Works have started to repair a set of beach steps in Perranporth after three years of closure and uncertainty.
The Cornwall Council building firm, CORMAC, started works on Tamblyn Way steps last week with the aim of re-opening them to the public next spring.
The steps, which lead to the popular Droskyn beach, were closed by Perranzabuloe Parish Council in 2010.
Despite more than £3,000 worth of repairs being carried out in 2011, the steps remained closed as Cornwall Council expressed serious concerns about the safety of the structure
Since then the parish council has commissioned numerous reports to help it decide the fate of Tamblyn Way.
The revival of repairs, which have been previously described as a “farce”, has been welcomed by the Perranporth community.
Ian Hampton wrote on the Please Listen Perranzabuloe Parish Council Facebook page: “Hooray! I saw two workmen working on the steps this afternoon. Just goes to show if you bang on about something often enough you can get results.”
Perranzabuloe Parish Councilors are also optimistic.
Perranzabuloe Parish Councillor Rory Jenkins said: “So many people are waiting for these steps to be open again, it’s going to be fantastic.”