Putting smiles on faces of shop­pers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

THE first full day of op­er­a­tion for Peter­bor­ough’s new foun­tains sur­prised many.

The re­ac­tion of many young­sters, on a warm, sunny day, was spon­ta­neous.

Shoes and socks were ditched and they started play­ing in the new wa­ter fea­ture.

For much of the af­ter­noon the seat­ing ar­eas around the foun­tains were packed and the square was filled with the noise of laugh­ing chil­dren.

Shop­pers mak­ing their way through stopped to look.

They all had one thing in com­mon... smiles on their faces as they watched the young­sters play­ing.

With half term ac­tiv­i­ties in Bridge Street and restau­rants and cafes busy the city cen­tre was buzzing.

The com­ple­tion of the work in the square and the St John’s Square area can’t come soon enough.

The de­bate about dis­rup­tion and cost will go on.

But there’s no deny­ing the foun­tains have al­ready had a pos­i­tive im­pact on the am­bi­ence of the city cen­tre.

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