A team of workers were cleaning the lake of rubbish debris this morning and noticed this heron had built a nest on the lake side of the Bellvista Meeting Place. What a great (and safe) place to have a new home!
The spot has plenty of cooling breezes and a magnificent view across the lake at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park.
The lake usually gets more rubbish in it after a bout of wet weather when debris from the streets flows down drains and eventually into lakes, streams and rivers. From there it usually gets into the sea. The lake should be almost rubbish free after the team complete their work today.
Many children from Bells Reach now use the bus stop in Stornaway Avenue to catch the school bus. This morning there were about 15 children waiting to be collected. This stop does not have any shelter at all. Following an approach from BeCA the construction of a shelter has been placed on a list of upgrades to be considered for inclusion in the next Council budget.
Just being on this list does not guarantee the shelter will be built. It just means it is on a list and if the priority is high enough and the funds are available it could be built. At least being on the list is a start.
You can read more about the bus stop shelter issue here.