De-Silting of the moat completed.
The moat (rapidly disappearing as reeds and other vegetation were encroaching on the open water) was de-silted in October. To carry out the work the water that was there had to be pumped out. However the springs that feed the moat have already nearly filled the new, deeper and more extensive area that is now open water. The silt from the moat has been spread over a large area of the Outer Bailey (currently closed off) which will be seeded with grass in the spring and open to the public again during the summer.