'Muck in' call to help Helston sparkle

Anyone who lives in and loves Helston is being urged to muck in with a week-long spring clean of the town.

Town Tidy Week begins this Saturday, April 13 and runs until Friday next week, April 19.

Organised by the Helston Business Improvement Partnership (HBIP), its members have already made a start by washing and scrubbing away dirt on some of the town’s road signs and shop fronts over the last few weeks.

Around six of the businesses in the town have also received a spruce up already, with frontages – and the storeys above – cleaned and repainted.

The HBIP’s aesthetics group, led by Scott Hesketh, is now calling for volunteers to help with further clean-up projects as part of a six-week schedule to get Helston looking its best in time for Flora Day. Scott said: “It’s time to clean up this town. Now that we’ve made a start and seen what’s involved we’ve been able to draw up a schedule to clean up the whole town.

“But we need a lot of help. I need volunteers to help with weeding, jet washing and picking up litter. Some of our streets and car parks, like Furry Way, have been left too long, they’re really badly overgrown and it’ll take a galvanised effort to get them looking ship shape.”

Volunteers are needed for the first day of Town Tidy Week this Saturday between noon and 4pm, and then between 4pm and 8pm next Monday to Thursday.

The final day will be Friday next week, with a session between 4pm and 7pm followed by an after party and drinks in the Angel Hotel to thank all the helpers.

Anyone who wants to help should contact Scott on 07970 054023. People can also register to help online at aesthetics@helstonbip.co.uk or on Helston Town Tidy page on Facebook. There will be a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, at 7pm in the Angel Hotel for helpers to discuss health and safety and receive an outline of the work planned. The aesthetics group has allocated various portions of its annual budget to different projects: £5,000 has been set aside to improve the signage into and around Helston, while 20 grants of £250 are being given to shop and business owners who are able to significantly improve the exterior of their premises in time for Flora Day.

Applications are already submitted and being reviewed before allocation of grants; there is also an additional £5,000 specifically for empty or badly derelict properties that need considerable refurbishment, although the landlords must match fund the grant money.

One building that has already agreed to a complete redecoration is Bradley’s estate agents, which has been given a grant by the HBIP towards its £3,800 facelift.

Mr Hesketh added: “It’s the first time I’ve really felt the town is pulling together and that’s what we’re trying to achieve.”

The May 8 Flora Day deadline is by no means the end of Helston’s clean-up campaign, however.

Rolling programmes are being planned to keep the town looking good and the HBIP are in negotiation with private businesses to provide sponsorship for contracts to maintain local roundabouts and provide hanging baskets for the main shopping streets.

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6:33pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Mrs Smythe says...

Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has.
Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has. Mrs Smythe
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7:08pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Not everyone that comments on this site lives in Helston, that is why they are excluded from election in Helston.
Not everyone that comments on this site lives in Helston, that is why they are excluded from election in Helston. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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8:30pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Mrs Smythe says...

Doesn't mean you can't volunteer. Elections have nothing to do with it. Any help would I'm sure be welcomed regardless where you live. If you have an interest in helston why wouldn't you?
Doesn't mean you can't volunteer. Elections have nothing to do with it. Any help would I'm sure be welcomed regardless where you live. If you have an interest in helston why wouldn't you? Mrs Smythe
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8:50pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

"If you have an interest in Helston why wouldn't you"

I have an interest in Mullion, Porthleven and Falmouth, I additionally have other commitments. I choose to prioritise. I additionally tend to make more favourable decisions without pressurisation.
"If you have an interest in Helston why wouldn't you" I have an interest in Mullion, Porthleven and Falmouth, I additionally have other commitments. I choose to prioritise. I additionally tend to make more favourable decisions without pressurisation. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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9:38pm Fri 12 Apr 13

RobWill67 says...

