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Evergreen Dazed
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Re: Silbury Hill trespassers
Jan 07, 2013, 16:29
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
Mustard wrote:
Evergreen Dazed wrote:

How much would 24hr security cost a year, £60/£70k? (Complete guess)

I'd guess at around £150,0000 just on staffing costs. Three shifts every day, two people per shift. Then when you factor in all the other costs - maintenance, insurance, transport - it starts mounting up real quick. I just don't see that kind of money ever being spent. I certainly don't see people paying in sufficient numbers to put a dent in the costs.

What i'm about to say might sound very distasteful, but if it *is* such an important monument (as we know it is) and if it *does* need protection, then it needs money, so it needs a marketing team telling american/japanese/german people all about it, and getting them coming to the Avebury area in the numbers that Stonehenge sees.

Now, i'm well aware that most people wouldn't want that to happen to Avebury, (I dont think the village could take it, tbh) so what are we left with?

Do we sacrifice our *experience* of the monument in order to protect it?
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