“IVY LANE – Horsewell Pond. With all the rain over the last two months the pond has filled up somewhat, but its also quite overgown again. Today a large digger has scraped out the pond again, leaving a ghastly muddy mess, with a muddy puddle at the bottom of it. I hope this is not how they are going to leave it ! does anyone know what is planned ?”
Jim Lindop in his latest personal report on Hedon Town Council matters did indicate that the work was scheduled to start. He said:
“A mechanical digger is to be brought in between the 20th June to the 1st July to carry out work to establish if the spring is still functioning; to pull back the pond liner and establish a bund wall.”
Jim Lindop also suggested that ideas were being discussed which may lead to the construction of a series of two or three ponds at differing levels, with water cascading from the highest to the lowest level. It is hoped to take water run-off from Market Hill, but this would involve the construction of drains, pipework and possibly an interceptor tank to hold any contaminants.
Whilst agreeing with Steve Gallant that it currently looks an eyesore, we presume it is all part of a grander plan as suggested by Jim Lindop.
As I was taking this photo a group of young lads gathered around to look at the pond – their reaction at seeing the muddy pool was “Wow! Cool!” So at least somebody is pleased!