Figheldean Mill Pond
Figheldean Mill Pond is first mentioned in the Domesday Book, and there was a mill here right up until the late 1950s when it was demolished.
In latter years it's become something of a neglected, nettle-filled, litter-strewn wilderness but thanks to permission from the Ministry of Defence Estates, the advice and outstanding help of the Living River Project and the enthusiasm of village volunteers we're starting to gradually improve the area.
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The new fence has now been put up thanks to Russ Sheppard's hard work, and here's a picture of the excellent end result.
Just in case you wander down there and wonder why there are people up trees with chainsaws.
The affected willows will be cut back to approx 15m in height, and the overhanging ash tree that's encroaching on the electricity wires will also be trimmed.
Here are some photos of the end result.
Starting at 10am, this is to put the finishing touches to the new marginal shelf.
Volunteers armed with wheelbarrows, buckets and shovels will be needed again.
With luck we'll be done in an hour and a half (famous last words).
The structural work is now largely completed, here are some photos of the day and its end result.
Same format as last Saturday, and there are rumours of lunch being provided...
Volunteers needed again - please bring a wheelbarrow or a bucket, and a shovel.
Here are a few photos to show how we got on.
We're now halfway through this work, hope to see you all same time next Saturday (18th) to finish it off.
This is scheduled for Saturday 11th October starting at 10am.
Volunteers needed - please bring a wheelbarrow and a shovel, if you have them.