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'Civil war' in village over outside tap removal
3:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A “civil war” at Porthallow has been prevented after it was agreed to replace the outside tap in the village.
St Keverne parish councillor David Lambrick told his fellow members that residents were “very, very unhappy” about the tap being removed, adding: “We have a bit of a civil war down at Porthallow.”
He said a lot of walkers passed through the village who wanted water, dog walkers liked to give their pets a drink from it and in the winter people cleaned their boots under it.
When questioned by chairman Roger Combe who paid for the water, Mr Lambrick replied: “We do as a community – but at the end of the day that’s what we’re there for, surely?”
When it was suggested that a pressure sensitive tap might be best there – to prevent it being left on and wasting water – Mr Lambrick said this was what had been there originally.
It was agreed that the tap should be returned.
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