We've had a great response to the Town Tidy Week (TTW). It's been stressed to volunteers that there's no pressure as to how little/much one does, but that 'many hands make light work'. There's alot planned for the week ahead. A cherry picker contractor will be in town during the days unblocking overgrown gutters then washing fascias down whilst up in the air, green mould will be washed off a few shopfronts where working at heights has been an issue without incurring scaffolding costs, 3 or 4 particularly bad roofs will be de-mossed, then later in the week we are hoping to clean the pavements right down through town which will then prevent the rain spattering up muck onto the lower parts of shopfronts in the future (still waiting on confirmation from the contractor on this one). The whitewash walls in the St Johns area of town are being worked on by one of the Rotary Clubs and it's hoped to at least wash down the grubby white walls by the boating lake before Flora Day if time allows. All in all Helston will be considerably cleaner and spruced up over the next few weeks. Also it won't be long before the hanging basket project kicks in, with 100+ baskets being put up in the first week in June. It's all very positive, and long may it continue...!
We've had a great response to the Town Tidy Week (TTW). It's been stressed to volunteers that there's no pressure as to how little/much one does, but that 'many hands make light work'. There's alot planned for the week ahead. A cherry picker contractor will be in town during the days unblocking overgrown gutters then washing fascias down whilst up in the air, green mould will be washed off a few shopfronts where working at heights has been an issue without incurring scaffolding costs, 3 or 4 particularly bad roofs will be de-mossed, then later in the week we are hoping to clean the pavements right down through town which will then prevent the rain spattering up muck onto the lower parts of shopfronts in the future (still waiting on confirmation from the contractor on this one). The whitewash walls in the St Johns area of town are being worked on by one of the Rotary Clubs and it's hoped to at least wash down the grubby white walls by the boating lake before Flora Day if time allows. All in all Helston will be considerably cleaner and spruced up over the next few weeks. Also it won't be long before the hanging basket project kicks in, with 100+ baskets being put up in the first week in June. It's all very positive, and long may it continue...! RobWill67
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9:12am Sat 13 Apr 13

coronation boy. says...

Mrs Smythe wrote:
Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has.
was going to muck in but now wont bother. well done
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Smythe[/bold] wrote: Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has.[/p][/quote]was going to muck in but now wont bother. well done coronation boy.
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9:24am Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

coronation boy. wrote:
Mrs Smythe wrote:
Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has.
was going to muck in but now wont bother. well done
I have to be honest that is how I felt.
Just because I do not advertise what I do or what I am going to do does not mean I do not do anything.
[quote][p][bold]coronation boy.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Smythe[/bold] wrote: Hope to see all the naysayers that comment on this site joining in over the week. An excellent project that all people can take part in, no matter what their age or abilities! I have volunteered for two nights, will be interesting see if anyone else has.[/p][/quote]was going to muck in but now wont bother. well done[/p][/quote]I have to be honest that is how I felt. Just because I do not advertise what I do or what I am going to do does not mean I do not do anything. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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9:39am Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Whilst the HBIP has done well in Helston and continues to achieve a lot, I believe it may possibly be beneficial to try to ensure that any of their members/associates or volunteers think about tact and diplomacy before posting on a public website or releasing statements to the press which are connected in any way to the HBIP. RobWill67 appears in my view to be very good at tact and diplomacy so perhaps he might bring the subject up at their next meeting.
Whilst the HBIP has done well in Helston and continues to achieve a lot, I believe it may possibly be beneficial to try to ensure that any of their members/associates or volunteers think about tact and diplomacy before posting on a public website or releasing statements to the press which are connected in any way to the HBIP. RobWill67 appears in my view to be very good at tact and diplomacy so perhaps he might bring the subject up at their next meeting. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:02am Sat 13 Apr 13

Wave says...

I like Helston dirty so on April 19th at the end of the day I will be there with a bucket of moss and mould spores to brush all over the buildings and pavements. After that I will manually plant brambles.
I like Helston dirty so on April 19th at the end of the day I will be there with a bucket of moss and mould spores to brush all over the buildings and pavements. After that I will manually plant brambles. Wave
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11:09am Sat 13 Apr 13

Mrs Smythe says...

