Woodlands Farm – Mayors inaugurate dipping pond

From our correspondent Mandy Stevens (Woodlands Farm board member):

The Mayors of Bexley and Greenwich attended the formal opening of Woodland farm’s new Dipping Pond on 20th March, together with HSBC which provided the funding. The farm straddles the boundary of the two Boroughs.

Mayoral party at the dipping pond ceremony. (Photo: Mandy Stevens)

Mayoral party at the dipping pond ceremony. (Photo: Mandy Stevens)

The new pond was built by a team of volunteers from HSBC and the farm’s regular volunteers who landscaped the surrounding picnic area. The pond will give local school children the opportunity to discover the wide variety of creatures living in our ponds from water shrimps and water boatmen to frogs and newts.

After cutting the ribbon to launch the new pond, the Mayors and HSBC team were able to try a bit of pond dipping for themselves!

Attendees trying out pond dipping . (Photo: Mandy Stevens)

Attendees trying out pond dipping . (Photo: Mandy Stevens)

 

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