Joss Bay Surf School and other local businesses have been hit by Thanet beach closures after a sewage discharge within the last 24 hours. You’ll find signs telling people not to enter water past the “high water mark”, although hundreds are not following the advice by Thanet District Council.
It’s not clear when the Thanet beaches will open again, but we are told it will only be until water quality investigations are completed. This process will be carried out by both Southern Water contractors and Thanet Council officers, although the Environment Agency is helping as well.
We’ve been informed by mainstream media that sewage discharged from both Broadstairs and Foreness Point. The list of Thanet beach closures include Dumpton Gap, Louisa Bay, Viking Bay, Stone Bay, Joss Bay, Kingsgate Bay, Botany Bay, Palm Bay, and Walpole Bay.
The Joss Bay Surf School owner stated, “It’s incredibly bad yet again, kids are off school, and we are fully booked”. He also explained they are closed in their “busy season”.
It was only back in May when we reported on Kent’s Blue Flag beaches getting spoilt in exactly the same circumstances.How has the Thanet beach closures impacted you?