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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Joggers are now asked not to run or jog once inside the reserve.

As a part-time birder I am relieved at this move by the Trust.  It's really hard to focus on the nature when people come clomping, huffing and puffing past when you are trying concentrate or listen out for bird song. Sometimes the joggers would force of the path too. Then when you have spotted something and someone runs part the bird sods off! 

I've been going to nature reserves most of my life and you just never see people running or hear groups of people in animated discussion, let alone yelling into mobiles. 

No doubt some folks will be put out a bit but I think this is a good move to everyone not just birders, to enjoy a few moments of piece and quiet. 

... Edited. It';s not a ban, but a polite request that people don't run or jog within the boundaries of the reserve.

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When I suggested that he could step up and join the team and start to correct the imbalance he said he couldn't be bothered. That's my issue with him.

To be accurate John, he didn't say he couldn't be bothered: he said he didn't want to.

Truthfully: no, I don’t want to be a Trustee of the Wildlife Trust. I don’t want to be a police officer either. Or a politician. And I have a right, despite not wanting to do any of these jobs, not to be discriminated against by people who choose to do so - thank you.

 " another example of privileged old white guys grabbing parts of our area, slapping rules and regulations down in order to take it for their own.  I can’t be bothered fighting them...."

I'm a runner and I'm entitled to complain about being banned from the wetlands, which was the theme of the thread.  You've come along and tried to intimidate me in to not saying what I want to say by making personal comments and using abusive language.  Sorry, but I'm not intimidated by you in the slightest.  Grow up.

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