Joanna Lawrence, the Fleet Pond Ranger, writes:
Hart District Councils Countryside Service has recently purchased 3 new fishing jetties for Fleet Pond. These have replaced 2 of the small old jetties on the northern side of the Pond which have deteriorated over the years. The third has replaced the larger jetty at Chestnut Grove.
They were installed by local contractors JDB, and are made from recycled plastic which lasts much longer than wood/metal, and is also vandal proof. There is also the small jetty next to Carnival Bridge which will be replaced in the not too distant future with the same materials.
Products made from recycled plastics have become widely available over the last few years, with many products including benches, boardwalks, signs and fences being used widely on countryside sites.
The jetties are used by many people at Fleet Pond; fishermen, children feeding ducks, birdwatchers, and people who just like to stop and admire to views of Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake.