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Wisbech St Peter's Gardens fountain set for a new look after vandal attack

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One of Wisbech's most loved features - the fountain in St Peter's Church Garden - is to be replaced after vandals once again struck causing major damage to the structure.

The Fountain in St Peter's Church Gardens has been removed.. (6475134)
The Fountain in St Peter's Church Gardens has been removed.. (6475134)

This time last year Fenland Council agreed to stump up £3,000 to repair the fountain and surrounding pond after it was destroyed by vandals - it was the second attack in just eight months - but warned it would be the last repair because of the expense.

However, a council spokesman confirmed on Monday that it would be repaired again - but would not be restored exactly as before.

She said: "This time it will replaced with a water feature (cascading water) rather than as an ornamental fountain - as that is the bit that gets damaged. Works will begin shortly – we don’t have the date for this yet though."

Last year Coun Pete Murphy said: "We don't want to be defeated by these senseless criminals but we can't afford to keep spending taxpayers' money repairing the damage they cause."

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