Water wheel supports wildlife in the Lower Lea

The wheel was meant to support fish and wildlife in the Lower Lea by pumping oxygen into the water to counteract pollution. 

However some moorhens have taken the support literally, and seem to have grown accustomed to the wheel’s slow rotations. Permission to install the wheel was only temporary, but now will need to be extended until fledglings have left the nest. A more permanent home for the wheel following the moorhens’ departure is currently being sought.