As you will no doubt be aware, shortly after our discussion with John Cherry about avoiding letting your dogs go in the model boat pond whilst boats were being sailed, a secure metal gate appeared and blocked the ramp access.  The committee were not informed of this but later met with the Park Management who assure us that this was a health & safety measure to prevent people slipping into the pond from the ramp in winter.  There does not seem to be the same concern for the slopes into the main park lake.

However we have been assured that our group will be involved in the forthcoming consultation regarding the main park lake in respect of ideas on how to manage its upkeep, improve water quality etc.

We will be asking for a cleaner lake, free of litter and an access point for dogs to be able to get in/out of the lake so they can have a cooling swim especially in hot weather.