Not another newsletter? I’m afraid so – there is much to tell you. First, just a reminder that the AGM will be on September 10th. Full details will be in the Annual Report, which will be ‘dropping’ in early August.
Ruddy Hell, Not More Fish?
Yesterday (Friday 19th), our Herculaneum Fish Sanctuary had a good day, performing two rescues. The first was about 60 Rudd from Stockport with three large lilies and a few smaller aquatic plants.
The second, from Wrexham, were two large Koi and about fifty other species: about 30 large goldfish, some larger Shubunkins and a couple of common Carp (which could grow enormously). We also got four very large lilies and some various marginal aquatics which were in great condition. And some frogs.
James is working in the lake next week to move the plants that we placed in the lake yesterday and over the last few weeks into better positions. So you will have the opportunity to see him in his wet suit on again.
For those who wonder about the quality of the lake water, rest assured that it is tested every few days for PH, Blue Green algae and electrical conductivity.
Life’s a Bench
You may have seen the new bench’s on the website or hanging around the casemates. They need a few coats of wood treatment first but we hope to have them out by the lake sometime next week. We are sensitive to some residents concerns over additional noise and will be consulting with those directly effected about their precise placement.
City Quay Illuminations
Now that the seven fountains have been up and running, we have shifted our focus on getting them lit up with energy saving LEDs. You may have caught a glimpse of them already. Work is still ongoing but they should be finished with the next week or two. Thank you to James and Brian Riley for all their hard work on this.
We have agreed a new contract with a local cleaning company to clean the communal windows, bin sheds and blue/red bins. Windows will be cleaned every four weeks with the bins/sheds done every two weeks. They will also be power washing the pathways around the estate from time to time. The process of seeking a cleaning service has been going on for the last few months. Most tenders were deemed excessive and definitely not value for money. We now have someone that will do the windows/bins/sheds/paths for significantly less than we have paid in the past.
If you have any feedback for us, then you can let us know what you think in the forum, or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Until the next newsletter in August, that’s all folks!