Pond Partnership (SPP)
is on Sat. 20th October from 9:30am. We need
more volunteers for this important task. If
you can help even if it’s just for one
hour, please contact Alyson on 634 168. Its
system is still working well. It will be switched
off and partially dismantled during our pond
maintenance day but may be re-instated if
we believe a group of female ducks have been
released at the pond doubling our duck population
overnight. This will cause further deterioration
in water quality as it will increase both
the nutrient loading and damage to the planting.
It will also in-crease problems on the roads
as the females are chased by the males in
the spring and summer.
The mortality rate for female ducks is very
high on our pond as they are often injured
by cars or drowned by the males in the breeding
season. As the roads around the pond are getting
busier this problem is likely to get worse
with more injured ducks to deal with. If you
see or hear about anyone attempting to release
wildlife or plants into the pond, please help
us by reporting it to the Parish Clerk (632
309) or the SPP (634 168).
have completed a desk audit associated with
the final phase of the wall repair which was
completed in 2015. The costs of the project
and the organisation of the SVA as the environ-mental
body in receipt of the grant was scrutinised.
The audit found the SVA/SPP were fully compliant.
During the recent low water levels
erosion was clearly visible under the south
wall of the pond. This wall has long been
suspected as being a possible source of leakage
and the SPP has requested the Parish Council
to consider some remedial action.
other pond wall photos ****
See SPP report to Parish Council Sept 2018
you would like to help as a pond volunteer please
contact Alyson on Tel:634 168.
levels are constantly monitored for signs
of make-up water and losses.
Parish Council have agreed to contact ERYC
about the large inlet drain at Waters Edge
(which may have a leak) and Yorkshire Water
with queries about the location of pipes
Rainfall Update Nov 2018
See pdf file