Swanland Village Website
The views and information on this site do not necessarily reflect those of the
Parish Council or Village Association. We aim to provide a balanced view of local news

Norma Taylor - 2015
Swanland Pond Partnership (SPP)
News Update
November 2017


Pond Maintenance Day

We are extremely grateful to all those who have volunteered to help with this essential task.

The attractiveness of the pond area is a tribute to all the volunteers who routinely give their time litter picking, gardening or working in the pond. THANK YOU to you all for your hard work!

South Wall Repair

ERYC have arranged for contractors to start the wall repair. It will be important to avoid contamination of the water with waste mortar as it could have an impact on water quality and the aquatic life within the pond.

Opal Pond Survey

The pond health score was 18 this year which keeps the pond in the “quite healthy” range which is encouraging (See pdf file).

The score was slightly lower than last year (22) because we did not find the high scoring dragon fly larvae on the day which is “worth” 10 points.

Despite this, the range of species recorded was actually an improvement on last year with backswimmers, lesser water boatman and water beetles being recorded. If we were to “cheat” and include the pond skaters observed during the summer (not on the sample day) the score would have been 23 which is better than last year’s results even with the dragonfly!

It’s always important to note that fluctuations in these results are to be expected from year to year because of the nature of the survey, water quality issues etc. but it’s always encouraging to see signs of improvement!

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.


Page updated November 13, 2017 -----
----------------Web Site created and maintained by Graham Latter------