Nicolson Square was revamped, with trees approaching their sell by date replaced and an altogether very pleasant environment shaped with over £100,000 of public money.
Concerns about it continuing as a resort for addicts and drunks have, in the event, come to pass. In the period since the upgrade, some very considerable public expense has been incurred in policing and repairing the square - with moves to create an exclusion zone for alcohol eventually rejected. There is ongoing concern that the now beautiful square is just not a safe place of resort with many local people feeling threatened or uncomfortable as the place is often taken over by addicts.
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