Holden Pond

Holden Pond

Mother duck and ducklings at side of pond


Holden Pond is situated on the edge of Southborough Common and has been in existence for hundreds of years.

Council Members made the decision to close Holden Pond to fishing in 2021.  This decision was made as a result of illegal fishing and abuse of the fish, as well as increasing reports of anti-social behaviour.  The fish have now been removed from the pond in advance of a regeneration project that we hope to get underway in Autumn 2022.  We know this will be a disappointment to those who were fishing responsibly, however, the situation could not be ignored.

In due course, the Town Council intends to embark on a project to regenerate the pond in order to create greater biodiversity in the area and establish the pond as a wildlife haven.  We plan to re-introduce traditional pond planting and build a permanent bird island.

If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour at Holden Pond and an incident is in progress, then please contact Kent Police via the local PCSO James Clubb or by calling the Police Non-Emergency number 101.  

To contact the Town Council please call 01892 529176 or email deputyclerk@southboroughcouncil.co.uk