Falmouth Town Council has agreed to draw together key parties to discuss the issue of rough sleepers in the town centre.

The issue was raised at a meeting on Monday night by councillor Alan Jewell, who said the number of people sleeping on the streets needed to be dealt with.

He said: "I came in [to the municipal building] this evening and there was people sleeping rough [by the doorway]. It's not right, it needs sorting out.

"People are here, they drink, they're dirty. Day and night.

"It's been going on a long time, it's the same people. The police know them, why don't they sort it out."

Councillor Trish Minson said the police had a lot to deal with, and how much time they could devote to the problem depended on that. She said, "it's down to resources," and added: "It's got to be [dealt with from] every angle, not just the town council, not just the police, but everybody at once."

Mr Jewell added: "It's got to be a county wide approach too."

It was noted that Cornwall Council have started an initiative to tackle homelessness, and councillor Candy Atherton proposed that the Falmouth invite Cornwall's homeless team to talk about the issue, along with the police.

She said: "It's not a police issue exclusively. It's a lifestyle choice for some people, but not for others. And it varies."