Dipping Pond, Cardfields Centre, Essex
Category: Pond Cleaning
Cardfields is a large Victorian country house built at the turn of the 19th/20th century and set in five acres of grounds. Situated in the Essex countryside with beautiful views across the River Chelmer and surrounded by arable farmland, they provide educational and recreational use for schools and community groups.
The Centre provides courses and cross curricular activities that support and enhance the national curriculum, especially KS1 and KS2, for residential or day visits
An important part of the Cardfields centre is the educational dipping pond that had not had any maintenance for a long time, the pond was completely blocked up with silt, and the wildlife had all but moved out.
After the silt was dug out and removed to a local farmers field, we installed a 100% recycled plastic boardwalk and dipping platform so that the visiting children can study the water wildlife.