Kite flying banned on British beach

June 10th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 10 (IANS) Kite flying has been banned on a beach in Britain for “health and safety reasons”.

Anyone caught flying a kite on Bridlington’s beaches could be fined up to 500 pounds by the East Yorkshire Council, the Daily Express reported.

A spokesman said officers would use discretion regarding the fine amount.

“It is not our intention to unnecessarily enforce the law in case of the traditional domestic pleasure kite where the activity is clearly not putting anyone at risk.

“The bylaw is, however, relevant in respect of very large kites, often propelled at high speeds, which have become popular and are considered a risk in a beach setting,” he said.

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