Kevin Sheehan regarding his handmade fish-pond which he has been instructed to get rid of
A person claims he’s been instructed to eradicate a fish pond from his backyard over concerns it may present a hazard to Burglars.
Kevin Sheehan, Sixty two, states he was told the fish-pond posed a ” possible threat ” to the public because it’s not necessarily clearly noticeable from the other side of his garden fence.
The structure, which is where you can Eighty fish, features a wall of concrete blocks encompassing it and also the complete garden is actually encompassed by a 6ft wooden fence.
Kevin claims his landlords, Sovereign, began complaining as he added 2 additional cement blocks around the water’s edge to prevent his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, falling in.
The housing association has now threatened the daddy and his partner with an eviction notice unless they destroy the pond within just three weeks.
Kevin, of Abingdon, Oxon., mentioned: “I was thinking of my little girl’s safety and was building it up another two blocks.
“I had it at the old height for about 15 years and it is in no way been a problem.
“The reason they gave was if someone breaks in to the back garden they might fall in the pond simply because there’s a six-foot fence all round and they can’t see it. I said ‘well they really should not be breaking in’.”
Kevin’s fish, including Koi carp , fantails and also goldfish, are presently swimming in a tiny covered pond in the bottom of his garden while he stretches their normal home.
But he has also been ordered to get rid of the 2nd pond – because it “could impact on the safety of the residents or even general public”.
A spokeswoman for Sovereign, mentioned: “We wouldn’t like to stop anyone enjoying hobbies which might include fish keeping inside a garden pond yet, as the landlord, we do ask citizens to obtain our permission when they intend operating a business from their home or even building a permanent structure.
“Due to the substantial size of the pond we’re speaking with our insurance provider along with the resident about how we might resolve this.”
She did not touch upon Mr Sheehan’s claims concerning the pond posing a danger to burglars and Sovereign also did not confirm if other residents in the region had been asked to get rid of their ponds.Share