Complaints over state of Helston's Coronation Lake

There has been a problem with algae on the lake for many years

There has been a problem with algae on the lake for many years

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Complaints have been received over the current state of Helston’s Coronation Lake.

Cornwall councillor Andy Wallis, whose division the lake is in, said “quite a few” people had spoken to him and as a result he had contacted Cormac and the county’s environment team.

He said they would look at dredging the lake again and perhaps do something with the paved area known as Events Square, where the swans make mess.

However, he acknowledged it would need “a lot more investment” to bring it up to full standard.

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6:06pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential.
One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this.
It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential. One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 15

9:31pm Wed 23 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential.
One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this.
nice to see you commenting again Gill. i hope they wiil work together and restore the lake and surrounding area , it is a lovely part of the town and popular for locals and visitors alike and needs to be maintained so that they can keep enjoying it.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential. One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this.[/p][/quote]nice to see you commenting again Gill. i hope they wiil work together and restore the lake and surrounding area , it is a lovely part of the town and popular for locals and visitors alike and needs to be maintained so that they can keep enjoying it. meerkats
  • Score: 10

9:52pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential.
One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this.
nice to see you commenting again Gill. i hope they wiil work together and restore the lake and surrounding area , it is a lovely part of the town and popular for locals and visitors alike and needs to be maintained so that they can keep enjoying it.
Thanks meerkats. I think investment will have to come from an outside source detached from Cornwall Council, the council obviously does not have enough money with which to invest properly in the park. I just feel it is a shame that millions were spent on something like Heartlands for example, and yet prior existing recreational facilities suffer lack of investment. I realise Heartlands holds a heritage factor, however, when one looks at the extensive outdoor play area that goes with it, I tend to think investment is unfairly balanced across the board.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: It is evident that Coronation Park requires substantial investment with which to restore it back to its former glory and fulfil its future potential. One has to question why Cornwall Council have invested in other projects designed for communities to enjoy open spaces, and yet cannot find the money for existing facilities such as this.[/p][/quote]nice to see you commenting again Gill. i hope they wiil work together and restore the lake and surrounding area , it is a lovely part of the town and popular for locals and visitors alike and needs to be maintained so that they can keep enjoying it.[/p][/quote]Thanks meerkats. I think investment will have to come from an outside source detached from Cornwall Council, the council obviously does not have enough money with which to invest properly in the park. I just feel it is a shame that millions were spent on something like Heartlands for example, and yet prior existing recreational facilities suffer lack of investment. I realise Heartlands holds a heritage factor, however, when one looks at the extensive outdoor play area that goes with it, I tend to think investment is unfairly balanced across the board. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 12

10:33pm Wed 23 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -8

8:55am Thu 24 Jul 14

Helston John says...

I agree with Gill, although European funding was probably given for Heartlands and the Redruth brewery site, Cornwall Council still invested money. It is not right to open new outdoor venues at the expense of existing ones no matter what they're for. I know they improved the play park area in Coronation park a bit, but nothing like the investment that has gone into other 'on a whim' projects elsewhere in the county.
Ron you clearly know Cllr Wallis is the representation for Coronation park, you cannot say he doesn't speak up, he is one of the most vocal Cllrs there is.
I agree with Gill, although European funding was probably given for Heartlands and the Redruth brewery site, Cornwall Council still invested money. It is not right to open new outdoor venues at the expense of existing ones no matter what they're for. I know they improved the play park area in Coronation park a bit, but nothing like the investment that has gone into other 'on a whim' projects elsewhere in the county. Ron you clearly know Cllr Wallis is the representation for Coronation park, you cannot say he doesn't speak up, he is one of the most vocal Cllrs there is. Helston John
  • Score: 11

9:04am Thu 24 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
Cllr Wallis is acting on the complaints and has contacted both Cormac and the Environment team i assume that he is the representation you refer to so he is speaking up as you put it.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.[/p][/quote]Cllr Wallis is acting on the complaints and has contacted both Cormac and the Environment team i assume that he is the representation you refer to so he is speaking up as you put it. meerkats
  • Score: 3

10:35am Thu 24 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio.
The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option.
Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance.
Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.[/p][/quote]Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio. The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option. Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance. Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

10:38am Thu 24 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

meerkats wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
Cllr Wallis is acting on the complaints and has contacted both Cormac and the Environment team i assume that he is the representation you refer to so he is speaking up as you put it.
No not really. Councillor Wallace has I agree always shown a lot of support for the park but it is used by the whole town so should not be left solely to him.
The condition of the skate park should also be a concern before someone is hurt there.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.[/p][/quote]Cllr Wallis is acting on the complaints and has contacted both Cormac and the Environment team i assume that he is the representation you refer to so he is speaking up as you put it.[/p][/quote]No not really. Councillor Wallace has I agree always shown a lot of support for the park but it is used by the whole town so should not be left solely to him. The condition of the skate park should also be a concern before someone is hurt there. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -12

10:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio.
The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option.
Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance.
Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years.
Yes I agree a long term solution is needed.
I thought funds from the sale of the old glassworks site where earmarked for the park.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.[/p][/quote]Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio. The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option. Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance. Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree a long term solution is needed. I thought funds from the sale of the old glassworks site where earmarked for the park. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -5

