Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Braintree and Witham Times: Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money" Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"

Elderly residents have been left with nowhere to sit after a series of town centre benches were replaced with new versions without backs.

The angry shoppers have branded the £78,000 revamp of Braintree’s town centre fountain as a waste of money.

Work to renovate St Michael’s Fountain, at the top of Braintree High Street, took place in October and November last year.

As part of the changes, which included repairs to stone slabs, new paving and plant beds, eight new timber benches were installed.

But, unlike the previous benches, shoppers are unable to lean back on the new seats.

Mary Hunt, 74, said: “It is a waste of money, it makes me mad."

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12:24pm Fri 18 Apr 14

plumberhbs says...

If they think that is a waste of money they want to come down to Witham park. The council have spent a fortune on building toilets and they are never open!! They had all the publicity and a photo in the paper when they were opened but they have not been opened since!! What's going on?
If they think that is a waste of money they want to come down to Witham park. The council have spent a fortune on building toilets and they are never open!! They had all the publicity and a photo in the paper when they were opened but they have not been opened since!! What's going on? plumberhbs
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12:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

yet another pathetic council decision i insist they supply seating with back support - these style of benches are not onlyuncmoftable, they are dangerous typical council decision because all concils are run by morons
yet another pathetic council decision i insist they supply seating with back support - these style of benches are not onlyuncmoftable, they are dangerous typical council decision because all concils are run by morons Bhudeeka
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2:27pm Sat 19 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Morons eh?

Well I reckon that sort of qualifies you for a fast track appointment straight to the Leadership of any just about council you care to choose don't you Bhudeeka?

Which one is it to be then sweetheart?

However please don't opt for the Iceni War Council - that really would be just too much to take.

L&K Ompy
Morons eh? Well I reckon that sort of qualifies you for a fast track appointment straight to the Leadership of any just about council you care to choose don't you Bhudeeka? Which one is it to be then sweetheart? However please don't opt for the Iceni War Council - that really would be just too much to take. L&K Ompy OMPITA [Intl]
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