HAVE YOUR SAY!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE AT THE BENTLEY POND?
Bentley Parish Council has started the preliminary work of the pond project with the aim of applying for grant funding from Veolia Environmental Trust. We shall also do some fundraising activities too.
First stage is to complete a consultation process with the community to receive feedback on
"What you would like to see at the pond?"
Once it has been completed, this will be a really nice amenity in the centre of Bentley for everyone to use. Our vision at the moment is to do the following works: dredge the pond and improve margins, reduce shading from trees, incorporate a new picnic area with additional seating and improve access as a whole.
Hopefully when the pond condition has improved, we can attract wildlife too!
There is a free form available to download by clicking here. Please complete it, adding any fundraising ideas together with offers of being part of the Pond Working Party, and send it to the Clerk Lorraine Jeffs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a consultation stand at both the Bentley fete on 21st July & at Bentley Primary school's Bfest event in June, which gave us an opportunity to speak with people of all ages about the current status of the pond, the work that is required and to receive their feedback.
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust completed a survey of the Bentley pond on 13th July 2018, to review this information, please click here.