“Won’t Someone Think Of The Darwin Award Contenders..?!?”

Groups have been photographed at the edge at the Seven Sisters and renewed calls have been made for people to beware of the dangers.

And now some have been calling for fencing to be installed along the cliff edge as an added protection.

After Newhaven Coastguard released the pictures on the internet Cassie Roberts wrote: “Can someone tell me why the area has not been fenced off? It is an accident waiting to happen.”

“Somebody must DO SOMETHING!”

However the National Trust and South Downs National Park Authority are not in favour, saying warning signs are in place and natural erosion makes fencing impracticable.

They say it is important to educate people about the dangers and ensure organisations like local language schools and hotels are made aware so they can pass on the warnings to students and guests.

Quite right. The people who take personal responsibility seriously are the ones we want to survive. The others are expendable.

That Darwin chap knew a thing or two.

5 comments for ““Won’t Someone Think Of The Darwin Award Contenders..?!?”

  1. July 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

    “That Darwin chap knew a thing or two.”

    Classy comment, Julia; and more and more apposite today, especially with the morons being discussed in the post.

    It reminds me of a project meeting on the site of a casino where I was commissioning the air-conditioning. One bloke said, whilst discussing the fit-out for the casino itself, “Perhaps we can save a lot of cash on the furnishings and decor by putting up a big sign which says, It is strictly forbidden to throw money into this large box, as you will not get it back, ever again!” The sign was not placed; but it might as well have been, as I saw the antics of the casino cash management team as they attempted to cram ever more wads of cash into an already-stuffed full safe!

  2. Stonyground
    July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    So is going too close to the edge of a high cliff dangerous then? Who knew?

    There was an item on BBC breakfast news this morning about idiots meeting a sticky end playing on railway lines. The BBC seemed to be doing their best to portray those involved as innocent victims.

  3. July 28, 2016 at 2:15 am

    No-one falls accidentaly in Marple.

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