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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 


Be part of Helston’s flood defence.

The Environment Agency completed new flood defence works at the end of 2020. The new flood defence covers 600m along the River Cober and has significantly reduced the risk of flooding to 121 homes.


The Environment Agency have found that the operation of flood defence schemes work best when they involve the local community in its operation and are looking to involve the community in closing the flood gate at Kingdom Hall. Helston Town Council and the Environment Agency are seeking support to establish a community flood group for Helston so that indivduals are supported by a mutual network of local gate volunteers.


The Environment Agency’s experience in communities including Lympstone, Starcross, and Teignmouth has taught them that flood gates work better when they are operated by a community flood group, rather than individuals on their own. There is safety and resilience in numbers. Community closed gates can offer more flexibility for gates to be opened after the risk has passed reducing inconvenience to the community.

The Environment Agency will provide those interested with training on the safe operation of the gates, including triggers to notify when the gates need to be closed. 


How do I get involved and find out more?

Please contact Helston Town Council on 01326 572063 or email Alternatively email Amy at to register your interest in participating in Helston’s Community flood Group.

For more information on how to prepare for flooding and the Flood Warning System please visit the Environment Agency’s website  or call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.



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

The beginning of September saw the return of Helston’s wonderful Harvest Fair and Carnival. Good weather helped to make the events run successfully. It was an absolute delight to see the crowds in the town on the Saturday night s the carnival came through town. Thank you for coming out to enjoy the spectacle and a massive thank you to all the volunteers who organised all the weekends events. I am excited to think that we will be able to hold a full Flora day event next May.

The community has experienced an exceptionally busy summer with a considerable number of additional visitors to Cornwall this summer. This has placed a strain on all our services, including continued pressure on our dedicated health services. All the health workers, whether they be in a local surgery or hospital remain under constant pressure. It is important to remember that Covid has not gone away and for far to long this summer Cornwall experienced the highest infection rates. Thankfully they are reducing but we as a community need to be prudent and ensure they do not increase. I want to emphasise my appreciation to everyone in our health service who has helped to deliver a service whilst under such pressure.

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Vicky Matthew, who had played an active part in this community over many years. She had been a town councillor for 10 years including a year as the Deputy Mayor. Vicky was a stalwart in the town twinning association, enthusiastically strengthening ties with our twin towns of Plouganou and Sasso Marconi.

Vicky was instrumental in the establishment of the South Kerrier Alliance and the development of the Old Cattle Market.

I was also saddened to learn of the passing of Roland “ Chiefy” Holton. He played an enormous part in activities for the youth of Helston and surrounding areas, over many years. The establishment of the youth club in Church Hill and later with the Swallows gymnastics club provided a legacy to our youth. We thank him for all his service.

Many are already aware that this year there will not be a major switch on event for our Christmas lights, though Robert Williams and his team will be working hard over the coming weekends to put the lights in place.

Hellys Bys Vyken
Councillor Tim Grattan-Kane
Helston Town Mayor

Helston Town Mayor - Cllr Tim Grattan-Kane 


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Upcoming Meetings

Full Council - Konsel Dien

16 Dec 21 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

6 Jan 22 - 18:15

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

11 Jan 22 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

20 Jan 22 - 19:00

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

27 Jan 22 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

3 Feb 22 - 18:15

Full Council - Konsel Dien

17 Feb 22 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

24 Feb 22 - 19:00