Monday, 27 November 2017

Churton Park

Oh dear, I am getting way behind on my blog posts – again. Better get on with it and catch up.

On Tuesday 26 October, we did a short ride around our suburb, Churton Park. It is one of the few areas in Wellington where there is still room for expansion. There is a lot of work going on to the north and east of Melksham Drive – new roads being built, with the sections all prepared for building houses, and new houses going up on completed roads. The new roads go so far up the hills, I shouldn’t be surprised if, eventually, there will be a road over the hill to Tawa. John took a lot of photos.

Melksham Drive

New roads are going in to the left and right of this gully

Some roads look ready for houses to be built …

…while others are still very much in the earthworks stage

It looks like the roads will go “over the hills and far away” – to Tawa?

After exploring where we could, we rode up to the top of Melksham Drive, where it morphs into Amesbury Drive, and John was amused to find that one of the side streets was called Bickerton Rise. Since he restored a Bickerton folding bike not so very long ago, he couldn’t resist taking a photo of the street sign.

Bickerton Rise

PS - Last week (4 December), as we were biking down to our local café, we noticed that the hilside above Stebbings Dam is being carved up as well, so of course John had to record that.

More Churton Park expansion – viewed from Westchester Drive (photo by John)

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