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25 September 2023

ISSUE: New Fountain Design for Brook Street, Ilkley: Let’s Discuss!

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Greetings, fellow Ilkley residents!

From the sweeping moors to our beloved Betty’s Tea Rooms, Ilkley has long been a town that blends the charm of yesteryears with the growth and development of the present. Now, we’re on the cusp of another transformative event that could change the face of our town - the proposal for a new fountain design at the top of Brook Street.

The proposed designs vary from classic Victorian to modern minimalist, each offering a unique aesthetic that could potentially redefine the character of this key area in our community. While some residents have embraced the idea, others have concerns about how such a change might impact our town’s heritage and ambience.

How do you feel about this? Is a new fountain design a breath of fresh air for Ilkley, or is it an unnecessary change in a town that should treasure its history?

To ensure that every view is heard and every perspective is acknowledged, we are inviting all our residents to participate in a town-wide survey. This is your chance to make your voice heard. Whether you are a supporter of the new fountain design or a critic, your opinion matters.

Here are some points to consider as you formulate your views:

  • Heritage vs Progress: Is it important for Ilkley to preserve its historical look or is embracing change and modernisation equally crucial?

  • Cost: How much should we invest in public art and infrastructure? Are there other areas where these funds could be better utilised?

  • Aesthetics: What kind of aesthetic do you believe best represents Ilkley? Victorian, modern, or something else entirely?

  • Public Space Use: How do you envision the use of public space around the fountain?

The survey will be open for responses until 30th October 2023. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this significant matter. Your input will help shape the future of our beloved town.

Remember, this is not just a discussion about a fountain design, but also a conversation about our collective identity and our vision for Ilkley.

Stay tuned for updates on this topic and don’t forget to complete the survey. Let’s come together to decide what’s best for our town.

Click here to Complete the Survey

Please note: All responses will be anonymised and used for the sole purpose of understanding public opinion on the proposed designs.

Kindly share this post with your friends, neighbours and family members so they can contribute their views too.

Thank you for your participation.

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