I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers.
I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers. Mrs Smythe
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12:47pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Mrs Smythe wrote:
I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers.
I am not being condescending, I was being perfectly serious regarding tact and diplomacy due to some of the previous reports in the press. I am never deliberately rude, it is not a case of taking it personally. I simply found that part of your initial comment was not in my view the best way to encourage others to help. I am obviously not alone in thinking your comment was not best placed. Actually your comment would not prevent me from helping or contributing to anything I see fit to do. However, personally, if I wanted the help of others I would have worded my post differently from yours.
I personally find the best way to get people to help is to ask nicely or to encourage without stating how much I am doing or addressing people as naysayers which in my view is not constructive or conducive to obtaining help.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Smythe[/bold] wrote: I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers.[/p][/quote]I am not being condescending, I was being perfectly serious regarding tact and diplomacy due to some of the previous reports in the press. I am never deliberately rude, it is not a case of taking it personally. I simply found that part of your initial comment was not in my view the best way to encourage others to help. I am obviously not alone in thinking your comment was not best placed. Actually your comment would not prevent me from helping or contributing to anything I see fit to do. However, personally, if I wanted the help of others I would have worded my post differently from yours. I personally find the best way to get people to help is to ask nicely or to encourage without stating how much I am doing or addressing people as naysayers which in my view is not constructive or conducive to obtaining help. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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1:14pm Sat 13 Apr 13

meerkats says...

RobWill67 wrote:
We've had a great response to the Town Tidy Week (TTW). It's been stressed to volunteers that there's no pressure as to how little/much one does, but that 'many hands make light work'. There's alot planned for the week ahead. A cherry picker contractor will be in town during the days unblocking overgrown gutters then washing fascias down whilst up in the air, green mould will be washed off a few shopfronts where working at heights has been an issue without incurring scaffolding costs, 3 or 4 particularly bad roofs will be de-mossed, then later in the week we are hoping to clean the pavements right down through town which will then prevent the rain spattering up muck onto the lower parts of shopfronts in the future (still waiting on confirmation from the contractor on this one). The whitewash walls in the St Johns area of town are being worked on by one of the Rotary Clubs and it's hoped to at least wash down the grubby white walls by the boating lake before Flora Day if time allows. All in all Helston will be considerably cleaner and spruced up over the next few weeks. Also it won't be long before the hanging basket project kicks in, with 100+ baskets being put up in the first week in June. It's all very positive, and long may it continue...!
Well done to all concerned . will the whitewash wall near the Spar roundabout be cleaned in the future? i know in the past it was always done before Flora Day but dont think it has for a while.
[quote][p][bold]RobWill67[/bold] wrote: We've had a great response to the Town Tidy Week (TTW). It's been stressed to volunteers that there's no pressure as to how little/much one does, but that 'many hands make light work'. There's alot planned for the week ahead. A cherry picker contractor will be in town during the days unblocking overgrown gutters then washing fascias down whilst up in the air, green mould will be washed off a few shopfronts where working at heights has been an issue without incurring scaffolding costs, 3 or 4 particularly bad roofs will be de-mossed, then later in the week we are hoping to clean the pavements right down through town which will then prevent the rain spattering up muck onto the lower parts of shopfronts in the future (still waiting on confirmation from the contractor on this one). The whitewash walls in the St Johns area of town are being worked on by one of the Rotary Clubs and it's hoped to at least wash down the grubby white walls by the boating lake before Flora Day if time allows. All in all Helston will be considerably cleaner and spruced up over the next few weeks. Also it won't be long before the hanging basket project kicks in, with 100+ baskets being put up in the first week in June. It's all very positive, and long may it continue...![/p][/quote]Well done to all concerned . will the whitewash wall near the Spar roundabout be cleaned in the future? i know in the past it was always done before Flora Day but dont think it has for a while. meerkats
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4:22pm Sat 13 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
"If you have an interest in Helston why wouldn't you"

