IN early spring 2011, the fence on the north east side of the entrance to the inner car park at Craster was removed. Although not perfect, it was a deterrent to youngsters climbing up the loose stone on the quarry face.
Craster Parish Council expressed concern at the time to NCC, because in the past we have had a young boy climb the face of the quarry and fall to his death.
The parish council has raised the matter on a number of occasions since, but no positive action has been taken.
It would appear that the county council does not wish to replace this important safety feature in a car park that generates in excess of £80,000 per annum.
We are given to understand that the NCC person in charge of the car parks will be on an annual salary of £38,000 and that the basic pay for the car park wardens will be in excess of £19,000.
Yet NCC would appear not to be able to afford to replace a fence that could prevent another fatality.
As a parish council all we ask for is a proper fence around this cash cow.
Craster Parish Council.