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Norma Taylor - 2015
Swanland Pond Partnership (SPP)

News Update
October 2018


Pond Maintenance Day
This 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 great fun!

The aeration system is still working well. It will be switched off and partially dismantled during our pond maintenance day but may be re-instated if felt necessary.

Dumped Ducks
Sadly, 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).

Entrust Audit
Entrust 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.

Pond South Wall
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.

SEE other pond wall photos **** See SPP report to Parish Council Sept 2018

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

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.

Pond Rainfall Update Nov 2018
See pdf file

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