A Marlow-based boat company has been praised after helping the wildlife in the town.

The Little Green Boat Company, which is based along the town’s stretch of the River Thames, were alerted by Marlow resident Zelda Aurora Roper, after she noticed that the edges of a metal fence ‘looked quite dangerous’ for the wildlife.

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The fence was sitting in the river, with many ducks, swans, and seagulls swimming by.

She took to the Marlow Life Facebook page to share her concerns on October 11 and said: “I might be overreacting but I saw this in Marlow by the Little Green Boat Company.

"The edges of that fence look quite dangerous for the wildlife?”

A lot of people also shared their concerns with the metal fence, with one Facebook user saying, ‘it looked very unusual and not good.’

Thankfully, the Little Green Boat Company noticed the worrying of those who live in the town and decided to intervene.

They got in touch with Zelda and said: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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The metal fence that the birds were swimming next to (photo by Zelda Aurora Roper)

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What the metal fence looks like now (photo courtesy of The Little Green Boat Company)

"We will get the edges removed first thing tomorrow.

“Unfortunately, when we took over the site in 2020, the jetty was in a less than acceptable condition.

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“We are working with the council to improve the site to a standard far more appropriate to Higginson Park.

"Please bear with us these projects do take time.

“Thanks again.

“Kind Regards

“The Team @ The Little Green Boat Company."

Two days later, the boat hire company provided an update to Zelda and the other concerned Marlovians, confirming that the fence had been amended to prevent any passing wildlife from being trapped.

They also confirmed that Zelda was to receive complimentary swan food for her and her child, for when they next visit the river.