Simon Jenkins: Why spoil all this to build dams that nobody will need? - Comment - London Evening Standard
Nowhere in London conveys nature more serene than Highgate Ponds.
They spring from the woods, glide round the contours and drop gently
south, as a visual carpet to London floating in the distance. They are
still remarkably wild and un-manicured ...
Such rare flash floods as do occur on London streets arise from
torrential downpours overwhelming incompetentently maintained sewers, as
happened last week in Kennington, not Hampstead ponds ...