Park pond clean-up underway in three Sandwell parks

Sandwell Council has started major tree works near to pools at three parks - Smethwick Hall Park, Victoria Park in Tipton and Victoria Park in Smethwick.

The work includes the removal of dead and decaying tree growth and branches that go into the water.

The dead wood and leaves from these branches have contributed to a reduction in water quality at these sites which can have an adverse effect on the pools' wildlife.

Councillor Maria Crompton, deputy leader, Sandwell Council welcomes the new works and recently visited Victoria Park in Tipton to record a video. She said: "This is part of our commitment to improve the water quality across all our sites, a dedicated team have been recruited to maintain our water.

"Work has already started Victoria Park in Tipton and in Smethwick Hall Park, in Smethwick this will be complete before Christmas.

"The team is cutting the trees back, clearing up the debris to make it all environmentally-friendly ready for the spring when the birds start nesting.

"This work has been waiting to be done for a long long time and our parks will look so much better and will hopefully provide a good habitat for wildlife to thrive." View Councillor Crompton’s video here: https://youtu.be/1YES44E7DBs Work is scheduled to be completed in all three parks in early January with work at Victoria Park in Tipton and Smethwick Hall Park due to be completed before Christmas.

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