Market Square improvements disappointment

Market Square in Lancaster
Market Square in Lancaster

I am very disappointed with the results so far of the improvements to Market Square and the city centre.

The problem is the bad choice of paving material. It’s dreary, it clashes with Lancaster’s fine old stone buildings instead of complementing them as it should, and, on top of that, like certain colours we’ve all been told to avoid wearing, it shows every mark.

It’s already filthy, and in some places sordid and disgusting.

Look at how effectively it has absorbed the fat and grease from the burgers outside a well-known eatery on Cheapside.

Tasteful re-paving has had wonderful transformative effects in many cities in Britain and Europe.

What a wasted opportunity for Lancaster.

The money could have been much better spent.

Norman Fairclough

Grasmere Road