Friday, December 3, 2010

It's enough to make your hair stand on end!..

If anyone was anywhere near the Bank Street/High Street junction a couple of days ago they would have heard a dog going absolutely crazy and running wildly around the lamp post right on the corner of the busy pavement. Turns out that the dog had been electrocuted by the lampost and that the pavement was"live" for about a metre around it. The poor dog must have had such a shock (quite literally.) and it's owner was, understandably hopping mad himself. The Police cordoned off the whole corner while the council contractor came to make it safe. The really annoying thing about this incident is that this lampost has been defective on and off for at least two years now resulting in this particular area being very much in the dark from about 4-30 in the evening all winter. Not good for trade in the shops nearby and, more importantly, damned right dangerous. Why does it always take an incident of this kind for the authorities to actually do something about it? It's enough to make your hair stand on end with anger...

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