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Helston Town Council has received notification as a consultee in the planning process for application PA21/07481 for a retail development on land at Hospital Cross. 
Please follow this link for our full report 

Helston Town Council are receiving Grant Applications for review at the Council Meeting on 16th September 2021. Organisation and Charities wishing to be considered should contact the Town Clerk for application details: 

Visit Helston's Monthly Markets at the Monument 

Keep Helston Tidy ~ Join our Litter Picking Events 

King George V Playing Fields 

King George V Playing Fields are the current focus for Helston Climate Action Group and we are working with them to improve urban green spaces by increasing their wildlife value, accessibility and community enjoyment... see more

COVID-19 Stay Alert Posters 

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

Planning Applications

The monthly 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.

A message from the Mayor

It is an enormous privilege and a great honour to have been elected as Mayor of this historic town. It seemed strange that the first physical meeting the Council had undertaken for 15 months was an adapted Mayor making ceremony, with no opportunity for all those present to socialise afterwards. After 15 months of meetings via Zoom and Teams it was good to meet with colleagues and the public. Hopefully the ongoing vaccination programme will enable our community to return to normality or something very similar, in the next few months. Whilst we wait for that day to arrive I must encourage everyone to be careful and continue to follow all the social distancing guidelines, masking and cleaning measures.

I want to pay tribute to my predecessor, John Martin. Having been his deputy for three years I can vouch for the time and efforts he has dedicated to the service of our community. I know that John will continue to focus his attention on our community. Thank you John, for all of your efforts on our behalf.

The past 16 months have presented enormous challenges. Individuals having to isolate for health reasons, people losing loved ones and then being unable to effectively honour a lost friend or family member. Our young people, particularly teenagers, have experienced educational upheaval, interrupting or delaying their aspirations. We have to support them through these challenging times. They are our future.

I intend to continue our partnership approach with Helston Community Interest Company
(CIC) and the Helston Climate Action Group (HCAG). There are many projects already underway which will benefit the town. I am saddened that the Helston in Bloom team, after many years of wonderful service, have ceased. The likely effect would have been no hanging baskets around the town.  I have funded replacement hanging baskets from the Mayors’ Charity fund. They have been planted by the Kehelland Charity on our behalf. They look wonderful and will be in place before the end of June.

Hopefully we will all have a good summer and be able to take the opportunity to enjoy our wonderful town and surroundings.

Hellys Bys Vyken
Councillor Tim Grattan-Kane
Helston Town Mayor

Helston Town Mayor - Cllr Tim Grattan-Kane 


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Please contact us at:

Helston Town Council
The Guildhall
TR13 8ST

01326 572063

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Upcoming Meetings

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

23 Sep 21 - 19:00


Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

7 Oct 21 - 18:15

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

12 Oct 21 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

21 Oct 21 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

4 Nov 21 - 18:15

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

9 Nov 21 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

18 Nov 21 - 19:00

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

25 Nov 21 - 19:00