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General/Grounds Maintenance Operative Vacancy

Click HERE for an application pack or email for more information.

Why not meet the team while you're here! Go to Your Council - Council Administration - Council Employees.

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


Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable Christmas holiday and has adjusted to all the excitement of entering the new year.

Obviously, everyone who has been involved with submitting the Levelling Up Fund application on behalf of Helston is bitterly disappointed at the news we received. The bid made it onto the shortlist, meeting all the necessary criteria, yet we were not selected. I wish to thank all the team who undertook thousands of hours work to enable the bid to go forward. The team are already working hard to find alternative funding streams to deliver some of these projects for the people of Helston.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. I look forward to a busy bank holiday period where the Coronation events will follow on from Flora Day. The planning for events in the town is underway along with preparation for our St. Pirans day events in March.

The Town Council is working with the Environment Agency to complete Helston’s specific flood plan. We are still in need of volunteer flood wardens who live or can easily get to the most likely areas to be affected, St Johns Road, Porthleven Road and Manor Way. This does not involve working through flood water or climbing into buildings. If you would like to learn more please contact us at the Guildhall.

In the meantime, can I wish everyone a belated Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing the town blossom throughout Spring!

 Hellys Bys Vyken

                                                     Councillor Tim Grattan-Kane

Helston Town Mayor


Helston Town Mayor - Cllr Tim Grattan-Kane 


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Get in touch If you have any queries regarding the Town Council. You can contact the Town Clerk at:
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- Public Realm 


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 Please contact us at:

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
or by email to:


You can also use the Contact Us page of this website to send us a message.

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

2 Feb 23 - 18:15


Full Council - Konsel Dien

16 Feb 23 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

23 Feb 23 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

2 Mar 23 - 18:15

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

6 Mar 23 - 19:00

Full Council - Konsel Dien

16 Mar 23 - 19:30

Amenities Committee - Kessedhek Leow Poblek

23 Mar 23 - 19:00

Planning Committee - Kessedhek Towlennans

5 Apr 23 - 18:15