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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - BADWOLF

Yes the foun­tains may look good “at night” and if Peter­bor­ough has all night shop­ping I’m sure this will be great, but the prob­lem is it looks so bleak in the day­light

RE: Let­ter: Cathe­dral Square foun­tains should be shown off, 4 May

When I read this let­ter it re­minded me of the WW2 reels the gov­ern­ment used to pro­duce, to keep up the spir­its and con­vince us it was a good thing.

I’m not sure whether “G Lan­caster” is a part of the PCC mouth­piece or not but I would like to pick up on one or two of his com­ments.

Does the Cathe­dral Square look bet­ter now, frankly NO, maybe G Lan­caster should re­visit his­tory, look back to the late ‘60s early ‘70s you can do this from Peter­bor­ough in Pic­tures and Chris Porsz’s work and you will see that the Cathe­dral Square looked gor­geous

You had benches, sat with blooms all around you, al­beit it was be­fore it was pedes­tri­anised, but imag­ine that, rather than the empty bleak space that is there now, and if this “won­der­ful cre­ation” was so grand why did they have the abortive at­tempt of plac­ing flow­ers in cathe- rdral Square? Can G Lan­caster tell us where this “Con­ti­nen­tal din­ing area” is ex­actly? All that is there is Nando’s and Pizza Ex­press!

It’s hardly what Peter­bo­ri­ans are go­ing to be rush­ing out and vis­i­tors flock­ing in for.

Yes the foun­tains may look good “at night” and if Peter­bor­ough has all-night shop­ping I’m sure this will be great, but the prob­lem is it looks so bleak in the day­light, the time when we are try­ing to en­cour­age Peo­ple to our city,

The prob­lem with Peter­bor­ough frankly comes from PCC who don’t seem to want to help busi­nesses out, or lis­ten to the peo­ple who ac­tu­ally live here.

I have vis­ited other towns and cities with new mod­ern shop­ping cen­tres, most of the shops are open, and to be hon­est in com­par­i­son we end up look­ing like the poor re­la­tion, maybe you should re­lay that back.

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