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Over recent years the Parish Council has been researching the problem of the non native invasive weed, Crassula helmsii, (New Zealand pygmy weed), that is present in the margins of the pond. The information and advice gathered was published in the May/June 2016 Village Newsletter and can be viewed here:  Newsletter article

At its full Council Meeting in May 2016 the Parish Council agreed to contact a specialist from the Welwyn Natural History Society and Defra for further advice on the issue.

The specialist from the Welwyn Natural History Society has carried out research on the weed and met with the Parish Council on 17th January 2017: Notes of Meeting with Rev Gladwin

The Parish Council approached Grant Shapps MP about the problem and he has kindly obtained information from Defra and the letter can be viewed here: Defra letter

The conclusion of these investigations has satisfied the Parish Council that leaving the pond undisturbed until it is no longer viable is the correct approach to take. The Parish Council recognises the importance of the pond as a wildlife and amenity assset in the village and would ensure that, at the appropriate time, the pond is re-established in the future when it is safe to do so.


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Janet Pearce, Parish Clerk

Woolmer Green Parish Council 

Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA

Telephone: 03707776132 
E-mail: clerk@woolmergreenpc.org.uk