Graffiti still rules
RE: Appeal for information as area hit by graffiti (Vandals are being sought following a spate of graffiti in the Ortons area of Peterborough), May 3.
We moved out 12 years ago to escape an area full of graffiti, dumped rubbish and shopping trolleys, among other things. Nothing has changed, then.
REBEL WOMAN from the station as Peterborough.
A depressing side road, over a grubby road bridge that’s totally unfriendly to wheelchairs, buggies and suitcases, or anyone who’s not that fit, and then either a walk round the back of a car park or through a shopping centre. Not a great first impression.
I do see your concerns, but to be able to approach on the flat would be a huge improvement – maybe there are other improvements to traffic flow that could be made, but that could be done.
The current set up says that this is a city where cars are the priority and the most important thing.
It’s worth looking at somewhere like Sheffield for a pleasant approach from the station.
I’d heard bad things about it as a city, but on a recent visit had such a positive first impression as you come out on to a large pedestrian plaza.
It struck me how important those first impressions are, and Peterborough’s is utterly dire.