Dead Badgers in Old Roar Gill Hastings

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Residents have reported finding two dead badgers in the Gill at the end of June 2023. The gill has been subject to heavy pollution from leaking water infrastructure in its catchment area.

Southern Water have stated that Hastings Council confirmed that the badger was the victim of roadkill. In a tweet from “Josh ?” of Southern Water it was stated :

“I can advise we investigated and it was confirmed by the local council that the badger was hit by a car, we don’t deal with roadkill….”

There remains a suspicion that the pollution in the gill could be a factor in the deaths of the badgers. Please supply the following information under EIR:

1. All documents (in any form) including test results, photos, autopsy report held on the investigations carried out on the dead badgers
2. All correspondence (in any form) between SW and Hastings council on the dead badgers
3. All internal correspondence(in any form) within HBC and its agents on the dead badgers
4. All correspondence (in any form) between HBC and other external bodies on the dead badgers

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

Since sending this request a third dead badger has been reported in the same location in the Gill.
This latest victim had no visible injuries.

Is it possible that all three badgers were victims of roadkill? It seems unlikely that a badger struck by a car could drag its way from the road to this location. Even less likely that 3 badgers could have done this all in the same location.

Images of the third badger can be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/22614345...

Yours sincerely,

Chris Hurrell

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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request will be dealt with according to the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the timescale for response may be
extended to 40 days.
 
You can find out more information about [1]Freedom of Information as well
as all of the services the council provides on [2]our website.
 
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[3]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hurrell
 
I refer to your recent Freedom of Information request ref: FOIR-531107183.
 
Please find attached our response.
 
Following your further email dated 18 July 2023, Hastings Borough Council
has not received any reports of the third dead badger you are referring
to.
 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722
 
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Dear Information Officer,

I have been informed that at least 2 dead badgers were dealt with by HBC sub contractors. Your response suggests that only one was reported to sub contractors. Can you please check your records to see if you have further information on the second dead badger.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
 
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accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. 
 
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request will be dealt with according to the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the timescale for response may be
extended to 40 days.
 
You can find out more information about [1]Freedom of Information as well
as all of the services the council provides on [2]our website.
 
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[3]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear Mr Hurrell

I refer to your email dated 28 July 2023.

I can confirm that we did receive a report of a 2nd dead badger after our initial response to your Freedom of Information request.

Please see attached request to remove a further dead badger which was sent to our contractor on the 21 July 2023.

Please note, it's possible that reports of dead badgers are made via the MyHastings portal, these reports are then sent direct to the contractor. Unless these reports are assigned to a council department/team we would not know of the incident.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722

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