Pond regeneration goes ahead

Volunteers came out in force on Saturday to help revitalise a pond in a Beckton park.

Volunteers came out in force to revitalise a pond in Beckton Park.

The event, which was organised by waterways charity Thames 21, involved 14 adults and eight children clearing out the pond and building bird boxes.

The day was part of the charity’s East London River Rescue project which has been carrying out regular sessions to regenerate the pond.

It is supported by Newham Council and Thames Water.

Those who took part removed duckweed, reeds and rubbish from the pond.

The charity will be holding additional regenerational days in April and June to continue the work.