Ceil­ing leak moves vote coun­ters

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Councilelections -

BAL­LOTS in­town Hall had to stop be­ing re­ceived in the Mayor’s Par­lour af­ter a leak ap­peared in the lav­ish room. Vol­un­teers were re­ceiv­ing and sort­ing bal­lot boxes in the par­lour, be­fore they were taken to the Coun­cil Cham­ber, Forli Room and the Re­cep­tion Room for count­ing af­ter the leak was spot­ted. None of the bal­lots were af­fected by the leak, which was no­ticed when one of the coun­ters was dripped on at 11pm. Water was drip­ping from a vis­i­ble crack at the top of the wall and ex­pen­sive por­traits of past may­ors had to be quickly taken down. The struc­tural dam­age was thought to have been done by the weather. Mayor Paulathacker said: “It has come up tonight, there wasn’t a prob­lem un­til to­day. “One of the coun­ters no­ticed it and then when we looked up there was a crack in the wall. “It couldn’t have hap­pened at a worse time, but the count has not been af­fected. “We have got some­body up on the roof and hope­fully it will be fixed tonight.”

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