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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
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