No 'Blue Flag' at Gyllyngvase beach as Cornwall Council can't afford it

No 'Blue Flag' at Gyllyngvase beach as Cornwall Council can't afford it

No 'Blue Flag' at Gyllyngvase beach as Cornwall Council can't afford it

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The tough financial situation at Cornwall Council has been blamed for the loss of the 'Blue Flag' at Gyllyngvase beach, just as the holiday season gets underway.

The authority says that the symbol of cleanliness, quality facilities and water quality will not flutter over the popular beach as it has to pay to apply to the scheme, and it does not have the cash.

The flag will be replaced with a cheaper "Seaside Award" alternative.

The Blue Flags" that flew over Polzeath and Porthtowan will also be stripped from their flag poles due to the lack of funds.

A Cornwall Council spokesperson said: "Cornwall Council, like other beach owners, has to pay to apply for Blue Flag status; consequently, we will not be applying for the Blue Flag this season on any of the sites that formerly used to have the award.

"We will be replacing the Blue Flag with a Seaside Award on these sites for the forthcoming season. It is however important to reassure beach users that we will not be reducing standards of service on any of our beaches and will strive, as always, to keep them clean, safe and healthy."

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10:55am Sat 26 Apr 14

GrahamHarris says...

Hmm, at first I thought come on Council, get a grip of yourselves, can't afford it???

Having done a bit of checking on the internet, I think the application fee is 250 euros and then it's around 4000 euros a year 'membership' fee. All this of course goes to the European Commission!!!

Another fine example of how we absolutely should have as little to do with the EU as possible!!!
Hmm, at first I thought come on Council, get a grip of yourselves, can't afford it??? Having done a bit of checking on the internet, I think the application fee is 250 euros and then it's around 4000 euros a year 'membership' fee. All this of course goes to the European Commission!!! Another fine example of how we absolutely should have as little to do with the EU as possible!!! GrahamHarris
  • Score: 11

12:33pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ucsweb says...

Can someone please remind me how much the council are spending on their new offices in Bodmin?
I am not surprised they don't have any cash left to support anything.
Can someone please remind me how much the council are spending on their new offices in Bodmin? I am not surprised they don't have any cash left to support anything. ucsweb
  • Score: 3

5:49pm Sun 27 Apr 14

victoriameldrew says...

roll on the elections!!!
roll on the elections!!! victoriameldrew
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Kernowkarmann says...

GrahamHarris wrote:
Hmm, at first I thought come on Council, get a grip of yourselves, can't afford it???

Having done a bit of checking on the internet, I think the application fee is 250 euros and then it's around 4000 euros a year 'membership' fee. All this of course goes to the European Commission!!!

Another fine example of how we absolutely should have as little to do with the EU as possible!!!
Yes, because Cornwall gets nothing from Europe does it..........

to quote the Western Morning News:
Cornwall remains so poor that the area will get another round of grants from Brussels from 2014, despite already receiving around £1 billion since the mid-1990s.

So who are you voting for mrs meldrew (I wonder if it starts with a U and ends with a P). That would be great, no help from EU and still none from Westminster!
[quote][p][bold]GrahamHarris[/bold] wrote: Hmm, at first I thought come on Council, get a grip of yourselves, can't afford it??? Having done a bit of checking on the internet, I think the application fee is 250 euros and then it's around 4000 euros a year 'membership' fee. All this of course goes to the European Commission!!! Another fine example of how we absolutely should have as little to do with the EU as possible!!![/p][/quote]Yes, because Cornwall gets nothing from Europe does it.......... to quote the Western Morning News: Cornwall remains so poor that the area will get another round of grants from Brussels from 2014, despite already receiving around £1 billion since the mid-1990s. So who are you voting for mrs meldrew (I wonder if it starts with a U and ends with a P). That would be great, no help from EU and still none from Westminster! Kernowkarmann
  • Score: 4

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