4 4 2008
4 4 2008
The Lake Project (2)
From their inception as a society the Friends recognized that repairing and dredging the lake was a priority. An earlier attempt to carry this out failed through lack of funding. The possibility of obtaining the necessary money through a Heritage Lottery grant changed the situation and members of the FOSPNR Committee became heavily involved in preparing a bid. Further considerable work was required after their application succeeded in order to meet the conditions of the grant, obtain tenders and select a contractor.

In the meantime Friends, Council staff and BTC Volunteers began readying the lake for its make-over, attacking the masses of bramble that overran the main approaches to it and removing willows that had grown far into the lake, concealing its edges in many places. 
Dredging and Repairing the Lake
20th January 2007
20th January 2007
20th January 2007
In the Spring of 2008, trees were felled and more undergrowth cleared to prepare the ground for dredging in the autumn.
Photos by John Morris
23 3 2008
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