Police: Consider Neighbours When Flying Kites

September 21, 2018 | 22 Comments

Saying that they continue to “receive complaints regarding kites being flown to the annoyance of residents – particularly in the Astwood Park, Warwick area,” the police said that “members of the public flying kites are requested to be mindful of the noise they create, and the time of day they take part in such activity.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service continues to receive complaints regarding kites being flown to the annoyance of residents – particularly in the Astwood Park, Warwick area.

“Members of the public flying kites are requested to be mindful of the noise they create, and the time of day they take part in such activity.

“As a reminder, Section 18 [a] of the Summary Offences Act 1926 makes it an offence for any person to fly a kite over a public place ‘to the annoyance or danger of any passenger or frequenter.’

“The Bermuda Police Service wishes to make it clear that we would rather not use law enforcement to tackle this problem, and this is not an attack on a long standing Bermudian tradition.

“Rather, it is an appeal for a common sense solution: for kite flyers to be reasonable and to be considerate of their neighbours.”

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  1. mixitup says:

    Must be your ‘New’ Bermudians..

    • Anbu says:

      They piss off everyone esp when left up overnight. Nothing wrong with daytime at all its a staple in our society. But cmon guys, overnight? And makin em outta trash bags is cheating anyway lol.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      ‘New’ or ‘Old’ Bermudians both are equally annoyed at having the high pitched buzz/whine over their residence for hours on end and into the night while the thoughtless idiot who owns it is out of hearing distance.
      Familiarize yourself with the laws regarding noisy kite flying and you’ll see that there’s no reference to ‘New’ or ‘Old’ Bermudians.
      Oh, btw , did you know that there’s also a law on what times you can mow your grass ?

      • And how many people can congregate at once in a public place (we know were that came from), good thing they took de Gombeys off de books.

      • mixitup says:

        Hit a nerve.. lol

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Nowhere even near. But your incessant stupidity and hate needs to be called out so it doesn’t become accepted as fact.

      • Stinky D. says:

        It’s new Bermudians that complain

        • aceboy says:

          You are just trying to be as offensive as possible.

          I am an OLD Bermudian and if it was legal I would have shot down a bunch of them with shotguns over the years. It is ignorant to leave kites designed to be as noisy as possible unattended and flying at all times of the day and night.

          You must be happy to live in a place where ignorance and a lack of caring about anyone else is the norm. What wonderful humans the old Bermudiana you are referring to must be.

          • aceboy says:

            I am sitting on my porch with two of them droning on in the background. No doubt the owners are inside in air conditioning and thinking themselves very clever for annoying all of their neighbors.

            • Toodle-oo says:

              It’s deliberate and intentional , just like the booming car stereos and horrendously loud bikes.

    • VJ says:

      I agree!

    • Question says:

      Plenty of old Bermudians can’t stand rude inconsiderate people either.

  2. Wahoo says:

    Rather, it is an appeal for a common sense solution: for kite flyers to be reasonable and to be considerate of their neighbours.”

    Right, common sense ain’t so common ’round here.

  3. Yes Eye says:

    I remember the good ol days! Back then, when someone was flying a hummer after Gfriday, that meant herb shipment had arrived. Follow d line to d herb.

  4. St. Georgian says:

    I’m a Bermudian who enjoys the sights and sounds of Bermuda made kites on Good Friday. What drives me crazy is the intense high pitched sound of the same 2 or 3 kites up all weekend/ any weekend long over RAA club area. These are not children having a good time flying their kites! And these kites are not humming – they are screeching!

    • Another St. Geo says:

      St. Georgian, you are so right about the screeching. I’m a senior who is at home most days, and the kites are flown weekdays also, yesterday once again I had to close the windows and doors because of the loud screeching !!

  5. Pure Madness!!!!!! says:

    Tradition is tradition which I get and is quite fine by me, however when kites are flying all day long into the night and next morning it becomes damn annoying. I occasionally work extensively hours (15/16 hrs) and after a long day at work, I would like peace and quiet.
    That is not always the case especially in the Pembroke area (Marsh Folly). Just 2 nights ago approximately 3 a.m. I came home from work and there is a kite flying, like seriously. No consideration for the people who live in the surrounding area…… Damn shame.

    • wahoo says:

      The tradition is to fly kites around the Easter holiday it is done by kids and adults who love the tradition. A group of 30 somethings flying kites all day everyday is not a Bermudian tradition. Another Bermudian tradition that is being lost is to always be kind and considerate of our neighbors.

  6. Mark says:

    I thought the kites signaled when the dealers were open for business. Can’t shut down entrepreneurs.

  7. Test First says:

    The fact that it got so bad the police have to make statement. To tell people to stop is crazy. Like you know what you are doing. I can tell you now it’s not kids flying these kites all year round night and day. It’s grown men, who want attention. Smh just ruining a fun loving tradition.

  8. Redamtibi says:

    These man boys need a job…oh wait…

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