Thanks for your session at St.Mary’s today. Your literature I was given reminds me of our riverside (one does tend to forget about, doesn’t one, with most of it being a bit drab in the town centre apart from the nice bit around the Town Lock at Millmead). But yes It reminds me that I’ve often thought in the past when walking by the riverside how little we make of it apart from the specific landmarks of the old loading bay at Town Wharf, the pleasant area immediately around the lock, and the riverside patio at the Weyside Inn or whatever it’s now called (aka “The Jolly Farmer” of old) if you can afford their prices. Neither the White House nor the George Abbot pub nor the Britannia pub make attractive riverside locations, all for a start being on the wrong side to catch the afternoon sun, quite apart from the car parks between the last two and the river. Could what was the old people’s place be turned into an attractive riverside café? Actualy to be fair the Electric Theatre café does provide a pleasant terrace for a riverside afternoon tea, but it’s tucked away so doesn’t seem to get much custom when I’ve used it, apart from when people come along for a performance. Could we create a pedestrian through route along that side of the river, as far as Dapdune Wharf?
H. Trevor Jones