10:53am Thu 24 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.
Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio.
The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option.
Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance.
Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years.
Yes I agree a long term solution is needed.
I thought funds from the sale of the old glassworks site where earmarked for the park.
I presume you mean gasworks. If that suggestion is fact, I would have thought the previous council administration would have been responsible.
The current council administration have to now work with the present situation and finances.
I believe something will transpire in the future for the good of Coronation park.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: A shame it is this state I agree Gill Helston does seem short changed. Time for are representation to speak up.[/p][/quote]Ron, as you are obviously aware, Councillor Andrew Wallis represents Helston West, including Coronation Park, he is not however the portfolio holder whose remit covers parks and recreational areas. He always speaks up for the areas he represents and for anything covered in his portfolio. The lake was being cleared yesterday and I would imagine this is currently the only financially viable option. Funding can be sort from other sources for parks and open spaces, but those sources are not available directly to the council, it would need involvement from something like the South Kerrier Alliance. Looking on the bright side, the park is still available for use and has been improved in many ways over the recent years.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree a long term solution is needed. I thought funds from the sale of the old glassworks site where earmarked for the park.[/p][/quote]I presume you mean gasworks. If that suggestion is fact, I would have thought the previous council administration would have been responsible. The current council administration have to now work with the present situation and finances. I believe something will transpire in the future for the good of Coronation park. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 5

1:08pm Thu 24 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Seems a constant theme around the Helston area.

1987: 3 Penrose Road, let to deteriorate.

1900: Old Cattle Market.

1912: Coronation Lake, no real investment in the Lake, in bad repair.

Hopefully, with the redoubtable Mr Wallis at hand, the Lake will be revitalized in the same way that the other two fine places have been recently.
Seems a constant theme around the Helston area. 1987: 3 Penrose Road, let to deteriorate. 1900: Old Cattle Market. 1912: Coronation Lake, no real investment in the Lake, in bad repair. Hopefully, with the redoubtable Mr Wallis at hand, the Lake will be revitalized in the same way that the other two fine places have been recently. telstar1962
  • Score: -7

1:12pm Thu 24 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Oops, 1897
Oops, 1897 telstar1962
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Thu 24 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Exactly my point.

For the Lake to be properly looked after, then expect the money to come from other outside benefactors, well-wishers and the EU. loll
Exactly my point. For the Lake to be properly looked after, then expect the money to come from other outside benefactors, well-wishers and the EU. loll telstar1962
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Peter Falmouth, I can see you have not been to charm school, I am not a delusional idiot, and Councillor Andrew Wallis is an excellent councillor who achieves many results, he is not however in charge of the council finances nor can he make all the decisions on his own.
If the reality is outside investment, for some currently council owned assets, then it can only be a good thing if it preserves facilities for public use and enjoyment.
Peter Falmouth, I can see you have not been to charm school, I am not a delusional idiot, and Councillor Andrew Wallis is an excellent councillor who achieves many results, he is not however in charge of the council finances nor can he make all the decisions on his own. If the reality is outside investment, for some currently council owned assets, then it can only be a good thing if it preserves facilities for public use and enjoyment. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

6:00pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest.
I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude.
If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest. I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

You could almost be forgiven for not realising there are three councilors for Helston.
Without looking it up who is the other one.
You could almost be forgiven for not realising there are three councilors for Helston. Without looking it up who is the other one. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -11

9:55pm Thu 24 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest.
I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude.
Agree amazing she was promoted to the cabinet.
Only calls when wanting votes.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest. I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude.[/p][/quote]Agree amazing she was promoted to the cabinet. Only calls when wanting votes. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -9

3:03am Fri 25 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

You cannot expect Councillors to walk the streets and call on everyone on a regular basis, how would they have time whilst participating in council work and enjoying their own free time, which like everyone, they are entitled to. They all have contact details, I have never had a problem contacting Councillors and receiving replies. I have contacted Councillor Phil Martin in the past and he gave me the information I asked for, and offered to meet with me to discuss, which I actually declined as I did not wish to take up his time. I have seen both Councillor Phil Martin and Councillor Judith Haycock attend Helston Town Council meetings, at which any member of the public can attend and put questions to any councillor.
You cannot expect Councillors to walk the streets and call on everyone on a regular basis, how would they have time whilst participating in council work and enjoying their own free time, which like everyone, they are entitled to. They all have contact details, I have never had a problem contacting Councillors and receiving replies. I have contacted Councillor Phil Martin in the past and he gave me the information I asked for, and offered to meet with me to discuss, which I actually declined as I did not wish to take up his time. I have seen both Councillor Phil Martin and Councillor Judith Haycock attend Helston Town Council meetings, at which any member of the public can attend and put questions to any councillor. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 11

11:35am Fri 25 Jul 14

Helston John says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest.
I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude.
Agree amazing she was promoted to the cabinet.
Only calls when wanting votes.
So much for you not being negative about Helston, why don't you email whichever Helston Cllrs they are, you think you never hear from or know exists and tell them exactly what you put on here.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: If any representation need to speak up it needs to be Cllr Haycock, be nice if she just spoke up about anything council, i mean why be a Cllr if youre so busy with your fingers in so many pies you dont commit to your council work. The mayor could take some boats out instead of another sunday walk and have people join him with a clean up the lake party. Its only a bit of green stuff made worse by the hot weather. Why dont the boat owners and cafe owners help out its in their interest. I think Peter Falmouth is unnecessarily rude.[/p][/quote]Agree amazing she was promoted to the cabinet. Only calls when wanting votes.[/p][/quote]So much for you not being negative about Helston, why don't you email whichever Helston Cllrs they are, you think you never hear from or know exists and tell them exactly what you put on here. Helston John
  • Score: 8

10:55am Mon 28 Jul 14

Jirakitt says...

Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'You moronic idiots, I used to be a councillor'.
Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'You moronic idiots, I used to be a councillor'. Jirakitt
  • Score: 0

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