People urged not to climb on Telford Ducks


People urged not to climb on Telford Ducks

The ten huge ducks currently on display around Southwater are due to be auctioned off for charity soon, but three have sustained damage.

The ducks are bringing a lot of fun and colour to the town but people are urged not to try and climb on them because they are not designed as play equipment.

The damage has to be repaired before they can go for auction and the cost of this comes out of the money that will go to charity.

Extra security has been put in place to try and avoid more problems

14 thoughts on “People urged not to climb on Telford Ducks

  • July 27, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    Can’t have anything nice can we ?
    They were damaged at Ironbridge too.

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    It was a bad idea to put them where they are. Right in the middle of bars, pubs where idiots think it’s funny to climb on them after a few drinks. Bad decisions

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    What are people thinking?
    We found all 10 today and were followed by many kids try to track all 10.
    Julie did an amazing job & they are bringing so much joy

    TELFORD COME ON WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    What are they made from? It’s not a criticism I’m just curious

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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    Why can’t people just stop being arseholes!!! And respect and have pride in things so annoying!!!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    Dafuq did u expect? Simple measures could’ve been put in place to prevent this.. A guard rail or even a sign that says “Please do not climb on the duck” would’ve been sufficient… As for drunken dickheads, well, some of the locations are your problem there.. Next to bars and pubs? Well done

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    • July 29, 2018 at 10:33 am
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      All the ducks have signs asking people not to climb on them. As for being next to bars and pubs; the people using those facilities are all adults. They should know better than to commit acts of vandalism. If a few drinks turns them into vandals with no respect for public property then they should seek professional help before they end up in prison!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    Telford for u nothing stays nice for long it gets smashed nicked damaged

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  • July 27, 2018 at 9:08 pm
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    I was quite proud, for a short while at least, that southwater had managed to not damage any. Why do people have to be a**holes ☹

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  • July 27, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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    You guys think they can respect ducks?
    They can’t respect graves or monuments, the ducks were doomed from day 1.

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  • July 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    This is unquie to telford. When they had the wallace and gromits in Bristol 3 or 4 years ago several were damaged by idiots.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    People cannot leave anything alone. A few too many Lemonades and they think it’s fun to damage something designed to celebrate the town where get live, also you have little wannabe gangsters and mindless morons who think it’s fun to damage such a celebration…. no respect!

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  • July 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm
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    Hi
    I’m Julie the organiser
    Thanks everyone for your comments & support
    We have to remember thousands & thousands of community some to visit the ducks bringing smiles & fun. Raising awareness & funds to the 2 charities . It is a very small minority that are creating problems

    The placing of the ducks was done so they are near CCTV , Police regularly on foot patrol and in an area with security in place . We hoped this would help protect them from harm

    In answer to your question they are made from fibre glass

    Every duck does say please do not climb/sit on. Yes 2 are near a pub/bar – which as majority of customers are adults we hoped they would not cause them damage.

    Please be mindful & keep an eye on them if you are around Southwater. They are going to be auctioned 3rd September so we need them to be in good condition to raise as much money as we possibly can

    They’re not on a playground , I urge those who want to climb to walk slightly further into our amazing Town Park

    Come on Telford, give me a hand, let’s join together as the amazing community that we are , keep them safe, share smiles & let’s raise the £20,000 I’m aiming to for Severn Hospice & Jayne Sargent Foundation

    Julie x

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