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Evergreen Dazed
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Re: Silbury Hill trespassers
Jan 08, 2013, 12:24
Mustard wrote:
Sanctuary wrote:
I fail to see how a sign indicating that one would be trespassing and liable to prosecution if they climbed the hill counter-productive at all. What it needs is the culprits to be actually brought to book instead of everybody just mamby-pambying around them all the time. WHY is nobody being prosecuted?

You're thinking from the perspective of someone who is responsive to reasonable requests. There are plenty of people out there with a contrary nature who will react to a reasonable request by doing the exact opposite.

I'm not sure HOW you expect prosecutions to take place? How will culprits be arrested, identified, and sufficient evidence gathered for a conviction?


Of course thats not going to happen, for all the reasons you've pointed out M and more. Lets face it, if they want to stop people getting onto the hill they could reduce the number of people who do so dramatically by putting up big metal fencing with razor wire etc. Some would still manage to get over it, but it wouldn't be many. Job done.

I'm of the opinion that the current situation is that EH are happy to turn a blind eye to a certain number of people climbing the hill, but they don't want to see an increase, and they'd rather it wan't during winter/wet when the turf can get easily churned up.
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