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Town Councillor North Ward Vacancy

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Safer Cornwall

Cornwall’s Community Safety Partnership, Safer Cornwall, has launched their annual online survey. They are inviting everyone to share their views about crime and anti-social behaviour.
The results will help shape the Partnership’s work for next year.
The online " Have Your Say” survey is completely anonymous and takes just a few minutes to complete. Click here to complete the survey.

Press Release 

Click here for a Press Release regarding Helston's Community Banking Hub.

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  


Property Flood Resilience Scheme

Want support to protect your property from flooding? Cornwall Council needs your help! Head to the link below to express your interest.

Click here to learn more about the PFR Scheme 


Planning & Licensing Applications

The monthly list of planning and licensing applications for consideration and comment can be found under Planning & Licensing Committee meetings.

A message from the Mayor


At the time of writing this I am looking out at grey skies and intermittent rain – well it is bank holiday weekend and no doubt the weather will improve once the schools return in September. In this quarter’s newsletter I wanted to highlight some specific areas for consideration.

Car Speeds

If you drive or are a passenger in a car that drives through Helston, you will have seen the portable speed monitoring devices positioned around the town that record each vehicle’s speed as they go through the monitored area and what time it occurred.. There is a great deal of thought put into their positioning, based on feedback from members of our community where issues or concerns have arisen. All of our monitoring information is passed to Devon & Cornwall Police, and this helps them to make unplanned visits to the town to record speeds and act when needed. Though our efforts as a Council Helston has had increased Police monitoring and actioning, which has reduced the level of speeding. Generally, we are a reasonable group of drivers but there are some significant and worrying recordings made of car speeds. For example: Sithney Common Hill (30mph zone)- Maximum speed recorded 80mph, Lowest speed recorded 21mph and Average recorded speed 43mph. This shows, on average, drivers exceeded the speed limit by 43%. Church Hill (20mph zone)- Max speed recorded 42mph, Lowest speed recorded 16mph and Average recorded speed 27mph. This shows, on average, drivers exceeded the speed limit by 35%. As a council we are committed to assisting the authorities responsible in making the roads as safe as possible so can I implore you to monitor your speeds more closely when in the town and stay below the maximum speeds identified.

Helston Civic Service 9th July 2023

This year’s civic service returned to the Central Methodist Church in Coinagehall Street. Upon arrival attendees were greeted by the wonderful sounds of our multi-award-winning Town Band. The Civic Service was themed around community and as such we had a wide variety of different inputs, and I would like to thank everyone who gave their time to entertain us. My chosen charity is the Helston and Lizard Foodbank and a collection was taken on the day – thank you to all for your generosity. Also, for your diaries, we have already booked the Central Methodist Church on Sunday 7th July for the 2024 Civic Service.

Helston Banking Hub

Helston received some very positive news earlier this year, after the very intense efforts of Helston Town Council, Helston CIC, Inclusion Cornwall and Citizens Advice Cornwall, when it was confirmed that Helston had been successful on appeal in obtaining a new Banking Hub. The application was completed in less than 12 months, approximately half the time of most applications. The process of identifying the five largest banks within the Helston and Lizard area has commenced, which will ensure the most popular banks will be in the hub one day per week. As yet the exact location of the Hub has not been confirmed, but we have been assured it will definitely be in the main town and hopefully opening early in 2024.

Autumn Draw 2023

Finally, a bit of a plug for the Autumn Mayor’s Charity fundraising (with all proceeds going to Helston and the Lizard Foodbank) being held on Saturday 14th October. We have two exciting activities – a Silent Disco at The Blue Anchor from 7 ‘til late at only £10.00 per ticket and an Autumn Grand Draw with some brilliant prizes, being drawn during the Silent Disco, at only £2.00 per ticket. Tickets for both the Silent Disco and the Autumn Grand Draw are available from the Guildhall.

 Hellys Bys Vyken

                                                     Councillor Miles Kenchington

Helston Town Mayor

 Helston Town COuncil Mayor 2023-24 

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Upcoming Meetings

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

5 Oct 23 - 18:15


Full Council - Konsel Dien

19 Oct 23 - 19:00

Finance & General Purposes Committee

26 Oct 23 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

2 Nov 23 - 18:15

Full Council - Konsel Dien

16 Nov 23 - 19:00

Finance & General Purposes Committee

23 Nov 23 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

7 Dec 23 - 18:15

Staffing Committee

11 Dec 23 -