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Falmouth's Smelly Seaweed Fears

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7:01am 9th June 2012

It is feared tourists will be put off visiting Falmouth beaches because of smelly rotting seaweed.

It is piling up at Gyllyngvase and Swanpool after the recent windy weather.

Local officials have written a letter to Cornwall Council, asking them to clear it up.

Town Centre Manager Richard Gates: "Seaweed will rot down and it is quite useful for the sand, because it can pull together the sand and holds it together well. But obviously, if we start getting in more and more seaweed and it's not cleared, then that starts becoming an issue, and we're monitoring it very closely.

"The beaches are a prime asset for Falmouth and for Cornwall and they're integral to Falmouth developing and important to the economy, for people visiting us, coming into the busier season."

In a statement Cornwall Council said: "We aware of concerns expressed by Falmouth Town Council and have met with the tenants at Gyllngvase and Swanpool. Seaweed is a natural element of the beach environment and most visitors would expect to encounter it as part of their visit either in the water or on the beach. We do however recognise that the degree and level of deposition can impact on the enjoyment of those visiting the beach and are currently developing criteria to determine when removal of seaweed is appropriate."

7:01am 9th June 2012

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