Restoration of the lake in the park is a long term project. Lack of funding and a co-ordinated approach has meant that the lake has deteriorated and we risk losing surrounding wildlife as a result. FOWP representatives met with the Leader of Merton Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis in November, regarding the restoration of the lake, and he gave his verbal support for our proposal. A further meeting with the AELTC took place in January 2013. A feasibility study for the restoration work would cost tens of thousands of pounds. The cost of the work itself – probably amounting to between £4m and £12m – would be expected to come from come from the Lottery Fund, the Heritage Fund, Olympic funding and other sources.