Information about Canada goose nests/eggs.

Ms Wilkes made this Freedom of Information request to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the following information:

1) In 2016 how many Canada goose nests were identified and at which Sandwell sites were these nests located?

2) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were pricked and at which sites did this take place?

3) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were oiled and left in the nests, and at which sites did this take place?

4) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were removed from nests and at which sites did this take place?

5) Since 2013 has Pestex been hired by Sandwell Council to carry out any services other than the control of Canada goose numbers? If so, what were the other services that Pestex carried out during this time period? Please state all the species that Pestex were hired to deal with throughout this time period, and please specify which methods were used by Pestex to control the numbers of those species.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Wilkes

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Unknown Wilkes
 
 
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
 
Your reference is FS-Case-8923122
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am still waiting for a response from you to my FOI request re. Canada goose nests/eggs and also regarding the activities of Pestex. Sandwell Council should have responded to this request by 15th November 2016. Can you please look into this matter and provide the information requested as soon as possible. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Wilkes

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information about Canada goose nests/eggs.'.

I am dissatisfied with your lack of response to my Freedom of Information Request dated 18 October 2016 (Reference: FS-Case-8923122). You have still not provided the information I requested despite my sending you a reminder on 16 November 2016. Can you please inform me why you are failing to provide answers to the questions I asked in my FOI Request; the questions were as follows:

1) In 2016 how many Canada goose nests were identified and at which Sandwell sites were these nests located?

2) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were pricked and at which sites did this take place?

3) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were oiled and left in the nests, and at which sites did this take place?

4) In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were removed from nests and at which sites did this take place?

5) Since 2013 has Pestex been hired by Sandwell Council to carry out any services other than the control of Canada goose numbers? If so, what were the other services that Pestex carried out during this time period? Please state all the species that Pestex were hired to deal with throughout this time period, and please specify which methods were used by Pestex to control the numbers of those species.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Ms Wilkes

Info Management, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon Ms Wilkes

 

Please accept our apologies for you not receiving the response on time; it
appears that a system error prevented a response going out via our Freedom
of Information system. The response to your request is as follows:

 

1)      In 2016 how many Canada goose nests were identified and at which
Sandwell sites were these nests located? 

 

Sandwell Sites Number of Nests
Priory Woods LNR 12
Forge Mill Lake North Island 9
Swan Pool 4
Sheepwash 6
Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich 6
Hydes Road, Wednesbury 0
Smethwick Hall, Smethwick 1
Victoria Park Tipton 4
Victoria Park Smethwick 2
West Smethwick Park 1
Red House Park 1

 

2)      In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were pricked and at which sites
did this take place? 

 

Egg Pricking at Sandwell Sites Number of Eggs
Priory Woods LNR 86
Forge Mill Lake North Island 54
Swan Pool 20
Sheepwash 29

 

 

3)      In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were oiled and left in the
nests, and at which sites did this take place?

 

Oiling at Sandwell Sites Number of Eggs
Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich 31
Hydes Road, Wednesbury 0
Smethwick Hall, Smethwick 4
Victoria Park Tipton 27
Victoria Park Smethwick 9
West Smethwick Park 5
Red House Park 4

 

 

4)      In 2016 how many Canada goose eggs were removed from nests and at
which sites did this take place?

 

No eggs were removed from any nests.

 

5)      Since 2013 has Pestex been hired by Sandwell Council to carry out
any services other than the control of Canada goose numbers?  If so, what
were the other services that Pestex carried out during this time period? 
Please state all the species that Pestex were hired to deal with
throughout this time period, and please specify which methods were used by
Pestex to control the numbers of those species. 

 

Rats & Mice - Routine Pest control visits to Inspect and remove Rodent
Infestations by means of Rodenticide Bait - Approved Traps and Pest
Proofing, to meet British Pest Control Association ( BPCA ) Guidelines and
CRRU Stewardship. Ants - Insecticidal Spray treatment to Infested area
with an approved and Suitable Insecticide. Wasp Nests - Treatment made
with and approved and suitable Insecticide or Dusting Powder. Flies -
Supply and Fit Cobra or Viper Insect control unit to area to remove and
keep clear. Supply and Fit Fly Screens to windows or doors to prevent
Insect access. Feral Pigeon – Controlled via Proofing works by means of
the Supply and Fit of Pigeon Netting or Anti Pigeon Spike where achievable
and suitable. Carry Out a Controlled Pigeon Cull by means of two fully
Trained Air Rifle Marksmen to dispatch and remove. Feral Cat - Removal of
feral cat via approved live trapping, vet checked for ID Tag, Health
Check, Sterilisation and Re-homed.

 

Kind regards

 

Matt Darby

Operational Manager - Parks and Countryside - Neighbourhoods

 

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