By Charlotte Schroeter
The District Post has recently been asking your opinions of the Shelley Fountain in Horsham town centre following the news its future could be in jeopardy. A public consultation will be taking place to discuss the fountain that has been in the town since 1992.
The latest responses from residents express their dislike of the fountain.
Jim Rae of Beaver Close, Horsham, said: “Expensive eyesore is how I sum up this hideous object, others know it as the Shelley Fountain; others the Rising Universe. Should it be eradicated from our landscape completely and forever – yes!
“I have only one question, can that be arranged tomorrow, if not; how about yesterday?”
Pauline Gardiner from Horsham said: “Please please please let it go, this exploding cabbage has not only been a blot on Horsham but has never worked since day one and I was there. Such a let-down for the town, now we know why Cambridge didn’t want it, how wise they were.”
Charlotte Fishlock of Hengist Close, Horsham, said: “I must say that I have always thought that it makes the part of Horsham which is the least attractive, even worse. It is just an eyesore and very ugly. It certainly is NOT a fountain!
“What would be far better in that position would be a square area with raised beds, preferably with some evergreen planting, with seats facing into the square (rather like that at the top of the Causeway ).”
Do you think the fountain should stay or go? Do you have any positive memories of the fountain? Email your views to firstname.lastname@example.org.