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From the Wezzy Gezzy yesterday:

A LIFE-saving siren that warns of a lethal tide along a perilous stretch of South Lakeland coastline will remain out of action for weeks after being reported broken - and has been replaced by an aerosol klaxon horn.

Now residents of Arnside fear that the temporary tidal warning system could have serious consequences for people strolling on the treacherous Morecambe Bay sands as it has proved unreliable, reports Andrew Daniels.

Warning sirens are normally sounded twice across the Bay shoreline to get people off the beach before the tide races in.

Operator Brian Stoney can be spotted outside the coastguard office wearing a set of headphones, horn in one hand and binoculars in the other, to warn of the lethal incoming tide.

But Arnside Coastguard George Crossman branded the solution as 'ludicrous' and said something should have been done to fix the siren earlier.

"The man is blowing the air horn and I'm struggling to hear it in the office ten yards away," he said.
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Operator Mr Stoney, who volunteered to sound the siren for South Lakeland District Council, said the system had a few teething problems.

"These horns aren't the best. One would only sound four times then I had to get another from the box," he said.

SLDC's head of neighbourhood services Lawrence Conway confirmed that the siren had packed in due to its age and that a replacement could take eight to ten weeks to arrive costing around £8,000.

"It's a temporary measure while we get a long-term permanent solution and we would ask the coastguard for their utmost co-operation while a new siren is being installed," he said.


Be aware if you intend fishing Arnside in the near future. Do not rely on the siren to warn you of the turning tide or the bore
 

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good information there Steve


well done for putting this up ,

8 to 10 weeks sounds a bit steep for repairing it as its so necessary especially as the weather gets warmer and more people visit the area



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read about it in our local rag steve, its was bad enough with some of the plonkers
that ignored the old system. we can just hope they can replace it soon.
 

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Good shout steve:clap3: wouldn't you have thought that the system would have a suitable back-up just in case (as on this occasion) the primary system fails or requires routine maintenance:g:
 

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Well done for posting Steve, the tide at arnside is lethal if your not expecting it:doh:

They can borrow my mother in law till its fixed if they like:yucky: :yucky: :yucky:
 

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Reading in local paper today that someone has loaned them a hand-cranked air raid warning siren!!! This should be something of an improvement.

I can just picture the tide turning, ......... the siren going, .......... and everyone heading for the air raid shelters!!:) :) :)
 

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Picture of Arnside residents response to new tide warning:




Sorry, couldn't resist!!:unsure:
 

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Picture of Arnside residents response to new tide warning:




Sorry, couldn't resist!!:unsure:
the mind boggles steve. there will be a few old gadges grabbing for their tin hats, and demanding a black-out be imposed, air raid wardens on lookout for stukas [and them german fokkers]
 

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:) he was useing his new / old , air raid siren today ( hand cranked ) and you could hear it over 60 yds away :blink: in the wind , he even had someone filming him doing it lol , not his fault though they should get the propper siren fixed or renewed before anyone gets drowned
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anyone have any info on whats going on with the siren at arnside

apparently there was talk of a new one being tested on the 9th may ???


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