Some of the information we heard at the KLPA AGM (reported below) about proposed work to the ponds has been called into question by an article in the Ham and High (April 14th 2011 p1). We were told by Simon Lee and the City hydrologist that the proposed works were required by the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act and that the Act would be implemented in 2011 without any major changes. The Ham and High however, reports that a spokesperson from the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) told the paper ‘that the law has not yet been implemented and secondary legislation concerning reservoirs has not even been written.’ The spokesperson is quoted as saying, ‘there is currently no indication of what the legislation might mean for places like Hampstead Heath.’
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