Category Archives: Update

An update on how the pond is doing

Your village needs you!

Developers are planning a massive 300 house development on a large area of agricultural land off Gold Lane, completely surrounding Duck End Lane. What is more, they aim to push ahead for outline planning permission very soon and before approval … Continue reading

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Wind in the willows

The sky was tinted by Saharan dust and gusts of wind from the fringe of former Hurricane, now tropical storm, Ophelia whistled round us this afternoon as we pondered down at the pond on the requirements and materials for repairing … Continue reading

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Dates for your 2018 diary

Nothing like planning ahead!¬† Here are two dates to save in your diary for next year: Saturday, 7 April 2018 – our Spring work morning at the pond; and Sunday, 10 June – our Summer Splash Out and AGM in … Continue reading

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Pond life

There’s a new brood of five little moorhen chicks down at the pond. They scurry away quickly as soon as they spot you, as you can see in the photo of them hurrying to the safety of the reeds. We’re … Continue reading

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Azolla away

At its meeting in June the Parish Council kindly agreed a grant to enable us to purchase a robust net to assist in removing the pesky azolla from the pond. Together with the skimming apparatus created by our volunteers this … Continue reading

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Bedford Local Plan 2035

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a local plan that will set out how much growth there should be in the borough in coming years (housing, jobs and associated infrastructure) and where it should take place. Current planning policy documents look … Continue reading

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Sunday meander

The violets are out today down by the pond, there’s a small patch of snowdrops just coming to an end, and the moles have been pretty busy. The recent rain has added some water to the pond, albeit it’s still … Continue reading

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Autumn Splash

The illustrated Autumn edition of Splash, reviewing our 30th anniversary year, is now at the printers and should be popping through Friends’ letterboxes soon!

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New wildlife at the pond

There’s a new brood of baby moorhens now paddling round the pond – the second brood this year. And if you pop along to see them, you might also spot members of a new species recently introduced to the area … Continue reading

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A lot has happened in 30 years

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, the Spring 2016 edition of Splash, the pond newsletter, included an article recounting events from the last 30 years, which is reproduced here: Extract from the Spring 2016 edition of Splash

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