Council to meet residents over Blue Lagoon

HARPUR HILL residents frustrated at problems caused by a flooded quarry which has become a bizarre tourist attraction have organised a meeting with High Peak Borough Council to try and get action.

Internet photos of the Blue Lagoon in Harpur Hill looking like a tropical holiday paradise have attracted visitors in their droves but as well as being incredibly dangerous, the unlikely tourist attraction is causing no end of problems for local residents and councillors.

Pollution, noise and parking problems are just some of the issues they face because of the popularity of the site, which gets its colour from chemical pollution and contains amongst other items, rusty old cars.

The lagoon is also becoming a massive drain on police resources and locals want action to stop people using it as a camping, swimming and visitor attraction, a meeting of the Harpur Hill Residents’ Association heard last week.

However because the land is privately owned, neither the police or council have any powers of enforcement there.

A meeting between police, High Peak Borough Council representatives and local residents to try and come up with a solution is to take place on July 18.