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Quackers! Vanessa Kelly fined for feeding ducks.

Not so much justice as a bizarre comedy skit. A mother has been fined £75 for feeding ducks in a Black Country park with her toddler son.

Vanessa Kelly had taken her 17-month-old son Harry on his weekly visit to feed ducks in Smethwick Hall Park when she was approached by a council warden.

She put away the bread as soon as the warden told her duck feeding was not allowed in the park, in Londonderry Lane.

But the warden then pulled out a hand-held computer and issued her with a fine for littering.

Miss Kelly, who was in the park at 4pm on Tuesday, claims she was then told by the warden that her son could continue to thrown the bread “as he is too young to prosecute”.

She said: “We were both throwing crumbs to the ducks as the warden approached.

“I didn’t think anything of it and certainly didn’t think we were doing anything wrong, which is why I was surprised when she stopped me.
“She explained that it was banned because it could attract vermin, and I said it was fair enough and fastened the bag.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when she then pulled out a little computer and started to issue a ticket.

“To be fined £75 for taking your child to feed the ducks is an absolute disgrace. I will be fighting this fine all the way.”

Good on her, the worst thing this land ever did was to give the army of paperclip wielders employed by councils the power to impose fines. No notice to say that fines will be issued, it sounds like she has a good case. 

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Jayce Kay said...


Still she didn't really do herself any favours giving out her name and address to a jumped up nobody.

Fidothedog said...

Exactly, also there is a sign there about the ducks but no official notice telling folk not to feed them.

She should take it to court an get her local do nothing expense fiddling MP involved as well.

As I advise people, tell authorities nothing unless you have legal advice, also give no information until you have legal advice.

banned said...

The only time that you ARE required to identify yourself is when you HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ( or if you are In Charge of a motor vehicle ).

Take them to court and make them prove that feeding the ducks is a crime.