TREES, planters, benches – and even a fountain – could be installed to attract people to Victoria Gateway and as a guide to help blind pedestrians.

Southend Council will look at ways to encourage people to congregate in the former roundabout outside Southend Victoria train station.

Labour councillor Judith McMahon has also called for the disused fountain outside the Civic Centre and police station in Victoria Gateway to be relocated to the junction, which went through a multi-million pound revamp in 2011.

Ms McMahon, who represents Kursaal, said: “The fountain could be relocated near the station.”