Anger as newly painted Falmouth seafront bench is stolen

Visitors relax on the newly painted bench just hours before it was stolen on Saturday

Visitors relax on the newly painted bench just hours before it was stolen on Saturday

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Volunteers who have given up their time to refurbish Falmouth’s seafront shelters have been left “angry and disappointed” after a newly painted bench was stolen overnight on Saturday.

During the afternoon the bench was a popular vantage point from where to watch the Red Arrows, but only hours later it had been stolen.

Rosemary Riddette-Gregory said: “Our new group, Friends of Falmouth Bay, have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to smarten up Falmouth seafront ready for the Red Arrows’ visit.

“We particularly worked on renovating the seafront shelter near Castle Beach and by 3pm on Saturday it was looking grand.

“Imagine our anger and disappointment when we found on Sunday morning that one of the newly painted benches had been stolen. It was one of the last remaining original wooden benches, dating from the 20s or 30s, and had been painted in lime green.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the missing bench is asked to call the Friends on 07989 979683 or post its location on their Facebook page.

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3:29pm Wed 4 Jun 14

victoriameldrew says...

the people who are cleaning up the seafront have done an absolutely superb job. The shelters are looking very smart, they have cleared the brambles, thistles, nettles and weeds so that people can actually sit on the seats and admire the beautiful view - why then does some lowlife steal a bench?!! honestly, beggars belief how some people can be so darned selfish - someone must know the whereabouts of this bench - it is a bright green and looked lovely in its situation in the shelter - hopefully the person or people who took it will return it!!!
the people who are cleaning up the seafront have done an absolutely superb job. The shelters are looking very smart, they have cleared the brambles, thistles, nettles and weeds so that people can actually sit on the seats and admire the beautiful view - why then does some lowlife steal a bench?!! honestly, beggars belief how some people can be so darned selfish - someone must know the whereabouts of this bench - it is a bright green and looked lovely in its situation in the shelter - hopefully the person or people who took it will return it!!! victoriameldrew
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