A missed op­por­tu­nity in Cathe­dral Square

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

I cy­cled into the city cen­tre on Fri­day to have a look at the new, much-talked about foun­tains in cathe­dral Square.

I was ex­pect­ing some­thing aes­thetic, and pleas­ing on the eye but found some sort of wa­ter park.

There were chil­dren stripped down to their un­der­wear run­ning through the wa­ter and scream­ing, Older chil­dren fill­ing up wa­ter bot­tles and throw­ing wa­ter around, and young adults just get­ting soaked.

There was a lot of noise, and yes, it’s nice for ev­ery­one to have fun, but is this what was in­tended, be­cause I can’t see it draw­ing peo­ple into town?

Most older peo­ple want to re­lax and en­joy the am­bi­ence, as they do abroad – not lis­ten to noisy chil­dren. We get merry-go-rounds at christ­mas, and now a wa­ter park in the cen­tre of Peter­bor­ough.

Also, how did it cost so much? The paving slabs aren’t any­thing spe­cial and the seat­ing is ugly. It could have been so nice, what a wasted op­por­tu­nity! JEN­NIFER MANN Cross Court

Farcet, near Peter­bor­ough

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