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Newark Advertiser reader letter: Lake is haven

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I write in reply to recent letters regarding Balderton Lake.

The lake is loved by so many people who enjoy walking around looking at the wildlife and enjoying the peace and tranquility this brings to their lives.

It is not just loved by Balderton residents but people from Newark and surrounding villages. We know this because they have told us when they have been walking around the lake.

Letter. (30235479)
Letter. (30235479)

Throughout the year the lake is home to an array of wildlife. Some of this wildlife chooses to live and breed here.

Nesting birds are protected by law and any human disturbance makes these birds vulnerable causing them to abandon nests. So, yes, Balderton Parish Council have a responsibility to the wildlife that lives on the lake they own.

As Newark, Balderton and the surrounding areas get covered in concrete we need to protect our rapidly disappearing green spaces.

Wildlife has already been displaced because of this. Balderton Lake is therefore a refuge for the wildlife.

A total of 18 kayaks (this figure is to start with) going round and round and round and round the lake for six days a week will be detrimental to the wildlife.

So it is time to stand up and continue to protect our green spaces for the wildlife and as a legacy for future generations. ­— K. Callingham, via email.

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