Boatman's battle heats up after prank at Carlisle park pond
Last updated at 13:15, Wednesday, 03 October 2012
The boatman at Carlisle’s Hammond’s Pond says he will continue his fight for the right to store the tools of his trade at the city-council owned storeroom there.
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Would it not be safer for the boats to be locked up than left in the lake inviting teenagers to play on?? Especially with winter coming along.
My husband and I moved here only 5 months ago and our children love the boats. We'd never get there where we moved from. It's fantastic. I think the council are being rather over the top and unfair. You just can't do anything these days! The fact that this man dedicates his time and energy in proving a service at such low costs is great and I think he should be appreciated for his efforts. Local people would be saddened if the boats were to stop. The council need to think about the consequences
I would like to say I have used the boats now for over 20 years, when I took my daughter recently Mr Hetherington was absolutely brilliant, he looked after us really weell and I think it will be a sorry miss if he has to stop working on the pond
In an age that boasts the so called merits of fair play it seems the council is being heavy handed with a decent man who has provided Carlisle with a family safe environment for over thirteen years surely his past H.S.E record stands up to scrutiny hats off to the boatman god bless his endeavour its time the council sat around the table and saw some sense