I have an interest in Mullion, Porthleven and Falmouth, I additionally have other commitments. I choose to prioritise. I additionally tend to make more favourable decisions without pressurisation.
Pressurisation, pressure washed if you come to Helston lol.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: "If you have an interest in Helston why wouldn't you" I have an interest in Mullion, Porthleven and Falmouth, I additionally have other commitments. I choose to prioritise. I additionally tend to make more favourable decisions without pressurisation.[/p][/quote]Pressurisation, pressure washed if you come to Helston lol. meerkats
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4:38pm Sat 13 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Mrs Smythe wrote:
I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers.
I think most people are pleased with all that is being done in Helston at the moment ,The TTW is a good idea which hopefully will be well supported but just because we live and work in Helston ,doesnt mean that everyone can help due to other commitments ,work etc. You cant really say it should be supported by everyone.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Smythe[/bold] wrote: I am not a member of the BIP or an 'associate'. I am a resident of Helston who is tired of seeing people who don't live here criticise the town and the work of the various organisations who are trying to make a difference. If you are so easily discouraged to help us coronation boy then I doubt your heart was in it to begin with. Gillian, constructive critisim is beneficial, being condescending is just rude. I posted on this report as I think this Town Tidy week is excellent idea that should be supported by all who live and work in Helston. Why you have taken it personally I don't know but I'm just trying to get extra volunteers.[/p][/quote]I think most people are pleased with all that is being done in Helston at the moment ,The TTW is a good idea which hopefully will be well supported but just because we live and work in Helston ,doesnt mean that everyone can help due to other commitments ,work etc. You cant really say it should be supported by everyone. meerkats
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5:21pm Sat 13 Apr 13

DCI Jen says...

I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea.
How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out.
They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see.
I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea. How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out. They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see. DCI Jen
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5:29pm Sat 13 Apr 13

krazyitchkatie says...

Today was the first day of Town Tidy Week and we think it went really well, several helpers turned up, despite the yucky weather, and we're really grateful to them for mucking in - literally! If anyone else has an hour or two spare over the next week, hopefully the weather is going to improve and any time you can spare would be very much appreciated. Next meeting - 12noon at the Monument, Sunday 14th! We hope to see you there :-)
Today was the first day of Town Tidy Week and we think it went really well, several helpers turned up, despite the yucky weather, and we're really grateful to them for mucking in - literally! If anyone else has an hour or two spare over the next week, hopefully the weather is going to improve and any time you can spare would be very much appreciated. Next meeting - 12noon at the Monument, Sunday 14th! We hope to see you there :-) krazyitchkatie
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5:42pm Sat 13 Apr 13

RobWill67 says...

DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.
DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town. RobWill67
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6:28pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Well done to all those that participated in Helston today.

Jen, the car-park is only £1.00 for two hours for goodness sake.
Incidentally the Christmas lights always look lovely in Helston, at Christmas of course.
Well done to all those that participated in Helston today. Jen, the car-park is only £1.00 for two hours for goodness sake. Incidentally the Christmas lights always look lovely in Helston, at Christmas of course. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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6:44pm Sat 13 Apr 13

TheOriginaDelboy says...

DCI Jen wrote:
I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea.
How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out.
They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see.
Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought?

Could use your police computers to see if they are related?

With reference to "support" maybe Mrs Smythe was not actually referring to physically going out and getting dirty, but verbally supporting would be a nice touch rather than the usual criticising of volunteers work that goes on this website.

All the people involved in the HBIP (apart from the TCM) is out of pocket, all the time, but we accept that is part of volunteering and entirely optional but we enjoy each others company and seeing the town improve and the more people that help the better.

I wouldn't hold your breath on the free parking subject because no one has ever said it was likely. We have said that Cornwall Council own most of the town car parks and not Helston Council and they must make £160,000 a year or more on carparks otherwise nothing will change. We have researched other towns that tried free parking and from their experience parking spaces were taken by workers and residents, therefore there was little parking left for shoppers. The fact the HBIP are looking into an issue doesn't mean we can solve a problem that others town haven't solved. However at least we are trying. If you believe you know the answer as to how the council still get £160,000 and the carparks could be free please share the idea and we'll suggest it.
[quote][p][bold]DCI Jen[/bold] wrote: I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea. How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out. They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought? Could use your police computers to see if they are related? With reference to "support" maybe Mrs Smythe was not actually referring to physically going out and getting dirty, but verbally supporting would be a nice touch rather than the usual criticising of volunteers work that goes on this website. All the people involved in the HBIP (apart from the TCM) is out of pocket, all the time, but we accept that is part of volunteering and entirely optional but we enjoy each others company and seeing the town improve and the more people that help the better. I wouldn't hold your breath on the free parking subject because no one has ever said it was likely. We have said that Cornwall Council own most of the town car parks and not Helston Council and they must make £160,000 a year or more on carparks otherwise nothing will change. We have researched other towns that tried free parking and from their experience parking spaces were taken by workers and residents, therefore there was little parking left for shoppers. The fact the HBIP are looking into an issue doesn't mean we can solve a problem that others town haven't solved. However at least we are trying. If you believe you know the answer as to how the council still get £160,000 and the carparks could be free please share the idea and we'll suggest it. TheOriginaDelboy
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6:56pm Sat 13 Apr 13

TheOriginaDelboy says...

