With the establishment of the revitalised ‘Friends of St. Andrews Park’ group, I hope that we are now in a position to look forward to the refurbishment of the pond in the park. Jo Corke and myself are now the joint co-ordinators of the new Wildlife sub-group. As you may remember, Martin Deauville, as Co-ordinator at the Council’s Landscape Design Services, had helped to arrange for a plan (with costings) to be drawn up. I have attached copies of these documents. I also have a hard copy of a sketch design with cross-sections shown, prepared by Emma Money-Kyrle, which I could let you or Martin have if the original is not available.
There is up to £12k still available in the funds of the ‘old’ group which can be spent on this project and which is readily accessible. There are some minor changes, as yet unincorporated, to the plan that have been suggested since it was drawn up, but I’m sure that they can be incorporated within the funds available.
Our understanding is that in order to get things moving, a Service Level Agreement would have to be drawn up in order for Martin to schedule the project and get a project officer involved.
I very much hope that you will have the time (and patience!) to help us in our desire to see the pond restored as a valuable wildlife feature of the park.