9,000 SIGN ON-LINE PETITION OPPOSING COSMESTON WAKE-BOARD PLAN

By this morning over er 9,000 people had signed the on-line petition opposing wakeboarding at Cosmeston Country Park

By this morning over er 9,000 people had signed the on-line petition opposing wakeboarding at Cosmeston Country Park

Well over 9,000 people have now signed an on-line  petition opposing the installation of a multiple-mast wake-board towing system in one of the two lakes at Cosmeston Country Park.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council wants to franchise-out the development of a commercial wakeboarding centre at Cosmeston Country Park as a money-making enterprise for the council.

The Cosmeston wakeboarders would be able to peform stunts on the water

The Cosmeston wakeboarders would be able to perform stunts on the water

The system would enable several wakeboarders at a time be towed around part of the lake by a series of travelling ropes, suspended at intervals from an endless cable-system supported on multiple masts driven into the bed of the lake.  The wakeboarders would be expected to pay about £25 per session.

Penarth resident Anne Greagsby is an environmentalist and is Plaid Cymru candidate for the St Augustines in the Vale Council elections next May

Penarth resident Anne Greagsby is an environmentalist and is Plaid Cymru candidate for the St Augustines in the Vale Council elections next May

The petition has been set up by environmentalist and Plaid Cymru Vale Council candidate for St Augustine’s,  Anne Greagsby who is a Penarth resident.

It can be signed by going to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/955/326/341/dont-bring-wakeboarding-to-cosmeston-lakes/

Environmentalists say the proposed new visitor  attraction would shatter the peace and quiet of the park and would imperil local wildlife.  The Vale Council says it needs the money such a scheme would bring-in to help meet the running costs of managing  Cosmeston Country Park.

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3 Responses to 9,000 SIGN ON-LINE PETITION OPPOSING COSMESTON WAKE-BOARD PLAN

  1. Mark Foster says:

    “Further disputation continued until the Town Clerk Emma Boyden proclaimed “We’ll get the map.”
    …..
    The Town Clerk said “It’s outside“ [ i.e. the Cosmeston Mediaeval Village is outside the Penarth boundary] 
    …..
    Cllr Roberts did not say anything further but – buffing his fingernails on his lapel – he looked extremely satisfied with the outcome.”

    Yes the BBC really did pay the Penarth Town Council to film a new episode of “Yes Minister” at the meeting. Oh for God’s sake get rid of both the Tory and Labour parties before Donald, Nigel and the Monarch does it for you.

  2. RetailGuru says:

    For once, I think I’m in (partial) agreement with the environmentalists on this. Yes, the occasional use of the lake for a “noisy” event (eg dragon boat racing) is in my opinion fine, but a regular activity centre such as wake boarding would destroy the beauty and grace of this wonderful local attraction.

  3. Fishhenge says:

    There’s a perfectly suitable unused lake in the middle of Cold Knap. Put an excavator in the middle, tie a length of rope to the bucket and hey presto, instant wakeboarding. Reintroduce the rowing boats and they’ve got obstacles to navigate around too!

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