Sorry, I forgot to mention, in support of the small cost that Gillian mentions, parking is also free after 4pm everyday in council car parks and free on Sunday so it would have been only today's scheduled cleaning hours that would need paying for parking.
Sorry, I forgot to mention, in support of the small cost that Gillian mentions, parking is also free after 4pm everyday in council car parks and free on Sunday so it would have been only today's scheduled cleaning hours that would need paying for parking. TheOriginaDelboy
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7:28pm Sat 13 Apr 13

DCI Jen says...

RobWill67 wrote:
DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.
Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston.
[quote][p][bold]RobWill67[/bold] wrote: DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.[/p][/quote]Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston. DCI Jen
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7:28pm Sat 13 Apr 13

DCI Jen says...

RobWill67 wrote:
DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.
Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston.
[quote][p][bold]RobWill67[/bold] wrote: DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.[/p][/quote]Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston. DCI Jen
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7:30pm Sat 13 Apr 13

RobWill67 says...

TheOriginaDelboy wrote:
Sorry, I forgot to mention, in support of the small cost that Gillian mentions, parking is also free after 4pm everyday in council car parks and free on Sunday so it would have been only today's scheduled cleaning hours that would need paying for parking.
Brilliant observation there Del Boy!
[quote][p][bold]TheOriginaDelboy[/bold] wrote: Sorry, I forgot to mention, in support of the small cost that Gillian mentions, parking is also free after 4pm everyday in council car parks and free on Sunday so it would have been only today's scheduled cleaning hours that would need paying for parking.[/p][/quote]Brilliant observation there Del Boy! RobWill67
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7:52pm Sat 13 Apr 13

RobWill67 says...

DCI Jen wrote:
RobWill67 wrote: DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.
Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston.
There will be lots of positive things happening in Helston over the next few months since the HBIP has been formed. Twelve months of meetings, meetings and more meetings is finally coming to fruition....watch this space!!
[quote][p][bold]DCI Jen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RobWill67[/bold] wrote: DCI Jen, the party at the end isn't going to cost anything as a member of the public was so impressed with our efforts today that she gave us a £40 donation which can now pay for the pasties! I'm constantly out of pocket for volunteer work that I do for Helston. Town Aesthetics projects and Helston Christmas Lights keep me busy all year round. Ask my wife, she hardly sees me alot of the time! Fuel that my van consumes, phone calls, time off work, time during work etc etc,all add up, but like many other people in our groups, we want to see Helston improve, so do these things for the love of our town.[/p][/quote]Thank you for your constructive comment, point taken, i'll be more positive in the future. I am missing Helston.[/p][/quote]There will be lots of positive things happening in Helston over the next few months since the HBIP has been formed. Twelve months of meetings, meetings and more meetings is finally coming to fruition....watch this space!! RobWill67
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8:39pm Sat 13 Apr 13

DCI Jen says...

TheOriginaDelboy wrote:
DCI Jen wrote:
I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea.
How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out.
They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see.
Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought?

Could use your police computers to see if they are related?

With reference to "support" maybe Mrs Smythe was not actually referring to physically going out and getting dirty, but verbally supporting would be a nice touch rather than the usual criticising of volunteers work that goes on this website.

All the people involved in the HBIP (apart from the TCM) is out of pocket, all the time, but we accept that is part of volunteering and entirely optional but we enjoy each others company and seeing the town improve and the more people that help the better.

