Falmouth businesses are in favour of oyster sculpture, are you? POLL

Falmouth businesses in favour of oyster sculpture, are you? POLL

Falmouth businesses in favour of oyster sculpture, are you? POLL

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Following the unveiling of a planned nine-metre oyster sculpture for Falmouth waterfront, the Packet asked businesses what they thought, and the response was favourable.

Rhys Pollard, joint owner of Tidemill Deli on Events Square, said: “Great idea. Adds dimension to the square, a focal point and a talking point that reflects the traditional and the modern in Falmouth."

Paul Harvey, manager at Zizzi's, also on Events Square, said: “I like the idea that it will bring people to the area. The proposed location is great as it will also bring more awareness to the memorial that is already there whilst highlighting the local oyster industry and community.”

Mike Rangecroft, director of Falmouth Festivals, said: “It's stunning. The proposed scale of it puts it in a similar bracket to the Angel of the North and Whicker Man in Somerset. As organisers of Falmouth Oyster Festival we would be proud to have it as a centrepiece to the area.”

Nigel Carpenter, director of St Michaels Hotel and Spa, said: “It's absolutely sensational, very exciting and very appropriate.”

What do you think?

 

To read more about the oyster sculpture, go here.

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9:50pm Wed 21 May 14

victoriameldrew says...

who is paying for it?
who is paying for it? victoriameldrew
  • Score: 4

7:36am Thu 22 May 14

seacom says...

No doubt the council (town /county) will make a contribution in some way .If this goes ahead it may be seen as a memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged.Nice for the tourists to look at in the summer though nice and shiny!
No doubt the council (town /county) will make a contribution in some way .If this goes ahead it may be seen as a memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged.Nice for the tourists to look at in the summer though nice and shiny! seacom
  • Score: -15

9:00am Thu 22 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

victoriameldrew wrote:
who is paying for it?
Money is being sought from private and corporate sponsorship. Things like the heritage lottery fund would be a good start. No money will be asked for from local councils.
I think anything that attracts tourists to Falmouth is a good thing for the locaI economy. Personally I am not not overly fond of sculptures, however, Falmouth is big enough to host one, and if it goes ahead, I will come and see it.
[quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: who is paying for it?[/p][/quote]Money is being sought from private and corporate sponsorship. Things like the heritage lottery fund would be a good start. No money will be asked for from local councils. I think anything that attracts tourists to Falmouth is a good thing for the locaI economy. Personally I am not not overly fond of sculptures, however, Falmouth is big enough to host one, and if it goes ahead, I will come and see it. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 4

10:34am Thu 22 May 14

Pendennisracer says...

Good idea, brings attention to unseen industries in the area but terrible timing what with the oyster beds in the Fal being stopped at the moment.
Good idea, brings attention to unseen industries in the area but terrible timing what with the oyster beds in the Fal being stopped at the moment. Pendennisracer
  • Score: 4

2:06pm Thu 22 May 14

bhukworm says...

seacom wrote:
No doubt the council (town /county) will make a contribution in some way .If this goes ahead it may be seen as a memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged.Nice for the tourists to look at in the summer though nice and shiny!
If the dredging doesn't go ahead we'll need all the bright shiny things we can get to attract tourist income. I can't believe people are still against the (relatively) easy money that cruise ships generate. Certainly our competitor ports with so much less to offer than Falmouth must be rubbing their hands at our complacent stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]seacom[/bold] wrote: No doubt the council (town /county) will make a contribution in some way .If this goes ahead it may be seen as a memorial to the oyster fishery should the harbour be dredged.Nice for the tourists to look at in the summer though nice and shiny![/p][/quote]If the dredging doesn't go ahead we'll need all the bright shiny things we can get to attract tourist income. I can't believe people are still against the (relatively) easy money that cruise ships generate. Certainly our competitor ports with so much less to offer than Falmouth must be rubbing their hands at our complacent stupidity. bhukworm
  • Score: 14

7:09pm Thu 22 May 14

CousinJack says...

And this represents what exactly?
And this represents what exactly? CousinJack
  • Score: 2

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