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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - MRJ Peter­bor­ough

When the ques­tion of the foun­tains is raised I have a feel­ing that the only peo­ple that will ben­e­fit from this are those that have had some sort of in­put in it from con­cep­tion to its cre­ation and on to its main­te­nance.

FOR­GIVE me if it sounds as if I am join­ing the ranks of doubters when the ques­tion of the foun­tains is raised, but I have a feel­ing that the only peo­ple that will ben­e­fit from this are those that have had some sort of in­put in it from con­cep­tion to its cre­ation and on to its main­te­nance.

The foun­tain area will not be prac­ti­cal in the win­ter as it is not ex­cused from frost.

When it isn’t freez­ing it is of­ten rain­ing and I beg the ques­tion how do you tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween rain­drops and foun­tain drops? (that’s as­sum­ing any­one will want to loi­ter long enough in the win­ter weather to try.)

How many peo­ple ac­tu­ally live in the city cen­tre to en­joy them?

I know that the first an­swer is it will be an at­trac­tion to out of town vis­i­tors, but are they pay­ing any­thing to­wards its cost other than the odd pur­chase in our dy­ing city cen­tre (es­tate agents, phone shops, build­ing so­ci­eties, cafes and cof­fee houses etc)?

We are told ( ET June 4 quot­ing A Ed­wards) that the “lights” will give the city cen­tre a “wow fac­tor” for peo­ple who are around af­ter dark.

Most of those will be more in­ter­ested in the in­side of the bars and restau­rants un­til it is time to leave and then they will of­ten have had more than enough drink to be both­ered with them, that is as­sum­ing that they leave the bars and restau­rants early enough – 10.30pm! That raises my fi­nal point. The lights, we are in­formed, will be on from 7.30am un­til 10.30pm.

In the sum­mer time it is pos­si­ble for it to still be lit un­til 9pm or 9,30ish? Will any­body be able to see the lights in day­light?

The run­ning cost of these day­light lights will be an on-go­ing ex­pen­di­ture to the tax payer in a time of cut­backs. £11.6 mil­lion plus. Wasted! So that some­one can have their names in the his­tory books

Sorry for be­ing so long winded

Gary Swan, from Whit­tle­sey, sent us this at­mo­spheric pic­ture of the wind tur­bines and chim­ney stacks near Whit­tle­sey.

Have you taken any great pic­tures or views of the

area on your cam­era or phone? we If so, want to pub­lish them

as part of Your Tele­graph. Email them to ete­d­i­tor@ pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.

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