Time is right to clean up the river and em­bank­ment

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

VISIT

the ma­jor­ity of towns and cities up and down the coun­try with a river run­ning through and you will find a fo­cal point for the poeo­ple who live there

Sadly, apart from one or two spe­cial events, the Em­bank­ment and the River Nene re­main an un­tapped and un­der­used fa­cil­ity.

Ex­cept that is by those most peo­ple would pre­fer kept away to al­low it to be en­joyed by oth­ers.

Drink­ing and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour blight the Em­bank­ment while il­le­gal an­glers and yobs on jet­skis bring the river into dis­re­pute.

All that could be about to change – and what a boost for the city cen­tre that would be.

If the po­lice and En­vi­ron­ment Agency’s dou­ble-pronged at­tack on the area suc­ceeds and drives the trou­ble­mak­ers away, it might just be the cat­a­lyst to at­tract vis­i­tors less in­tent on caus­ing a nui­sance.

At­tract­ing peo­ple into the city cen­tre – just like the city coun­cil is try­ing to do with its multi-mil­lioin pound rede­vel­op­ment around Cathe­dral Square – is vi­tal if it is to grow and pros­per.

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