The Green Towns Steering Group have looked previously into the possibility of clearing the duck pond at Hillway Road but a number of issues stopped the work. The ownership of the pond is unclear. There were questions and concerns about the type of drainage that goes into the pond. Health & Safety recommends regular water testing especially for legionella bacteria which would have to be carried out at regular intervals. The safety of volunteers and cost of insurance for volunteers also prevented the GTS progressing with this project. Island Roads have also noted problems with the pond and adjoining highway.