THE reopening the public toilets at Gyllyngvase Beach should be treated as a priority and cannot remain closed for another month as the lockdown begins to lift.

As lockdown measures are eased from Monday, the toilets at Gyllyngvase Beach remain closed because of a problem with a blocked pipe.

At recent meeting of Falmouth Town Council's finance and general purposes committee, town clerk Mark Williams told councillors that South West Water had done a survey of the drains and discovered a blockage. "We are waiting for them to advise us with what the remedy will be," he said.

The toilets at Gyllyngvase Beach remain closed

The toilets at Gyllyngvase Beach remain closed

But Falmouth Mayor Steve Eva that the council needed to make sure that South West Water put it down as an emergency.

"We can't have the toilets closed for another month people have waited long enough for a blockage," he said. "I would ask clerk to send a letter or an email to say this is a priority and needs to be looked at with immediate effect." 

The toilets were first closed at the end of February.


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Coun Eva was forced to issue a clarification at the time about why they were closed because of rumours that were circulating.


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From Monday, March 29, groups of up to six people will be allowed to gather outside in parks or public gardens.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts are also set to reopen, with organised adult and children’s sport – including grassroots football – able to return.

From Monday, the “stay at home” order will also end and the Government will instead encourage people to stay local where possible.