Baylis pond up for award

 The Baylis Park pond project has been nominated for a Living Waterways Award.

Slough Borough Council and its contractor Amey worked on the Baylis Park pond restoration project in 2015/16, investing around £80,000. During the project, the pond was drained, cleared of silt and rubbish, and new banks, islands and trees were added.

The project also involved resurfacing paths, replanting, new seating, and more.

It has been shortlisted for the restoration and historic environment category, which recognises excellent restoration or conservation projects, or work to preserve historic waterside structures.

Councillor Joginder Bal, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “I am delighted we have been nominated for an award which recognises the months of hard work on the Baylis Park pond project.

“It has transformed the park and made it much more attractive for visitors who enjoy seeing the wildlife on the pond. Well done to everyone involved.”

Councillor Bal added: “We have a lot of fantastic parks and open spaces in the borough and any projects which make them more attractive to visitors are welcomed. Even being nominated is great recognition for the work of everyone involved.”

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