Work to improve Brooklands Park and support its wildlife will take a step forwar…

Work to improve Brooklands Park and support its wildlife will take a step forward next week as the installation of two windmills begins in order to oxygenate the lake.

In the years leading up to the summer of 2018, there were regular blooms of algal growth, including potentially toxic blue green algae.

In response, the lake was dredged and silt from the lake was removed to increase the depth of water. A further oxygenation process was recommended to mitigate against the risk of future outbreaks.

Cllr. Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services, said: “It’s fantastic to see sustainable energy solutions being used at Brooklands Park, helping promote nature and mirroring the Rampion Offshore Windfarm which can be seen from our beach. These windmills offer visitors the opportunity for interpretation around wind-generated power and sustainable energy solutions, in the light of the climate crisis, as well as offering a functional and beneficial impact on the lake environment and for local wildlife.”

The installation of the windmills will take place on the week commencing the 7th September 2020. The level of the water will need to be lowered beforehand, to access the islands and place the air stone diffusers, which will sit at the bottom of the lake. The installation of the windmills also coincides with some work to improve the main Brooklands Park bridge.

To find out more about the plans to transform Brooklands Park into a new £3 million jewel-in-the-crown destination please click here: