Well-worn phrase that links the English city of Peterborough with the German town of Hamlin.
In Hamlin, (made famous in the ancient children’s fable) they have a four-legged rat problem that has suddenly stopped the town’s fountain. (It has chewed through the cable that powered it).
In Peterborough, they have a two-legged rat problem that not only built a financially wasteful fountain, that no longer works…
… but clearly allows a ‘mate’ to keep their job, even though they were instrumental in the sad death of a child who needed Peterborough’s social care – and clearly didn’t get it.
It is clear that both Hamlin and Peterborough need a new pied piper to rid themselves of this blight.
We are ‘paying the piper’ in Peterborough… but I personally think he’s playing a lousy tune that’s only attracting even more rats around him.
It’s time for Peterborough to ‘call a new tune’ before more money is wasted and more children face danger.
We pull no punches at ‘Dreamland Junction’ when it comes to incompetency and children in need of protection.