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Portland Park stream restoration consultation

We are working in partnership with the Trent Rivers Trust to bring the Portland Park stream, which runs under the 2 ponds, out into the open for you to enjoy.

Proposal for restoration work

At present the stream flows through a culvert (pipe) underneath both the main and lower ponds emerging further down the stream. The ponds are fed from the spring pond through a small overflow pipe. The stream also overflows around the main pond and emerges by the lower pond. The bank is being badly eroded which is threatening the structural integrity of the lower pond.

Our proposal is to block the pipe at the top, preventing the water from going into the culvert. Instead it will flow in a new, naturalised channel around both ponds. The proposal will not alter the ponds, but will protect them from further erosion.

To see the full proposal including images and a plan of the area and changes to the course of the stream you can find more information in the related documents section of this web page.

Take part by giving your comments

After viewing the full proposal information you can give us your comments on the proposal through the online survey on this web page.

The survey is open until midnight on 1 November 2020.

Other ways to take part

If you can't fill the survey online you can find a downloadable form in the related documents section. Completed forms can be returned by:

Place and Wellbeing
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 8DA.