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Water levels to fall in Stowe Pool and Minster Pool ahead of work to remove leaves and silt

The water levels of Minster Pool and Stowe Pool in Lichfield is being lowered.

Stowe Pool

Stowe Pool

The work, which begins today, is part of a trial ahead of works to remove a build up of leaves and silt.

Lichfield District Council has arranged for the Dam Street side of Minster Pool to be cleared of years’ worth of debris, but the water level first needs to be lowered to check that work can take place.

The local authority expects to remove several tonnes of leaves and silt during the work. It will also clean the culvert that feeds into Stowe Pool.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for leisure, said: “This de-silting process is vital to the long-term health of Minster Pool, which is a key destination for locals and visitors.

“It’s incredible to think that so much waste has built up over time, and we’re interested to see if there are any finds at the bottom of the pool. It’s also a great chance to see a number of historic brick shafts in Minster Pool, which lowering the water will reveal.

“We hope everyone will bear with us while we carry out these important works to one of Lichfield’s most impressive landmarks.”

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