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Improvement work to Danson Dam has begone

PUBLISHED: 11:33 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 11:33 03 September 2015

Danson Park.

Danson Park.

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Plan to return water feature in popular park to how it looked in 18th century

Improvement work to the dam in Danson Park has begone.

Expected to be finished in October, the scheme hopes to repair the downstream slope of the dam, which has been eroded by weather and animal burrowing over the last few years.

The planned work will remove shrubbery covering the slope, making it less attractive to foxes and rats, while native grasses and wildflowers will be planted on the slope to help bind the surface and make it more robust against the weather.

A spokesman said: “This move will make the dam look like it did when it was first built back in the 18th century. The improvements have been made possible by external funding from the Environmental Agency.”

Users of Danson Park and its lake will be largely unaffected.

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