Jet d’Eau fountain, icon of
Geneva Gladstone Park!
An unexpected water feature appeared in Gladstone Park on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd April 2009 when a 40 foot high fountain appeared for a while in the south of the park near the vehicle bridge over the railway at the bottom of Parkside.
It was caused when Thames Water who were investigating a leak in one of there pipes had to drain a section of pipe located under the railway in order to carry out an inspection, as yet (29/04/2009) the source of the leak has still not been traced but Thames water are confident that it will be sorted out soon. In the meantime they have excavated a large hole and are now are looking into it!
The good news is that the new drainage system installed last year on the sports pitches has proved to be very successfull.
The repairs to the pipe under the railwayline have now been completed and Thames Water have now vacated the site. Brent Parks Service are now in the process of arranging for contractors to re-instate the areas disturbed by the work and re-seed the area with grass. The costs of the re-instatement are being met by Thames Water.
Work has now started on the re-instatement of the grass areas affected by the work and will be remain fenced off until the grass is fully established.
The re-instatement is now complete and the grass is beginning to grow and reestablish in the affected areas.