Water levels in the pond, August 2022

As many visitors will have seen water levels in the pond are now very low, due to the unprecedented very dry weather. The committee looking after the pond have been in contact with the Council, the Fire Service, South Eastern Water, and the Environment Agency and looked into a number of suggested solutions to refill it.

The hosepipe ban about to come into force does allow for domestic ponds to be topped up if fish or other wildlife are endangered, but we require over 150 cubic metres of water to bring the level back up to anywhere near normal.

Sadly at present we have found no feasible options to add water to the pond, and will monitor the wildlife, in particular the fish, in the weeks to come.

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