The weather held long enough for the Phase 1 clearance of the pond to be completed. The water is flowing in gently but there is much mud and silt covering the gravel bed. This is very deep in places. The willows in the second half will be removed next year and order restored.

The Himalayan Balsam was successfully pulled to prevent further seeding over a large area and the bracken spraying carried out by the Caradon Hill Project will enable us to continue this into areas which were impenetrable this year. We really do need more volunteers to ensure we get every plant.

We have pinpointed the well site and uncovered one corner of the well chamber. Further work here will need to be carried out very carefully to ensure that the silt filling the chamber does not wash down into the culverts which drain it.

We are very pleased with a successful first year and look forward to spring when we can continue the work so well begun.

Toyz Pond at end of Phase 1 clearance

Posted: 10-12-11

Other News & Events

24-02-13 : End of an era

16-01-13 : Project Complete

07-12-12 : Pipewell flowing

30-09-12 : Pond nears completion

01-07-12 : 2012 Season progress

09-06-12 : Just beat the rain

28-05-12 : Work starts for 2012

13-05-12 : Come and join the fun

06-05-12 : Start of this years work

05-04-12 : Germination has started

10-12-11 : End of Phase 1(2011)

06-12-11 : Ready for next year

23-10-11 : What a difference

24-09-11 : clean up

16-09-11 : The well appears

15-08-11 : Birds Survey now available

08-08-11 : Wet Weather Unhelpful

26-07-11 : Time is running out

27-06-11 : Was it too hot

21-06-11 : Update Report

05-06-11 : First Sunday working

04-06-11 : Working to Success

22-05-11 : Pipewell Progress May 2011

East Cornwall Local Action Group