Kind-hearted Warsop joiner helps keep cygnets safe

A kind-hearted Warsop joiner has used his skills to ensure a popular family of swans can stay safe for the summer.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 5:09 pm

The cygnets, born earlier this year, were getting trapped by fast-flowing water on the Mill Dam at The Carrs – forcing them down a weir, meaning their only route back home was by crossing a busy road.

Now caring Tony Hubbard a self-employed joiner, has come to their rescue by constructing safety barriers – which were installed at the weekend – after getting the green light by Warsop Parish Council.

Coun Debra Barlow said: “Thank you Tony for coming to the rescue of the cygnets.

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The cygnets have been saved by the handiwork of Warsop joiner Tony Hubbard. Photo: Phoebe Cox.

"Armed with his fishing net, he helped get them back with their parents and then made and fitted the grids to reduce danger to the swans.

“They will remain in place until the cygnets are a little stronger and will then be removed until next year."

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The grids will stop the cygnets from getting stuck at The Carrs in Warsop.

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