Category Archives: Update

An update on how the pond is doing

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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On the up, and down

The water level was looking healthier this morning, although more transfusions would still be very welcome. But there’s enough water for the ducks to do some ducking down. And while they’re doing that, the wild violets around and about are … Continue reading

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Clearly better

Will Jenkin, Peter Quince and David Wilkinson expended much energy and did a magnificent job this morning clearing the remaining stumps from the patch of ground beyond the western hedge, as you can see from the photo.¬†It should prove easier … Continue reading

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Anniversary year 2016

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the restoration of our village pond, and new dates have been added to our Diary: Saturday, 16 April, the Spring work morning from 10.00 am at the pond; Monday, 25 April, our first … Continue reading

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Job done (well, this one)

David and Peter Quince manoeuvred in the mud this morning and completed the job of removing from the pond a large patch of unwanted growth. Great work, men! And just under a month to go now till our Autumn work … Continue reading

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