WHAT YOU’RE SAYING...
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.