The mayor of Falmouth has spoken out to "quell rumours" following the closure of a set of public toilets in Falmouth.

As previously reported by the Packet yesterday, Falmouth Town Council has said it has had to close Gyllyngvase beach toilets.

The council made the announcement on it website on Wednesday apologising for any inconvenience and saying it hoped to open them again as soon as possible.


Now mayor Steve Eva has issued a statement giving extra details of the closure, saying it is due to an issue with the drainage off-site and "no other reason."

Mr Eva said: "To quell the rumours: I can advise that the public toilets at Gyllyngvase Beach are closed as there is an issue with the drainage system off-site. We are in the hands of South West Water to repair that, before the facility can be re-opened. To be clear there is no other reason for the closure.

"The nearby facilities at Castle Beach and Swanpool Beach are open as normal."

In the same statement he also made reference to the recent closure of toilets in Truro, over what was described by the city council as a 'totally unacceptable' assault on cleaning staff, with Mr Eva saying Falmouth's staff had also experienced similar incidents.


He said: "I noted that the toilets at Truro have been temporarily closed due to unacceptable user behaviour towards cleaning staff. Our staff in Falmouth do a tremendous job and I am very thankful that they have kept our facilities opened, clean and safe for us to use through this last year.

"Physical or verbal abuse is completely unacceptable, but unfortunately has been experienced by our staff too.

"I would ask that everyone behaves properly and respectfully whilst using our facilities and interacting with our staff."