Its natural beauty attracts visitors

PUBLISHED: 16:06 29 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

I noted with interest the three letters in your paper of last week supporting the Budleigh Salterton sculpture application for the promenade. One friend of the sculptress suggests that we go and look at her fountain in Stratford. I am sure her design the

I noted with interest the three letters in your paper of last week supporting the Budleigh Salterton sculpture application for the promenade. One friend of the sculptress suggests that we go and look at her fountain in Stratford. I am sure her design there is lovely, but that is in the centre of town, surrounded by man-made buildings and structures - completely different to the natural, unspoilt, timeless views and surroundings of Budleigh beach, which are ever "uplifting" on their own.If her creation was built somewhere else in Budleigh - say on The Green or in front of The Public Hall - it would be a different matter, but to put it on the seafront would be absolutely terrible.If two of the previous week's letter writers are artists themselves, I am sure they have an eye for recognising natural beauty when they see it and would not want to "gild the lily" by putting this construction on the promenade. People may like to take photographs of the fountain to remind them of their visit to Stratford, but everyone takes pictures of the stunning beauty of the Budleigh coastline to remind them of one of the few remaining wonderful, peaceful, unchanging, unspoilt places they have been privileged to visit.As for one supportive letter saying that whatever is proposed for Budleigh causes an outcry, well it is a jolly good job it has done over the years. It is the only way we can retain its old-fashioned charm, which is what brings visitors and people clambering to move here in the first place.Name and address withheld.

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