Financial support traditionally offered to Falmouth's twinning association is "a luxury" the town council can no longer afford, according to one councillor.

The issue came up as councillors debated the council's draft budget for 2018-19 which currently includes £1,500 set aside as a contribution towards the town's twinning activities. This will include a visit by a delegation from Germany next year as Falmouth and Landkreis Rotenburg-Wumme celebrate 50 years of twinning.

However, Councillor Steve Eva questioned whether the council should continue to support the Falmouth Twinning Association. "Twinning is a luxury we cannot afford any more," he said. "Most people of Falmouth don't know there is a twinning association yet they are paying for it.

"It's one thing we could lose and save a few quid. I don't think we should be paying for twinning."

Members of the council's finance and general purposes committee agreed to keep the £1,500 in the budget for next year, but to look again at future contributions in 12 months.