The following has been received from CDC, should you see works taking place at South Pond in the coming weeks…

Date of Release:  31 January 2024                                                                   Ref: 4323

Dredging to take place at Midhurst’s South Pond

Routine dredging will be taking place at South Pond in Midhurst in early February.

The work, carried out by Chichester District Council’s contractor will run from 5 to 9 February 2024. The work is carried out at regular intervals to remove sediment that is naturally washed down stream into the pond.

The work will help to prevent flooding and ensure the continued flow of water to the outlet.

This work is necessary in order to help prevent flooding, and the district council undertake it at this time of year to avoid the bird nesting season.

Parts of the pondside will be closed for the duration of the works to enable the council’s contractor to work safely.

Sediment will be dredged from a central channel through the pond and placed among the reed beds and on the bankside in the north-east corner.  This is normal practice and means the job can be completed with minimum disruption.

People with questions about the work are asked to email


For further information, please contact Clare Hawkin, Senior Communications Officer on 01243 534537 or by emailing