EFFORTS by Hedon Town Council to restore the Horsewell Pond on Ivy Lane into a sustainable pond has taken up many articles on this blog over the last 4 years. But this time Councillor Terry West seems quietly confident that the major part of that task can be achieved before March this year.
Note: the work has to be completed before March which is when the great crested newt – one was found at Horsewell in October 2012 – becomes active after its 4-5 months hibernation and heads to ponds to breed.
Councillor West has led on a scheme which will lead to constructing a ‘holding tank’ at the site which will retain the water that naturally drains to the site for much longer.
The work is expected to begin on the Horsewell before the end of January 2015.