Monthly Archives: March 2016

Progress Update

The works are continuing to progress well at Model Boating Pond with further clay being placed in the excavated pond to build up the dam. You can watch the earthworks progress on our timelapse camera. At Ladies Pond, the work … Continue reading

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Dam builders

In the last two weeks, there has been lots of activity at Model Boating Pond which is the largest work site of the whole project. There had been delays in this location due to problems with the temporary sheet pile … Continue reading

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Ponds Project Update

Now the weather is getting better, the progress on the Ponds Project is gathering speed. At Model Boating Pond, the last silt has been removed from the pond bed and archaeologists have been onsite investigating the timber structures which were … Continue reading

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Lose yourself in the labyrinth weir

What on earth is a labyrinth weir I hear you ask? A weir is a barrier across a river or pond designed to alter its flow characteristics. A labyrinth weir uses a trapezoidal-shaped weir wall geometry (plan view) to increase … Continue reading

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On the right path

Regular Heath visitors will have noticed the footpaths on the Heath have been deteriorating due to the heavy traffic associated with the Ponds Project. The paths have been built with pedestrians, and the occasional Heath vehicle, in mind and were … Continue reading

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