Foun­tains should be shown off

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

I READ with in­ter­est C Gal­mon’s let­ter re­gard­ing Cathe­dral Square and the gum men­ace.

I am a fan of the re­de­vel­op­ment of the square.

St John’s Square is a dra­matic and fan­tas­tic im­prove­ment, which has opened up the beau­ti­ful church and cre­ated a su­perb open space in the heart of the city.

I’m tired of all the whingers who are (still) harp­ing on about the foun­tains/cost/old days etc.

I have lived in Peter­bor­ough for many years, and Cathe­dral Square has never looked bet­ter.

The foun­tains look great, and at night they re­ally do, when lit up, add a su­per at­mos­phere.

The ar­rival of some new restau­rants around the square has added to the am­bi­ence, and I can’t wait for the sum­mer when it will be­come a real Con­ti­nen­tal-style din­ing area.

Did Cathe­dral Square look that great when the mar­ket was on it?

I didn’t think so.

Did it look bet­ter be­fore the foun­tains? Frankly, no. And that brings me on to my main point, and my only neg­a­tive one.

Why are the foun­tains switched off ?

We read in the ET that the coun­cil said it uses re­cy­cled water.

So what’s the prob­lem with them be­ing on?

I don’t buy the the­ory that they would “set a bad ex­am­ple” . . . pa­tro­n­is­ing pop­py­cock.

They would set a good ex­am­ple of how a water fea­ture could be main­tained in a drought sit­u­a­tion.

(What drought? we all ask, as we put up our brol­lies.)

So stop pan­der­ing to PC water zealots and start mak­ing the most of the city cen­tre’s new­est and best as­set.

Turn on the foun­tains please.

G LAN­CASTER

Peter­bor­ough

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