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Friday, 03 July 2015

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I think it’s all just a cover-up!

SIR – Is a Sellafield museum what Whitehaven really needs on the harbourside? (The Whitehaven News, December 13).

plans for the future: Snow settles around The Beacon in January 2010

I can only assume that this proposal is part of a cunning plan to use the building as perfect landscaping to cover the head-workings of a shaft for the nuclear dump (sorry, repository). Brilliant!

Just think of the benefits – thousands of construction jobs for a nationwide travelling army of building workers, and still a tourist attraction as well!

Local accommodation providers will be full for years to come.

Why didn't we think of it before? Hope they remember to apply for planning permission.

Surely West Cumbria is capable of coming up with a more imaginative and forward thinking way to save The Beacon and its staff.


Wasdale Park, Seascale

SIR – Alan Irving’s report on the step to save The Beacon has prompted me to write to you to congratulate Elaine Woodburn on making every effort to join with Sellafield to keep the fantastic visitor centre for the wider benefits of the community.

I am optimistic that this partnership will work. Elaine has great professionalism and drive; staff issues are also being considered, which is pleasing.

Maryport Civic Hall would have been saved from the bulldozer had we had a person like Elaine in our area. The multi-purpose hall was our Beacon and very little consideration was given to the many users at the time of its demise.

All the activity that took place there is lost and an enormous miss to the community. The small dedicated and helpful staff all lost their jobs, a brutal decision for them.

I would like to see an affluent house building company or may be a millionaire to build a new civic hall for the generous community of Maryport.


Headteacher, Crosscanonby St John's Church of England Primary School


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