WHILE any measures to prevent people falling into York’s rivers are welcome, the picture of councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing standing next to posts with chains loosely attached to them is totally inadequate. (The Press, March 20).

Anyone falling against the chains while drunk could easily fall over the top of them or fall through the chains, either way ending up in the river.

If City of York Council is going to take river safety seriously, it needs to provide a more robust form of fencing that will stop people from falling over it or through it.

While you will never be able to put fencing along the whole of York’s rivers, where it is put up needs to actually stop people falling into them.

Chris Mangham, Lindsey Avenue, Acomb, York.