North Hertfordshire District Council restores pond

The pond on Butts Close in Hitchin will be restored as part of a project investing in the green space.

The work will begin on 24 October. It will involve removing much of the silt and plant material which has naturally accumulated in the pond. The material will be allowed to dry, then landscaped next to the pond and reseeded with grass to promote its recovery. The work is being funded by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and managed by the council's Countryside Management Service (CMS).

Cllr Peter Burt, NHDC’s Executive Member for Waste Management, Recycling and Environment, said: "This is an important piece of work to secure the future of the pond on Butts Close, which is valuable for both wildlife and managing flood risk. Butts Close is the oldest open space in Hitchin, and we are pleased to see the beginning of this project which will bring improvements across the site."

Later in the autumn CMS volunteers will be on site to improve the existing reedbed and coppice shrubs north of the pond.

 


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