This is a matter dear to my heart. I come from this area and love it dearly. Because of my poor health, I have been unable to get to Devon at all this year.
There is a proposal to allow water skiing in part of the Widegates area
of the Kingsbridge Estuary. This is an area of special scientific
interest and at low tide a place where waders congregate. It is an area
that is peaceful and quiet and of international importance.
If you know the area and want to comment, write to the Salcombe Harbour Master email@example.com.
Personally, I am against the proposal. I fear the area will be adversely changed for ever.
Water-skiers are pulled by fast boats which create lots
of wake and lots of noise. I may be wrong, but I fear the area will
never be quite the same again if the plans are approved. The "for it"
campaign people have got lots of publicity on the TV and in the press.
There is a need to counter this. For democracy to work, the voices of both sides need to be heard.