Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Porthtowan Dunes Plan Under Fire

news_beach.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 11th January 2014

Plans to bury Christmas trees in the dunes behind a Cornish beach are under fire.

The Council hopes planting them will help secure the sand bank at Porthtowan.

But local campaigners reckon more needs to be put back on the beach itself first.

Jack O'Shea speaks for the Porthtowan Dunes Group: "The Christmas trees will continue to trap sand coming off the beach and with not putting any sand back on the beach it is going to be completely denuded and we still have this burgeoning massive amount of sand on the green.

"It's not that we're totally against the Christmas tree planting. It's just we need to step back and look at it better in a broader picture and carry it out in one larger action rather than piecemeal attempts to resolve it."


Councillor Joyce Duffin, Cornwall Council local Member for Mount Hawke and Portreath said: "The dunes are an important part of the beach environment providing coastal defences and a habitat for a variety of insects, small mammals and birds. They are also used by many people for a range of recreational activities and while it's fantastic to see the area is well used and appreciated, unfortunately, over time, these activities have damaged the dune.

"A sustainable way of protecting the dune is to use natural materials to limit sand movement and we hope the trees will be the first step in stabilising the area."

7:01am 11th January 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
nhs protest st cleer

Campaigners Protest Over NHS Savings Plan

Cornwall bosses say they are facing a budget black hole and need to save millions of pounds

fire engine

Penzance Fire Believed To Be Arson

Crews scrambled after blaze broke out in public toilets on Albert Pier

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

will young

WATCH: Bodmin's Will Young "Declines" Strictly Group Dance

Singer has apparently refused to appear on the final show

Top articles

BREAKING: Treliske On Highest Possible Alert

Cornwall News: But officials hope a new system could help ease pressure on A&E

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Senior Tory Bob Neill calls for Chris Grayling to quit

National News: A senior Tory MP has called for Chris Grayling to resign or be sacked, claiming the Transport Secretary lied to MPs about who should run rail services.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Viola Beach crash likely to remain a mystery, says coroner

Showbiz News: It may never be known why the car carrying Viola Beach ploughed through crash barriers and plunged into a canal, an inquest has heard.

President-elect Donald Trump's latest picks alarm environmental lobby

World News: If environmentalists were hoping that Donald Trump might change his tune on global warming, they have just been severely disappointed.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban

Sports News: Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban from football.

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

Strange News: A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed. 

Newer article

Seals Released

Cornwall News: It's hoped some of the seals washed up during Cornwall's storms can go back to the wild

Older article

Body Found In Lucie Search

Cornwall News: Police looking for a missing St Ives artist find a body at Constantine.

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.