Pond Work Gallery

Waste Management Total Solutions Ltd were requested by Berkshire County Council and Thames Water Utilities to conduct a complete re-model of the Park and Lake. This included de-silting the Pond base, importing bullrushs for the outside and around the island, re-model bullrush present community and develop a pond for local school children to visit and observe exotic plants and fish.

This was conducted over a 8 day period within the Park. Which is a location of outstanding natural beauty and a site of 'Special Scientific Interest'. Many governing council and other high profile stakeholders were supporting the venture.

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Island Remodalisation New Brushwood Faggots around Island
Pond Construction Tree Coppicing on Island

 

Sandhurst Memorial Park Press Release

Balancing Pond Gets Facelift

SANDHURST MEMORIAL PARK 
BALANCING POND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2012 


Sandhurst Town Council together with its partners is embarking on an ambitious scheme to improve the whole of the southern part of the Sandhurst Memorial Park in terms of biodiversity and amenities. 


Funded jointly by Thames Water Authority and Sandhurst Town Council, the project includes all of the major stakeholders in the area; Sandhurst Town Council, Thames Water Authority, Sandhurst Residents Association, “friends of balancing pond”, Natural England, Bracknell Forest Council and Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.


Following a meeting on 31st July 2012, the group decided that, in view of the cost of dredging the balancing pond, the money should be spent on biodiversity improvements. Furthermore the extent of the work would embrace the SSSI site known as Blackwater Reach (North and South) together with exploring the possibility of digging a small pond in the adjacent land (behind Bottom Meadow football pitch) not only for biodiversity reasons but it could also be used with the schools as an educational tool.

This latter work would include hay seeding the land around the pond, with seed from Seeby’s Field, to enhance the habitat. This project will help to improve the whole of the southern part of the Sandhurst Memorial Park and the partnership are taking the necessary steps, not only to preserve current wildlife and flora and fauna, but also to create an environment that will enhance the existing wildlife population of the area.


There has already been some work carried out by Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership volunteers, 14no. were involved in extensive grass cutting and removal recently .The main contractor for the rest of the project starts work on 17th September.


If you would like to know more about the type of biodiversity work being carried out or would like to become a member of the “friends of” group then please don’t hesitate to contact Sandhurst Town Council on 01252 879060 or stc@sandhurst.gov.uk or look on www.sandhurstpride.co.uk for updates.


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