Tidy up our pond call

TOWN leaders are calling for an urgent clean up of a pond area in the centre of Clevedon - claiming its tatty appearance is putting off visitors. Clevedon Town Council, the Local Action Team (LAT) and police have all written to the owners of the run-down

TOWN leaders are calling for an urgent clean up of a pond area in the centre of Clevedon - claiming its tatty appearance is putting off visitors.Clevedon Town Council, the Local Action Team (LAT) and police have all written to the owners of the run-down pond in Queens Square - DTZ - calling for a tidy up. But despite letters and phone calls to the Birmingham-based management company, work has yet to be carried out.LAT member and town councillor Patrick McNeill said: "The pond is an absolute eyesore."It has been allowed to deteriorate into such an appalling state and despite us, the town council and the police trying for months and months to get some action taken to tidy it up, nothing has happened. It is full of rubbish and makes it look as if no one cares about the centre of Clevedon."The pond was drained last year after vandals filled it with detergent, causing it to foam.The attack killed many of the fish in the pond, much to the horror of local residents and shopkeepers.A spokesman for DTZ said the pond was inspected and cleared of rubbish on a fortnightly basis.The spokesman added: "We appreciate the concerns surrounding the pond."We have a team which makes regular checks of the area and we maintain it according to our client's instructions.


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