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Time running out for new park rabbits

Loraine Walker, assistant manager Emma Seymour and manager Tony Walker, in Carters Park, Holbeach, after rabbits were killed last month.

Loraine Walker, assistant manager Emma Seymour and manager Tony Walker, in Carters Park, Holbeach, after rabbits were killed last month.

The rabbits are back in a Holbeach park - but not for long.

Councillors are looking into “legal” ways of getting rid of the latest visitors to Carter’s Park after nationwide horror last month when someone acting on behalf of the Bowls Club announced to a member of staff he had killed them and was going to eat them for his tea.

At the time the Bowls Club, who have since apologised, faced the wrath of the parish council for killing the rabbits without permission.

But parish councillors said at their meeting last week they wanted no repeat of the embarrassing situation.

Coun Terry Harrington: “This time it has to be done legally.”

Loraine Walker, whose husband Tony is manager at the park, said: “I personally do not agree with wildlife being killed in a public park just for the sake of a ball game.

“The parish council made the decision on Monday so we abide by that. They need to be aware if they are going to do it they need to do it now as the main breeding season is almost here and left any later they will be killing a lot of kittens which could be prevented.”

 

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