Celebrity pressure on Cornwall Council to complete Coverack repairs

Celebrity pressure on Cornwall Council to complete Coverack repairs

Celebrity pressure on Cornwall Council to complete Coverack repairs

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Where local pleas for help have failed, there are hopes that some celebrity pressure may help get the Coverack sea wall repaired.

Comedian David Baddiel has been asking why the work has taken so long, particularly as the impacts of the damage are being felt during the all important Easter trading period.

The comic has been involved in a Twitter conversation with Alex Folkes, the deputy leader at the council.

Asking: "What gives at Coverack? Huge hole in sea wall, still unrepaired after months. Plus paths around quay dangerous."

Replying, Mr Folkes said that the council is aware and would "love" to be able to make repairs. But "our total bill is £24million and we don't have that".

With the comic describing the situation as dangerous, Mr Folkes said safety checks would be made "first thing".

The power of fame?

 

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4:06pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Coverack is a lovely village and relies on tourism, I believe sometimes it appears the forgotten village in this end of the county by Cornwall Council. I find it hard to accept that Councillor Alex Folkes can state that Cornwall Council do not have the money when these are urgent and necessary repairs as opposed to aesthetics. I thought a previous article stated repairs in Coverack would be completed in May.

Are Cornwall Council spending thousands on building new offices for themselves at Bodmin?
Coverack is a lovely village and relies on tourism, I believe sometimes it appears the forgotten village in this end of the county by Cornwall Council. I find it hard to accept that Councillor Alex Folkes can state that Cornwall Council do not have the money when these are urgent and necessary repairs as opposed to aesthetics. I thought a previous article stated repairs in Coverack would be completed in May. Are Cornwall Council spending thousands on building new offices for themselves at Bodmin? Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Kernowkarmann says...

Another great bit of packet journalism, was sure it was David Baddiel. Feel like I'm being pedantic but if you call yourself a journalist.....
Another great bit of packet journalism, was sure it was David Baddiel. Feel like I'm being pedantic but if you call yourself a journalist..... Kernowkarmann
  • Score: -3

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