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River researcher Gordon Dennington

River researcher Gordon Dennington

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SHAKESPEARE and H.G Wells’ father were fond of it but one of the borough’s most historical ponds has been left to fall into disrepair.

SHAKESPEARE and H.G Wells’ father were fond of it but one of the borough’s most historical ponds has been left to fall into disrepair, writes Kate Nelson.

Mill Pond, also known as Glass Mill reservoir in Shortlands, which the river Ravensbourne runs through, is in desperate need of dredging and restoration.

Yet a public meeting with Bromley council, responsible for it, and the Environment Agency was cancelled at the beginning of May and a date has still not been set for a new one.

Bromley council has refused to comment about the situation despite being contacted several times.

River researcher and Shortlands resident Gordon Dennington believes the ‘provenance’ of the pond makes it a ‘selling point’ for Bromley as an attractive place to live and work.

He said: “The pond lies quite close to the centre of Bromley and if it was properly landscaped and waterscaped it would play a useful part in selling the town as an agreeable place in which to live and conduct business.


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