The nonsense of putting something like half of Main Square car park out of action at this time of year, plus local traffic problems, meant that the Eye ventured to Bracknell to spend some hard-won pounds yesterday. (Camberley retailers who lost out know who to blame for the car park situation.)
Anyway, though the weather was unseasonably warm, the skies were grey and the strong wind meant that drizzle was in the air and the pavement was wet underfoot in spite of the roofing over some of the Lexicon’s walkways. It wasn’t somewhere to linger.
Now ‘linger’ is an word that rings bells – we reckon that we’ve heard senior council personnel say that they want Camberley to be a place where shoppers linger. We agree with that. But, why on earth doesn’t ‘the council’ exploit the fact that The Square has a high glass roof to keep out the weather without being claustrophobic. Instead of the big hoarding on the A30 frontage indicating that it’s possible to buy trainers and coffee in the town (wow – hardly a unique feature!) the council should be emphasising that you can wander around the mall in comfort. An opportunity missed.