Is this yard really so dreadful?

IN replying to coverage in The Hunts Post (January 31) relating to Cow and Hare Yard, St Ives, I would like to make it clear that I do not live in the town centre, I do not go to the British Legion, and I am nearly 70. But I do use that right of way most

IN replying to coverage in The Hunts Post (January 31) relating to Cow and Hare Yard, St Ives, I would like to make it clear that I do not live in the town centre, I do not go to the British Legion, and I am nearly 70. But I do use that right of way most days and often in the evenings, and I find it most annoying when I find the route barred and have to find an alternative.

My parents used this way several times a week when I was in the pram, visiting relations north of the river. I used this way daily going to the girls' school (now flats) and when doing my paper round, and I hope to be able to use it for many years to come.

What puzzles me is all the statements of events that happen in Cow and Hare. I do occasionally see vomit, litter and signs of urination - sadly signs of the times we live in - but this is all over the town, even behind the museum gate, and the town bridge is one big toilet.

I see broken shop windows all around the town replaced. However, there are boarded up windows in Merryland, Foundry Walk and Wellington Lane that have not been replaced. But I have never seen this sort of damage in Cow and Hare.


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If there is always so much damage, how come the beautiful arrangements of pot plants remain? My neighbours lose theirs.

As to the claimed death in a fire, everyone was led to safety, and it was thought to be connected to burglary. No one died. If Cow and Hare is so dreadful, why is it that Mr Webster has applied to build more houses there?

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PEGGY SEAMARK, Victoria Terrace, St Ives

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