Funding secured to transform and restore Fishponds Park in Surbiton

Fishponds park

Local nature haven Fishponds park in Surbiton is being restored thanks to funding from Kingston’s Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy.

The much loved and well used park supports a range of different species and includes a woodland, a wetland system, meadow and even a community orchard for local groups and residents to enjoy. 

The restoration work has been ongoing since November 2023 and aims to improve biodiversity and accessibility at the pond and surrounding area. The work is due to be completed in Summer 2024. 

Robert Eyre-Brook, Chair of the Friends of Fishponds Park commented on the work: 

“The Friends are delighted to see all this fantastic work taking place. This should make such a difference to the park and is something we have been campaigning for, for many years.


"It is great to see such a substantial investment being made in improving and protecting this much loved park for the wildlife and the local community.”

Working together, we can create a greener Kingston and take a prominent role in protecting our local environment and wildlife. 

You can watch a video below of Elliot Newton, Kingston’s Biodiversity Officer discussing the restoration work in more detail.

Notes to editor: The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) is money collected from developers on qualifying schemes). The Council Parks programme is also contributing to the funding.

Published: 16th April 2024