A place of beauty that must re­tain some pro­tec­tion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

FERRY

Mead­ows is a place that Peter­bor­ough can be proud of, and one which is vis­ited by tens of thou­sands of peo­ple ev­ery year.

From campers to dog walk­ers and cy­clists to water­sports en­thu­si­asts, it is pretty much en­joyed ev­ery day of the week, all year round, in all kinds of weather.

Un­der­stand­ably, news that the Nene Park Trust wants a li­cence to al­low it to hold open air events, at­tract­ing up to 5,000 peo­ple, has an­noyed some peo­ple liv­ing close by.

Based on what hap­pens when the huge Fire­work Fi­esta event is staged on bon­fire night, they be­lieve the area where they live will be blighted by traf­fic and park­ing prob­lems on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

The city coun­cil’s li­cens­ing com­mit­tee has a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to make.

Ev­ery­one wants Ferry Mead­ows to con­tinue to flour­ish, and maybe more big out­door events might al­low that.

But it is im­por­tant that the out­stand­ing beauty of the coun­try park is pre­served for the ben­e­fit and en­joy­ment of the many, and not just the “few” at­tend­ing one-off con­certs or fes­ti­vals

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