Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money" (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Frustrated residents condemn council's fountain revamp as a "waste of money"
9:00am Friday 18th April 2014 in News
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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