End finally in sight for ‘wall of death’ saga

Damage from geese colliding with the building at The Sands apartments. Picture Richard Ponter 130632a

Damage from geese colliding with the building at The Sands apartments. Picture Richard Ponter 130632a

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Measures to prevent geese from crashing into Scarborough’s North Bay “wall of death” will be taken before autumn, the building’s owner has assured.

Roland Duce, director of Benchmark, which owns The Sands apartments, said the blank end wall of Kepwick House was going to be repaired and painted a different colour.

It comes after more than 500 people signed our Save the Geese petition forms, demanding action to end the carnage.

Mr Duce, who bought out Benchmark in 2010, said: “We are aware of the concern that is caused by these geese dying. We are worried that they cause damage to our building. We have consulted with all the various people who know about these things to try and find a way of preventing the geese going into our building, in particular the RSPB. They are suggesting if we were to paint the end of the building a bright colour that may help.”

Mr Duce said residents and owners of the apartments had been presented with five options to address the issue.

“We have had sufficient feedback to make a decision and we will be putting that into place before autumn,” he said.

He is also inviting readers to contact The Scarborough News with suggestions.

“We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with experience of the problem,” he said.

Email suggestions to newsdesk@yrnltd.co.uk