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Ponderful project boosts wildlife

Published Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A £20,000 project to help ducks breed while improving the environment around a pond has been completed in Oakwood Park.

Following consultation with the friends of the park, Enfield Council used Section 106 money – paid by developers to support infrastructure projects in the borough- to install 80 metres of planters along the side of the pond and floating duck islands.

The planters contain coconut matting planted with already established aquatic plant along the sides of the pond both they and the duck islands will give the birds more areas to breed and find protection from predators and the elements.

The scheme will also improve biodiversity and habitat within the pond.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “We are always looking for new ways of making our parks more attractive to wildlife and more diverse and this project is an excellent way of doing this at no cost to the council.”

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