And finally, some shots from positions which were just not possible before the dredging works commenced; due to the overgrown nature of the trees adjacent to Billing Road East
Looking east – toward Weston Mill Lane
Looking west – toward the in-feed stream. The extent of the removal of the trees to provide access to the lake edge can now be clearly seen; as those which disappear into the distance covered this entire area on the north side of the lake. According to the Environment Agency a replanting programme will be implemented at some point. Possibly in the Spring.
And again – but from a different perspective
Feeding time, from the conventional spot; but this time, viewed from the opposite bank
Two, into the water shots: Proof that the cost has been worthwhile.
The water has not been this clear for many years
The gurgling head of the feeder stream, having passed beneath Billing Road East
The only remaining stretch of silt for several hundred yards. It could easily be removed with a bucket and shovel. I presume that the Agency didn’t even consider that it may need to be removed. It is where the in-feed stream changes direction, from south to west, and the silt has collected on the south bank.
Monday 12 November
Local residents will be pleased to note that today, contractors are erecting fencing across the access gap, which I have been advised by Glyn Davis of the Environment Agency, will be in place by the end of work today. Glyn, having courteously rung specifically to advise me of progress, also told me that the new trees and the secured nesting float for the swans will be installed in February 2013.
On behalf of the local residents, I would like to offer sincere thanks to Glyn personally for his management of the project, and the Environment Agency for the professional manner and consideration with which the completion of this work has been brought about..