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Sad city without the flowers

Reported via mobile in the Seats and benches category anonymously at 08:48, Wed 2 November 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3931776.

As a resident who live very centrally I am gutted by the change in mood that the removal of the flower borders, additional plots and planters has created. I refer to Bishops Gardens, Cowgate, outside the Lido and the Museum. It feels a loss much deeper than the 50k it saves - as they offer everyone a sense of being respected and valued enough to have ordered beauty, and I think already we can feel the darker energy it has invited; there is more rubbish, broken glass and miserable faces everywhere. I feel strongly about its removal from the view that was given to passers-by from Bishops Gardens and the Lido, a main road through town leading to the new University - which now is boring and uninviting. Flowers show care and invite. We want people to come to the city to shop, eat and live, we MUST offer a sense of care and upgrade. At the least maybe you could have - still can - seek sponsorships or volunteers to take them over - and why not the Cathedral for Bishops Gardens? I deeply feel this is a mistake.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 08:48, Wed 2 November 2022

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