Update 30th August 2019
Over the course of the month we have
added a few more plants to the pond enabled through plant donations from
members of the community.
The sluices have now been repaired and
replaced with thanks to Andy Wake.
Many thanks also to Rob Comer from Hadspen Quarry for donating some
sizeable pieces of stone enabling us to create a couple of really nice
stone islands both a feature and a great habitat for wildlife. Pictures
Update 20th July 2019
A busy end to the week with the
completion of phase 1 of the planting. Dorset Lily Company supported by
the volunteers spent a couple of days planting up sections of the pond. It
might look a bit sparse at the moment but once the plants establish
will soon fill in the space. We are hoping that by this time next year it
will be looking really good. Pictures
Update 25th June 2019
The volunteers would
like to show their appreciation to everybody who has supported the restoration
project. In just four months we have managed to raise over £6,000. A
massive thank you to all who have contributed in so many ways .
Phase 1 will begin next month around the 17th July.
Let the planting commence!
Update 9th May 2019
great to meet so many people by The Horsepond last Saturday during the Eat
Cary festival. We managed to raise another £270 through donations on the
day so thank you.
We are now in planning discussions with the Dorset Water Lily Company and
are hoping to start the first phase of the planting of the pond late May
early June, so watch this space..
We have updated the "thank-you" page with the names of all those
who have contributed so far to the project.
Best wishes, The Horsepond Restoration Project volunteers.
Update 24th April 2019
are delighted to report that we have received over £4000 in
donations since the launch of the project. We can now start planning
phase 1 of the planting which we are hoping to start in the next 6
to 8 weeks.
We will be in and around The Horsepond on 4th May during the Eat Cary
Festival. Please pop along and say hello and we will be happy to give you
a personal update on the project. The target is almost achieved.
Thank you again for all your support.
Update 12th April 2019
been just over a month since the launch of the project
and we have received
in excess of £3,500 in donations.
Please keep donating as the target is almost in our reach.
Thank you from The Horsepond Restoration Project Volunteers.
got a mention in this month's Mendip Times ...