Let people of the city decide what they want
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I’M somewhat puzzled that again Piccadilly Gardens is being subject to a campaign on how useless it is.
Reading your news reports about how dire it is and in need of a complete overhaul is not how I experienced it in 2018, where families were enjoying picnics in the sun and enjoying the water fountains.
Having visited in 2019 during the Christmas markets in December, the place was indeed thriving.
Living and working in Glasgow, we have George Square, not unlike Piccadilly Gardens, where clean-up campaigns are inevitable, but not always successful. With trees the drug traffickers and deviants have somewhere to hide, without trees the place looks exposed and uninviting. Flower beds and shrubs need care and attention, love even. But it seems like it takes too much time, effort and resources to make the place look pretty.
Homelessness in Glasgow is rife, shockingly so. We too have a spice problem that lurks in the dark hours. We have knife crime, but this has been reduced due to our Violence Reduction Unit in the city.
Admittedly, homelessness and poverty grind any city down, but councils that make money on fines for cigarette butts or entering bus lanes by error are a scourge on society. Getting rid of dead wood and inflated egos in councils would be a start in any city. Let the people of Manchester decide what they want. Caroline Stevenson, Glasgow
A bridge over the Metrolink in Didsbury, taken by Norman Wall, of Stockport. If you have a stunning picture, then we’d love to see it. Send your photos to us at view[email protected] co.uk, marking them Picture of the Day