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Vacancy - Deputy Town Clerk

Follow this link for details on our Vacancies page.  

Grant for Local Organisations & Charities 

Helston Town Council are receiving Grant Applications for review at the next Council Meeting on 17th September. Organisations and Charities wishing to be considered should apply by 7th September.

Keep Helston Tidy

Help us keep the town tidy with regular litter picks and weeding.  Sign up to receive emails of our forthcoming town tidies and you can join us for one, two or all events if you wish! 

COVID-19 Stay Alert Posters 

Download posters for your business:- face coverings, hand washing, keeping apart etc. 

Safer Access in Helston 

Helston Town Council are working with Cornwall Council and community partners to ensure public safety in Helston, to comply with the social distancing rules as businesses re-open. We want everyone to be confident that Helston Town centre is a safe place and that businesses can recover quickly.  Download latest Press Release 10.07.2020.

Helston Town Councillor Co-option

The Town Council is delighted to welcome new councillor, Brendan Thomas, following his co-option on Thursday evening. Brendan is a local accountant and a member of Helston CIC.  

Safety First

Helston Town Council ground staff are making every effort to work safely whilst doing an excellent job of keeping some of our verges clear. The Mayor stated "I've had so many positive comments about the lads litter picking and verge cutting. They are doing a great job in difficult circumstances, keeping our town tidy. Thank you for keeping our spirits up lads, and I know you are keeping to the government safety guidelines." 

Planning Applications

The weekly list of planning applications for consideration and comment can be found under Planning Committee meetings.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) you can find further information via Cornwall Council's website.


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A message from the Mayor

Firstly I want to thank everyone in and around Helston for the efforts you have made during these unprecedented times. The public spirit shown by our community has ensured that those most in need have been able to receive help. As we look to Helston reopening for business, safety of pedestrians and shoppers is of paramount concern. As such, a temporary Cornwall Council Emergency Traffic Order will be in force in Meneage Street and it will be initially closed for periods between Monday 22 June and Sunday 12 July. This is to address a Public Health Emergency and its aim is to enable people to socially distance whilst remaining safe from traffic. The Order will be reviewed on a regular basis as guidelines change and feedback is digested.

Whilst safety is my prime concern, I am also aware that businesses have taken a huge hit over that past few months. To give this statement some flesh, in April the British economy shrank by over 20%. Compare this to a drop of 1% in September 2008 at the peak of the financial crisis and we can all appreciate the economic emergency facing the country. It is therefore vital that as much assistance as possible is given to businesses in the town. Closure of Meneage Street is a start and to give people the confidence to support businesses, we are looking at measures across the rest of the town centre, with advice and guidance from Cornwall Council. To play your part, I ask that when considering where and how you shop, “Think Local, Shop Local”. With our support, local businesses will be better placed to recover.

I recognise that these changes will mean disruption for some and ask that you work with me to adapt and overcome any issues. For example, to compensate for the loss of on-street parking we are working with Cornwall Council to provide the first hour of parking free in Tyacke Road and Trengrouse Way car parks. We are also considering the issues around resident and disabled access. There will, no doubt, be many others to address which, through co-operation and consideration, we will overcome. Now is not the time for individuals to think of themselves but to consider the safety of the wider community. So, if you have something to contribute, please get in touch.

It is really important to get feedback from residents and businesses on these changes and I am grateful to the many who have already been in touch. As bad news normally travels faster than good, I am encouraged that so many responses have been positive. Please send your emails to, starting your email title with Covid19.

There will be an opportunity to meet some of our team for a briefing, for a period between 12noon and 2pm each day from Monday 15th until Friday 19th at the Corn Exchange within the Guildhall, and Tuesday 16th evening between 6pm and 8pm for those who work in the daytime. Social distancing will be required.

Town Council staff and volunteers will be in attendance when the road closure is in place, working to make these changes as smooth as possible. For their part, all businesses are also required to carry out a Coronavirus risk assessment before reopening, ensuring the safety of customers and staff.

My strategic vision is to make the town centre safe for all, an attractive place to spend time, to enjoy our historic streets, buildings and to meet our wonderful towns folk. It will be hard work, but my fellow Councillors and I are determined to make this work.

Councillor John Martin
Town Mayor 


 Mayor of Helston, Councillor John Martin


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TR13 8ST

01326 572063

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In response to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Helston Town Council is now holding its meetings virtually. Please contact us on 01326 572063 or by 4pm on the day of the meeting for instructions on how to join a specific meeting.

Upcoming Meetings - Held Virtually

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

1 Oct 20 - 18:30


Policy, Finance & Resources Committee - Kessedhek Polis, Arghans ha Skoodhyans

13 Oct 20 - 18:30

Full Council - Konsel Dien

15 Oct 20 - 18:30

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

5 Nov 20 - 18:30

Policy, Finance & Resources Committee - Kessedhek Polis, Arghans ha Skoodhyans

10 Nov 20 - 18:30

Full Council - Konsel Dien

19 Nov 20 - 18:30

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

26 Nov 20 - 18:30

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

3 Dec 20 - 18:30