Bromley Council
United Kingdom

The Mill pond is situated in Bromley, Kent BR2 and is in a very sad state. The river Ravensbourne runs into and out of the Mill pond. In May 2010 Bromley Council and the Environment Agency promised to have a public meeting with regard to the future of this historic site.

Unfortunately the Environment Agency cancelled the meeting at the last moment and to date a re-arranged meeting has not happened. It is understood that the Environment Agency have now relinquished any responsibility for this site except for maintenance of the river. Various groups have been in contact with Bromley Council asking if they have any plans for the Mill Pond in the future. In response the Council have stated that because of the current financial situation they have not got sufficient funds to do any work at the site.

If the Council / Environmental Agency had dredged the silt over the past couple of decades the problems we see now would not have hapened. Those concerned are worried that the wildlife found at this site, the pond has been here for hundreds of years, will gradually disappear as the site continues to deteriorate.

If this deterioration continues as it has over past years it will become a total eyesore for all who live nearby and all those who pass it by.

We, the undersigned, ask Bromley Council to hold a PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the future of the River Ravensbourne Mill Pond.

It is in need of a 'tidy up' i.e. to rid the site of the rubbish that has been deposited over time.

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The Save our Mill pond petition to Bromley Council was written by Barry Wooding and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.