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Councillor Davod Harrison

Pond Issue

Civic Centre Park In Totton
Civic Centre Park In Totton

I have seen a Facebook post about the pond in the Civic Centre Park, Totton.

I think it might be useful just to share some facts, which people might not be aware.

It is a maintained by Totton & Eling Town Council and it does require a regular de-weed and de-clutter.

It does have a “milky” appearance. It always has done. This is because it doesn’t have a plastic liner.

It is a clay pond. As a result, it will always have sediment in the water, especially following maintenance, or simply because fish and some water fowl “stir it up”.

I can see that a milky appearance isn’t quite so attractive as crystal clear water, but this does have wildlife advantages.

Fish would be quickly picked off by visiting herons who can see them in clear water.

My own view is that I would rather have a pond that is wildlife friendly than one which looks and smells perfect.

As always, interested in people’s views…..


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