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Rats & dead fish

Reported via desktop in the General Enquiry/Complaints category anonymously at 13:20, Saturday 3 April 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later

I was walking in Danson Park on Tuesday and walked over the bridge on the smaller end of the lake. Floating on the water were approximately ten dead fish also on the bank either side were a number of adult rats and on the other bank a number (6) of baby rats. This is the third or fourth time I have walked through the park and have seen the rats but this was the first time I had seen the dead fish. There were a number of children in the water some 30 - 40 yards further up the narrow part of the pond. As we know this can be extremely dangerous with the urine of rats causing some very serious deceases. There is a water pipe that comes out just under the bridge and this is where the rats ran into as we watched them.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 13:20, Saturday 3 April 2021

  • There are a load of fish in the river by the small bridge but they can’t swim out because the river is blocked. If we have a drought all the fish will die.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 12:57, Tuesday 6 April 2021

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 14:57, Friday 9 April 2021

  • There are loads of Rats in the Danson Park near the River.

    This is a major concern as rats spread diseases

    Please sort out asap

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 22:58, Saturday 24 April 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:37, Saturday 1 May 2021

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