Pond Partnership (SPP)
News Update -
laser scan of the pond has been completed.
Mason and Clarke will look at the historical
information we’ve provided together
with the data from the laser scan before the
site inspection element of the survey in July/August.
levels should be at their lowest at this time
of year which will allow better inspection
of the pond walls and exposed areas of the
pond bed. Once this is done, the engineers
should be in a better position to identify
problem areas and provide further recommendations.
survey derived from the laser scan has been
received by the Parish Council together with
the 3D digital imaging data. The survey provides
a detailed map of the pond’s infrastructure
and its immediate surround-ings including
surface materials, roads, buildings, landscap-ing,
inlet gullies etc. For those who have been
involved with the pond for many years this
is the first time we’ve had an accurate
map like this and it’s something that
will be extremely useful. SEE
- enhanced copy (pdf)
digital imaging is very impressive as you
can look at the ponds infrastructure in detail
from many different angles without needing
people enjoyed seeing the inflatable swans
on the pond for the TDY event. Afterwards,
Look North asked us why we no longer have
any real swans on the pond.
used to be a pair of resident, captive,
swans on the pond. The male was found
injured on the road and had to be put
down. As the female kept crossing the
road searching for the male the decision
was made to re-home her at a swan sanctuary.
Basically, our pond is not big enough
to support such large birds and it is
not safe for them as it is surrounded
by a busy road. Read more details on
this issue Swans
on Swanland Pond (pdf).
new chicks have been spotted at last!
were worried that the heron may have
found them on one of its visits.
hope they all survive!
you would like to help as a pond volunteer
please contact Alyson
- Tel:634 168. THANK YOU