I wouldn't hold your breath on the free parking subject because no one has ever said it was likely. We have said that Cornwall Council own most of the town car parks and not Helston Council and they must make £160,000 a year or more on carparks otherwise nothing will change. We have researched other towns that tried free parking and from their experience parking spaces were taken by workers and residents, therefore there was little parking left for shoppers. The fact the HBIP are looking into an issue doesn't mean we can solve a problem that others town haven't solved. However at least we are trying. If you believe you know the answer as to how the council still get £160,000 and the carparks could be free please share the idea and we'll suggest it.
Lol, Lord Barrington Forbes Smythe has said in the past that is not his real name, plus i believe he obviously lives within the Falmouth area by his past comments and 'Mrs Smythe' in Helston, no one needs a police computer which i don't have access to anyway lol, nice try, to allow access to the electoral role, i think past and present posts also can tell people a lot, and of course common sense.
I was not sarcastic in my first post, i just held different opinions from others.
Sorry but peoples opinions might vary from yours, I wasn't saying about making the Cornwall Council car parks free, i think i am probably more aware of the income they bring in than you are so you can forget the lecture if you like. I was talking about extra fee parking bays. I can't be bothered to discuss anything else with you anymore, as i think you have the wrong attitude to attract help for Helston, and I have a coffee waiting for me. Plus i havn't time to play on this website anymore lol

crazyitchkatie, based on your post and RobWill67s post, when i am back in the county i would quite happily help you.
[quote][p][bold]TheOriginaDelboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCI Jen[/bold] wrote: I'm not in the county right now so can't help even if i wanted too, but the only comment i find condescending is the first one,( didn't think there were any Smythes on the electoral role in Helston, plenty of names like Smith and Jones etc, i went through the electoral role not that long ago funny enough when i was doing some research) if Helston has received criticism in the past then sorry but in real life not everyone thinks every idea is a good idea. How much is the party at the end going to cost? As for why wouldn't anyone that has an interest in Helston help, maybe because they would have to pay to park or for bus fare to come into Helston, voluntary work is all very well but why should someone even if they do have an interest in Helston be out of pocket in order to help out. They are doing a good job in Helston but still no free parking i see.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought? Could use your police computers to see if they are related? With reference to "support" maybe Mrs Smythe was not actually referring to physically going out and getting dirty, but verbally supporting would be a nice touch rather than the usual criticising of volunteers work that goes on this website. All the people involved in the HBIP (apart from the TCM) is out of pocket, all the time, but we accept that is part of volunteering and entirely optional but we enjoy each others company and seeing the town improve and the more people that help the better. I wouldn't hold your breath on the free parking subject because no one has ever said it was likely. We have said that Cornwall Council own most of the town car parks and not Helston Council and they must make £160,000 a year or more on carparks otherwise nothing will change. We have researched other towns that tried free parking and from their experience parking spaces were taken by workers and residents, therefore there was little parking left for shoppers. The fact the HBIP are looking into an issue doesn't mean we can solve a problem that others town haven't solved. However at least we are trying. If you believe you know the answer as to how the council still get £160,000 and the carparks could be free please share the idea and we'll suggest it.[/p][/quote]Lol, Lord Barrington Forbes Smythe has said in the past that is not his real name, plus i believe he obviously lives within the Falmouth area by his past comments and 'Mrs Smythe' in Helston, no one needs a police computer which i don't have access to anyway lol, nice try, to allow access to the electoral role, i think past and present posts also can tell people a lot, and of course common sense. I was not sarcastic in my first post, i just held different opinions from others. Sorry but peoples opinions might vary from yours, I wasn't saying about making the Cornwall Council car parks free, i think i am probably more aware of the income they bring in than you are so you can forget the lecture if you like. I was talking about extra fee parking bays. I can't be bothered to discuss anything else with you anymore, as i think you have the wrong attitude to attract help for Helston, and I have a coffee waiting for me. Plus i havn't time to play on this website anymore lol crazyitchkatie, based on your post and RobWill67s post, when i am back in the county i would quite happily help you. DCI Jen
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9:56pm Sat 13 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

Here is my constructive observation.

The amount of time which is devoted by some prolific posters on this site,could be transferred to many other productive endeavours,which could have a more beneficial long-term effect than stating what your opinion is on all matter of subjects.

But then that is down to personal choice,and should not involve coercion.

