Valuable service for celebrations
ITis, supposedly a time of peace and good will, but alcohol often means that nights out over the Christmas period can be quite the opposite.
While the vast majority can and do enjoy themselves and come to no harm, others are not so fortunate.
And with resources in the emergency services stretched, the care tent put up in the city centre to carry out running repairs to the injured provided a welcome service.
Thankfully, it was not as busy last Friday – known as “Black Friday” – as previous years with just eight walking wounded patched up. And the night after, Christmas Eve, just three casualties were treated.
And hopefully it will be the same tomorrow when the Peterborough care tent returns to Laxton Square ahead of the celebrations.
With a little luck all those making the most of the entertainment on offer will be able to welcome in the new year with a smile and without the need to call on medical services.