Category Archives: Update

An update on how the pond is doing

Planning decision

At its meeting on 29 October the Borough Planning Committee refused Lioncourt’s application to build houses on the land off Gold Lane. This is a good first step for the village but quite probably not the end of the Lioncourt … Continue reading

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Planning update

Remember both the planning application to build houses on the land west of Gold Lane and also Policy 19 in the draft Local Plan 2035, both of which could adversely affect the village pond? They haven’t gone away. The planning … Continue reading

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Water, water, well a bit …

At last, after recent rainfall, there is some water back in the pond. It’s a good start but there’s still a way to go to see it full again. More rain, please …. And thank you to Chris for a … Continue reading

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Retirements and a plea for new members

With sadness, the Pond Management Committee reports the retirement of two long-standing members of the team, Peter Applewhite and David Wilkinson, but we would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for their commitment and hard work and … Continue reading

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Water, water, not everywhere

The pond dried up completely in 2011, the first time in living memory. After the unusually long and dry spell of summer weather this year, the pond is perilously close to drying out completely again. Mother Nature restored the balance … Continue reading

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The pond in July

One of our objectives is to provide an area available to educational and other organisations and to individuals for encouraging the study and preservation of the environment, particularly amongst the younger members of the community. We were very pleased therefore … Continue reading

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The eastern jetty

The pond looking lovely on a lovely Spring morning – thank you Mother Nature – our intrepid volunteers carried out some initial work on the original, the eastern, jetty. David replaced worn out bolts and tightened the remainder, strengthening the … Continue reading

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Water, water …

The recent heavy rainfall has added considerably to the water in the pond, we’re happy to report. Although there’s still room for some more! What will Chris discover in the water this coming Friday evening at the annual Frog Foray? … Continue reading

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On the up

At last the water in the pond is approaching a more respectable level: and the ducks are enjoying it:  

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Land west of Gold Lane, Biddenham

The Friends have submitted to Bedford Borough Council today: an addendum to their response to the Local Plan 2035 and their request that policy 19 which relates to land at Gold Lane and which would take away its protected status as open … Continue reading

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