Foun­tains bring dis­ap­point­ment and con­cern

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph - MONIQUE JAMES Peter­bor­ough

LAST Fri­day evening I was en­ter­tain­ing a friend in a lo­cal res­tau­rant and was telling her about the foun­tains be­ing lit up.

Hav­ing fin­ished our meal by 9.30pm we were ready to go and “ad­mire” them but as it was still light I sug­gested we’ll have a cof­fee be­fore set­ting off to the square.

We ar­rived there at 10.05pm and yes . . . no lights and no foun­tains!

It was a great em­bar­rass­ment, es­pe­cially af­ter hav­ing read in The ET that they should be on from 7.30am to 10.30pm. These days when it is not dark till al­most 10pm what is the good of hav­ing them all day and then off when it is just get­ting dark?

When I told my friend that this big wet patch cost mil­lions she could not be­lieve it.

Such a dis­ap­point­ment. the Cathe­dral Square is get­ting.

On Sun­day as we walked across the square we wit­nessed an old man with a cam­era video cap­tur­ing a very small girl in pink soaked through to the skin. We waited to see what this man was do­ing there as he moved the cam­era back and forth in case it was her gran­dad maybe?

Af­ter he fin­ished film­ing her he calmly walked away on his own and stud­ied his footage. If I thought the law was on my side I would have dealt with this my­self, but the chances are I would have been ar­rested if I had ap­proached him. This area to me is a feed­ing ground for preda­tors and par­ents should be on their guard. ELAINE DOVE Mina Close, Stan­ground, Peter­bor­ough

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