The saga of the Gyllyngvase Beach public toilets looks set to continue with no relief for users after raw sewage spilt onto the pavement outside at the weekend.

The toilets on Falmouth sea front have been plagued with problems for over a month and have been closed for health and safety reasons because of problems with the pipework.

South West Water has been investigating the problem but have so far not been able to resolve the issue.

On Sunday the problem resurfaced once again with raw sewage being spilt onto the pavement after back pressure caused the manhole cover to be lifted.

South West Water were called out and the area has been sealed off with cones and red and white tape.

Raw sewage lifted up the manhole cover on Sunday night

Raw sewage lifted up the manhole cover on Sunday night

Falmouth mayor Steve Eva was called out to the beach toilets yesterday morning.

He told the Packet: "I went down this morning to speak to South West Water reference the toilets which have blocked yet again which caused back pressure resulting in the manhole cover lifting and discharging sewage on to the path outside the toilet entrance

"After talking to South West Water it is obviously not just a blockage but a problem with the pipes itself. The toilets had to be closed for health and safety reasons."

A spokesman for South West Water told the Packet that because of the Bank Holiday there were not able to comment would get back to the Packet with a statement as soon as possible.

The problems with the toilets go back to the end of February when Falmouth Council were forced to close them due to health and safety reasons.

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