Monthly Archives: October 2015

Muddy waters

One of the main goals of the Ponds Project, as well as dam safety,  is to improve water quality across the Heath. There are various measures being applied to help achieve better water quality, such as the addition of aerators … Continue reading

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Progress update – 22 October

Another week with lots of Ponds Project activity on the Heath. Excavations of silt  continued during the beginning of the week at Model Boating Pond.  As the silt levels dropped a wooden timber structure began to appear. You can see … Continue reading

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Progress update – 15 October

The Hampstead Heath Ponds project is now six months into its 18 month programme. There have been delays at Model Boating Pond, but we do not anticipate these will have delays on the overall programme. The rest of the project … Continue reading

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Silt removal at Model Boating Pond

The process to remove silt from the southern section of Model Boating Pond began yesterday. The silt is being removed by excavators. In the pictures below, the orange excavator is pushing the silt towards the yellow excavator so it can … Continue reading

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Batty about the Heath

Back in March we reported that a number of bat boxes had been put up as part of the environmental mitigation for the project. At first, we only had evidence that a family of blue tits were using the new … Continue reading

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Swan lake

Towards the end of last week the Ford Cortina Mk 3, which has been languishing at the bottom of Model Boating Pond for some time, became visible again as water levels dropped. The car has been the center of much … Continue reading

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Stock Pond

Work is now underway at Stock Pond and will continue until January 2016. During this time there will be path closures along the causeway – we apologise for any inconvenience. Stock Pond is one of the smaller ponds on the … Continue reading

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