"The trees are clipped and no wildlife is allowed in this NEAT patch."
As someone not from Surrey (rather further north, actually) I can say that particular 'affliction' also infects other counties. To paraphrase an ex-neighbour - "wildlife belongs in the countryside". Um, yeah - right.
On a wildlife note - a rabbit (from the warren that exists in my garden) is showing signs of myxi. The birds are back in their new plumage. Stacks of wrens and tits working over the cracks/joints in the drystone walls in their search for tit-bits. The local buzzards fledged two (I think). The family party has broken up, but there is still one 'resident' bird that is soaring the vicinity. That myxi infected rabbit may turn into a meal soon. The pond had well over a dozen newt efts at the last count. At least 2 of the 3 UK species. Every bit as interesting as watching fish. Greater and lesser waterboatmen, whirlygig beetles, water striders, various diving beetles. The pond had a late (minor) 'flush' of irritating algae, but I think the lemna minor has been eradicated (it was threatening to totally cover the surface - removal of every last floating fragment took some time). Southern hawker and common darter visited and were subsequently seen laying eggs.
I learned something about whirlygigs this year (after their arrival in the pond) - their eyes are 'split'; half to see under the surface of the water, half to see above.