As soon as I first saw your full-page article my first exclamation was “oh no, now they’re going to muck up Potomos Creek.” or words to that effect (Sunday Mail September 3). The whole charm of the creek is its wild quirkiness, the uneven rickety wooden piers and the mishmash of boats, nets and miscellaneous marine paraphernalia. The approach is by, perhaps, the loveliest tree and shrub lined road in this corner of the island and it is easy to imagine that one has been transported to another better place, the contrast to the surrounding area hits you instantly.
It is all this that draws people to the two restaurants to soak up the peaceful atmosphere. This blatant contrast to the uniformity of Ayia Napa and its environs appears to fart in the face of our local municipality who, in seeking to improve this rural idyll will use the one thing that they have at their disposal, concrete.
You might think that I overstate my case but it has already happened where I live nearby at Ayia Triada as the municipality, in their quest for blandness have already destroyed areas of established trees and undergrowth which was a diverse wildlife habitat to make way for a slightly straighter, smoother seafront path. A small reef that protected our little beach which formed naturally over eons was bulldozed away so that when we have a winter storm all the sand is washed away and has to be replaced annually.
The council appears to have nothing short of a Dalek approach to the natural environment. It is deeply regrettable and ultimately self defeating for tourism that their advance should always be over the corpse of nature.
Robert G Brew, Paralimni