An investigation is underway after Penzance Town Council spent three times its budget for a failed fancy dress world record for the most pirates in one place in Cornwall.
The budget was set at £20,000 but the amount spent on the event was £56,056 and an additional £66,219 to fund smaller events, the BBC reports.
Mayor David Nesbesnuick has promised a "full public investigation".
The event was 77 pirates short of a record.
According to Western Morning News, the mayor sent a letter to all town councillors and wrote: "This issue has caused us enormous reputational damage.
"We only had £20,000 and this was known in mid-February last year. Despite that £60,000 was spent - who authorised it, when and why?"
A petition has now been started asking for six councillors to stand down.
Meanwhile in St Ives, pet owners are outraged after St Ives Town Council put up a sign warning them to keep their dogs quiet on Bamaluz beach.
The sign reads: 'Dog owners are asked to be considerate to other beach users and to local residents. Please try not to have a barking dog on the beach for prolonged periods.'
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