Pond Partnership (SPP)
extremely grateful to all those who have volunteered
to help with this essential task.
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
South Wall Repair
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.
The pond health score was 18 this year which
keeps the pond in the “quite healthy”
range which is encouraging (See
was slightly lower than last year (22) because
we did not find the high scoring dragon fly
larvae on the day which is “worth”
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!
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!
you would like to help as a pond volunteer please
contact Alyson on Tel:634 168.
Pond levels 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