Hot food to be sold on pier at night
10:20am Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
Hot food including pasties, pastries, stews and soups will be sold from a van on the Prince of Wales Pier between 6pm and 11pm until the end of the year.
A licence application for the Cornish Food Truck to operate at the site was |considered by Falmouth Town Council’s planning committee on Monday.
Cornwall councillor Steve Eva addressed the meeting, expressing his opposition for the application. He told councillors: “We do not need it, we have a curry house, a fish and chip shop and other takeaways within 200 yards.”
Councillor Charlie Choak agreed, saying: “There is an empty shop on the corner there, if he wants to start trading he should go ahead, take the shop and we would |support him.”
However, Councillor Alan Jewell said: “You cannot stop competition. It is a variation of the usual food outlet down there and it would make everyone use the pier.”
Diana Merrett, chairman of the committee, said: “He has amended the application after we expressed concerns, I think we grant him the licence to December and see how it goes.”
A motion to grant the licence was supported by councillors Jewell and Merrett, with councillor Choak voting against and councillor Jenny Booth abstaining.