Statement On Carshalton Ponds

As many residents will know, water was drained from Carshalton Ponds yesterday. 

Our leader, Cllr Tim Crowley, was quickly on the scene and contacted the authorities to find out who was responsible and how it could quickly be resolved. 

It has now been revealed that Sutton Council is responsible for repairing the pond's walls, but ordered the pumps to be turned off without making any provision to protect the fish or wild fowl who live in the ponds.

Serious questions need to asked of Lib Dem Cllr Jill Whitehead, who is both chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood committee and a Carshalton central ward councillor. This has happened in her area and on her watch. When did she first know about this disastrous plan? Why weren't residents informed and plans made for the wildlife? And can we all make sure she is prevented from doing this again? 

Carshalton Ponds are one of the best thing about our area. We must act to stop the Lib Dems doing any more damage to our precious heritage.