'bangs' had been posted by the council, police or local councillor  (the conservative councillor who, when not busy blocking residents from his social media sites, seems to spend most of his time 'directing traffic' and wholly pre-occupied with cosying up to the newer Stanground South housing estate ( the estate previously known as Cardea, but the Council decided Stanground South didn't sound so elitist...)  Park Farm now part of the new Stanground South ward being 'kicked into the long grass' ... (see what we did there...?!)

The Peterborough Tribune suspected the commotion might be something closer to home and looking through the back issues, we find that we've been here before. Its the time for our resident farmer on the other side of the river, the land known as 'Dry Sides' to do a bit of seed sowing, and fair enough the mechanised seed driller was in action, with the operative stopping now and again, to fire off a 'flashbang' or 'maroon' to scare off the pigeons, stopping them eating the seed, as fast as he was distributing it.

Bangalore Broadside Bird Scarer: This is an agricultural product and It must be used in conjunction with the National Farmers' Union's (NFU's) Guidelines on the use of Auditory Bird Scarers.

A friendly wave  and a shouted conversation over the river, and our operative admitted he didn't expect the noise to be so loud, the bangs will however continue for a few weeks, as industrial gas guns are being set up later today to deter the pigeons over a much longer period. They won't be quite so intrusive, but the explosions will continue to be heard all over Park Farm.

Normally these agricultural devices are used on farms in the countryside, and not in fields immediately adjacent to high density residential estates. But consider had the Conservative led PCC had its way during the Cereste era, and a massive 24 hour, 7 days a week Freight Road/Rail transfer terminal and mega warehouse   constructed by a Dubai World subsidiary, on the same land, the noise would have been far, far more deafening and on a continuing basis than just a few loud bangs.....    E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581

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