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Perranzabuloe Parish Council's appeal against order to make safe dangerous mine features

By WBBev  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

Eleanor Clarke who fell to her death while exploring a mine adit on Perranporth Beach in 2010.

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A PARISH council's appeal against a controversial order forcing it to make safe dangerous mine features on its beach is to be considered by Truro magistrates.Lawyers acting for Perranzabuloe Parish Council will argue at the hearing on April that the abatement notice served by Cornwall Council is "unjustified and unreasonable."

In 2010, 11-year-old Eleanor Clarke fell to her death in a disused mine adit on the beach. The parish council installed steel grilles at the adit where she died and began issuing safety leaflets.

The abatement notice gave the council until March 13  to carry out urgent work to make three further mine features on Droskyn beach, Perranporth, safe or face possible legal action.

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  • josdave  |  February 09 2013, 9:14AM

    What next fencing the entire length of the coast in case someone falls off a cliff? The nanny state in action again. Don't forget to put up signs on every pavement that it's dangerous to cross the road.

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