I RECENTLY went to purchase a gift box in Darlington Covered Market and to my amazement the one I chose was soaking wet! The shop assistant said that it was the market roof leaking again!

I recall seeing scaffolding around the building many months ago. Any home or business owner having this type of work done would have the common sense to get the workmen back. They obviously haven’t done the job right and have been handsomely paid.

But it’s only taxpayers’ money.

And the council can’t make ends meet – I wonder why!

Christine Fishwick, Darlington