I have recently returned from a trip to the UK, and was pleasantly surprised to see the citizens of Marlow provide both the traditional park bench and a more comfortable sofa.

I would be interested to know if this facility is attracting more tourists! Our tourism officials would be pleased to know if they should consider a similar intervention in our own parks.

Tourism is so competitive these days, that we all need to find that ‘edge’. Marlow seems to be a leader, and is not taking a back seat.

 Geoff D A Pullan, Westbrook Beach, Durban, South Africa