The Parish Council owns and maintains three ponds within the parish. With the new housing developments being completed over the next few years, the Council will be adopting additional pond areas. They are a beautiful addition to Haddenham and are home to a number of different water fowl.

We completely understand the pleasure that residents gain from feeding the ducks, especially amongst our younger parishioners. We would like to ask residents not to feed bread as it attracts vermin but to feed corn, berries etc, which is more nutritious for the ducks.

banks pond with banks parade in the background


This pond is situated by the shops just off Banks Road. It is home to a family of ducks and is a great place to visit on your way to and from the shopping precinct.

ducks and duck house at Rudds Pond


This pond is situated just off Rudds Lane, close to the post office. It attracts a number of water fowl and has its own floating duck house!

ducks at Church End Pond with St Mary's Church in the background


The largest of all our current ponds is located right in front of St Mary's Church This historic pond has been in place for hundreds of years and is synonymous with the landscape of Haddenham. It is the focal point of the Village Fete and May Day and home to a large population of different species of water fowl.

Church End Pond Conservation

Essential pond maintenance was completed at Church End pond in September 2022 to prevent the pond from becoming filled by silt. 

The dry summer resulted in the pond’s water level being at its lowest for many years. The Parish Council took advantage of this to commence a conservation project to remove the excess silt which had built up over the last 40 years (when it was last removed). Approximately 400 tonnes of silt was removed to ensure the pond is preserved and remains in a healthy state for the wildlife.

The pond is a historic sustainable drainage system, it is not part of any water course through the village. It is filled up primarily through rainfall and the run-off water from Church End. It is not planned to fill the pond with tap water as this is detrimental to wildlife.

The liner which had been installed in the 1980s had completely disintegrated and had not been any use to the pond for many years. Given the pond had been retaining water well without a functioning liner and the large cost of a new liner, it was decided not to install a replacement liner but to monitor the pond over the coming year to see how it fills naturally.