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Don’t get into deep water!

- New warning signs for Triscombe Quarry

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 10 December 2012

Don’t get into deep water! Tarmac who manage Triscombe Quarry are keen to ensure that people do not access the site. It is extremely dangerous with unstable rocky slopes and extremely cold deep water. Not a suitable place for recreation.

Over the last couple of years there have been problems with teenagers accessing the site and attempting to swim in the water .... this is a particular worry to all.

There have also been problems with people accessing the top of the cliffs by getting over the fence.  The Fire & Rescue Service have been called out to at least 2 missions to rescue peoples’ out of control dogs which have got stuck on the quarry sides!

Tarmac’s manager for the site Tim Bowden and local PCSO Louise Fyne (with help from local contractor) have been getting some new information/warning signs put up around the quarry.

The quarry is also out of bounds due to its importance as a bird nesting site.

If you see any unauthorised access to this site please call the Police on 101 (and obviously 999 if there is an emergency).


People in photo Tim Bowden - Tarmac Manager, Louise Fyne - PCSO, Martin King (contractor).



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