The Parish Council has had the preliminary results from tests conducted on silt samples taken from the pond. These show that the silt in the base of the pond contains a number of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the road runoff that feeds into the pond. We are in the process of having the contamination levels reviewed to understand where the silt can be lawfully disposed of.
From a human health perspective, this silt should remain in the pond whilst still being investigated.
At this time, we would kindly ask you not to remove any silt from the pond. The risk to your health and of potentially breaking the law is real and serious.