At last Bellvista residents have experienced some rain. Some local weather watchers say the rain overnight Monday Sept 17th was the first recording of any rain since mid July. Some readings were as high as 18mls. The parks and gardens will need follow up falls to get all the greenness back and looking a picture once again.
With quite a few of BeCA’s Committee away, the September Meeting had difficulty gaining a quorum. All business will be held over until the October meeting which has also been put back a week because of school holidays.
Resurfacing work will occur throughout today on Balmoral Blvd and other smaller streets around the estate. If all goes well all the resurfacing should be completed today. The photo belows shows preparations for resurfacing on one of Bellvista’s narrower streets. The photo above shows work underway this morning in Balmoral Blvd.
One resident who suffered a nasty fall in the Bellvista Market Place carpark continues to seek doctor’s attention for his shoulder which he hurt when he fell on the poorly designed (but within safety design guidelines) edging between the footpath and the carpark surface. It appears he may require further hospital treatment. Regretfully Pratt Property were not at all sympathetic to his cause when he called them regarding the issue.
He is seeking legal advice in an effort to recoup his out of pocket expenses. BeCA is aware of other residents who have had nasty falls on the edging and who continue to suffer pain and discomfort. Some thought has been given to those residents who have suffered nasty falls to mount some sort of class action.
Pratt Property has acknowledged the dangerous design by adding concrete buffers to some car park spaces and removing the old pathway and replacing it with a more visible one. Both measures aid making the edging more visible.
A crossing point outside of Bellvista Market Place (BMP) is being moved to make crossing safer for residents on foot approaching the shops from the southern side of the estate. The other point is right on the bend as you enter BMP and is extremely dangerous. BeCA has been assured the older crossing point is ‘within guidelines’.
The new crossing point may require some extra walking for Unity College students wanting top access the shops. Hopefully they won’t be tempted to take the shorter and more dangerous route.
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As committee members return and volunteer deliverers collect their supplies, residents should notice the latest edition of the Bellvista Connector will be delivered across the estate over the next week or so.