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Safety measures adopted at South Yorkshire canal

24th January 2012 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

New safety measures have been added to a dangerous canal in South Yorkshire.

The Swinton canal was the site where a young boy fell to his death, and British Waterways have now planted additional vegetation along the canal blank, as well as extra fencing, reports the South Yorkshire Times.

These changes follow a collective campaign by the newspaper, the young boy's relatives and local residents, with more than 800 people signing a petition that could bring warning signs to the canal.

Campaigner Tracey Davies, who lives close to the scene of the tragedy, said: "The extra vegetation should stop people from being able to get into the water."

This month, the Shropshire Star reported that bosses at the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway have been told that £100,000 must be raised in order for automatic barriers to be fitted.

If the barriers are not installed by the end of the year, the railway may be ordered to stop running its rolling stock across public roads.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801273442-ADNFCR


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