Saturday 10th October 2020
‘POND-ering Life’: The Lakehouse Lake Project at Jubilee Pond
Speakers: Committee members (Ellen, Keith et al)
‘We’re a local group of volunteers who help look after the pond & immediate area & wish to encourage careful use and maximum enjoyment of this lovely open space for everyone. Originally shown on an ordnance survey map in 1893, the pond was used as a model yacht pond. It has needed relining twice and is part of the rich history of the Wanstead Park area of Epping Forest. Bounded by Dames, Sidney & Lake House roads, bordering Newham, Waltham Forest & Redbridge, it’s home to vast numbers of flower and fauna species. Administered & cared for by the City of London Corporation, it’s very much a public space, used daily by many to enhance their lives’. Lakehouse Lake Project, begun 20 years ago, is an independent group committed to the care of Jubilee Pond and its environs, undertaking litter-picks, pond dips, encouraging folk to enjoy the area responsibly, & liaising with schools & the Forest Keepers to help maintain its upkeep. There will be posters tonight to show some of the Project’s sterling work.