Diary / News & Events

You will see that Past, Present and Future dates are included so that you can gain some idea of the timeline involved and when things, significant to the pond, happened or are due to happen. 

LATEST NEWS

24'th April 2017 Anual General Meeting -Ferry Inn 7.30pm

February 2017

COMMUNITY ORCHARD PROJECT ---- PLANTING

Saturday 25th of February starting at 10am - come along and help us plant our first 26 young tree's.

Plenty of help required to dig holes and fill them with compost , plant the tree's and secure them with stakes and ties.

BRING A SPADE WITH YOU. 

COMMUNITY ORCHARD PROJECT ---- Outline

After our successful participation in "Tesco Bags of Help" funding application for our "Community Orchard Project, the group was awarded second place.

The funding from this will will enable us to make developments in several areas, including ;

- development of the western bank with an orchard containing several fruit trees, and eventually a seating & pick-nick area.

- repair & renovation of the paths and fishing pegs around the pond.

This is an exciting development for the IPA & renovation of the paths & ground clearance has already started.

Planting of trees is planned for the 25’th & 26’th of February & additional help from volunteers will be welcomed on the day.

We plan further development & maintenance of the area over the coming months & years.

Many people have contacted us recently seeking to donate or sponsor some development around the pond & to this end we may be able to offer “Sponsor a tree or bench”, please enquire on the Iremongers Pond Facebook page for further details.

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Great cleanup day on Sunday the 3'rd of July 2016.

We had a quick meeting first and were glad to welcome not only 2 new bailiff's to help Andy and his team with looking after the fishing side of things, we also had several new helpers for pond maintenance tasks.

WORK DONE

All paths cleared and now easily passable. seating area strimmed down to a level where we can hopefully get the mower on the area with the help of a few more dry days.

Many overhanging tree branches removed from both the paths and fishing pegs areas.

All 4 bins emptied and new bin liners fitted. 

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Big Cleanup day 20'th March 2016

We are having a BIG clear up at the pond next Sunday the 20th March from 10.30am, if you would like to lend a hand please come along, wear suitable clothing & gloves advised.

Much needed operation : "Empty The Bins" - 9 of us went down this Sunday 13'th March 11am, to empty the rest of the bins and do a bit of clearing-up. Not much litter around but the bins were very full. Needed Alex's truck to take the industrial strength bags away.

Gosh the accumulation of dog poo is horrendous, why can't people take it home or use a roadside bin.

"An observation" -  Those huge dogs taken  for a "walk" down at the pond are going home a lot lighter than when they arrived!"

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From Secretary Bill (Friday 11'th of March 2016).

I went down with six refuse sacks today, hoping to empty the bins. It took me nearly 1.5 hours, and I managed to get just one and a half of them done. The first bin filled 4 sacks, and the second one the last 2 sacks I had with me. Kids (or someone) has been setting fire to the bins, so all the contents are loose and often leaking, and each disgusting piece of foul smelling excrement has to be picked out separately. The first bin also had a family of mice resident in it. That was a surprise.

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OPEN DAY - Saturday 9th May 2015 -


Open Day

At

Iremongers Pond – Wilford Village

1:00pm to 5:00pm – opposite The Ferry Inn NG11 7AA

Come along and see what the volunteers of Iremongers Pond Association do on a regular basis.

Lend a hand and help the association plant some wild flower seeds to encourage the native wildlife.

Fishing taster sessions will be held throughout the day – why not have a go or pick up some tips from our experienced anglers.

There will the opportunity to become a member of Iremongers Pond which is now only open for fishing to members.

There will be a specially designed treasure hunt for young anglers and wildlife enthusiasts.

A range of different stands providing a variety of information, such as, the team behind the British Carp Cups and amateur wildlife photography.

And lots lots more!

For further information tel. 0115 846 2993 or see our Facebook group,

“Iremongers Pond Association” or www.iremongerspond.org.uk

Nepalese Buffet

Nepalese delicacies and curries will be provided by the Gurkha Kitchen, Aspley.

All funds raised on the day will be donated to the Earthquake Appeal in Nepal via The Red Cross.


Raffle Prizes

We are offering you the chance to drive a BMW 420 M Sport Convertible for a weekend*

For insurance purposes, the first prize winner must be over 21 years old and hold a full UK driving licence with less than 9 points on their licence.

