These discreet signs ( you need to be at least 14 feet tall with excellent eyesight in order to read them, they are set so high up...) are going up on signposts all over Peterborough, as fun loving Cllr Irene Walsh has hired in an organisation empowered to dish out 'fines' of £70 for bike riding in Bridge Street, plus a whole lot of other perils including spitting, littering and urination or defecation. There is even one very near to Waitrose and the Brewery Tap pub...
Nothing wrong with that, but is this new Kingdom 'camera in yer face style of security' the right outfit to patrol the Peterborough heartlands? Even if they work for free? We hear that Conway Council hired in Kingdom uniformed security officers who have been photographing and following Llandudno residents, exercising their dogs on the beach, taking photographs and popping up out of the sand dunes, to slap a £75 fixed penalty on dog owners who let their dogs off the leash. Some local residents have allegedly built up a huge stack of tickets already..
But in Peterborough, the new signs also tackle Urination ie urinating in the street. Clearly a consideration when you stuff the central areas full of bars, clubs, pizza and Kebab takeaways and close down public loos.
|Enter the Urilift public urinal that when closed thinks its a 'manhole' cover|
But help is at hand, these new pop up urinals (when not in use slide back into the pavement and look like a regular 'manhole' cover. Oh, you say that the sort of thing they have in France, never in the UK? But this one is already installed in Charterhouse Street, City of London! Just the thing when your broker or banker gets caught short, and perhaps one of those cheap looking three-tier corporation green plastic floral planters, beloved by the PCC, could be popped on top?
Penny for your thoughts? If you want a Peterborough job with Kingdom, pay is said to be a tad under £10 an hour...which makes you wonder why the PCC paid out over £1,500 to provide security at an open council meeting, then did it again, making a total of £3,000! It works out at around 120 'heavies' hired in for each of the two meetings. Some mistake, or was a commission involved? We should be told!
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