Published on 21st March 2012

neptunes fountain

Cheltenham Borough Council will be carrying out maintenance work on the Neptune fountain on the Promenade.

The historic fountain is not working properly due to cracks and faulty pipes from years of wear and tear. A specialist conservator has been drafted in to give advice about the repairs before it is switched on in May.

At the same time the Council’s parks department will be renovating the area, returfing the grass and tidying up the area.

Karen Radford, conservation and heritage manager, “this is an important feature in Cheltenham and it is important we keep it preserved.”     

Cheltenham in Bloom (CIB) was awarded £3000 from the Community Pride Funding Scheme to assist the council with projects across the town.

Chris Ryder, chairman of Cheltenham in Bloom, “Cheltenham in Bloom will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate the occasion by working in partnership with the Council to enhance one of the towns iconic landmarks.

The CIB committee suggested an interpretation board near the fountain as visitors often have their photograph taken here. Now they will be able to read about the history of this attractive statue and view a map to guide them to our famous parks and gardens as well".