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crickleymal

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Posted: 05/07/2017 22:34:11
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It would appear Jacks is blocked by a new gate. Anyone know about this?

https://www.mendipcaverescue.org/index.php/mcr-incidents/52-incident-02072017

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Posted: 06/07/2017 13:25:11
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It has been, but there's no gate, it's a solid grill. Quite a reliable source tells me back door will be having the same treatment in the fairly near future, and possibly lady Hamiltons too.

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crickleymal

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Posted: 06/07/2017 14:32:11
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Seems a shame. I can probably guess why. Shame they didn't put a notice up by the Back Door. Could have saved two call outs.

Are any visits going to be allowed eg. by legit caving clubs?

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IP: 81.145.156.110 Edited: 06/07/2017 14:33:50 by crickleymal
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Posted: 06/07/2017 14:51:48
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Health and Safety block entrances and result + 2 call outs

Health and Safety barbed wire 'dangerous' structures + someone climbs over and injures themselves on barbed wire.

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Posted: 06/07/2017 15:25:01
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Speaking as an ex H&S union rep, they obviously haven't done their risk assessments properly if they are causing callouts.

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Posted: 06/07/2017 15:41:58
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Popeass1 wrote:

It has been, but there's no gate, it's a solid grill. Quite a reliable source tells me back door will be having the same treatment in the fairly near future, and possibly lady Hamiltons too.


Sounds like Cwmystwyth 2. Get the popcorn out.

As a further thought, it could be good business for certain websites to offer premium advertising space to angle grinder suppliers.

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Posted: 06/07/2017 16:20:21
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Oh dear, this is all very sad, I was under the impression that ownership of the quarries was uncertain?

Is the plan to bar all access? Sad
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Posted: 06/07/2017 17:38:17
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ttxela wrote:

Is the plan to bar all access? Sad


No access whatsoever - none of the grills have gates, just cold, hard steel.

As of today, Box is sealed Crying

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Posted: 06/07/2017 17:44:21
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Given the shenanigans in that area, I suspect grinders are being prepped as we speak.

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Posted: 06/07/2017 18:40:08
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We have seen it all before.

At Cwmystwyth, at Rhiwbach, at Parc, other places where the landowners 'think' they are sealed, other places where the landowner had someone sitting in their car for a week watching the place, guess what happened when they left.

Like I said, popcorn ready.

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Posted: 07/07/2017 00:28:53
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A concrete plug (and a big one) is the only way to deal with it IMO.

Don't underestimate people.....portable oxyacetylene, etc.
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