‘A bit of tender, love and care would work wonders at The Hard’

ROOM FOR 'IMPROVEMENT? The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth
ROOM FOR 'IMPROVEMENT? The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth
Chancellor Philip Hammond. Picture: Getty

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I recently read in The News that the transport department are applying for over £5m to regenerate The Hard Interchange.

It seems the powers at the department decided it does not work.

Although that is strange seeing how it has worked since 1979.

But who are we or the hundred of thousands of people who pass through The Hard Interchange every year to disagree?

These people are not worried that the council have not paid some architect thousands of pounds to tell us in their view how The Hard should look like.

Will shiny new buildings make the bus coach service any better? No.

Where else can you get ferry - to either the Isle of Wight or Gosport - train, coach, bus or taxi, all in one place?

And in a simple walk, when you disembark from one of these services, you have the Historic Dockyard or Gunwharf Quays.

The Hard is not the prettiest of places.

A bit of tender, love and care would work wonders at The Hard.

They need to refurbish the draconian toilets, weed the paths and put in more litter bins.

I think even a few trees or flower or plants would make a massive difference.

All these would improve the overall look.

And there would lots of change from the £5m to put to better and more urgent projects.

It would also save four independent, small businesses who would not get a golden handshake from the council, only their marching orders.