I have recently met with a group of residents from Oakenholt who are concerned about the lack of maintenance being undertaken at Pandy Pond by Flintshire County Council.
Pandy pond is a hidden natural gem in Delyn. Located in Oakenholt just off Chester Road, it is frequently used by many locals using the facility as a place to relax, unwind and get closer to nature. Sadly, over the recent times the pond and its surrounding area have become overgrown, increasingly littered, poorly maintained and non-native vegetation allowed to grow. All this has meant a reduction in the wildlife usually seen at the pond. I have been told about the swans which used to come and visit, but are no longer seen.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and not being able to venture far from home, we all now feel the importance of our local natural spaces. It is vital we have safe and well-maintained outdoor spaces for us all to use. It is completely unacceptable to allow these spaces to fall into disrepair.
I have written to Flintshire County Council urging them to begin managing and protecting this site properly and maintaining its beauty for all to enjoy.
I will do all I can to help return Pandy Pond to its former natural glory. If you would like to join me #savingpandypond please pledge your support by signing up to updates using the link to the top left of this page. You can also complete the short questionnaire below telling me about your experiences at Pandy Pond.