Rubbish is turning Nythe Lake into eyesore

This Is Wiltshire: Kevin Parry is unhappy about the state of Nythe Lake Kevin Parry is unhappy about the state of Nythe Lake

LITTERING has turned a beauty spot into an eyesore – and no one seems will to be willing to take responsibility for it.

Kevin Parry, of Nythe, is calling on Thames Water, whom he believes to be responsible, to clean up their act after becoming frustrated with the amount of litter left at Nythe Lake.

The former Swindon councillor often walks around the lake with his children and says the amount of rubbish being left at the site has increased over the past couple of months.

Many of the other lakes around that area, including Liden Lagoon, are used by fishing clubs so are kept in a good state, but Kevin thinks Nythe Lake has been forgotten about.

He understood Thames Water to be responsible for the land, but it says it is not.

Kevin said: “We have been going round there for a couple of months taking the children there and it is clear from the evidence in the lake and around the lake that it is not being maintained.

“It is only a small lake but it is a nice spot and it is being ruined by litter.

“I have written to Thames Water to complain about the litter and I am waiting for them to come back to me.

“The support is definitely there from local residents when I speak to them that something needs to be done.

“Neighbouring lakes like Liden Lagoon and Shaftesbury Lake are a lot cleaner and it is a shame that Nythe Lake is becoming an ugly relative.

“I have set up a Facebook group to get some support from residents and try and get the problem sorted.”

A spokesman for Thames Water said: “As far as we are aware Nythe Lake is not our responsibility. However, we are in discussions with Swindon Council to find out who owns the lake.”

A spokesman for Swindon Council said the authority believed Thames Water owned the lake.

To join the Facebook group search for Nythe Lake.

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8:40am Fri 12 Apr 13

Flipflops Plane says...

The people responsible are the lazy azzholes who chuck litter into the lake in the first place, probably local residents.
The people responsible are the lazy azzholes who chuck litter into the lake in the first place, probably local residents. Flipflops Plane

8:41am Fri 12 Apr 13

umpcah says...

No wonder this lake is neglected if nobody knows who owns it ! Cant Swindon Council take steps to establish the ownership ?
No wonder this lake is neglected if nobody knows who owns it ! Cant Swindon Council take steps to establish the ownership ? umpcah

10:26am Fri 12 Apr 13

Davey Gravey says...

It used to be fished by the shaftesbury club as the big lake then feeds into it. When the big lake was de-silted a few years ago the smaller nythe lake was ignored. No idea of three are any fish left in it but it definately needs de-silting
It used to be fished by the shaftesbury club as the big lake then feeds into it. When the big lake was de-silted a few years ago the smaller nythe lake was ignored. No idea of three are any fish left in it but it definately needs de-silting Davey Gravey

12:28pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Mushymushy says...

The lake has been an eye sore for at least the past 20 years there ain't a lot of water it mainly mud and sludge the odd trolley a few bikes and general waste from the council estate across the road( park north ) they like to dump their crap there saves going to the tip.maybe the yobs on community service from the council estate should be made to tidy it up.Kevin and perry could then keep an eye on them to make sure it's done right.
The lake has been an eye sore for at least the past 20 years there ain't a lot of water it mainly mud and sludge the odd trolley a few bikes and general waste from the council estate across the road( park north ) they like to dump their crap there saves going to the tip.maybe the yobs on community service from the council estate should be made to tidy it up.Kevin and perry could then keep an eye on them to make sure it's done right. Mushymushy

1:18pm Fri 12 Apr 13

house on the hill says...

Great idea mushy, those are the sorts of things the great unwashed should be doing.
Great idea mushy, those are the sorts of things the great unwashed should be doing. house on the hill

8:00pm Fri 12 Apr 13

dgsrsmlly says...

The great unwashed are too busy partying over Maggies death, RIP.
The great unwashed are too busy partying over Maggies death, RIP. dgsrsmlly

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