Warm weather… lots of visitors on the way for the first weekend of the Penarth Holiday Festival…when better touch up the paint-work on public benches of Penarth Pier?
Unfortunately it appears that the green paint being used took a little longer than expected to dry and the benches at the end of the pier were still a bit on the tacky side when unwary visitors came along to sit on them.
All was well until those seated on the benches rose to have a stroll along the pier – and found that the still-sticky green paint had come off onto their clothes.
An eyewitness says those affected are going to lodge a claim for compensation – or at least reimbursement of dry-cleaning costs – from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The affected benches have now been cordoned-off with red traffic barriers, road cones and warning tape to keep away anyone else who might be tempted to sit down and enjoy the sun and the scenery – at least until that paint really is dry.