The Strand: it’s delightful

I felt compelled to write in and congratulate the authorities for the new Strand complex – it is delightful.

For what was once a dreary, run down, dirty part of the town, it is now fresh, tidy and open.

At the weekend, my family and I enjoyed several hours sitting on one of the new benches, enjoying the sunshine and blossoming trees.

There was a real sense of excitement and community spirit.

I am sure this new setting will thrive and be a welcoming centrepiece for visitors.

However, I am disappointed that a few short-sighted critics are trying to spoil this wonderful change with their negativity - shame on them!

Caroline Wickham

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