Pond Spring Clean

posted 28 Mar 2011, 11:25 by Phil Handy

On Saturday 26th March, local residents helped clear the pond at Park Farm.

Dave Hockey said "We cleared a lot of rubbish from the village green and pond. Paul Bailey and I had waders on and we managed to clear all of the litter and debris from the pond. But walking in the pond was tricky due to the mud and the water went over Paul’s waders at the deep end - that’s real commitment!

I hope local residents (and the ducks in the pond) appreciate our efforts and that they help to keep the area litter free in future... We found hundreds of undelivered Observer papers in the hedge around the village green (20 Sept. 2010 date) along with lager cans, an umbrella, BBQ stove lid, plastic bottles, wine bottles, plastic bags and food wrappers.

In the pond along with the ducks were a Streetcare cone, lengths of broken wooden fencing, a large food caddy, loads of plastic bottles, tin cans and a thong!"

The attached photo’s show: 

  • Local resident Paul Bailey with Dave and Pat Hockey who collected loads of rubbish helped by Brenda Edwards who had to leave sadly before the photo’s were taken.
  • Dave Hockey and Paul Bailey litter picking in the village pond.