Press Release Notice.
Loss of Horse Pool? Global Warming, Draught or Profligacy.
The Horse Pool at Collingham near Newark was a delightful natural water feature in the Trent Valley. It was used for recreation, irrigation of crops, and a safe place for village children to collect newts and frogsporn. An ideal place to idle time away.
Today it is all but a muddy scrape in the ground.
(See photographs; before and after.
The local farmer has to extract water from a new pit that he has dug close by fo irrigation and the flora and fauna of the site has all but disappeared to make it a site of ‘special conservation interest’ (Newark and Sherwood District Council adopted Local Plan)
Reasons are believed to be a dry year so far, global warming and the posible profligate water management by the two gravel quarries close by, operated by Lafarge and Tarmac.
Clean Rivers Trust announces a major research project to consider the reasons and ways that might be employed to secure this ‘Idlers Idle’.
The Horse Pool is a vestigial lake, once part of another channel of the River Trent. The flora and fauna was noted as being of signicance locally and was a beacon site of bio-diversity.
‘A site to idle by is a sight worth strenuous effort to keep’ said Dr Harvey Wood, Director of Clean Rivers Trust.
Contact Harvey Wood; using the contacts page.