The new planters in Park Street have already been mentioned elsewhere. But here’s a photo of one, just for the record. They offer rather more seating than the previous planters (and, as our second photo shows, they provide somewhere to put a bucket!).
The rather sad thing is one of the reasons given by the council for removing the previous modest trees. Apparently they were making it difficult to see the shops. Huh. Talk about snowflakes. Our third photo shows a couple of trees in a shopping street; these REALLY ‘obstruct’ the view. But they provide lots of shade from the sun – something that’s been very welcome in the last few weeks, of course. You can just about see people sitting underneath one of them. Try doing that under the new Park Street trees!