Barriers needed at island causeway

RE Causeway gamblers forced to wade (Gazette, May 5). Why should the RNLI (which is a charity and not one of the Government funded emergency services) have to turn out time and again for folks stranded on the causeway at Holy Island?

Surely it is about time our county council funded or applied for central funding to control access to the causeway.

We don’t expect road users to consult a timetable to see if a train is due at a rail crossing, why do we assume visitors will look at tide timetables to see when it is safe to cross?

Why can’t we have a level crossing style barrier to prevent physically those who are unfamiliar with the tidal situation?

If someone drowns, will we simply blame them for taking a chance?

Lynn Roxburgh,

Longacre House, Longframlington