Fountains should be shown off
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.