Monday 19 March 2018
Newquay Council Cornwall

Press Releases

Future of Newquay Fountain

The Silver Ball Fountain outside Newquay’s Post Office has been out of operation for most of 2016. It has undergone a significant number of repairs in order to bring it back into service however the root cause of the failure is still undiscovered. 

The Town Council has an annual budget of £5750 for the next financial year, specifically for the Fountain. Due to the high failure rate it has experienced over the years the Council would like the public’s opinion on whether any more money should be invested to investigate the underlying fault, or whether it should left as a static feature. Perhaps you have a view on whether it should be removed entirely? Or perhaps you have an alternative static feature you feel would be a better replacement? Let us know your thoughts through completing the online survey on our website, 

Cllr Andy Hannan added “Since inheriting the fountain from Cornwall Council it has been a fantastic attraction in the centre of Town and we received many positive comments when it was bubbling away. Last year we spent all the annual budget but only managed to get it working for a couple of months of the year. We must now decide if we are to keep trying to get it working again or investigate an alternative use for the silver ball. ” 

Cllr Kevin Towill added “I would encourage as many people as possible to reply to the consultation process. It is ratepayers money being spent and it's only right that the residents of Newquay should have their say on the fountains future.”