500 signatures but still no action on geese ‘wall of death’

Partially covered by shop trays, the body of a goose which was killed when it flew into the wall of The Sands apartments. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130408a    21/01/2013
Partially covered by shop trays, the body of a goose which was killed when it flew into the wall of The Sands apartments. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130408a 21/01/2013

More than 500 people have now signed petition forms demanding action to end Scarborough’s North Bay “wall of death” geese carnage.

However, action has yet to be taken despite the building’s owner claiming in February that a solution was set to be brought in last month.

It follows a consultation with a leading ornithologist.

Since the launch of our Save the Geese campaign at the beginning of the year, petition forms have flooded in calling for urgent measures to prevent any more birds from slamming into the side of The Sands development.

Slips have been handed to the building’s managers, Escape 2 The Sands, which has handed them on to the owners, Benchmark, based in Stafford.

A spokesman for the management agent said: “Everything has been given to Benchmark, we are just waiting for a decision. The ball is in their court.

“They are concerned and they are looking at various options but haven’t made a decision yet which route to go down but they are getting professional advice.”

Canadian geese have been slamming into the pale-coloured end wall of The Sands apartments for more than three years, mistaking it for sky.

The birds break their necks and slump to the ground, leaving the blank end wall of Kepwick House peppered with large indentations.