Progress on calls to tidy up Newquay welcomed by Steve Double MP

Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed news that Cornwall Council is taking action on smartening up the town’s shabby areas.

Residents staged a demonstration last month which called for repairs to be made to broken benches and rusty railings as well as managing the out of control weeds at the public area above Tolcarne Beach.

Giving residents his full support, Steve urged Cornwall Council to visit the area and take action. Following these representations, it has been confirmed that a Section 106 funded project is being investigated to upgrade the benches using low maintenance and sustainable materials.

Once the relevant quotes have been received, it is hoped the work will be completed in time for the summer season.

Commenting, Steve said: “This is very encouraging news and definitely a step in the right direction. I am pleased Cornwall Council have listened to the calls of both myself and the residents.

“This is an important issue facing Newquay. As one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations it is vital funds are invested in keeping the town looking its best. While this is great news for this particular area, I fully recognise there are many more areas around the town that need improvement and would urge residents to report areas that need addressing to their Cornwall and Newquay Town Councillors.

“I will continue to monitor the progress of this situation but I am hopeful satisfactory improvements will be made before the busy summer season.

“I would like to thank those who took the time to raise this with me and those who attended the demonstration last month. I hope they are pleased with these developments.”