03:30PM, Friday 11 March 2016
A controversial project to build a fountain on a roundabout in Clarence Road has a budget of £100,000, the Express can reveal.
Construction of the fountain in Windsor started on Friday, January 22 and is due to be complete in June but it has attracted much criticism.
Plans for the feature were approved in January 2015 despite recommendations that it should be refused on the grounds that it would obstruct visibility and be a hazard to road users.
The fountain is being funded by developer contributions and the nature of the funding means it must be spent on ‘arts and heritage’.
Resident Roger Cullingham, of York Road, said: “The borough has no sensible ideas on what to spend it on so fritters it away on frippery.
“Presumably that is because the funds are protected from being diverted for more valuable or acceptable uses.”
Cllr Lynne Jones (Old Windsor Residents Association) added: “I would have thought it would go on more art, maybe on the museum to make the facilities better, I would have preferred that.”
The Royal Borough has previously said the fountain would provide a ‘positive focal point’.
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