Filthy Helston building sparks call for action
7:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
A photo showing the dirty exterior of a Helston town centre building, accompanied by a call for action, has prompted an overwhelming response on Facebook.
Is this the dirtiest building in Helston, or Cornwall. Send us your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Chown, who lives and works in Helston, posted the photo on Sunday showing the wall above Peacocks in Coinagehall Street.
The national chain does not own the building and is not responsible for keeping the wall clean, which is with the landlord.
Katie, who is a member of the Helston Business Improvement Partnership, wrote of the building: “It really sticks out as the dirtiest in the street and with our town's annual event on 8th May, thousands of visitors will be seeing it like this. Help please?” (sic) In the two days following, her post received hundreds of responses. As the Packet went to press 673 people had ‘liked’ the comment, 34 had shared it and it had received 149 replies.
Andy Perry, chairman of the Helston Business Improvement Partnership, which has a town aesthetics group, said it was a “great response” and showed the traders’ group members were not the only ones wanting to improve the town.
“What it does is encourage people to take a little bit of pride and care over the shops,” he said.
He added that the post highlighted what the HBIP were doing to improve the town.
The aesthetics group has been out in the town over the last three weeks cleaning signs and helping raise the standard of the town, ahead of Town Tidy event that will take place in April that it is hoped the entire town will get involved in.
Volunteers can get in touch via the Helston Traders Facebook page.