Fence finally installed at Nelson 'death' car park

Lancashire Telegraph: LONG-OVERDUE New safety fencing at the Pendle Rise car park which Coun Eileen Ansar (below) has campaigned for. Far left, the fencing in close-up LONG-OVERDUE New safety fencing at the Pendle Rise car park which Coun Eileen Ansar (below) has campaigned for. Far left, the fencing in close-up

SUICIDE-proof fencing has been installed at a Nelson car park after a long campaign to make the site safer.

Campaigners have been calling for fencing at the Pendle Rise car park for at least three years, but now mesh fences have been erected at all levels of the multi-storey, in Netherfield Road.

Coun Eileen Ansar, who led the calls for fencing, said it was a long-overdue victory. She said: “This is what everybody has wanted to happen – fencing on all floors of the car park.

“It is exactly what we campaigned long and hard for.

“It might have taken a while to come to fruition but it will be worth it for every life saved, which is the most important thing. I’m pleased that this action has now been taken and that the car park has been made a safer place.”

Renewed calls for the erection of fencing were made in January last year after Ian Nutter, 65, from Barnoldswick, fell to his death from the car park roof.

The keen sportsman was the eighth person to die by falling from the car park in the past 10 years.

One person was also left paralysed and a further 18 people were ‘talked down’ by police negotiators during that period.

Plans for the security fencing were first considered in November 2010 when the council’s executive committee earmarked £40,000 to implement the scheme.

But that came to nothing after the shopping centre went into administration.

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11:02am Tue 15 Jan 13

Izanears says...

So that leaves the railway line and the canal to fence off does it.
So that leaves the railway line and the canal to fence off does it. Izanears

11:11am Tue 15 Jan 13

Colne lads back says...

Looking at the photo I think they can still get over the fence Doh
Looking at the photo I think they can still get over the fence Doh Colne lads back

11:43am Tue 15 Jan 13

brian jones says...

It won't save any lives. If someone is determined, they're not going to be put off by a fence. They'll go somewhere else.
It won't save any lives. If someone is determined, they're not going to be put off by a fence. They'll go somewhere else. brian jones

12:31pm Tue 15 Jan 13

barlicker says...

Eileen- looking at that photo- you're massive!
Eileen- looking at that photo- you're massive! barlicker

3:23pm Tue 15 Jan 13

lancashirelass100 says...

The lot should be demolished!
The lot should be demolished! lancashirelass100

5:00pm Tue 15 Jan 13

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

great now they can jump on to the motor way and kill an innocent motorist,smart move pendle council morons,and who is this 'everyone' mentioned who wanted this fence??? i didnt and dont know anybody who wanted it!!!
great now they can jump on to the motor way and kill an innocent motorist,smart move pendle council morons,and who is this 'everyone' mentioned who wanted this fence??? i didnt and dont know anybody who wanted it!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

6:17pm Tue 15 Jan 13

dinger123 says...

as abovei if somebody wants to kill themselves theres plenty of other high structures they can jump from what a waste of money.
as abovei if somebody wants to kill themselves theres plenty of other high structures they can jump from what a waste of money. dinger123

8:01pm Tue 15 Jan 13

katy121 says...

It's a real pity Eileen you didn't try the fence just to make sure it was safe!!
It's a real pity Eileen you didn't try the fence just to make sure it was safe!! katy121

8:18pm Tue 15 Jan 13

HairyBowls says...

Coun Ansar getting a cheap headline here...the stack is next to a viaduct, so it cures nothing. Someone determined would snip a hole anywat with a pair of pliers from the poundshop! The Hollywood sign in the states has seen far more suicides, yet they wouldnt dream of doing this fruitless action...yet another example of low intelligence among pendle councillors...
Coun Ansar getting a cheap headline here...the stack is next to a viaduct, so it cures nothing. Someone determined would snip a hole anywat with a pair of pliers from the poundshop! The Hollywood sign in the states has seen far more suicides, yet they wouldnt dream of doing this fruitless action...yet another example of low intelligence among pendle councillors... HairyBowls

9:22pm Tue 15 Jan 13

shop workers united! says...

No mention of slick for once!
No mention of slick for once! shop workers united!

10:20pm Tue 15 Jan 13

HairyBowls says...

The pictures caption should read "which one is known as the stack?” lol
The pictures caption should read "which one is known as the stack?” lol HairyBowls

11:08pm Tue 15 Jan 13

jaffa90 says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
great now they can jump on to the motor way and kill an innocent motorist,smart move pendle council morons,and who is this 'everyone' mentioned who wanted this fence??? i didnt and dont know anybody who wanted it!!!
I agree with ROBERT,quaker bridge fence over the M65 is about hip high.
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: great now they can jump on to the motor way and kill an innocent motorist,smart move pendle council morons,and who is this 'everyone' mentioned who wanted this fence??? i didnt and dont know anybody who wanted it!!![/p][/quote]I agree with ROBERT,quaker bridge fence over the M65 is about hip high. jaffa90

1:20am Wed 16 Jan 13

katy121 says...

Trust Pendle Labour to steel someone's hard work. If you look back though the head lines in the Nelson leader on this subject you will find that it was one of the victims family that campaigned HARD for this cause NOT Eileen Ansar. I am fed up with Pendle Labour jumping on the bandwagon & stealing the thunder off good people who are trying to make a difference in pendle.
A note to Pendle Labour try and think of your own campaign instead of robbing other people's hard work
Trust Pendle Labour to steel someone's hard work. If you look back though the head lines in the Nelson leader on this subject you will find that it was one of the victims family that campaigned HARD for this cause NOT Eileen Ansar. I am fed up with Pendle Labour jumping on the bandwagon & stealing the thunder off good people who are trying to make a difference in pendle. A note to Pendle Labour try and think of your own campaign instead of robbing other people's hard work katy121

10:24am Wed 16 Jan 13

travel happy wanderer says...

My brother and another man stopped a woman jumping of scotland rd motorway bridge a few weeks ago and held on to her until police came are they going to fence all bridges off. If a person wants to commit suicide they will go else where this won't stop them.
My brother and another man stopped a woman jumping of scotland rd motorway bridge a few weeks ago and held on to her until police came are they going to fence all bridges off. If a person wants to commit suicide they will go else where this won't stop them. travel happy wanderer

12:52pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Philip A Berry says...

shop workers united! wrote:
No mention of slick for once!
There is now!
[quote][p][bold]shop workers united![/bold] wrote: No mention of slick for once![/p][/quote]There is now! Philip A Berry

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