City Beach may be one of Leeds’s most popular summer attractions - but one Evening Post reader doesn’t agree with Millennium Square’s temporary transformation into a seaside theme park.
In a letter to the editor, Paul Kilroy describes the beach as a’vulgar assemblage of fairground accessories’ and a ‘sandpit’ containing ‘puke-coloured’ sand. Do you agree with his withering assessment of the urban beach?
I must record what is surely the general distaste for the fatuous Millennium Square sandpit. An indictment of our leaders’ levels and sense of taste, judgement and sensitivity.
A vulgar assemblage of fairground accessories and puke-coloured sand; this gross intrusion into a handsome public space is compounded by the malign, violent ‘beat music’ so unsuited to children, and disruptive to the hospital patients’ needs for peace.
Its loathsome, insistent thumping drove me from the tranquility of the adjacent Mandela Gardens, confirming my long-held belief in the mad unworldliness and grinning stupidity of Labour councils.
Paul Kilroy, Adel, Leeds