Re­vamp not nec­es­sary

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

YES­TER­DAY (June 11) was my first chance to have a look at the foun­tains in Cathe­dral Square.

Hmmm. Whilst the foun­tains were work­ing fine the thought that came to my mind was sim­ply ‘Why’? They take up a lot of room on the square and I can’t wait to see what hap­pens in sub zero tem­per­a­tures.

The slabs around the foun­tains were dirty with chew­ing gum trod­den in and stains where things had been a pilled, , the benches marked and faded af­ter what I un­der­stand is a few short weeks, and the slabs round the benches were quite sim­ply filthy where peo­ple’s feet had been.

And some­one men­tioned to me they would be in­ter­ested to see what hap­pens to the slabs when there is a World War ! tank parked on them dur­ing Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val.

The whole square re­vamp need not have hap­pened. I for one would not have minded the coun­cil’s con­tri­bu­tion to this non­sense be­ing spent else­where. MAR­ION BROWN Mild­may Road,

Wal­ton I WAS re­ally shocked to see the state of the new look Cathe­dral Square in Peter­bor­ough when I vis­i­tied at the week­end.

It was so grubby look­ing al­ready – chew­ing gum all over the place and stains where it had been cleaned off.

There were clumps of Tar­mac, wait­ing, I pre­sume, for re­pairs.

Seats were ei­ther too wet to sit on or blocked by rows of push­cairs, not to men­tion be­ing used for clothes, tow­els and lunch boxes etc while chil­dren pad­dled in the wa­ter.

There were also loads of wet cig­a­rette dog ends.

This was any­thing but rest­ful – more like an ex­pen­sive pad­dling pool.

Hunt­ing­don Square had a sim­i­lar “lift” at the ex­pense of the tax­pay­ers a few years ago and you can’t use that area ei­ther.

If you go in and out of Wilkin­sons or Pea­cocks you need to look both ways to make sure you are not hit by a skate­board or bike, They use the wall steps for stunts – it’s scary.

Who dreams up these ex­pen­sive ideas? CAROL CROS­BIE


Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.