Readers may detect that I am slightly piqued by the infill of the established ecosystem that was once Manor lake, and the decision that its extension was to become, essentially, a boggy, marshland. My piquedness and irritation has simply increased, as the weeks have gone by, and has edged into annoyance as I view the completed re-design.
On Tuesday, my mood became one of annoyance and frustration. Inert have been instructed to fill in the last remaining fragment of the once mighty Cormorant lake (south). This lake was a haven for wildlife, and the grey transformer was and still is a well known landmark from which to view the numerous variety of wildlife that used to frequent this area. This once popular lake has now been filled in, with odd fragments left as shallow reed beds.
I had hoped that the final remains of the lake, which used to have the pump pontoon in it, would be spared infill. But oh no, on Tuesday, a digger driver was filling in this last bit of deep water.
He was, to be honest, working exceedingly slowly. I'm not sure why. I think I could have proceeded faster with a spade and wheelbarrow.
Anyway, it is highly unlikely that I will pay a site visit this weekend. Saturday is supposed to be wet. Inert do not appear to be going at this restoration at a rate. Having said this, I wouldn't be surprised if Inert ramp up their work rate, and also install the sluice gates.
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