The early years of tree work along with significant ‘snag removal’ of fallen trees from the lake has paid dividends and allowed good regeneration of the shaded out reed fringe and development of the smaller trees such as Hawthorn, Spindle, Hazel and Field Maple. Additional planting of these smaller trees has started with 175 Hazel, Field Maple and Hawthorn added and with more planned for the coming years.
Another major development is that the lake has been completely and securely 'otter fenced' to protect the fish from this threat into the future. Security gates also protect the bridge approach on the stream side.
A hard path now runs all along Brook Bank and is due to be extended along the snags area. The construction of swim fronts and steps has been completed with 26 swims on the main part of the lake and a further 5 'day only' swims in the snags area.