I see that the local paper is warning about the danger from jetskis this summer and you may remember, I have done the same, several times on Thanet Life and even took the matter up with the foreshore warden last year.
I was out jogging along the promenade at St Mildred's Bay at high tide yesterday. I watched three of these craft run in from Margate along the shore line at high speed, pausing briefly as one rider fell of after driving in tight circles within a few feet of the beach at West Bay and then roaring off towards Birchington.
The council's view is that self regulation works and I'm sure it does in the majority of cases but it takes only one idiot to hit a bather or lose control in the summer months and each year, I see the behaviour becoming more reckless and dangerous.
This summer, if local people choose to elect me as a councillor, I'm going to look into the matter more closely. Lifeguards have told me that they are concerned and nobody listens and so I believe we need to be far more proactive and conscious over a growing problem and risk to bathers before a tragedy occurs.