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Civility & Respect Pledge

At the Full Council meeting on 26th September, the members of Helston Town Council unanimously agreed that HTC should take the Civility and Respect Pledge.

The Civility and Respect Pledge is an initiative started by the National Association of Local Councils, working with partner organisations, to put civility and respect at the top of the agenda and start a culture change for the local council sector. Throughout the sector there are growing concerns about the impact of bullying, harassment, and intimidation on local councils, councillors, clerks and council staff.

Helston Town Council has signed the pledge to show its commitment to standing up to poor behaviour across the sector and its support for positive changes in relation to this issue.

Development of Land at Hospital Cross

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'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.  

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



I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the summer and make the most of the warm weather. The last few weeks have seen local students receiving their exam results. Congratulations to all of them and I hope that you are able to progress to your chosen studies or work opportunities.


The application for levelling up funding has been submitted to central government and we await the outcome later in the autumn. I wish to thank all of those who worked so hard to get the final application submitted. We are all aware of the challenges that we face with the rapid increase in the cost of living.

On Friday 16th September between 1 and 4 pm a Cost of Living event will be held at Helston Bowling Club. There will be numerous organisations and agencies present to inform and advise upon available support. It is hoped that members of local councils and other community groups will attend and then be in a position to disseminate this information amongst the wider community. I want to offer a huge thank you to all the organisations that have held events across the summer period; Helston Theatre Company for their production of The Importance of Being Earnest at Coronation Lake, Helston Town Band for their series of open air concerts at the lake, the recent production of Joseph at The Epworth Hall and all the other organisations that undertook events for us to enjoy. Whilst it may seem a long way away please remember that Helston Christmas Lights will be switched on Friday 25th November.


 Hellys Bys Vyken

                                                     Councillor Tim Grattan-Kane

Helston Town Mayor


Helston Town Mayor - Cllr Tim Grattan-Kane 


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Helston Town Council
The Guildhall
TR13 8ST

01326 572063

If you wish to contact a Councillor direct please visit our Council Members page for details.  

Freedom of Information Requests need to be made to the Town Clerk by post at:
Helston Town Council
The Guildhall
TR13 8ST
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Upcoming Meetings

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

1 Dec 22 - 18:15


Full Council - Konsel Dien

15 Dec 22 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

5 Jan 23 - 18:15

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

9 Jan 23 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

19 Jan 23 - 19:00

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

26 Jan 23 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

2 Feb 23 - 18:15

Full Council - Konsel Dien

16 Feb 23 - 19:00