21st May 2018 By Anne North Passenger helicopter flights from Cornwall to the Isles of…
A view of Mevagissey, from Tunbridge Wells
Dear Sir / Madam,
My wife and I spent a most enjoyable week in Cornwall in September, re-tracing our childhood steps from years ago.
One of the "picture postcard" haunts we headed for was Mevagissey.
I would be interested to know if any of your contributors have expressed dismay, as I do now, in respect of the notice so boldly displayed on the dis-used toilet facilities located by the harbour itself : THESE SUB-STANDARD TOILETS HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR 8 YEARS. The proclamation's tone sounds almost boastful !
Does this show Cornwall in its best light...... ? I think not. What impression does this give tourists - especially all those foreign visitors the county so eagerly awaits every year ?
I have written to the Parish Clerk, Cornwall Council ( "Your concerns will be forwarded to the Environment Team" ) and the Harbour Trustees - who I am advised were responsible for installing the sign in the first place. As I write, I can only say that all is quiet on the Western Front !
Failing refurbishment or demolition of the structure - or re-birth with an alternative use - an up-graded sign in the form of an apology would provide much more acceptable "kerb appeal". Is there anybody out there that might share my views ?
Paul Richardson Tunbridge Wells, Kent.