|RE: Pond Safety||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Forbes Jan (jan.forbesdhhs.tas.gov.au)|
|Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:05:10 -0700 (MST)|
I've seen a lot of ponds covered with wire mesh, which makes sense if someone is likely to fall in and also stop cats and birds eating the fish and frogs. I visited one community in Denmark, Frugthaven, where all the houses are clustered around a dam. None of the children who grew up there drowned. It was a small community, they took the safety of the children seriously, had strict rules with the kids and they made sure there was always someone watching. Now local school children visit regularly, under supervision of course. Frugthaven was the most picturesque of all the communities I visited and has had very little turn over of households in all that time, close to 30 years. When I was there one of the young people was planning a wedding on the dam. Jan Forbes Housing Analyst Housing Tasmania (03) 6233 4823 -----Original Message----- From: Bambi Rattner [mailto:bambirattner [at] mac.com] Sent: Monday, 3 November 2003 3:23 PM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: [C-L]_Pond Safety I'm in a cohousing group that's considering putting in a pond, and some safety issues are coming up for us--particularly in regard to children. With a pond, unlike a pool, putting up some sort of fence doesn't seem like an option. So I'm wondering if there are any other cohousing communities out there with a pond or a lake that have faced similar issues and how you've dealt with them. Any advice or shared experiences would be deeply appreciated. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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