Monthly Archives: May 2016

Highgate No. 1

The final pond to have Ponds Project work is Highgate No. 1. This is the last pond in the Highgate Chain and is home to a pair of swans and many other waterfowl. It also has a popular dog swim … Continue reading

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Update- 13 months in

As the Ponds Project reaches it’s 13 month milestone, there is activity across all of the work sites. Fencing has now gone up at Highgate No. 1. This is the last pond in the programme and work is due to … Continue reading

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Water levels at Model Boating Pond

You may have noticed that in the past two weeks, water has appeared in the formerly drained section of Model Boating Pond, next to the new dam. This area has been re-flooded ahead of the removal of the temporary sheet … Continue reading

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Progress update

The new raised dam at Model Boating Pond is really taking shape. At the moment the dam is stepped up on both sides – this is not the final shape, it is only this way to aid the construction. Here … Continue reading

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Swans and the Ponds Project

Over the weekend there were concerns about the swans and young cygnets on Hampstead No. 1 pond. Periodically, the adult swans take their young to Hampstead No. 2 pond to feed and they did this on Sunday. They adult swans … Continue reading

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Progress update

As another week draws to a close, good progress is being made at all of the work sites. Work at Men’s Bathing Pond is now underway. In my previous blog post I describe the work that will happen here. Currently, … Continue reading

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Men’s Pond

Construction work at Men’s Bathing Pond is soon to begin. Environmental works have already taken place at this pond, including desilting (which took place in December 2015) and the creation of a planting shelf for reed beds (which took place … Continue reading

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