I am writing this letter in reply to the article, front page August 23, "SUPPORT US DON'T SNIPE".

I have just returned from my holiday at Gyllyngdune Manor, which directly overlooks the gardens and bandstand of Princess Pavilion. Obviously the Pavilion management have come under fire for closing gates early and possibly not being proactive enough in maximising the potential of this jewel in Falmouth's crown.

As a regular holiday maker to this apartment, I have seen the Pavilion buzzing before Covid and when it had been completely abandoned by GLL after lockdown was lifted, and full credit to Falmouth Town Council who responded to the Falmouth residents in taking back ownership and resurrecting the Pavilion to how it is today.

In contrast to the article and photograph by Mike Tuffery [Pavilion manager hits back at critics who say Falmouth venue under utilised], I have attached my photograph taken during my stay on Monday, August 28 of a packed Pavilion garden, filled by every dog and their owner from miles around; a fun day that went on for many hours.

When I arrived on Saturday, August 26, I soon realised the Pavilion had been closed in the afternoon for a private wedding, this was followed on Sunday with the Helston [Town] Brass Band, the Monday as I said was the dog show and a couple of days later, another wedding and a yoga session.

So if my seven days in Falmouth is anything to go by, the management, and all the staff and helpers, seem to be doing a pretty good job of filling the Pavilion diary and long may it continue. Best wishes from a happy maker in Falmouth.

Richard Benoy

Via email