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Bongos And Fire Twirling Banned From Burleigh Heads

Unruly few blamed for ban

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Some public outrage today, after the Gold Coast City Council banned bongos from Burleigh Heads.

Signs have gone up at the popular park, warning penalties will apply for anyone caught drumming, fire twirling or slack-lining there.

A drumming circle and fire twirling group have been getting together at the park for nearly two decades now, with plenty of locals heading along with their kids on a Sunday to watch the festivities.

Kylie, who has been taking her daughter along to participate in the fire twirling for two years, said it's disappointing.

"This is really an outrage; everyone flocks there especially when it's school holidays and perfect weather," she said.

Unfortunately, Councillor Pauline Young said it has been getting out of control recently, with a few unruly people ruining it for the rest of the community.

"It was a group of about 50 people originally when they started in 2001, now they're at that two- or three hundred mark and there is a lot of anti-social behaviour," she said.

Cr Young said council has received a number of complaints about anti-social behaviour, graffiti, and excessive noise, with reports of increased alcohol use and drug paraphernalia being found at the park as well.

Groups will now have to apply for a permit.