Just saying.
Here is my constructive observation. The amount of time which is devoted by some prolific posters on this site,could be transferred to many other productive endeavours,which could have a more beneficial long-term effect than stating what your opinion is on all matter of subjects. But then that is down to personal choice,and should not involve coercion. Just saying. telstar1962
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11:07pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Wave says...

A lot of people are not on the electoral role.
I'm on the Swiss roll.
A lot of people are not on the electoral role. I'm on the Swiss roll. Wave
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11:20pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Well as far as I am concerned telstar, I post inbetween doing other things, such as, there isn't much else for me to do whilst waiting for people that I have driven to hospital voluntarily and I have to sit in the car waiting to drive them back home again voluntarily, nor is there an alternative with which to use my time whilst waiting to give blood at a busy donor session. Nor whilst waiting for my elderly mother that I care for when she is engaged with something that requires my attendance.
I additionally post when in bed and cannot sleep, when I am child minding, waiting for a train, on a train. Etc, I personally find it better not to judge what other people do with their time and when and how they have time to post on a website.
Well as far as I am concerned telstar, I post inbetween doing other things, such as, there isn't much else for me to do whilst waiting for people that I have driven to hospital voluntarily and I have to sit in the car waiting to drive them back home again voluntarily, nor is there an alternative with which to use my time whilst waiting to give blood at a busy donor session. Nor whilst waiting for my elderly mother that I care for when she is engaged with something that requires my attendance. I additionally post when in bed and cannot sleep, when I am child minding, waiting for a train, on a train. Etc, I personally find it better not to judge what other people do with their time and when and how they have time to post on a website. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:26pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Wave says...

All my posts benefit everyone forever.
All my posts benefit everyone forever. Wave
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11:30pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Oh I am posting now whilst waiting for news regarding a family member that has been taken off a life support machine and is dying. Perhaps I should do some housework and keep my elderly neighbour awake with the noise instead of posting on here.
Oh I am posting now whilst waiting for news regarding a family member that has been taken off a life support machine and is dying. Perhaps I should do some housework and keep my elderly neighbour awake with the noise instead of posting on here. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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11:32pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Oh I am posting now whilst waiting for news regarding a family member that has been taken off a life support machine and is dying. Perhaps I should do some housework and keep my elderly neighbour awake with the noise instead of posting on here.
Oh I am posting now whilst waiting for news regarding a family member that has been taken off a life support machine and is dying. Perhaps I should do some housework and keep my elderly neighbour awake with the noise instead of posting on here. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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12:58am Sun 14 Apr 13

Wave says...

I am dead.
I'm posting this from another dimension.
I am dead. I'm posting this from another dimension. Wave
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7:32am Sun 14 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

The summary.

If you need something doing, ask a busy person lol
The summary. If you need something doing, ask a busy person lol telstar1962
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8:14am Sun 14 Apr 13

DCI Jen says...

Some people probably spend just as much time on the website just reading articles/ comments otherwise how would they know that people like meerkats, Wave, Gill, molesworth, and some others post regularly i miss LBFS on many different subjects. Also if people are on the website anyway to read the news what difference does it make if they comment while they are there. No one is forcing anyone to read them. If someone wants local news it makes sense to read the website as well as buying the paper, although i don't have time to be on this website very often anymore that is only because i am on another newsquest local paper website a lot since i moved. I still have young children, a husband, and the schools to keep me busy.
Some people probably spend just as much time on the website just reading articles/ comments otherwise how would they know that people like meerkats, Wave, Gill, molesworth, and some others post regularly i miss LBFS on many different subjects. Also if people are on the website anyway to read the news what difference does it make if they comment while they are there. No one is forcing anyone to read them. If someone wants local news it makes sense to read the website as well as buying the paper, although i don't have time to be on this website very often anymore that is only because i am on another newsquest local paper website a lot since i moved. I still have young children, a husband, and the schools to keep me busy. DCI Jen
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10:31am Sun 14 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

I passed a lot people working on the spar wall this morning at 7.30 must say I was impressed.
I passed a lot people working on the spar wall this morning at 7.30 must say I was impressed. ronedgcumbe
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11:06am Sun 14 Apr 13

krazyitchkatie says...

