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Razor wire fear at derelict Barnoldswick site

SHARP razor security wire left overhanging a former gas station yard in West Craven is posing a serious risk to schoolchildren, it has been claimed.

The former gas station yard in Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, has been earmarked for a new Aldi supermarket.

But the site is surrounded by security fencing - including razor wire which has been left unsecured and loose on the boundaries.

Borough council officials have been pursuing the site’s owners for around nine months over the issue.

Now Coun David Whipp and Coun Jenny Purcell have supported enforcement and a stern letter to Lancashire County Council chief executive Phil Halsall, calling for urgent action.

Coun Whipp said: “This is potentially very dangerous - it could blind someone.

“We need to know whether the county council is doing anything about it as they have known about it for a long time.”

Neil Watson, the borough’s planning manager, confirmed that letters ‘through the usual channels’ had failed to come up with a satisfactory response to the problem.

Coun Purcell added: “There are a number of children who could be hurt on this fencing — there is a school down there.”

Several compliance notices have already been served on the site owners, last August and December, without any success so far.

The overall untidy appearance of the site has been the subject of inspections by planning control officers for more than two-and-a-half years.

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6:52pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it.
Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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8:43pm Mon 2 Apr 12

useyourhead says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it.
careful, this common sense approach to re learn self preservation might catch on, then what will the poor H&S robots do?
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it.[/p][/quote]careful, this common sense approach to re learn self preservation might catch on, then what will the poor H&S robots do? useyourhead
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7:43am Tue 3 Apr 12

happycyclist says...

useyourhead wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it.
careful, this common sense approach to re learn self preservation might catch on, then what will the poor H&S robots do?
LOL!
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Yes Razor wire hurts you, Natural selection will play a part in some getting badly hurt the rest learn very quickly to keep away from it.[/p][/quote]careful, this common sense approach to re learn self preservation might catch on, then what will the poor H&S robots do?[/p][/quote]LOL! happycyclist
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8:34am Tue 3 Apr 12

Mikeee47 says...

Teach your "monkee see monkee do"kids that it's wrong to trespass and the Razor wire is to keep people out of a site thats potentialy dangerous and hazardous to children and serves as a security measure to stop people breaking in and stealing valuble equipment.
If these kids/teenagers get injured so be it prosecute them for trespass too.
when will this limp wristed govt/ councils learn we've had enough.
Teach your "monkee see monkee do"kids that it's wrong to trespass and the Razor wire is to keep people out of a site thats potentialy dangerous and hazardous to children and serves as a security measure to stop people breaking in and stealing valuble equipment. If these kids/teenagers get injured so be it prosecute them for trespass too. when will this limp wristed govt/ councils learn we've had enough. Mikeee47
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