Cleaning project to make Helston 'sparkle'
6:00am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A project to make Helston town centre “sparkle” has been launched.
Volunteers spent a day cleaning signs in the town, as part of a scheme to spruce up its overall appearance.
This has been organised by the Helston Business Improvement Parntership's town aesthetics project group, which is under the direction of Scott Hesketh.
A “town tidy week” is being planned for early April, but before that a pilot event took place involving ten of the town's traders.
The volunteers grabbed jet washers, sponges and buckets to tackle some of the more accessible problem areas.
This will be used to measure the time and resources needed to run the proposed larger scale clean.
Town centre manager Jonathan Birkett said: “It's been very well received and we are looking to progress that. There is some wonderful energy regarding that side of things.”
The group is looking for members of the public to help out and give their support to the scheme. Anyone interested can contact Mr Hesketh directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org A full town evaluation is currently underway, with photographs being taken of areas that need tackling.
Mr Birkett said he was in the process of applying for grants to improve 20 shop fronts and letters would be going out to businesses by the end of this month.
He added he was “proud to be part of the partnership”, which now involved 40 members of the business community and the general public.