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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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.