Mixed reaction over Horsham’s new tree feature

Horsam's new tree feature
Horsam's new tree feature

Horsham’s new tree feature that has replaced Shelley Fountain has had a mixed reception after it was opened up to the public yesterday (Monday June 27).

We provided a slideshow showing the fountain’s transformation into the current feature and asked for opinions.

One reader said: “I am assuming that it is not quite finished. The stone base needs a jet wash to refresh it and the sticky bit where the plaque was needs a tidy up. Maybe both have been done now; I haven’t seen it with the Heras fencing down. Do I like it? I would have preferred something lower to open up the views.”

Another added: “I’m assuming that this isn’t the long term plan for the area. My concern is that HDC have used rootballed trees - something that’s usually done in the dormant season, also the amount of trees to the root run is also a great concern. It’s better than what was there before but not really a monument to Shelley...”

On our Facebook page comments were very mixed, with one reader saying: “I for one like the trees, much nicer to have something natural and a vast improvement.”

However, others pointed out: “Are all the moaners happy now... you’ve got some trees now instead!!! Great...!!!” and “The excitement is overwhelming. How imaginative.”

Do you agree with the comments? Add yours below.

Also, see SLIDESHOW: Do you like Horsham’s new tree feature?

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