Promise to push for improvements at 'bedraggled' Porthleven car park

Falmouth Packet: Promise to push for improvements at 'bedraggled' Porthleven car park Promise to push for improvements at 'bedraggled' Porthleven car park

The entrance to one of Porthleven’s car parks is looking “bedraggled and tired” according to one town councillor.

Dick Powell raised the issue when the council met last Thursday.

He questioned the maintenance of the Kittos Field area, saying: “It comes up every year, when the wild flowers are past their best and it looks bedraggled and tired.

“It’s the impression people get when they pull in to the car park.”

Andy Wallis, who is both a town councillor and Cornwall Councillor, said the area was cut twice a year and he promised to push for it to |be done.

A similar concern was raised by a member of the public, who complained about the overgrown foliage at the bottom of |Tolponds and the saplings at the Stopgate junction.

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7:29pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority.
When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage.

"It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park"

Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.
I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority. When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage. "It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park" Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

9:07pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Agree with you a car park is not a priority, the priority should be on hedge cutting at junctions and places on the road where it could cause accidents and routes where children have to walk to school.

You wouldn't be having a dig at Porthleven town council would you Gill?
Agree with you a car park is not a priority, the priority should be on hedge cutting at junctions and places on the road where it could cause accidents and routes where children have to walk to school. You wouldn't be having a dig at Porthleven town council would you Gill? Helston John
  • Score: 7

9:29pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

No not at all, I think Porthleven has a very good town council. I just happen to think that Kittos car-park foliage is not a priority. I notice the rubbish more than the foliage, which I pick up and deposit in the rubbish bin, it is right next to the ticket machine so I do not see why some people do not use it.
No not at all, I think Porthleven has a very good town council. I just happen to think that Kittos car-park foliage is not a priority. I notice the rubbish more than the foliage, which I pick up and deposit in the rubbish bin, it is right next to the ticket machine so I do not see why some people do not use it. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

4:08pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Do they check the carpark tickets in there regularly? If they do, couldn't they take some sheers with them and cut a bit of foliage back while theyre there?
Is it expensive to park there? you usually get what you pay for with a carpark. A bit of foliage in the carpark might give a bit of shade?
Do they check the carpark tickets in there regularly? If they do, couldn't they take some sheers with them and cut a bit of foliage back while theyre there? Is it expensive to park there? you usually get what you pay for with a carpark. A bit of foliage in the carpark might give a bit of shade? Helston John
  • Score: 5

10:12pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston John wrote:
Do they check the carpark tickets in there regularly? If they do, couldn't they take some sheers with them and cut a bit of foliage back while theyre there?
Is it expensive to park there? you usually get what you pay for with a carpark. A bit of foliage in the carpark might give a bit of shade?
Yes they do check the car-park tickets regularly including today Sunday!
I personally do not think it expensive to park there, however, there are others that do. £1.00 for two hours, £3.00 up to three hours, £4.00 up to four hours and £4.50 for 24hours. I pay for 24hours to avoid clock watching.
Unfortunately the foliage does not provide shade, my ticket actually was a singed brown colour, by the time I returned to my car!
I think the wild flowers/foliage still looks nice, after all, it is a seaside/rural car-park, not a suburban car-park.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Do they check the carpark tickets in there regularly? If they do, couldn't they take some sheers with them and cut a bit of foliage back while theyre there? Is it expensive to park there? you usually get what you pay for with a carpark. A bit of foliage in the carpark might give a bit of shade?[/p][/quote]Yes they do check the car-park tickets regularly including today Sunday! I personally do not think it expensive to park there, however, there are others that do. £1.00 for two hours, £3.00 up to three hours, £4.00 up to four hours and £4.50 for 24hours. I pay for 24hours to avoid clock watching. Unfortunately the foliage does not provide shade, my ticket actually was a singed brown colour, by the time I returned to my car! I think the wild flowers/foliage still looks nice, after all, it is a seaside/rural car-park, not a suburban car-park. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 4

2:37pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

So their Cornwall Cllr is going to push to get the job done, so how come our Cornwall Cllr in Helston doesnt push to get things done? thats strange because its the same Cllr!!!
So their Cornwall Cllr is going to push to get the job done, so how come our Cornwall Cllr in Helston doesnt push to get things done? thats strange because its the same Cllr!!! Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 6

2:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority.
When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage.

"It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park"

Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.
I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority. When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage. "It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park" Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.[/p][/quote]I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 7

3:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority.
When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage.

"It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park"

Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.
I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him.
You are wrong, Councillor Andrew Wallis does not mind people disagreeing with him.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority. When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage. "It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park" Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.[/p][/quote]I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him.[/p][/quote]You are wrong, Councillor Andrew Wallis does not mind people disagreeing with him. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: -2

3:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Most people think their own opinion is right, and I doubt very much a Cllr would ever admit they were wrong about anything,,,, or bother to see things from someone's else's point of view. And certainly not admit they could be wrong. I've never heard a Cllr say they're wrong or read it on here.
Most people think their own opinion is right, and I doubt very much a Cllr would ever admit they were wrong about anything,,,, or bother to see things from someone's else's point of view. And certainly not admit they could be wrong. I've never heard a Cllr say they're wrong or read it on here. Helston John
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston John says...

