The planning a application for the Chamberlain Square beach is now up on the Council Site (can’t do direct links, you have to go here and search for “C/01989/09/BCC” — its number):

Planning Control Publications
Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch!

Read that through again: “Temporary installation of summer beach area with accompanying flora and fauna“. Flora and fauna. Fauna, “the animal life of any particular region” (Wikipedia).

Other than the ice cream polar bear:


and the croc:

Flickr Photo Download: Free Wifi on the Beach .. beware of Crocodile

what are we getting? Live animals, hmmm (or maybe a cliché used to sound clever without understanding it?, we’ve all done it) — I vote GIANT FOXES.