Boat-iful

PUBLISHED: 13:47 15 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:51 28 May 2010

Ollier, left, on Freedom Bridge roundabout, with members of Continental Landscapes staff, from left, contracts manager Richard Summers, supervisor Andy Griffiths, Neill McCourt and Eddy Griffiths

Ollier, left, on Freedom Bridge roundabout, with members of Continental Landscapes staff, from left, contracts manager Richard Summers, supervisor Andy Griffiths, Neill McCourt and Eddy Griffiths

One of Wisbech s landmarks, the Freedom Bridge roundabout with its family of rabbits, is undergoing a major facelift, with a boating theme in homage to the multi-million pound Nene Waterfront Regeneration that will transform the town s economic fortunes.

One of Wisbech's landmarks, the Freedom Bridge roundabout with its family of rabbits, is undergoing a major facelift, with a boating theme in homage to the multi-million pound Nene Waterfront Regeneration that will transform the town's economic fortunes.

Council parks and open spaces manager Bob Ollier is overseeing the improvements, which include three pleasure cruisers beached on specially-constructed shingle shores.

The cruisers, named Bright Eyes, Nutmeg and Hazel after characters in the best-selling book Watership Down, will be filled with flowers, specially selected for their colour - and rabbit-proof qualities.

The roundabout will be turned into an attractive centrepiece where the rabbits will be fed and watered properly from special troughs.

Councillor Peter Murphy, portfolio holder for 'Streets Ahead', said: "The new-look roundabout will be much more attractive and the rabbit and boating theme are both relevant. The rabbits and the roundabout are a talking point in Wisbech, and the works going on there will improve the approach to the regeneration of the Nene waterfront.

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