The Sytner group will provide use of a BMW 4 Series Convertible for the weekend.

You do not OWN the car – it is loaned to you, and insured by Sytners.

The winner pays for their own fuel.

 

Other Fantastic Raffle prizes - including ;

Meal for two at the Ferry Inn and more.

 

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2014 Annual General Meeting - Monday 12'th of May 2014   - 7.30 pm

At the Ferry Inn, next to the pond at the junction of Corronation Avenue and Main Road, Wiford Village (NG11 7AA).

Attend and have your say in the running of the pond and ask any questions you have, open to the public.

SEE "WHO & WHERE WE ARE" PAGE FOR NEW 2013 LINE-UP & NEW MEMBER

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2013 Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 21'st of May 2013   - 7.30 pm

At the Ferry Inn, next to the pond at the junction of Corronation Avenue and Main Road, Wiford Village (NG11 7AA).

Attend and have your say in the running of the pond and ask any questions you have, open to the public.

SEE "WHO & WHERE WE ARE" PAGE FOR NEW 2013 LINE-UP & NEW MEMBER.

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NET Work Party - Tuesday 21'st of May 2013  - 1.30 pm

Paul Mullins of Vinci Construction, the people working on the Tram, have offered help with  maintenance work around the pond starting at 1.30pm on Tuesday the 21'st of May 2013.

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Latest Tram News (Autum & Winter 2012).

The whole of the open area adjacent to the west bank , the southern bank and the south eastern quarter of the pond are largely

cordoned off with fences and construction works for the "Nottingham Express Transit - Tram" workings. 

Therefore the usual access point on the south western edge of the site near to the Ferry Inn at the junction of Main Road and

Coronation Avenue is unavailable.

There is a small foot traffic access point next to the Toll Bridge but this access path is relatively difficult to use and unfortunately

there is no car parking nearby. 

Walkers and fishermen are still able to access the pond and pathways but things will be difficult especially during periods of

flooding for the immediate future.  

Some pictures of the current tram works can be found here, here, here and here. (Courtesy of "This IS Wilford" web site).

 

When the tram works have finished there will be significant changes all along the southern edge of the pond site with not only a

new tram stop and small 20+ place car park, to be built near to the Ferry Inn on Main Road.

There will also be a new concrete retaining wall half way up the present flood protection bank along the south site edge parallel

with Coronation Avenue. This will be needed to enable the tram to run along the top of the present bank parallel to the road.

There will also be a new rainwater drainage settlement pond created on the removed top of the old railway embankment for approximately 80 to 100 meters immediately to the north of Coronation Avenue.

 

This will be used to remove contaminants of oil, salt or similar from the water draining off the new tram line.

This was a significant change insisted upon by us, the IPA, with the backing of the Environment Agency and changed NET's original design to drain straight into the pond.

 

We are assured that "NET" and "Taylor Woodrow Construction" will return the site to the same or better condition when they have

finished in late 2013.

 

We will continue to fight hard to ensure this valuable and award winning local resource is not irrevocably damaged by the Tram

and have already gained help to relocate the benches and other help from NET & Taylor Woodrow.   

 

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Start of the Tram workings in early 2012.

Initial works affecting Iremongers Pond will commence in late January or early February 2012 to erect temporary fencing

and vegetation clearance and last for approximately 2 weeks. Where the tramway crosses Coronation Avenue, water

pipes, electricity and telecommunications will be diverted out of the way of the proposed tramway.

 

These diversions should commence in March 2012 and will last approximately 5 months.

 

Removal of part of the old railway embankment adjacent to Iremongers Pond is due to commence in March 2012 and will

take approximately 3 months. This is necessary to maintain the flood area available to enable the construction of the flood

wall on Coronation Avenue. The works on the wall will commence in summer 2012, once these works to the embankment

are complete and will last approximately 4 months.

 

The track and road junction where the tramway crosses Coronation Avenue are planned for late summer 2012 and will last

for approximately 3 months. It is anticipated that the installation of the track adjacent to Iremongers Pond will be in spring

2013 and again will last approximately 3 months.

 

Following completion of the above, additional work will be required to install poles to support the overhead electric wire and

the signalling equipment. Testing and commissioning of the tramway will commence in late spring / early summer 2014.


