Buoyant future for park’s lake

The floating island at Killingworth Lakeside Park.
The floating island at Killingworth Lakeside Park.
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Local wildlife is set to benefit thanks to plans to revamp a borough park.

A floating reed bed has been restored and reinstated as part of the maintenance and improvement work at Killingworth Lake.

Officials at North Tyneside Council are hoping the island will attract a wide variety of wildlife while the reeds also help to filter pollutants from the water, making the lake cleaner.

The work has been funded by the council and a £5,000 grant from the Environment Agency.

Janet Jones, of the Friends of Killingworth Lake, said: “The installation of the new reed bed is really good news for Killingworth Lake.

“It will have a huge impact on the wildlife in the vicinity not just the fish, but the birds, insects, bats and people.”