Helston’s flagging fortunes could soon change with the announcement of a public meeting to look into ways to rejuvenate the town centre.
The Helston Community Interest Company (HCIC) was created by a group of residents who approached the town council with ideas on how to revitalise the town. Councillors voted to support the creation of the organisation with profits pumped back into town projects.
Porthleven has a similar community company that plays an important role in the ongoing success of Helston’s neighbouring town. The group was awarded £99,750 from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund to deliver five projects to benefit the community. These included a town trail, a community marquee hire business and a 72-space car park with profits being fed back into the town.
Many Helstonians will be hoping that a similar initiative will help the town and the new company is said to have a put together a strategic plan with seven clear objectives.
Residents and businesses have been invited to meet HCIC members and learn about the plans and share ideas.
Meetings will be held at the Central Methodist Church at Coinagehall Street on November 8 at 11am and 6.30pm. Each meeting will last approximately two hours and open to everyone.
In the meantime, here at the Helston Advertiser we are keen to find out if you regularly spend money in our town centre? And if not, why not? What would encourage you to support our shops and services?