 

1 July 2012

IPA Clean-up day at the pond (12.30am till 2pm) Strimming, Path Clearing - left over work.

30 June 2012

IPA Clean-up day at the pond (10.30am till 12.30) litter clearing only due to rain.

27 June 2012

IPA Committee meeting, Ferry Inn 7.30

27 June 2012

Meeting with Paul Mullins (Tram liaison)

05 June 2012

Jubilee Celebrations in Wilford Village - fireworks at the pond 10pm

24 May 2012

“Green Flag” award judging day

08 May 2012

Two new Litter bins installed at the pond by the City Council

03 May 2012

Meeting of - NET Phase Two & The Wilford and Compton Acres

 

Local Liaison Group "Extending Nottingham’s Tram System".

16 April 2012

IPA Committee meeting, Ferry Inn 7.30

12 April 2012

Meeting with Environment Agency regarding possible pollution

 

implications of the proposed Tram route round the pond, at the pond site.

19 March 2012

Meeting IPA AGM - now have 78 members, new relaxation area proposed at NE corner,

 

benches to be moved, dipping platform to be dismantled, 4 dog fouling penalties given out.

16 February 2012

Test borehole drilling around pond site (for Tram construction).

26 January 2012

Tram construction - Vegetation Clearance on the Ferry Inn corner of the pond.

15 December 2011

2 Fish refuge islands installed by Environment Agency

25 September 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

27 July 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

11 June 2011

Coaching Programme for Dayncourt School

23 May 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

14 May 2011

Awarded “Green Pennant” & “Nottingham in Bloom”, again this year

13 May 2011

IPA article in the Nottingham Post - £50,000 revamp of Iremongers Pond

08 May 2011

Iremongers Pond on East Midlands Local News

07 May 2011

Launch Event – at the pond 2 till 4 pm - stage 3 development program complete.

 

Nott’s Divers to survey pond on same day. Nott’s Wildlife, Environment Agency

 

& City Council represented.

01 May 2011

Awarded “Green Pennant” & “Nottingham in Bloom”, again this year

04 April 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

04 April 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

14 March 2011

Path Completed (stage 3) + 8 new fishing pegs.

07 March 2011

IPA Committee meeting 8.00 Wilford Bowls Club

07 February 2011

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

08 December 2010

Willow clearance by Nottingham Wildlife

02 December 2010

Lottery Grant – Community Spaces Grant Approved for phase 3 of the bank side

 

path & additional fishing pegs.

02 December 2010

Community Spaces Big Lottery Fund approved

26 September 2010

AGM 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

09 August 2010

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

07 August 2010

IPA CLUB - Junior Fishing Match

07 August 2010

IPA Committee - Senior Fishing Match

01 August 2010

big clean-up day

14 July 2010

awarded Green Pennant

28 June 2010

clean-up & strimming prior to Green Pennant Award judging

14 June 2010

additional funding from Groundwork received.

14 May 2010

Awarded “Green Pennant” & “Nottingham in Bloom”.

25 April 2010

Pond Party - organised by Daniel Atherton

22 April 2010

General maintenance & clean-up day

19 April 2010

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

19 April 2010

wildflower seeds from Matt Buckley

01 April 2010

main funding from Groundwork received.

28 March 2010

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

18 February 2010

additional funding from Groundwork received.

11 February 2010

Bird Boxes installed round pond by Environment Agency

24 January 2010

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

24 January 2010

Clean-up Day

09 November 2009

clean-up day

08 November 2009

NAMN Award Ceremony - Birmingham

08 November 2009

Pond benches installed

11 October 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

11 September 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

07 September 2009

AGM 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

19 July 2009

Pond lease signed.

13 July 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

10 July 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

10 July 2009

Neighbourhood in Bloom judging

16 June 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

12 January 2009

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

01 December 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

03 November 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

01 November 2008

Clean-up Day

06 October 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

04 August 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

09 June 2008

Clean-up Day

12 May 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

25 February 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

04 February 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

24 January 2008

IPA Committee meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club

17 December 2007

Meeting with Environment Agency - regarding initial work to be done as stage 1.

05 November 2007

Inaugural Pond Group meeting 7.30 Wilford Bowls Club