Initiative started to raise Perranporth's profile

Perranporth beach
Image caption At low tide the beach is more than two miles long

An initiative has begun to raise the profile of Perranporth in a bid to boost jobs and businesses.

It is in response to the UK Government and Cornwall Council plan to improve seaside towns to "support jobs, business and regeneration".

Perranzabuloe Parish Council can bid for a share of £400,000 of UK and Cornwall Council funding, but to do so it needs some good ideas.

The council is asking members of the public for suggestions.

It only has until the end of the month to compile proposals, after which ideas will be considered by a panel of tourism, economy and community leaders.

Ideas have so far included: bringing back the music festival, disabled boardwalk access to the beach, a revamped tourism website, hovercraft racing and a kite surfing competition.

David Webster, who represents Perranzabuloe, said there were "some untidy aspects to the town" and added he hoped that the initiative would encourage people to come up with ideas that would bring more visitors to the town.

Mr Webster said: "There are things we need to look at, manage the experience, tidy it up and make it look right for a 20th Century resort."

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