FALMOUTH’S mayor has claimed that the town has been forgotten by Cornwall Council which gives money to other towns but not here.

Cllr Steve Eva told a meeting of Falmouth Town Council’s finance and general purposes committee during a discussion about the cost of the new skate park.

“I get little bit teasey because you read Penzance gets a million pounds chucked at them, Truro getting £170m, Camborne was given £750,000 and they don’t even know what to do with it, although they’ll find something to spend it on," he said.

“Falmouth seems to be left out of everything, ‘Oh Falmouth can look after themselves’. "We get punished for doing everything the best we can.

"We do things very well on our town council and we get punished for that and I think it’s time for Cornwall Council to back the town.”

He said the county council hadn’t given Falmouth a lot of money in the past few years and appealed to the town’s county councillors to fight their corner.


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"They haven’t given us a lot of money in the last few years to be honest,” he said. “If you even things up, I think somewhere along the line I think we should ask our Cornwall councillors to champion us at County Hall a little bit more.

"Because to Cornwall Council a million pounds isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things and the town council just can’t afford it.

“It’s not a project [the skate park] we can do alone. We can fool ourselves but it won’t happen unless we get financial help from either Cornwall Council or other streams of funding.

"The council gets its money from the government then it is up to them what they do with it. Cornwall Council have given millions to a lot of places, all money getting passed from pillar to post, and then they give it to Penzance or to Truro or St Ives, and if any town doesn’t need money it’s St Ives."