WHILE I broadly support the council’s scheme to modernise St George’s Square I do feel that the Harold Wilson statue should remain within the same line of sight to the railway station as it currently is.
This location was, as has been reported, selected specifically for the statue and any suggestion to move it dramatically should be opposed.
Its current position is a far more attractive position than the one proposed, and I also share the fear that the water feature proposed may not have as long a life span as the council may plan.
The existing fountain has not operated for a number of years and I fear that shall be its fate in the years to come. As such, I'd hope that the statue remains where it is.
Over recent years our council has managed to put forward a number of ideas which have either failed totally (such as the new hotel at Castle Hill) or have come under significant scrutiny enough to justify their postponement (such as the library renovations).
Perhaps the Council should concentrate on administering the vital services we expect from it and leave the appearance of the town alone.
After all, the town in its current state is rather attractive and could benefit mainly from new trees, flowers etc; the council may wish to consider the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
Mr Andrew Scott Crines