Next steps for Penzance Promenade Banners

15th January 2021 in Council News, Penzance

We are calling for ideas from local residents on what kind of banners should be flown from the poles on Penzance Promenade.

Penzance Council condemns the racist abuse directed at the Mayor following the removal of the Union flags from Penzance Promenade last week. Racism in all its forms has no place in our community and will not be tolerated: a police investigation is now underway.  

Penzance Council would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the positive messages of support for the Mayor at what has been a very difficult time for her and her family.

The banner poles on Penzance Promenade have never previously been used for ceremonial flag flying or for political statements; they have been used for flying summer banners designed and produced by local artists to celebrate our vibrant community. Additionally, banners are not normally flown during the winter months because of the exposed location and frequent stormy conditions.

With the renovation works on the promenade still to be completed, Cornwall Council and Penzance Council have not yet had an opportunity to consider how the banner poles can be best used to decorate and celebrate the town.

Penzance Council is now setting up a task and finish group, made up of a small group of Town Councillors, to consider the logistics of flying banners during the winter months. The group is also inviting ideas from local residents on what kind of banners should be flown from the poles in the future.

How can you get involved?

Residents of Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor, and Gulval can submit their views via email to [email protected] or can write to:

Penzance Council

PZ Banners

Penlee Centre

Penlee Park

Penzance

TR18 4HE

Deadline for public submissions: Friday 5 February 2021 (all submissions must include a name and address)

Please note: any abusive comments or comments sent anonymously will not be considered by the task and finish group.

What next?

A report from the task and finish group will be taken to the next Full Council meeting on Monday 8 March 2021 which is open to the public and the press to attend via Zoom.

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