Stop the ban on Pendine Sands ! sign now

Pendine Sands is a large beach in South Wales, mostly owned by the Ministry of Defence and used as a bombing range during the week. On an evening and weekend the public have free access to it.

It's approximately 8 miles long, and is used for lots of varied activities. It's known as THE number one spot in the UK for Traction Kite related sports (buggying, boarding etc), and people travel from all over the UK to get to this mecca of a place, to fly on it's massive expanse of sand.

Unfortunately, people are also allowed to drive motor vehicles on the beach at present, and some unsociable behaviour by people in cars, and on quad bikes has made the County Council look to closing the beach altogether, after having a report done by RoSPA, as they fear they will be liable for any accident that may occur.

This blanket ban will also affect the Traction Kiters, who are one of the most responsible, safety conscious groups of people you could meet, and who mostly have 5 million third party liability insurance. The kiters make a point of going further down the beach (a couple of miles) away from the public to 'do their thing', so as not to be a hazard to the general public.

They have not consulted with kiters to find a workaround, or take into account how safety conscious and responsible kiters are. They've just decided to close the beach, and allow pedestrian access only.

They also don't seem to realise the detrimental effect it will have on the local economy. Kiters fly at all times of the year, staying in local hotels and hostelries and spending in local shops and pubs etc. This provides a large amount of revenue for the businesses in the off-season period, as well as the main season.

Regular meets happen all year round, and this loss of revenue as people will no longer visit, will have a damaging effect on local businesses and communities.

Kiters have been contacting the media to raise awareness of what is happening before the ban in put into place without any consultation.

This petition is to try to show the County Council the massive support around the UK to keep this massive venue open to all, and start discussions with the kiting fraternity, so putting the councils' mind at rest regarding safety and conduct on the beach.

Please show your support by signing the petition.

Thank You.

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 February 20161000. Alan U
    keep it open
  • 19 February 2016999. Andrew D
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016998. Jason K
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016997. Shelly D
    I am sick of the ban it approach to our freedom, which is being continuously erroded!
  • 10 February 2016996. Chis U
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016995. Arnox Morales
    stuppid rules are in the making against kiteboarders, why!
  • 08 February 2016994. K B
    Stop the ban or I holiday eleswhere!
  • 06 February 2016993. Gary O
    beach should remain open to all, including motor sports! i enjoy quad biking and there are few places to ride. i am sick of all these do-good-ers who dont do the motorsport thing giving priority to anything and everthing else. you may say well go to priva
  • 06 February 2016992. Matthew W
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016991. Eddie Oneal
    dont ban pendine good flying areas are hard to come across
  • 15 January 2016990. Denise M
    This ridiculous ban is preventing myself and others from learning to kite buggy and sand yacht - losing revenue for the local outdoor centre and general locality as a whole
  • 09 January 2016989. Richard S
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016988. Richard L
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016987. Roy F
    Acceess for all vehicles
  • 27 December 2015986. Eric P
    Stop Banning kiteboarding please!!
  • 09 December 2015985. Gerard Fromn
    Don't ban this nice place
  • 05 December 2015984. Brent J
  • 03 December 2015983. Graham S
    Wy ban an area that is used by thousands of people? Soon there will be no where left to Kite board/buggy by the time i am 30 (im 15 now). Down with the ban!!!
  • 30 November 2015982. Jason W
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015981. Chris C
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015980. Shaun Robertjoyoddj
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015979. Steve K
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015978. Mark S
    new to power kiting
  • 21 November 2015977. Ryan C
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015976. Andrew T
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015975. Martin T
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015974. Jason N
    I support this petition

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Ray KeyBy:
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Petition target:
Carmarthenshire County Council


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