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Warning signs in place at cliff erosion spot

11th August 2010 | Warning Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls.

Warning signs are in place at a Hornsea coastal area after concern over the risks posed by cliff erosion.

According to, East Riding Council is urging members of the public to be careful when out walking after a cliff face collapsed at Mappleton.

Unfortunately six people were present at the time of the landslide – including four children – but they managed to get to safety just before tonnes of rock-face landed on their sunbathing spot.

In response the local council has warned people to be fully aware of the risks of erosion.

Mike Ball, the council's chief engineer, said warning signs were in place but also asked people to use their common sense.

He told the news provider: "We can't protect the whole of the coast from erosion. People should not set up too close to the base of the cliff.

"There are some signs up in certain areas along the coast warning about coastal erosion, but we are not going to be putting them up everywhere.

"It's an eroding coastline so people need to act with caution and common sense."

A similar call came this month from a coastguard official from Scotland, who urged people to heed warning signs after a girl suffered a head injury after a fall in Fife.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800020565-ADNFCR


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