Pond Partnership (SPP)
The continuing drought
has resulted in water levels being lower than
most people can remember. The pond is totally
reliant on rainfall for its water, so the
situation will not improve until we have some
have been clearing unwanted litter as the
mud “beaches” have appeared. The
rocks and bricks that are now visible provide
valuable habitat for our aquatic invertebrates
when covered with water, so we need to leave
them in place, unless they are likely to impede
Santa’s boat journey!
The rocks provide “safe havens”
from the predatory fish and ducks in a pond
landscape that is predominantly mud, silt
and grit. The bricks with holes in make particularly
good “homes” although they look
unsightly when uncovered. This does not mean,
however, that we want more builders bricks
in the pond!
If water levels do not
improve soon and temperatures remain high
we could have problems with our fish population
as oxygen levels drop. The SPP have purchased
a simple aeration device that could provide
emergency, underwater aeration if a suitable
power supply can be agreed.
Pond Maintenance Day
we will be carrying out our autumn maintenance.
If you could help us with this important task,
please contact Alyson on 634 168. ALL ARE
you would like to help as a pond volunteer please
contact Alyson on Tel:634 168.
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