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Cuts Threaten Cornwall's Coast

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8:59am 2nd July 2013
(Updated 8:59am 2nd July 2013)

It is feared big stretches of Cornwall's coast could become no-go because of cuts.

Money to protect the southwest coast path has been slashed by a third in three years.

Now there are fears it could be about to take another hit.

Kim Pascoe is from Luggage Transfers that is a company that picks up walkers' bags in the Duchy. She said: "Last year we saw an unprecedented level of cliff falls. There were 36 just last year. There are only 5 of those that are still being diverted and not properly sorted out. The southwest coast path, as a whole is maintained to a really high standard.

"I presume the cuts were imposed before these record number of cliff falls were imposed. I think it shows that now is not the right time to be losing money for the area - it's time to be investing."

The path is worth £150m to Cornwall every year, attracting thousands of tourists to the area.

Malcolm Bell from Visit Cornwall said: "It's not just the people who want to walk the whole length of the path. It's for everyone else - amblers. It might be two miles, they might walk up to a point to get the view. I think we forget it's quite a unique asset to be able to walk along the coast - not every country has that.

"In lots of areas footpaths would be seen as key economic infrastructure. That's what we would like to see it considered as."

8:59am 2nd July 2013

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