A major project to refurbish the historic Oakwood Pond and its surrounding area is now under way.
The £80,000 project is being funded by Harlow Council and Essex County Council via a community flood improvement grant.
The project aims to restore the much neglected historic pond and surrounding landscaped area which forms part of the former Upper House and grounds. Once completed the work will restore the original parkland, protect local homes from flooding particularly in Canons Brook and Fold Croft as well improve the environment for wildlife and local people.
Works began at the start of September 2017 and are expected to last around six weeks. The work is being undertaken by Harlow Council, contractors Hugh Pearl Ltd, James Curry Tree Contractors and local volunteers