I see we posted at the same time Gill, my comment was in reply to the one by Helston fly on the wall.
I see we posted at the same time Gill, my comment was in reply to the one by Helston fly on the wall. Helston John
  • Score: 4

5:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston John wrote:
Most people think their own opinion is right, and I doubt very much a Cllr would ever admit they were wrong about anything,,,, or bother to see things from someone's else's point of view. And certainly not admit they could be wrong. I've never heard a Cllr say they're wrong or read it on here.
I have read on this website in the past a Councillor admit they were wrong about something.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Most people think their own opinion is right, and I doubt very much a Cllr would ever admit they were wrong about anything,,,, or bother to see things from someone's else's point of view. And certainly not admit they could be wrong. I've never heard a Cllr say they're wrong or read it on here.[/p][/quote]I have read on this website in the past a Councillor admit they were wrong about something. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 3

5:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
So their Cornwall Cllr is going to push to get the job done, so how come our Cornwall Cllr in Helston doesnt push to get things done? thats strange because its the same Cllr!!!
You said in the past that Councillor Judith Haycock was your local Cornwall Councillor! Councillor Andrew Wallis works as hard for Helston West as he does Porthleven.

As the issue of car-park foliage was raised by a Porthleven Town Councillor at a council meeting, it is only right that the relevant Cornwall Councillor would try to resolve the issue.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: So their Cornwall Cllr is going to push to get the job done, so how come our Cornwall Cllr in Helston doesnt push to get things done? thats strange because its the same Cllr!!![/p][/quote]You said in the past that Councillor Judith Haycock was your local Cornwall Councillor! Councillor Andrew Wallis works as hard for Helston West as he does Porthleven. As the issue of car-park foliage was raised by a Porthleven Town Councillor at a council meeting, it is only right that the relevant Cornwall Councillor would try to resolve the issue. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that?
Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that? Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that?
Honest answer only Gill lol.

How many hedges do the council cut that don't actually belong to them on the roadside and they never reclaim the money for I wonder.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that?[/p][/quote]Honest answer only Gill lol. How many hedges do the council cut that don't actually belong to them on the roadside and they never reclaim the money for I wonder. Helston John
  • Score: 4

9:00pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that?
Yes I do believe it.

I would imagine most people cut their own hedges if they border roads and have a legal obligation.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who told you Cllr Wallis doesnt mind people disagreeing with him? and you really believe that?[/p][/quote]Yes I do believe it. I would imagine most people cut their own hedges if they border roads and have a legal obligation. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 2

10:56pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rebelrebel says...

car parks a a business not a right to free use, just like banks they have to make money, simple
car parks a a business not a right to free use, just like banks they have to make money, simple rebelrebel
  • Score: -7

6:15am Wed 25 Jun 14

Helston John says...

rebelrebel wrote:
car parks a a business not a right to free use, just like banks they have to make money, simple
We know that, who said they weren't? never said they should be free. I just asked how much it was to park there, in comparison to Helston.

The article is about the flowers/weeds/growth in the carpark,,,, not the cost,,,,, some of the carparks are free anyway.
[quote][p][bold]rebelrebel[/bold] wrote: car parks a a business not a right to free use, just like banks they have to make money, simple[/p][/quote]We know that, who said they weren't? never said they should be free. I just asked how much it was to park there, in comparison to Helston. The article is about the flowers/weeds/growth in the carpark,,,, not the cost,,,,, some of the carparks are free anyway. Helston John
  • Score: 6

7:00am Wed 25 Jun 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority.
When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage.

"It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park"

Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.
I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him.
You are wrong, Councillor Andrew Wallis does not mind people disagreeing with him.
You obviously havn't tried disagreeing with him then because if you had you'd soon find out what happens. Not pleasant.

Instead of the town council worrying about a few flowers in the car park they want to do something about the dog mess all round the port.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I disagree that Kittos car-park looks "bedraggled and tired" the foliage does not affect safety, vision, or parking, therefore I would not deem it a priority. When I enter the car-park, my view is directed on finding a parking space not looking at the foliage. "It's the impression people get when they pull into the car-park" Of course, perhaps that is why some people miss the huge great arrow on the road, directing them which way round the car-park they should be driving, they are busy being observant at a few bits of foliage.[/p][/quote]I think thats a bad move disagreeing with Cllr Wallis seeing as he obviously thinks it a priority if hes going to push to get the job done. Dont think he likes people disagreeing with him, i think he always thinks he's right anyway even if people do disagree with him his opinion is never wrong i think.according to him.[/p][/quote]You are wrong, Councillor Andrew Wallis does not mind people disagreeing with him.[/p][/quote]You obviously havn't tried disagreeing with him then because if you had you'd soon find out what happens. Not pleasant. Instead of the town council worrying about a few flowers in the car park they want to do something about the dog mess all round the port. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -1

3:16pm Wed 25 Jun 14

telstar1962 says...

It 's the dog owners they want to do something about

£4.50, wow, I can get a bowl of soup and a piece of bread in my favourite restaurant for that !!
It 's the dog owners they want to do something about £4.50, wow, I can get a bowl of soup and a piece of bread in my favourite restaurant for that !! telstar1962
  • Score: 1

3:42pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
It 's the dog owners they want to do something about

£4.50, wow, I can get a bowl of soup and a piece of bread in my favourite restaurant for that !!
Yes but its a pound all day in the winter, (the car-park, not soup and bread) so it evens itself out. In comparison with some other local car-parks its good value overall, when you take into consideration what it has to offer. (Porthleven, not the car-park)
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: It 's the dog owners they want to do something about £4.50, wow, I can get a bowl of soup and a piece of bread in my favourite restaurant for that !![/p][/quote]Yes but its a pound all day in the winter, (the car-park, not soup and bread) so it evens itself out. In comparison with some other local car-parks its good value overall, when you take into consideration what it has to offer. (Porthleven, not the car-park) Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 2

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