TODAY saw renewed efforts taking place to restore the Horsewell on Ivy Lane into a wildlife pond that retains water.
Councillor Terry West from Hedon Town Council has led on the decidedly green project which has seen the use of reclaimed materials to construct a piping and filtration system that will lead to water retention in the pond. The project involves sinking a giant nylon water container and filtration unit into the ground which will fill and ensure a ready supply of clean water to Horsewell.
“The system will collect water from the swale dug previously and will be piped into the storage unit and filtered and clean water will fill the pond. But we have also ‘future proofed’ the system” explained Cllr. West “this will enable water supplies from other sources to be piped into the unit, from the nearby playing fields for example, should it be necessary in the future.”
Cllr. West offered his thanks to two local construction companies who have supplied the reclaimed materials. “Sangwin at Kelsey Hill Burstwick and Ryehill Building Supplies (Ralph’s) have supplied the reclaimed materials so many thanks for their support. We’ve also used the filtration materials from the unit that was installed a couple of years ago so the whole project has been one of reclamation, which of course has kept the cost of the project down, otherwise it would have cost thousands of pounds.”
Cllr. West is also a local business owner and has offered help via his West Design & Build company.