SIR, — Following the proposed muddy bog to replace the Verulamium Park lake, we now are being coerced into accepting sculptures as the next big idea . Hands up — who wants to lose our lake and relatively mud-free paths around which families can safely wa
SIR, - Following the proposed muddy bog to replace the Verulamium Park lake, we now are being coerced into accepting sculptures as the next "big idea".
Hands up - who wants to lose our lake and relatively mud-free paths around which families can safely walk?
Who wants sculptures, monstrous or otherwise, spoiling the lovely green vistas and beautiful old trees?
Two things which do need our attention - firstly a proper tree-planting scheme before its too late. Yes, I know we have tree wardens but I have never seen a new tree planted in the park though I've seen plenty die. Our grandchildren may be glad of a few sculptures if we don't start replanting soon.
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Secondly we need to extend the car park so that less-mobile visitors and families with toddlers can access the park.
And if there's a bit of money left over, what about correcting the spelling of "mosaic" on the door to the Hypocaust. What an example to the many schoolchildren who visit! I can't believe that no-one in charge has noticed it.
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Before we let the powers-that-be pay out a lot of money to any Tom, Dick or Harry for their entrepreneurial ideas, let's get our priorities right.
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