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The Chairman’s report for the AGM informed the members that there has still been no further action from HS2 in occupying part of the west bank of the Small Pynesfield. Advice from the HM Government official is that  HS2 are unlikely to now need our bankside for their work, but, and I guess it’s a big but, nothing is certain. As we are in the throws of Brexit, there is the best chance for several years that HS2 could be dropped altogether due to it’s escalating costs. We can only hope!
Despite there being little rainfall this year so far, it is good to report that the water levels in all 3 lakes is now nearly at it’s winter level. Since there has been little rainfall it would be good to know where the water has come from, but as the Colne is flowing fairly strongly again it may be fuelling springs into the lakes. Water is now flowing from the Fisheries down the channels into the big lake.

Plans are being looked at by the water committee this year to install Low Water Platforms where ever possible, as low water is obviously  becoming a regular summer event. This would mean holding work parties in the dry, Summer season when the water level would be at its lowest. Further information and committee proposals will be put forward in due course. But, please be prepared to attend extraordinary work parties, if scheduled and to expect the occasional swim closure during the summer and Autumn months. Any work parties attended in the Autumn of this year will count towards the work party count for the following season.
Obituary.  It is with deep regret that we must report the death of Danny Hopcraft, affectionately known as Mad Danny to his friends at the Cons. Our thoughts go to his Niece Amber and his close friends and family. Rest in Piece Old Mate.

Amber has told us that the funeral car will leave from Belford Road, Borehamwood, WD6 4HY at 9.20 on Monday 29th July, heading to the West Herts Crematorium, High Elms Lane, WD25 0JS for a 10 AM Service. The wake will be at the Green Dragon Pub, Borehamwood, WD6 4EB.

Minimum flowers please, but donations are welcome at the service for our chosen charity which takes veterans fishing - something we know Danny would have loved