The Parish Council have awarded a contract to AGA Group – they specialise in natural habitats – to revitalise our dried out village pond.
They will be removing the island, dredging the silt, deepening the pond, removing the plants, repairing the brick work and then adding plants at the end of the project.
It is not being re-lined.
Work will commence on the village pond on Monday 25th July and is expected to last three weeks. During that timeframe the area around the village pond will be inaccessible, protected by fencing. Residents should take care around the site, particularly when contractor vehicles are moving around the site.
This work has been funded by a £10k grant from the The National Lottery Community Fund (championed by Claire Coulson and the CPC Pond Working Group) and two pre-allocated budget amounts from last years and this years CPC budgets (i.e. from residents precept).
Ten years ago the pond looked like this – albeit just after the flash flooding event that week in July 2012.