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Woman fined £75 for feeding ducks

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SomeGuy Thu 12-Nov-09 23:29:47

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8357592.stm

"A mother out feeding the ducks with her young son was given an on-the-spot fine by a park warden.

Vanessa Kelly was in Smethwick Hall Park, in Smethwick, West Midlands, when she was approached by the warden and given a £75 fine for littering.

The warden then told Ms Kelly her son could continue to feed the ducks as he was too young to be fined.

Sandwell Council defended the fine, saying Ms Kelly was not in a designated feeding area. "

flashharriet Thu 12-Nov-09 23:32:26

One day, I'm going to read one of these articles and just spontaneously combust

<pff>

like that.

"Designated feeding area"

ffs

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 12-Nov-09 23:36:26

As long as it's well signposted, I don't have a problem with restricting where you can feed them.

Canada geese can be a right pain in the arse.

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