The lake in the Queslett Nature Reserve should be treated with caution at the best of times but in the winter even more so.
The lake is not suitable for swimming in, it is not treated and may have dangerous algae in it. Dogs should not really be encouraged to go in the lake for the same reason.
In the winter when if lake freezes over, it is sometimes tempting to try and stand on it. This can be dangerous even near the edge. One fall and a bad soaking could lead to all sorts of complications. KEEP OFF THE LAKE WHEN IT IS FROZEN.
It is far better and safer to just enjoy looking at the lake and its wild life on the lake from the safety of dry land..
Councillor Keith Linnecor