Ealees pond and meadow cleared and restored

Date published: 13 November 2019

Ealees Pond, part of Hollingworth Lake Country Park in Littleborough, has been restored following 12 months of hard work by a number of local organisations.

Last year, Rochdale-based household cleaning giant, Freudenberg Household Products LP, joined forces with Rochdale Borough Council and the Friends of Hollingworth Lake to restore the pond and surrounding meadow with a large donation.

The overgrown pond area was at risk of becoming inaccessible due to hazardous erosion, weed overgrowth and slippery pathways, but has now been cleared and transformed into a recreational area for families to relax and an educational space for children to learn.


Ealees Pond, part of Hollingworth Lake Country Park in Littleborough, has been restored
Ealees Pond has been restored 
​​​​​​Adam Kershaw ©


Ealees Pond and Meadow at Hollingworth Lake to be cleared and restored
Ealees Pond and meadow at Hollingworth Lake before the work


Volunteer Adam Kershaw said: “I was involved in this project as part of the team here at Freudenberg but also captured the progress using various cameras and drone equipment.”

Based on Chichester Street in Rochdale, Freudenberg Household Products LP, which supplies some of the UK’s best known household cleaning products under its Vileda and Marigold brands, was the official sponsor of major renovation works.

Freudenberg provided funds and volunteers from staff to help complete the project.


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