VP88 – End the Netting of Bushes, Trees and Hedgerows Watch

Poll: Do you agree with this petition?
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Of the contrary, no (18)
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VP88 – End the Netting of Bushes, Trees and Hedgerows, barnetlad
Petition: End the netting of bushes, trees and hedgerows

This petition calls for legislation to end the practice in the UK of bushes, trees, hedgerows and some other plants being covered by netting, usually as a precursor to their removal. This is a practice which denies birds nesting space, insects the opportunity to pollinate and therefore reduces biodiversity.

This petition calls upon the Government to introduce legislation to make placing such netting a criminal offence.
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Nay. Moan about the lack of new housing, then moans about people when they try to build houses. Good one.
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Nay. Moan about the lack of new housing, then moans about people when they try to build houses. Good one.
What's this got to do with building houses?
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What's this got to do with building houses?
Absolutely nothing as far as I can see. The houses shall be built regardless of whether the trees are netted before they're removed or not. :iiam:
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This is just a massive laugh😂 When I saw this I completely cracked up, I'll be voting Nay. Who proposed this?
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This is just a massive laugh😂 When I saw this I completely cracked up, I'll be voting Nay. Who proposed this?
barnetlad

I don't get the joke would you please explain what's funny and why you're opposing this?
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barnetlad

I don't get the joke would you please explain what's funny and why you're opposing this?
Ahh alright.

I didn't say I thought it was a joke, I merely mentioned how I found it to be particularly humorous. First off since when has netting on bushes, trees and hedgerows become a major issue where in which we see statistics of bird populations plummeting? Secondly how else do you propose we keep birds from eating the fruits off these bushes and trees if no netting is put in place?
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This is just a massive laugh😂 When I saw this I completely cracked up, I'll be voting Nay. Who proposed this?
A massive laugh you say..... this calls for some jokes.... 😂😛
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A massive laugh you say..... this calls for some jokes.... 😂😛
It's very easy to make me laugh, so when I see something like this I can't help it. 😂 Forgive me.
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It's very easy to make me laugh, so when I see something like this I can't help it. 😂 Forgive me.
No need ask for forgiveness, i like people who it’s easy to make laugh. Good excuse to fire off my terrible jokes. 😂😂
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No need ask for forgiveness, i like people who it’s easy to make laugh. Good excuse to fire off my terrible jokes. 😂😂
Your jokes aren't terrible Andrew in all fairness majority of them truly do make me laugh!!
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Absolutely nothing as far as I can see. The houses shall be built regardless of whether the trees are netted before they're removed or not. :iiam:
One of the most common uses of netting is near to building sites, to prevent disrupting wildlife later down the line, after they have settled, netting forces them to find somewhere else. Thus, is in the best interests of all.
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(Original post by CatusStarbright)
What's this got to do with building houses?
(Original post by 04MR17)
Absolutely nothing as far as I can see. The houses shall be built regardless of whether the trees are netted before they're removed or not. :iiam:
The reason this petition has been brought up (I suspect), is recently 'netting' got into the news because house builders are netting bushes so no wildlife is attracted to them and therefore they can build houses quicker. If the hedges are inhabited then they cannot build obiously.

Maybe read up on things? It isn't hard.

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...er-complaints/
https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry...ury-wiltshire/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-47879508
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47787278
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47627749
https://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/c...life-1-8891254
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-47886345
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ilding-rebuked
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Aye - reasoning explained in the debate.
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Still none of you have responded to my point, on how you plan to keep birds from eating fresh produce (fruit) off trees and bushes if they're not netted?
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The Right Honourable Lad for Barnet raises a very important issue and I fully support the petition.
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Still none of you have responded to my point, on how you plan to keep birds from eating fresh produce (fruit) off trees and bushes if they're not netted?
By welcoming them into Morrisons instead?
I don't understand why fruit is the problem here:question:
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Still none of you have responded to my point, on how you plan to keep birds from eating fresh produce (fruit) off trees and bushes if they're not netted?
Use a cat.
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(Original post by SoggyCabbages)
The reason this petition has been brought up (I suspect), is recently 'netting' got into the news because house builders are netting bushes so no wildlife is attracted to them and therefore they can build houses quicker. If the hedges are inhabited then they cannot build obiously.

Maybe read up on things? It isn't hard.
The articles I have read have discussed netting being used before removing the thing being netted.
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Use a cat.
Reporting for duty!
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The articles I have read have discussed netting being used before removing the thing being netted.

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Excellent, we need you to track down all birds in the county. (Ie find their location) I’m calling the idea Cat-nav
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