DANGEROUS DEBRIS LEFT BEHIND AFTER MUSLIM KITE-FESTIVAL ON PENARTH’S CLIFF WALK

The tangled remains of a high-flying competition kite was found on Penarth foreshore yesterday

The tangled remains of a high-flying competition kite was found on Penarth foreshore yesterday

Participants in another unofficial Muslim “kite-festival” –  held at Cliff Walk,  Penarth yesterday –  have left behind them discarded kites and tangled lines on the Penarth foreshore beneath .

A tangled up kite – which had evidently broken away from one of the competitors –  was picked up yesterday by a concerned member of the public and safely disposed of in a Vale Council wheelie bin.

Hundreds of metres of nylon and polypropylene line were discarded on the beach

Hundreds of metres of nylon and polypropylene kite line were discarded on the beach

Such lines can easily foul boat propellers and are an obvious hazard to marine life . It was just one of the several kite parts which had been thrown away or escaped from the hands of the participants.

Another eyewitness says however that he did see one competitor carry the debris of a similar kite some 500 yards off the beach but didn’t see where it was discarded.

The kite-flyers had parked their vehicles in Channel View - adjacent to the clock-golf course

The kite-flyers had parked their vehicles in Channel View – adjacent to the clock-golf course

It’s understood that about a group of about half a dozen kite-flyers parked their vehicles in Channel View – adjacent to the clock golf course – yesterday to participate in what is a popular sport in some countries in the Middle East.

The kite-flyers visit Cliff Walk for their festivals and competitions about three or four times a year in which they attempt to get their kites to reach the highest altitude . It is not the first time there has been concern about the discarded kites they leave behind. There were similar complaints about the rubbish they left behind last year.

A Vale Council vacuum street-cleaning operator came across two refrigerators this morning - dumped in the Cliff Walk car park

A Vale Council vacuum street-cleaning operator came across two refrigerators this morning – dumped in the Cliff Walk car park. A second Vale cleansing team was called in to  dispose of them and the gas they contain.

Meanwhile Vale of Glamorgan Council cleansing workers were confronted with more litter problems this morning – this time in the Cliff Walk car park  where someone had – overnight –  dumped two refrigerators – both of which still had refrigerant gas in them. A council cleansing operative  alerted the Vale of Glamorgan Council HQ

The area of the car park used to be a compound for depositing recyclable rubbish – but the entire area was re-surfaced and converted into a car and coach park in 2014 and all the rubbish containers were removed.

The surgical gloves are used for inhaling gas from lighter-fuel. The cigarette papers are used for cannabis smoking

The surgical gloves are used for inhaling gas from lighter-fuel. The cigarette papers are used for cannabis smoking

Local residents say however that the car park area – which is near a children’s playground –  are has now become a venue for gas-snorting addicts and cannabis smoking , particularly in the evenings and weekends .

The detritus of drug-addicts dumped on Cliff Walk within yards of a children's playground.

The detritus of drug-addicts dumped on Cliff Walk within yards of a children’s playground.

This morning the detritus of their anti-social behaviour had been dumped in a corner of the car park – including several surgical rubber gloves which are apparently used to inhale the gas from lighter fuel cartridges .

Expanded polystyrene cups and trays were amongst the litter

Expanded polystyrene cups and trays were amongst the litter

…and yes, there were plenty of expanded polystyrene take-away food trays and cups abandoned there too- even though council litter bins are only a short distance away

DOG KILLED BY CAR : Enquiries are being made after a dog was accidentally killed by a car at the bottom of on Bridgeman Road yesterday afternoon.

 

 

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10 Responses to DANGEROUS DEBRIS LEFT BEHIND AFTER MUSLIM KITE-FESTIVAL ON PENARTH’S CLIFF WALK

  1. tomtom says:

    “They” wont do anything. PC will prevail. Different rules.

  2. Tim P. Jones says:

    I saw 4 men get out of a “Cardiff” taxi near the cliffs yesterday, they were all dressed from head to toe in white middle eastern robes!!
    Apart from being comical, its not the most suitable clothing to wear while flying kites on Penarth cliffs.
    But as sadly happened in Bangladesh last week, where children had their throats cut by kites lines with glass in them, certain groups are not very sensible when it come to safety or littering for that matter.
    A sad reflection on modern society, perhaps more should speak up.

  3. Andrew Worsley says:

    Funny how the kite devotees managed to take all of their kite stuff with them to this get together but found it too much trouble to take away with them , not a good advert for the future of any such event. The cable left behind could be used for a future events so it was silly and wasteful, also im sure someone Council or the Police will follow up on this ‘fly tipping’ and will issue the appropriate fine ??. shouldn’t be too hard to do?. And in future if such an event goes ahead the Council should ask for notice of the coming event and if permission is granted and if not the event should be refused permission . That’s how other events have to behave so we don’t want any exceptions do we .???

  4. Ron Foxton says:

    I too watched a gang of kite flyers on one of our local beaches recently. As with many of their peers, this group also showed scant regard for personal safety and the safety of others about them – certainly little respect for the correct kite attire as they splashed in puddles, yelping and screaming at the tops of their voices. It was obvious that their wholly inadequate Start Rite wellies were full of water and sand hampering any controlled movement in the pursuit of trying to get their kites of the beach. I was disgusted, outraged and appalled. Bloody pre-school kids…

  5. Paul says:

    They have absolutely no interest in looking after the environment, used for the festival.
    As long as their given permission (from the council) to fly their kites, it will continue.
    Ethnicity at its worst…………

  6. Andrew Worsley says:

    By what I read they were not given permission by anyone !!!? and I have forgotten where it is but there is a place in the Vale Of Glamorgan where people fly kites on a regular basis as there is no beach or whatever its on a hill surrounded by fields as far as I can remember , The kite flyers are both children and adults but obviously try to pick days when windy weather is due or likely. If this littering group of kite flyers had done any research at all they would have found a better area , obviously they didn’t . But these people need to know is that if you wish to endear yourselves to the locals you don’t turn up without warning or notice given , then add insult to injury by going and leave your rubbish behind you .In this country we have had people for generations that move around the country sometimes leaving rubbish behind them and it does not endear them to the locals one bit , its bad public relations and no way to earn friends or respect , I hope these kite flyers buck up there ideas and learn something , im sure they wouldn’t want this behaviour on their street?????

  7. Peter Church says:

    It always amuses me that although Muslims don’t consume alcohol, boy do the young like to smoke the sweet smelling stuff.(iYKwIM)
    Because it not strictly banned, they find it more than acceptable. ?????

  8. Mark Foster says:

    In your multicultural society if you try to reserve a particular street like Whitcliff Drive for one particular racial or religious group, then that is illegal and racist. It is an Asian custom to fly kites, and this by definition is now part of your culture, unless you want to operate an apartheid system in the UK. The only realistic objection you can have here is that your Muslim compatriots didn’t have somebody down on the beach retrieving the broken kites.

    I’m sure the Muslim Lord Mayor of London would support kite flying in for example Hyde Park and I think the Penarth Town Mayor will have to do the same on the Penarth cliff top. Otherwise he will succumb to the (Trotskyist) charge of racism too.

  9. Andrew Worsley says:

    What has smoking got anything to do with kites ????? oh I see the connection Peter Church … ‘high as a kite’ lol amusing but totally off the topic.

  10. AK says:

    Since when did a few friends flying kites become a kite festival ?

    And since when did flying kites in a public area require notice or permission of anyone ?

    Just clean up your damn mess next time.

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