The village pond is situated in the central part of Braishfield, at the junction of Dummers Road and Church Lane, between the War Memorial and the Church. The pond is a haven for wildlife, with resident ducks and coots, a healthy population of fish which in turn attract Herons in search of a good meal, plus insect life including dragonflies. There are seats for visitors to sit and enjoy the peace, plus a “dipping platform” often used by the local children when feeding the ducks or trying to catch the fish.
The pond and surrounding verge is maintained by the parish council. There is a water supply which can be used to top up the level of the pond in very dry summers, fortunately rarely used. The pond now has a lining to prevent leakage of water, installed at the end of the 1990s during a major piece of maintenance work which also saw many years buildup of silt removed. The pond sits in the chalk area of Braishfield and has a layer of clay underneath it to slow the drainage of water, but the lining was added as an additional measure following expert advice.
Village Pond Documents
|31st October 2011||Pond tree work permission 2011|
|11th December 2008||Pond tree work permission 2008|
|14th October 1994||Pond BT wayleave 1994|
|17th September 1987||Pond declaration JH Saunders
|16th September 1987||Pond declaration MJ Old|
|14th September 1987||Pond declaration MO Hoddinott|