Friends of Allestree Park

Allestree Park in Derby, England

Works to Lower Lake Dam Oct 2014

Works to the Dam, Lower Lake, Allestree Park


We have received this message from David Winslow of Derby City Council Parks Department


Many of you will have seen some work taking place on the dam at Allestree Lake. Please find below a statement from our Land Drainage Team outlining the works taking place. Please could you share with the group. 

Kind Regards


David Winslow


An inspection of Allestree Dam was also carried out on 22nd of September 
Dr Andy Hughes and representatives from Land Drainage attended site. 

The reservoir inspector has requested that growth on the lake side is removed along with small self-set trees. Larger established trees will remain. 

By removing the growth this will enable a thorough  inspection of the bankside. 
Removing the self sets will stop any future problems with roots penetrating the impermeable bank and inkermat prevention layer, or trees falling over in later years causing a breach of the Dam wall. 

The work clearing the bank will take place as soon as possible. 

The attached plan shows a red line approx. 120m long , where the clearance work will take place 

David Winslow | Community Parks Officer | Community Leisure | Neighbourhoods | The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS | 01332 641549 | 07812 300570 | Minicom 01332 256666


 allestree reservoir act work 2



Friday, January 18, 2019