A developer building new housing next to The Pond clearly hasn’t been told that there is no water.

The designs  for the apartments being built on the former Surrey Van Centre at 777 London Road opposite The Pond clearly show that residents will overlook  clear blue water!

The Roseville Projects, is building 30 high quality shared ownership and affordable rented apartments in two new blocks for Hexagon Housing Association.

The approved plans do include an S106 agreement but the planning gain isn’t going to be the reinstatement of the water but given the scale of the development and the limited off-street parking the money will be spent on car club membership for future occupiers.

 Croydon Mayor Bernadette Khan dropped in on a cleaning and bulb planting day organised by THCAT and ‘Our Green Mile” at the Pond this month, offering her supPeter Lawrence,  the event organiser, said: “All the volunteers appreciated The Mayor’s visit.”

The Pond has been a learning curve for the volunteers this year, especially with the long hot dry summer, making it very difficult to keep the Pond looking ‘fab’ without local businesses supplying water. 

This will change for 2019, as Cllr Stuart King and Director of Streets Steve Iles are investigating a water supply. Further bulb and clean up dates are scheduled for October and November look on www.thorntonheath.net for details.