Perranporth Beach Mine Shafts

A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.

Council fights order to seal mine entrances: full report

A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.

Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a mine shaft at Perranporth Beach two years ago.

The council risks criminal prosecution if it ignores the order from Cornwall Council. It argues it has already put in adequate safety measures.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

Council fights order to seal mine entrances at Perranporth

A sealed-off entrance to a mine shaft at Perranporth. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A parish council is fighting an order to seal off entrances to abandoned mines on a Cornish beach where a young holidaymaker died.

Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a shaft at Perranporth Beach in 2010. The parish council has been told to close the entrances to three other old mines.

Eleanor Clarke. Credit: family photograph

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