The Corporation made the following announcement in the March Forest Focus:
The City of London Corporation are moving forward on engineering assessment work relating to the ponds and lake cascade in Wanstead Park. Three ponds, due to their size, are classed as large raised reservoirs by the Environment Agency. This means the City have statutory duties to undertake to keep the lakes safe. The Panel Engineer (whom inspects the lakes to ensure they are safe, or recommend necessary works) has recently provided a report. One recommendation was to undertake a further study into how the Ornamental Water interacts with the River Roding. The Ornamental Water is different to other ponds in the Park as the eastern side of the park is lower and in the flood plain for the River. The City are currently in the process of appointing an engineer to undertake this next piece of work. We’ll keep you updated.