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Fountain flows again in St Peter's Gardens Wisbech after latest vandal attack

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The fountain in Wisbech’s St Peter’s Church gardens is flowing once again with a new-look design which it is hoped will be more resilient to vandalism.

Wisbech fountain has been repaired for the third time in two years. (7017130)
Wisbech fountain has been repaired for the third time in two years. (7017130)

The large ornamental fountain, which is one of the town's most loved features and stands in Ste Peter's Church Gardens, was removed from the pond last month after being damaged by vandals for the third time in two years.

Last time the fountain was struck, in January 2018, the council stumped up £3,000 for repairs to it and its ornamental pond, but Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland’s Portfolio Holder responsible for parks and open spaces, warned it would be the last time it was replaced due to the cost to local tax payers.

However, this week it was restored again, but this time with a smaller water feature (cascading water), rather than with a large ornamental piece which is the piece that is easily damaged.

Coun Murphy said: “Although we have not replaced the fountain exactly as before, the new design should be better able to resist any vandalism attack, and will ensure that a fountain remains a traditional feature of this important and much-loved open space in Wisbech.”

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