After the hard work in October, when the TCV came and cleared all the bramble form Bushell’s pond, it was great to see that there is finally water in it. we need to have a continual plan to keep it clear of rubbish and to populate it with other marginal vegetation but it is now looking like a pond. It was very encouraging to see a water vole in the ditch just a few metres away – on the opposite side of the road to the farm entrance. This ditch was dug out earlier in late summer but had been dry for 3 months. Yellow iris and water cress is sat on the bankside and will be used to populate the pond. The water vole was seen excavating a burrow in the bank in the long grass and then swimming underwater to the other side.