Anti-geese plans to stop pond ruin

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Anti-geese measures are set to be introduced in Hailsham in a bid to prevent further damage to Common Pond.

Work to prevent island erosion at the pond was recently completed by Hailsham Town Council.

But now it is exploring all available options to prevent and manage the negative impact of Canada Geese at the pond site.

The measures include landscaping features and additional planting in collaboration with Hailsham in Bloom in a bid to deter the geese and prevent unsustainable damage.

The Common Pond site is also set to benefit from improved access to the circular pathway and its drainage will be undertaken.

Funding has been secured to deal with the problem of sedimentation in the pond to ensure water quality and storage capacity does not deteriorate, said a council spokesman.

The work is part of the council’s commitment to maintain and improve the environment and sustainability of the community of Hailsham.

A number of new and existing projects aimed at enhancing the environment of Hailsham were recently outlined for the year ahead by the town council.

During 2013 there will be discussions with contractors on areas of roadside verges that may be suitable for the establishment of wild flowers to enhance biodiversity and the aesthetic quality.

There is also set to be a review of the various areas of natural and semi-natural land owned by the council which have the potential to deliver environmental and financial benefits for Hailsham.