Revamp not necessary
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