Health and safety fears

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

FEARS are grow­ing that the city’s new foun­tains could be­come a health and safety dis­as­ter for busi­nesses.

Dur­ing the warmer weather a fort­night ago, chil­dren were play­ing in the wa­ter fea­ture, be­fore run­ning into the sur­round­ing Cathe­dral Square shops.

How­ever, as­sis­tant man­ager at Greggs Gemma Davies said: “We’ve had chil­dren run­ning in, dry­ing them­selves un­der the hand dry­ers.

“From a health and safety point of view it’s dif­fi­cult for us. Any shop would look at it in the same way.”

HMV as­sis­tant man­ager Chris Sharp also said it would af­fect whether peo­ple would spend their money in the store.

“When chil­dren are com­ing into the shop wear­ing their bathing cos­tumes, they don’t have a pocket for a wal­let,” he said.

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