THE WEIR – DREDGING
The Weir at the junction of High Street and Mill Green in Warboys has been gradually silting up since it was last dredged nearly 20 years ago.
Consequently there have been problems during the dry summer months for several years because of low water levels and weed growth. Various remedies have been tried including the application of Siltex, a calcium material designed to treat the sediment on the pond floor, and Diofix to slow weed growth. Neither has been wholly effective. The weed has also been cut from time to time but soon re-grows.
As a result, a company has been engaged by the Parish Council to undertake the dredging of the Weir with work planned to start on 13th January. Some of the fish have already been relocated and the remainder will be removed as the pond is drained prior to dredging work starting. Every effort will be made to reduce disruption but inevitably there will be heavy plant in the High Street next to the pond from time to time.
Residents and customers of the SPAR are asked please not to park in the High Street between the junctions with Mulberry Close and Statfold Green on weekdays while the work is taking place to help avoid traffic disruption
Once the dredging has been completed, the pond will be left to re-fill naturally and re-stocked with native fish species when the water level is sufficiently high.