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Kerry Harbour Bye Laws Contradict Rural Sports Events, Tourism & Community Living
Petition Background (Preamble):
There are super facets to this bill, we all accept that slipways NEED to be clear, that certain offenders need to be punished BUT NOT at a price of destroying certain areas of rural life. Banning an activity while including the term "Written Consent" indicates a personality driven law.
This "Harbour" ruling includes sandy beaches as Foreshore-in laws that govern Piers.
Piers in rural areas are not as "piers" can be imagined. Majority are communities where people meet, swimming is a normal activity and a daily activity. Scuba Diving operations are operated from slipways and are commercial businesses which will be impacted.
7.15 No diving operation, swimming or bathing shall be carried out within the
Harbour except with the written consent of the Harbour Master / Authorised
7.18 No person or organisation shall film, photograph or otherwise record for
commercial use, within the Harbour, save with the prior consent of the Council
and by payment of an appropriate fee.
There are charges like parking proposal €1 @hr and clamping proposal which may be sold on to a company.
Piers are where communities gather, always to chat and meet. They are the hub of rural tourism and to be told what we shall and not take a picture is insane as so many things are now commercial..
They have stated that "they would not enforce the draconion ones"!!!
Why include them in the first place..
Triathlon will in it's present state be difficult to obtain insurance to the liability standards requirement.
We DO want people to Film US!! We want tourism and mostly we want choice.
The Kerry Harbour Bye Laws Contradict Rural Sports Events, Tourism & Community Living petition to Taoiseach Enda Kenny & Minister for the Environment with responsibility for County Councils, was written by Cokerryharbouruser and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: county kerry, harbour bye laws, piers, beaches, triathlon, swimming, diving operation, tourism, rural community