17 May 2002

Lots to ponder in Hants

POND enthusiasts will find lots on offer at the National Festival of Ponds and Lakes to be held in Hants next month.

Taking place on Fri, June 21, it will be of interest to farmers, landowners, gardeners and sportsmen, according to the organisers.

The event was first run last year as Ponds at West Park, when it attracted 500 people to the site near Fordingbridge which boasts 12 new and improved ponds. Trade stands representing pond construction companies, land agents, the Pond Conservation Trust and the CLA also attended.

"We make it fun as well as very informative," says host James Bouskell. "It is both a specialist day and a special day out."

For more details of the event, which costs £48.50 (including lunch), telephone 01725-518680.