Seven Sisters Cliff perils trigger foreign signage calls

Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

seven-sistersSoon, warning signs in foreign languages might be put up over crumbling chalk cliffs based on the coastline of East Sussex while the number of tourists visiting this region from the Far East steadily increases.


Tourism South East said that there is a 45% rise in the number of visitors arriving from the region in the last five years.


Sightseers have been observed to be peeping over the edge at Seven Sisters. And, recently, a South Korean student accidentally fell to her death at Cuckmere Haven in June 2017.


Seaford Town Council said that people are required to take selfies in a responsible manner without compromising with their safety.


Craig Williams who is the project and facilities manager for the council said that signage would be a way of educating people though they are not satisfied with the idea of ruining the area with the warning signs. Williams went on to add that a large portion of the signage installed on the clip tops at Seaford Head and also on Seven Sisters is in English.


He said that tour guides and tour operators might assist in educating tourists by translating the existing signs.


Some of the tourists heading to the cliffs mentioned that they were unaware of the fact that the cliffs might be fatal.


Tourism South East said that they had noticed a 45% rise in tourist arrivals from Asia ever since the year 2012 with 750,000 tourists had arrived from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and China last year.




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