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Norma Taylor - 2015

Contact Alyson
Swanland Pond Partnership (SPP)
News Update
- August 2019

Water Quality:

Numerous algal blooms are still causing problems with water quality, so the water does not look or smell very good at times. Influxes of rainwater help to improve the situation momentarily, but the water also helps to “re-generate” the growth.

The aeration of the water which helps support the fish also provides oxygen for the algae so the cycle of die back and re-growth continues. We are fortunate that the beauty of the pond plants and the surrounding landscaping helps to frame the water in a more beautiful setting!

We hope you enjoyed seeing the yellow flag iris in flower and can continue to enjoy the beauty of the community garden, surrounding borders, planted pots and hanging baskets/ hay racks. Thanks to all those who work so hard all year round to make the pond area so attractive and litter free – we really appreciate it!


The moorhens have had another brood of chicks which should do well as their older siblings help to raise them!

If you would like to join the group of volunteers who look after the pond, please contact Alyson on 634 168 as we have the autumn maintenance to plan in September/October time.

Thanks – Alyson.

If you would like to help as a pond volunteer
please contact
Alyson - Tel:634 168. THANK YOU

The pond really does need YOU! See also Pond Information Page
See also Emergency Wildlife - Contact Directory (pdf file)

Pond levels are constantly monitored for signs of make-up water and losses.

The 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 and leakages.

Fish Survey Reports

Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2014
Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2015

Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2016
Opal Pond Survey 2010 - 2017

Fish Survey Report 2015
Fish Survey Report 2017
Fish Survey Report 2018

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