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It’s competition time

After the success of our writing competition for young people last year, we’ve decided to run a series of three competitions (art, science and writing) related to the Ponds Project. Our writing and science competitions are for secondary schools students … Continue reading

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Construction completion

This week marks the final completion of the construction phase of the project – 18 months since the project started in April 2015. To mark the occassion on Wednesday the paths around the Model Boating Pond were opened to the … Continue reading

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Progress – 1 month to go!

With one month left of the construction period, it’s all hands on deck getting the work completed. Last week the turf was laid on the spillway at Highgate No. 1. At Model Boating Pond work has also been focused on … Continue reading

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Restoration of Model Boating Pond

Upon completion of the project, there will be a large area of ground at Model Boating Pond, including the faces of the new dam, in need of restoration. The construction work will be finished here in October 2016 but the … Continue reading

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Ponds Project Update

Now we are two months into 2016, here is a brief update on progress with the Ponds Project. At Model Boating Pond, silt has now been moved into the extended compound which allows for the borrow pits to be opened … Continue reading

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Ponds Project – four and a half months in

While work has been delayed at Model Boating Pond (the equipment required to stabilise the temporary dam will arrive next week), over on the Hampstead Chain, BAM Nuttall have made good progress. The Viaduct is almost finished. Some additional grass … Continue reading

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Watching the grass grow

Members of the Ponds Project team, including the Heath’s senior ecologist, recently went to look at turf which is being specially grown for the spillways at Viaduct Pond and Vale of Health.  This turf is being grown by  a company … Continue reading

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