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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 .
…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
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