Restoration works on Seven Islands Pond on Mitcham Common will start this month. The clean up is being made possible by a £20,000 grant from Viridor Credits to the Mitcham Common Conservators, with support from Merton Council and the Friends of Mitcham Common.
The Conservators will prune overhanging trees and remove silt and plants from the pond to prevent it from drying out.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor David Simpson said, ‘We are working closely with Mitcham Common Conservators to restore and improve the water quality of the pond. This will allow the pond life to flourish and improve the area so that all our residents can continue to enjoy this local beauty spot.’
The Chair of the Mitcham Common Conservators, Paul Harper said, ‘During a recent user survey local residents expressed concern about the condition of this pond. This prompted the Conservators to look for money to carry out the restoration works. The Conservators are grateful for the support they’ve received from Merton Council, the Friends of Mitcham Common and especially Viridor Credits for funding the project.’
For further information contact Martin Boyle, Warden of Mitcham Common 020 8288 0453