Battling the Poole Park weed – harvester is latest weapon in bid to tackle reeds

Battling the Poole Park weed – harvester is latest weapon in bid to tackle reeds

Battling the Poole Park weed – harvester is latest weapon in bid to tackle reeds

First published in News

THIS unusual weed harvester has been ploughing up and down the saltwater lake in Poole Park to good effect.

Work to rid the lake of reeds will be appreciated by those who use it for their model boats. “The weeds have become so bad that racing has become impossible,” said one.

Kate Langdown, Borough of Poole street scene services manager said: “Work on cutting the weeds from Poole Park’s saltwater lake began last week, to prevent problems for boats and other craft using the lake.

“We hired specially designed weed harvesting boats to carry out the work in the 40 acre lake.

“Throughout the year we continue to monitor the lake and operate a programme of lake flushing, dye applications and barley straw to tackle the weed issue.”

Lake flushing was due to take place overnight on Friday to raise the salinity level of the lake due to an increase in midge numbers.

“This work will not affect people’s enjoyment of the lake and the water-based activities available in the park are continuing as normal,” she said.

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1:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public. pete woodley
  • Score: -13

1:33pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bourne free says...

pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
apart from them its only rockley watersports who use it ?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]apart from them its only rockley watersports who use it ? bourne free
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 13

2:54pm Tue 1 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

Well done Poole! Now, are you going to go to Holes Bay to work on that weed/algae? Big job, that.
Well done Poole! Now, are you going to go to Holes Bay to work on that weed/algae? Big job, that. folkprotector
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?[/p][/quote]When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please. pete woodley
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bourne free says...

pete woodley wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.
Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away !
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?[/p][/quote]When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.[/p][/quote]Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away ! bourne free
  • Score: 7

3:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

bourne free wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.
Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away !
I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats.
[quote][p][bold]bourne free[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?[/p][/quote]When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.[/p][/quote]Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away ![/p][/quote]I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

3:53pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

bourne free wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.
Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away !
I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats.
[quote][p][bold]bourne free[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?[/p][/quote]When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.[/p][/quote]Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away ![/p][/quote]I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bourne free says...

pete woodley wrote:
bourne free wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.
I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?
When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.
Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away !
I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats.
As i said Rockley Watersports are the only other people who use the lake and when they stopped the regular flushing is when the weed appeared ?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bourne free[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Are they just clearing the lake for the minority toy boat elite, or all of it for the general public.[/p][/quote]I think you should get them to leave it seeing as it only benefits a minority of people and then the next time you go past you can write a letter to the echo complaining that the lake is suffocated with weed, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, when it dies back it leaves a lingering rotting smell that carries on the wind across Poole and why aren't the council doing anything about it!?[/p][/quote]When did you last visit it ?.No sarcasm please.[/p][/quote]Everyday and it should be permanently cleaned to keep the smell and flies away ![/p][/quote]I agree but the article sort of suggest its to help the model boats.[/p][/quote]As i said Rockley Watersports are the only other people who use the lake and when they stopped the regular flushing is when the weed appeared ? bourne free
  • Score: 4

5:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

I have been using Poole Park for nearly 80 years,and was once a parky,and it does need a good sorting out,not just the weed,but verges,paths,parking
,etc.What is going to happen to the old ice cream booth,nearly opposite Mitchels Palace,it has served the park well in the past. Why did the small model boat club,which used the bit by the junction pack in.
I have been using Poole Park for nearly 80 years,and was once a parky,and it does need a good sorting out,not just the weed,but verges,paths,parking ,etc.What is going to happen to the old ice cream booth,nearly opposite Mitchels Palace,it has served the park well in the past. Why did the small model boat club,which used the bit by the junction pack in. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

7:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sheilac says...

Model boating is for anyone!!!
Model boating is for anyone!!! sheilac
  • Score: 4

7:51pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sheilac says...

sheilac wrote:
Model boating is for anyone!!!
It's a healthy and friendly hobby with many keen model makers and sailors.
[quote][p][bold]sheilac[/bold] wrote: Model boating is for anyone!!![/p][/quote]It's a healthy and friendly hobby with many keen model makers and sailors. sheilac
  • Score: 4

8:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I took that photo. Of the three i sent the echo they've chosen the worst one.
There was a better one of him dumping his load.
I took that photo. Of the three i sent the echo they've chosen the worst one. There was a better one of him dumping his load. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

pete woodley wrote:
I have been using Poole Park for nearly 80 years,and was once a parky,and it does need a good sorting out,not just the weed,but verges,paths,parking

,etc.What is going to happen to the old ice cream booth,nearly opposite Mitchels Palace,it has served the park well in the past. Why did the small model boat club,which used the bit by the junction pack in.
A nosey parky no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: I have been using Poole Park for nearly 80 years,and was once a parky,and it does need a good sorting out,not just the weed,but verges,paths,parking ,etc.What is going to happen to the old ice cream booth,nearly opposite Mitchels Palace,it has served the park well in the past. Why did the small model boat club,which used the bit by the junction pack in.[/p][/quote]A nosey parky no doubt. holdinkæft
  • Score: -6

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