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We are raising funds for our final major project of the restoration - the "All Year Water" project. This will create an area of permanent water at the southern end of the North Pond. It will remove 2 metres of silt to provide a year round wetland area for wildlife and fish as well as enjoyment for the general public.


As a group we cannot complete this task without financial support. Our plan is to complete this work in Autumn 2016 when the pond is dry, but we urgently need contributions now so that we can plan and book required resources in advance. If you are able to contribute the easiest way is to make a donation via our BT MyDonate donations page:    

BT MyDonate will automatically collect Gift Aid for us (if the donation is eligible), which increases your donation by 25%

Information about our target amount and progress towards it are on our BT MyDonate webpage.
Progress towards our target is tracked automatically by MyDonate as donations are made.
The latest information can be viewed at: Progress towards target

Further details on making donations are available here: Make a Donation  

More information about the "All Year Water" project is available here: All Year Water Project


Work Parties restarted Saturday 19th September 2015 and are continuing throughout the autumn and winter into Spring 2016.

The plan for this autumn/winter includes:

1. Cut back some tree growth in the pond area, to open up and maintain views from the footbridge and lay-by

2. Clear new growth along the length of the channel.

3. Cut back Willow regrowth, this has been quite vigorous this year. There is also the growth which we also did not manage to cut back last winter before the water returned.

4. Prune any excess growth along the Corehampton/Winchester road paths. Cut back grass overgrowing the path edge. Clear growth around the hedging plants to see if they are likely to recover from the unexpected mowing.

5. Cut back plant growth in the area where the dredging will be done for the "All Year Water" project. Having lost our main source of funding with the closure of the Fairoak landfill site, we are following up other funding so that we can create the area of permanent water next Aug/Sep.

6. Continuing litter collection

7. When the water returns, keep the sluice clear of debris

8. Clean seats and picnic table of algae and lichen

There may be other items to add once we get going on the work.

If you can attend then please call David Mclean or Barry Jerome who organise the work parties (see 'contacts' on the home page) to add your name to the volunteer list, or just turn up on the day.

Work parties are scheduled weekly and an email is sent out to volunteers with the plans for the following Saturday. If bad weather is expected then the workparty may be cancelled. They are morning work parties starting at 10am for 2 to 2.5 hours. Meet at the Corhampton Road lay-by at 10am.

For further information please click on Work Party Tab




The main contacts are:

Barry Jerome (Chairman): 01489 894137

Eric Birbeck: 01489 896649

David Mclean (Work Parties): 01489 891911

Alan Inder: 01489 894051

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