Over the winter period there has been some large scale work to drain parts of Skipwith Common. Over recent years mining subsidence has resulted in some areas of the common becoming flooded. These floods were the areas south of the road at the eastern end of the common and the central woodland area. The work has been done to prevent further loss of the dry heathland. There are no plans to drain any of the historical ponds on the common. Hopefully the resulting drainage will not have an impact on the old ponds.