Search

Chance to help clean out ancient pond on outskirts of town

PUBLISHED: 13:56 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 26 September 2018

Bluebell Pond Society's George Blackburn checks his net for newts, frogs and fish. Photo: Karen Bethell

Bluebell Pond Society's George Blackburn checks his net for newts, frogs and fish. Photo: Karen Bethell

Archant

A community nature group is inviting volunteers to help clean out a town pond and surrounding area in North Walsham.

Members of the Bluebell Pond Society look after the area of water off Bacton Road and spokesman George Blackburn said: “If you would like to come along and help we would love to see you.

“Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you could bring a wheelbarrow, a fork and rake that would be great. If not, just come along anyway, bring some friends.”

The pond dates back to the 1600s and was used by people transporting cattle from the Midlands as a watering shed for animals.

It dried up after new homes were built on the edge of the town in 1987 and the hole ended up being used as a rubbish tip. The society was formed in 1990

The clean out is from 10am on Sunday, October 7.

Other popular content

Yesterday, 14:13

A drink driver who was caught on the first day of the annual festive crackdown almost five times the limit has been jailed.

Yesterday, 14:28

A £190,000 revamp of a Cromer park has moved a step closer with a planning application now registered with the district council.

10:32

A 61-year-old man who is known to visit B&Bs in north Norfolk is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

Yesterday, 16:44

Campaigners have described transport links at a north Norfolk railway station as “dreadful, frustrating, and appalling” as new figures reveal it gained 10,000 passengers over the past year.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:13

A drink driver who was caught on the first day of the annual festive crackdown almost five times the limit has been jailed.

Read more
Suffolk police
Yesterday, 14:28

A £190,000 revamp of a Cromer park has moved a step closer with a planning application now registered with the district council.

Read more
North Norfolk District Council
10:32

A 61-year-old man who is known to visit B&Bs in north Norfolk is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:44

Campaigners have described transport links at a north Norfolk railway station as “dreadful, frustrating, and appalling” as new figures reveal it gained 10,000 passengers over the past year.

Read more
Norman Lamb
Yesterday, 10:30

The owners of a newly-reopened north Norfolk fishmongers have said they hope to be in business in “50 years and beyond”.

Read more
Cromer

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

North Norfolk News weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy