MP and Mayor hope to revitalise town

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas and Helston Town Mayor Councillor Gillian Geer are hosting a series of events exploring ideas to help revitalise Helston.

Local residents, businesses, charities and church groups are invited to attend meetings to share their ideas on how to give Helston a new spring in its step.

Mr Thomas said: “There have been calls to increase support for Helston town centre and I am happy to do all I can to help make the town become vibrant and busy. There’s no doubt more that can be done to attract visitors, support local businesses and the local community by providing more in the way of shops and amenities. With the Mayor’s support, I’ve put together a number of events designed to give people the opportunity to contribute their own ideas on how we can give Helston the lift it needs.”


The events will be held on;

Friday 9 February: Business drop-in at the Mustard Seed Café for business owners to discuss ideas from 2pm to 3pm.

Friday 23 February: Cornish Export event at Marazion Community Centre from 8.30am to 11.15am. Open to businesses interested in finding out more about exporting. To attend please email Derek Thomas at

Friday 9 March: Wine after Work at Hellys Tea Room from 5.15pm to 6.30pm (for business networking).

Friday 9 March: Public Meeting at Central Methodist Church from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. Open to all residents and business owners.

Saturday 10 March: Church and Charities drop-in at Central Methodist Church from 10am to 12pm.

Derek Thomas will hold regular appointment surgeries on February 24 and March 17 from 10am. Call 01736 363038 to book an appointment.

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