A place of beauty that must retain some protection
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