We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers, this one from Ventnor resident, Anne Elliott. See bottom of the article for response from the council. Ed
Do you know why the leading tourist attraction on Ventnor seafront, Ventnor Cascade has dried up? Has the natural spring been diverted? Who did that? Who agreed to that? Does anyone on On The Wight know the answer?
There were lots of people down there today including quite a few tourists. The dried out waterfall and wishing well looked rather awful.
I asked one of the staff at the cafe (Besty and Spinky didn’t seem to be around) and he just said “maybe they’ve turned it off for a couple of days over Christmas”!
How can a natural spring be turned off? Was it ever in the media anywhere? Did Ventnor Council ever discuss it anytime?
Sincerely, Anne Elliott
We got in touch with the council to find out what had happened to the water, a spokesperson told On The Wight, “The council first received a report that no water was running on 29 December and investigations into why this is happening are being carried out. As soon as we know any more I’ll update you.”
Update 3rd January: A spokesperson has informed On The Wight, “I’ve just been informed the water is now flowing again. Apparently it was down to a blocked pipe, which the council cleared this morning.”