Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

Helston markets' triumphant return: PICTURES

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Helston is in the market for street stalls again after returning to its market town roots.

Last Friday saw the triumphant re-launch of the charter markets in Coinagehall Street, which from next week will be held every Monday and Friday ad infinitum.

The return has been organised by the Helston Business Improvement Partnership (HBIP) and the market day was officially launched by town mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby.

Mark Upton, who is on the markets group working party, chaired by Emma Wooderson, said: “There were lots of efforts by volunteers to put it up, from BIP members and the local community. There was a great deal of public interest and we had absolutely no negative feedback.” He added that some traders had even reported a rise in footfall on market day.

Stalls were a mix of food and crafts, with everything from organic fruit and vegetables, to chocolate brownies and jewellery.

The emphasis was on quality – something the charter insists on.

There was also free entertainment for people visiting the markets, with pony rides for children and a street singer, and the aim is to continue this on market days.

Darren Parish, vice chairman of the Helston Business Improvement Partnership, said: “On behalf of the Helston BIP I am delighted to welcome back markets to Helston.

“Emma Wooderson and Mark Upton, and their markets subcommittee, have had all their hard work rewarded in bringing back what this great market town needs and we hope this will complement all the other great projects the HBIP are in the process of delivering.”

Mr Parish said the forthcoming Town Tidy Week, beginning this Saturday – which everyone in the town is encouraged to get involved in – would “only enhance the town’s appearance” and “add to the whole atmosphere that these markets will bring.”

“We hope Helston people will come out and support the markets and the many exciting projects we have lined up,” he added.

This week’s resurfacing of Coinagehall Street has meant a break in the markets for one week only.

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7:48am Wed 10 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Mr Parish said "We hope Helston people will come out and support the markets and the many exciting projects that we have lined up"

Oh, so are they are not bothered if people outside of Helston support them or not !!
Mr Parish said "We hope Helston people will come out and support the markets and the many exciting projects that we have lined up" Oh, so are they are not bothered if people outside of Helston support them or not !! Gillian Zella Martin 09
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8:32am Wed 10 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Great to get some good news and congrats to all involved. But what a shame about this weeks event. Why the hell the county council are resurfacing the town centre during the easter holidays is beyond me and why is no one from the town council saying anything about this.
Great to get some good news and congrats to all involved. But what a shame about this weeks event. Why the hell the county council are resurfacing the town centre during the easter holidays is beyond me and why is no one from the town council saying anything about this. ronedgcumbe
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10:24am Wed 10 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Hopefully may will bring stronger representatives.
Hopefully may will bring stronger representatives. ronedgcumbe
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10:47am Wed 10 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I supported the market, I thought it was a very good start to what hopefully will be a long term success.
Whilst in Helston yesterday I noticed the road resurfacing, although I realise it may possibly be given preference because of Flora day, I did however wonder why they chose one of the most inappropriate weeks to do it, as far as trade is concerned.
I supported the market, I thought it was a very good start to what hopefully will be a long term success. Whilst in Helston yesterday I noticed the road resurfacing, although I realise it may possibly be given preference because of Flora day, I did however wonder why they chose one of the most inappropriate weeks to do it, as far as trade is concerned. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:21am Wed 10 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I supported the market, I thought it was a very good start to what hopefully will be a long term success.
Whilst in Helston yesterday I noticed the road resurfacing, although I realise it may possibly be given preference because of Flora day, I did however wonder why they chose one of the most inappropriate weeks to do it, as far as trade is concerned.
Probably becouse no one on the town council thout it was a bad idea.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I supported the market, I thought it was a very good start to what hopefully will be a long term success. Whilst in Helston yesterday I noticed the road resurfacing, although I realise it may possibly be given preference because of Flora day, I did however wonder why they chose one of the most inappropriate weeks to do it, as far as trade is concerned.[/p][/quote]Probably becouse no one on the town council thout it was a bad idea. ronedgcumbe
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11:41am Wed 10 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

It is possible that this week was the only available slot for Helston and as such it may have been a case of this week or not at all for a long time, in which case with regards to Flora day it is better to be done now.
It is possible that this week was the only available slot for Helston and as such it may have been a case of this week or not at all for a long time, in which case with regards to Flora day it is better to be done now. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:56am Wed 10 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Possible but unlikely.
This is hopefully only a very minor setback and the markets will realy take swing after easter.
With the markets, the HBIP and the amount of candidates for the town council election a corner has certainly turned for Helston.
Possible but unlikely. This is hopefully only a very minor setback and the markets will realy take swing after easter. With the markets, the HBIP and the amount of candidates for the town council election a corner has certainly turned for Helston. ronedgcumbe
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3:26pm Wed 10 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Sounds like Helston is on the up. Well done to the HBIP for all their hard work and re introducing the markets which hopefully will be a great success. A comment for Mr Parish ,the markets need to be supported from people outside the town too !!
Sounds like Helston is on the up. Well done to the HBIP for all their hard work and re introducing the markets which hopefully will be a great success. A comment for Mr Parish ,the markets need to be supported from people outside the town too !! meerkats
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4:03pm Wed 10 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Given all the promotion of the logo and the Helston guide and additionally the fact we were all told it was to promote Helston to the wider public etc I was just a little surprised at the comment "we hope Helston people will come out and support the markets and the many exciting projects that we have lined up" whilst they obviously do want Helston people to support them I just felt it was a little selective.
Given all the promotion of the logo and the Helston guide and additionally the fact we were all told it was to promote Helston to the wider public etc I was just a little surprised at the comment "we hope Helston people will come out and support the markets and the many exciting projects that we have lined up" whilst they obviously do want Helston people to support them I just felt it was a little selective. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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2:07pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

As you are probably aware Ron, the road is finished now and is looking really good, proper job.
As you are probably aware Ron, the road is finished now and is looking really good, proper job. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:35am Mon 15 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

And the good news is that Meneage Street resurfacing is being done this week.

With Coinagehall Street and Meneage Street both resurfaced, the Town Tidy Up,the re-emergence of Passmore-Edwards Building in Penrose Road,The Old/New Cattle Market and Farmers Market etc,things are certainly looking good for the Town.

The residents of Helston and surrounding villages obviously need to support everything going on in their Town. Just seems to me that Helston still needs to attract a few more National Brands into the Town so as to tempt less people to go elsewhere (and no more coffee shops !)





Again,good luck to the Helston Marketeers.
And the good news is that Meneage Street resurfacing is being done this week. With Coinagehall Street and Meneage Street both resurfaced, the Town Tidy Up,the re-emergence of Passmore-Edwards Building in Penrose Road,The Old/New Cattle Market and Farmers Market etc,things are certainly looking good for the Town. The residents of Helston and surrounding villages obviously need to support everything going on in their Town. Just seems to me that Helston still needs to attract a few more National Brands into the Town so as to tempt less people to go elsewhere (and no more coffee shops !) Again,good luck to the Helston Marketeers. telstar1962
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