Save Ormsgill Reservoir sign now

Around the beginning of the year work was carried out by a contractor for Barrow Borough Council to replace the drainage pipe. In order to carry out this work the Ormsgill Reservoir was half drained. The work was completed at around three months yet the reservoir has not been refilled and as a consequence of the drainage the wildlife has suffered drastically. The marine life in the Reservoir has been devastated from a lack of oxygen and many fish are now dead. The two islands on the Reservoir - which are a sanctuary for nesting birds - are now accessible to vandals, and nests and eggs have been destroyed and damaged. Several species of birds used this habitat: mallards, Canada Geese, and swans amongst others; but as the water table remains low, and the nesting sites mutilated by the vandalism, many birds are seeking their food and sanctuary in other areas.

In the past work had been carried out to plant trees, make pathways and install wooden fencing for people to enjoy the Reservoir and with the help of the Ormsgill community, Thorncliffe school children and community services, a massive clean-up campaign was carried out. All of these amenities have been damaged by the drainage construction work and should be restored.

We are circulating this petition to demand immediate action is taken by the Barrow Borough Council and Cumbria County Council to restore Ormsgill Reservoir to its former glory, as before the works began. We want those responsible for the devastation of the wildlife to be made answerable and disciplined.

Please support and protect the wild life and natural beauty of Ormsgill Reservoir and help us retain its former glory!

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Latest Signatures

  • 23 June 201550. Kathy Griffithsabbccounciltaxp
    Please ensure the reservoir is restored to the same amenity value for the wildlife that was there before the drainage work
  • 07 January 201549. Charlie S
    Kudos to the Socialist Peoples Party!! Well done for bringing this to everyones attention; and best wishes for your success.
  • 12 July 201448. Hannah J
    you empitied it it so you should fill it back up !
  • 05 March 201447. Sheila M
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 201446. Linda M
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 201445. Mr Tw
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 201344. Mrs Pah
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 201343. Margaret S
    to the councils concerened in this matter why are action plans not activated ?
  • 23 February 201342. Julie T
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 201241. L B
    I support this petition
  • 12 July 201240. T C
    I am amazed that this has been allowed to happen. ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY before it's too late.
  • 23 May 201239. Nat Carr
    I support this petition
  • 22 April 201238. Mr G
  • 31 March 201237. Natalie W
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 201236. Tibbles Thec
  • 18 December 201135. Thomas Contreras
    help save the beutiful place, it is good for the fishing community
  • 21 September 201134. Kevin T
    Someone must be held answerable for the unnecessary ruination to this area of pleasure and the shameful offence to the local wildlife. Shocking!
  • 20 April 201133. Steve B
    Dreadful state of affairs :(
  • 06 April 201132. Frank W
    Barrow Borough Council should be sacked for this neglect to the wildlife habitat.
  • 01 February 201131. Alison Short
    makes you real mad!
  • 20 November 201030. Kai Hsiaw
    This place has become such an eyesore.
  • 09 November 201029. Melanie M
    I've just seen the photos on the web page. I used to walk here as a child and can't believe that the Council has allowed things to fall into this terrible state. Mel (now in Canada).
  • 29 October 201028. Lisa Strickland
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 201027. Rosemarie H
    They have got to take action!
  • 25 July 201026. Helen M
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201025. Jim H
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 201024. Annette B
    Save our wildlife and restore to former glory sooner rather than later

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Lora FryeBy:
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Petition target:
Barrow Borough and Cumbria County Councils


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