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Green infrastructure improvements at Halsnead Garden Village continue as further progress made at Mellors Pond

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley Council has completed tree works at Mellors Pond in Whiston to improve access to the facility for anglers and local residents.

Overhanging branches and dead trees were obstructing access to the pond, which was hindering the efforts of members and volunteers to tidy up the area.

The Council has also installed two new bins at the site to help site users with the disposal of litter.

Significant improvements will be made to Mellors Pond as part of the Halsnead Garden Village development.

This will include installing improved drainage and providing an accessible lake edge with new fishing pegs

The Council are also working closely with Whiston Juniors FC and Prescot Angling Association to deliver improvements to recreational facilities for the local community.

Chris Barton, Chair of Mellors Anglers said: “We’re really pleased with the improvements and to have improved access. Things are really starting to happen at the site now. Litter has been a problem in the past and the new bins have already made a difference. There’s plenty more to be done but things are going well.”

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “The Council is working with key stakeholders to ensure local facilities meet the needs of the community. Recreational facilities and high quality outdoor space will be integral to life at Halsnead Garden Village and there for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.”