Sluice' is a waste of money

PUBLISHED: 16:09 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 13:45 04 May 2010

Sluice is not a beautiful structure, and not suitable for a pleasant, non-industrial area of the city. Its noises and lights would have potential to irritate river-users and residents, and would invite the mirth of visitors. I believe it has been refu

Sluice" is not a beautiful structure, and not suitable for a pleasant, non-industrial area of the city.

Its noises and lights would have potential to irritate river-users and residents, and would invite the mirth of visitors.

I believe it has been refused space in the Jubilee garden.

It seems, too, an unforgivable waste of money - what are the likely costs of maintenance and insurance against possible vandalism?

Patricia Bettie

Quayside

Ely

Ely's Sluice sculpture has divided opinion in the community, but what do you think?

Is the sculpture an eyesore that will spoil the riverside, or is it a project that will benefit the riverbank?

Visit www.ely-standard.co.uk to vote in our on-line poll. At the moment, more than 60 per cent of our visitors believe the sculpture will ruin the waterside.

We will keep the poll open over the next week and publish our results in next week's Ely Standard.

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