‘Marvellous’ makeover complete at Donington pond

Pam Huggett and Amanda Puttick feed the new penguin litter bin, watched by Beulah Sturgess, Jane Stanley, Liz Walker, Diane Fairweather and Chris Dixon.
Pam Huggett and Amanda Puttick feed the new penguin litter bin, watched by Beulah Sturgess, Jane Stanley, Liz Walker, Diane Fairweather and Chris Dixon.

THE pond at Mill Lane in Donington is now crystal clear and sparkling after receiving a makeover thanks to the generosity of Donington Conservation Group.

Work including replacing worn-out fencing and seating has given the site a facelift and made it safer for the local community to enjoy.

There is also a rubbish bin in the guise of a penguin, which is proving very popular with younger visitors.

Liz Walker, who organised the refurbishment, said: “People who walk by the pond every day think it looks marvellous now.

“It’s a good thing for the community and something to be proud of, it has been brought back to how it used to be.”