More than 20 people took part in a clean-up day at Eagle Pond in June. Councillor Jo Blackman (Wanstead Village, Labour) organised the litter pick with the City of London Corporation – which owns the site off Snaresbrook Road and provided waders and boats on the day – after a number of residents expressed concerns about the state of the pond.
“It’s great to see what a difference we can make when we work together. A group of residents are now joining forces to make lasting improvements,” said Councillor Blackman.
Another clean-up day is set to take place in the autumn, with pond visitors urged to take their litter home with them and not to feed bread to the ducks, which can lead to waterfowl malnutrition, cause pollution and attract pests. Residents are also encouraged to pick up one piece of litter each time they pass the pond. “Small things make a massive difference, and we can all make a small change to help our environment.”