A DELIGHTED Councillor Jim Lindop has told us the latest news regarding Horsewell Pond.
Councillor Lindop says, that – subject to a positive decision at next Thursday’s Hedon Town Council meeting – permission will be given for work to commence under the supervision of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to construct a swale and filter system to take water run-off from Market Hill into the Horsewell Pond.
This will involve the use of a mechanical digger, the removal of part of the old liner, using pipework and the construction of filters utilising stone of different grades, sand, plastic waterproof sheeting, coir mats, plants, wire, site safety fencing.
The work needs to be completed before any amphibians begin to return to the pond.
The prospects now look very good for the return of Hedon’s own permanent pond! This is of quite historical significance – Hedon’s logo consists of a figure on a sailing ship/boat and harks back to when the town was a significant port; the Horsewell when it is restored will be Hedon’s only remaining permanent water!