Lady Altrincham Tormarton Village Pond Trust

The village pond and adjacent withy beds were given to the village by the Grigg family as a memorial to Lady Joan Altrincham who lived at Tormarton Court from the early thirties until her death in 1987. Her initials JA have been incorporated into the design of the gate at the road entrance to the pond.

The pond is now a registered charity, owned in trust by the parish council and looked after by a small group of villagers. It is managed sympathetically to conserve and improve the biodiversity of the natural environment while at the same time allowing both villagers and visitors to enjoy the space. There is no public access to the withy beds which provide a quiet and safe haven for nesting birds.

The area is home to a wide variety of birds, small manuals, amphibians and insects. At least 25 different species of birds have been spotted in the area including heron, dove, nuthatch, treecreeper, pied wagtail and woodpecker.

For more information about the pond and its trust please contact Stella Turner by email at

Details of the trust’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy can be found below.






Equality and Diversity Policy LATVP Trust 28.5.20 FINAL