LAST week, having had a hospital stay – where, I might add, I received excellent treatment and consideration – I had need to go into town for a few items in the Parliament Street vicinity.

It’s quite a while since I ventured there and, of course, I was aware that the Splash Palace had been demolished, but I was totally unprepared for the bleak and desolate appearance of the area it had occupied: A bare, flagged area with just nothing else. It’s a disgrace.

Why couldn’t some trees have been planted or some tubs with large plants, and half a dozen seats for people to have a sit down?

Face it, there are few enough seats in Parliament Street, anyway, but the ones there are have at least a bit of shelter and greenery with the trees.

It’s criminal to leave that area as it is, looking like a piece of spare land that no one knows what to do with. Time to get it sorted and make it look attractive.

Janet S Kitchen-Cooper, Ashley Park Road, York.