Tivoli was delighted to help restore Wisbech’s fountain and pond for client Fenland District Council after vandalism in May caused extensive damage.
Tivoli installed an exact replica of the original 1963 fountain and temporarily rehomed the pond fish before getting to work.
A new pump and filtration system were fitted and the pond was repaired and brightened up with specialist paint. Tivoli also installed a new gravel bed design base and planted the pond with water lilies and orchids.
The new feature was officially switched-on by Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, who was joined on the day by Bob Ollier, the council’s Parks and Open Spaces Manager and Wisbech Mayor Steve Tierney, along with representatives from ISS Landscaping, the town council and Wisbech In Bloom.
“It’s lovely to see the fountain taking pride of place once again,” said Cllr Murphy. “I hope it will be enjoyed by many, and respected and looked after for years to come.”
Cllr Tierney said a lot of thought had gone into the process of getting the fountain replaced. “The pond has a bright new colour and the replica 1963 fountain shows the traditions of the town have been taken into consideration as well. Long may it be enjoyed.”