Our hidden gem
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Darrouzet in taking the initiative to fix the eyesore along Shingley Beach between the Shingley Beach Resort and the Abell Point Marina.
We have pestered the previous council on and off for the past four years to fix Shingley Beach and provide more sand.
Shingley Beach and Park are used predominately by locals from Cannonvale, Airlie and Jubilee Pocket. During Easter a lot of local families took advantage of the refined beach outlook and atmosphere.
In November 2015 we made a major point and received editorial coverage from the Times. This resulted in a number of truck loads of sand being placed on the western end of the beach the week prior to Christmas.
It’s sad in a way when the previous council over four years made an election point that they were looking after our foreshore. They have, in some aspects, but Shingley missed out big time.
Now with the ingenuity of private enterprise, the beach and approach are what they should have been four years ago.
So locals if you have not been to Shingley, the boutique end of town, come and see and enjoy.
Thanks Paul, we only hope that the new council can maintain what has been achieved. Nigel Pemberton, manager Shingley Beach Resort
SCENIC: The eastern end of Shingley Beach.