Warning signs 'could save lives'
Posted by Jason Nicholls.
Warning signs could help to save lives at a harbour in Barry Island, one councillor feels.
According to the Gem, the council responsible for the popular seaside resort, located in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, will install warning signs at its picturesque Old Harbour if it can be evidenced that they will help reduce risk to visitors.
Concerns have been raised that dangerous tides pose a serious risk to users of the harbour.
Councillor Rob Curtis told the newspaper: "We should not have to wait for a death before action is taken to fit more warning signs around the Old Harbour area."
He added that children had recently been rescued from the area and noted how locals are aware how "dangerous and quick the tides can be for those new to the area".
During a council meeting, Mr Curtis called for the introduction of warning signs, detailing more information about the harbour's risks on the Vale Council website, and visiting local schools to inform young people of the dangers of tides at the harbour.
The council has responded by saying it would seriously look into installing warning signs at the area.
Mr Curtis told the newspaper: "It is a victory for common sense and will ensure the safety of local residents and visitors alike."
The Old Harbour is the ancient site of the port of Barry.
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