Fifty fish given new home as Feltham Pond reopens

After six weeks of dredging, cleaning, and refilling with fresh water, Feltham Pond has re-opened thanks to the help of a dozen primary school children from nearby Edward Pauling School.

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Stefania Horne, and Lee Williams from Hounslow Council along with pupils from Edward Pauling Primary School, reopen Feltham Pond

And what better way to celebrate it than re-housing over 50 carp.  With the help of local fish expert Chris Currie, the children put the fish back into a pond which has been effectively closed for the last two months. 

Stefania Horne, Head of Parks and Leisure at Hounslow Council said: “This is a culmination of 18 months work not just with the pond, but with the outlet repair to prevent flooding, the removal of scrub around the margins, planting new shrubs, improving the grass surrounds,  tree pruning - just about everything you can see here today which looks absolutely fantastic.  Removing unsightly hedges, and generally improving the view will help to deter antisocial behaviour and improve access opportunities to this wonderful asset. 

“We will continue to improve the area with waterlily’s and some additional aquatic species that will complement the local ecology.”

“We would like to pay credit to Angela Parton from Friends of Feltham Green who initiated the project and for her continuous support and positive energy which contributed  to the improvements. We would also like to thank the children from Edward Pauling Primary School who helped us to put the fish back. A big thankyou to all who contributed to the restoration of this jewel in the crown in the heart of Feltham .” 

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