Community and Vocation Committee/ Ingleton House Pond Project - June 2020

Clearing pond weed and renovating the water system

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Ingleton House Pond Clean-up: Day 1, Saturday 30th May 2020

Get stuck in! The first day.

Pretty gruelling, muddy grim job but also very satisfying, in the hope we can get the Pond up and running, with its brimming water fountain and livestock of goldfish.

The Rotary Club of Ingatestone wishes to thank the following volunteers who showed up today:

- Andrew, John, Chris McGrath, David, Graham & Helder but not forgetting Sandy & Janis who kept us well-nourished with food & beverages throughout the hot day.

Work continues tomorrow, Sunday 31st May 2020 from around 9:30am, so more VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.

You will be more than welcome.

If you have some spare time and wish to volunteer please just show up

Ingleton House Pond Clean-up - Day 2, Sunday 31 May.

Another group of hard-working volunteers put in another shift today namely: Andrew, John, Neil, Alan, David, Graham & Sandy plus two Ingleton House residents Chris McGrath & Gary.

Hearty thanks to all who came today.

Ingleton House Pond Clean-up - Day 3, Monday 1 June.

Just the one segment of water lilies root system to be dug up and removed, then it's onto another long list of to-do pond tasks.

Full-on day for Chris (more or less fast becoming our onsite manager) & David (our pump equipment specialist).

With moral support, sporadic help & visits from several other Rotary Club of Ingatestone members & local residents.

Ingleton House Pond Clean-up - Day 4  - update.

Finally, all the weeding is done, lion's share of this final work courtesy of Chris. Neil arrived at 09:00 for duty only to find he was too late, so he took a few photos!

Ingleton House Pond - Day 5 & 6  - update.

The painting of the inner wall has now been done. Alas, a second coat may still be required.
Water Iris roots, weeds and other debris has now all been collected and taken away.

Thank you to Chris, Ron, David, Neil, Alan & Andrew for their painter/decorator skills.

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Ingleton House Pond - Day 7  - update.

A second coat has now been applied by Chris. 
The final task will be to fix a net over the perimeter to stop herons feeding from the edge.
Once the net has been installed, we'd welcome a donation of few fish or a water lily for the refurbished pond.
Please contact Andrew

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