Another lovely day for town tidy! Hoping for another set of happy helpers at 12noon at The
Monument! Yep we're at it again and hoping today's efforts will make a significant impact on Coinagehall street and it's offshoots! Massive well done to the HBIP and Rotary
Club volunteers who were up Brit and early this morning to start the clean up of the old whitewash wall up by Spar. Thank you too for those who may not be able to help with physical attendance, but support the cause nonetheless. It's all coming together :-)
Another lovely day for town tidy! Hoping for another set of happy helpers at 12noon at The Monument! Yep we're at it again and hoping today's efforts will make a significant impact on Coinagehall street and it's offshoots! Massive well done to the HBIP and Rotary Club volunteers who were up Brit and early this morning to start the clean up of the old whitewash wall up by Spar. Thank you too for those who may not be able to help with physical attendance, but support the cause nonetheless. It's all coming together :-) krazyitchkatie
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11:34am Sun 14 Apr 13

meerkats says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
Another lovely day for town tidy! Hoping for another set of happy helpers at 12noon at The
Monument! Yep we're at it again and hoping today's efforts will make a significant impact on Coinagehall street and it's offshoots! Massive well done to the HBIP and Rotary
Club volunteers who were up Brit and early this morning to start the clean up of the old whitewash wall up by Spar. Thank you too for those who may not be able to help with physical attendance, but support the cause nonetheless. It's all coming together :-)
They are working hard on the wall. Well done to all concerned, another positive result.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Another lovely day for town tidy! Hoping for another set of happy helpers at 12noon at The Monument! Yep we're at it again and hoping today's efforts will make a significant impact on Coinagehall street and it's offshoots! Massive well done to the HBIP and Rotary Club volunteers who were up Brit and early this morning to start the clean up of the old whitewash wall up by Spar. Thank you too for those who may not be able to help with physical attendance, but support the cause nonetheless. It's all coming together :-)[/p][/quote]They are working hard on the wall. Well done to all concerned, another positive result. meerkats
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2:29pm Sun 14 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

Well done to all the volunteers.

Sorry I cannot help due to being too busy, good to see people of all ages getting involved. You should be proud of your efforts
Well done to all the volunteers. Sorry I cannot help due to being too busy, good to see people of all ages getting involved. You should be proud of your efforts telstar1962
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6:27am Mon 15 Apr 13

Helston Observer says...

Just can't understand what there is to be negative about. The HBIP seems to me to be a brilliant organisation with Helston and only Helston in mind - just read all the posts on this list, and the moaning about minutia is unbelievable. The fact is, HBIP have organised the cleaning of the town and finally something positive is being achieved. Can we not all universally celebrate this instead of moaning and groaning? Some folk are just never satisfied unless they have something to moan about. Let's try to have an outbreak of universal positivity for once.
Just can't understand what there is to be negative about. The HBIP seems to me to be a brilliant organisation with Helston and only Helston in mind - just read all the posts on this list, and the moaning about minutia is unbelievable. The fact is, HBIP have organised the cleaning of the town and finally something positive is being achieved. Can we not all universally celebrate this instead of moaning and groaning? Some folk are just never satisfied unless they have something to moan about. Let's try to have an outbreak of universal positivity for once. Helston Observer
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7:21am Mon 15 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

Well said, HO

I noticed a big difference whilst driving through Helston earlier this morning.

Good to see people who lead very busy lives,and people with businesses to run, also being involved.
Well said, HO I noticed a big difference whilst driving through Helston earlier this morning. Good to see people who lead very busy lives,and people with businesses to run, also being involved. telstar1962
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7:45am Mon 15 Apr 13

helztonboy says...

Helston Observer wrote:
Just can't understand what there is to be negative about. The HBIP seems to me to be a brilliant organisation with Helston and only Helston in mind - just read all the posts on this list, and the moaning about minutia is unbelievable. The fact is, HBIP have organised the cleaning of the town and finally something positive is being achieved. Can we not all universally celebrate this instead of moaning and groaning? Some folk are just never satisfied unless they have something to moan about. Let's try to have an outbreak of universal positivity for once.
well said..
[quote][p][bold]Helston Observer[/bold] wrote: Just can't understand what there is to be negative about. The HBIP seems to me to be a brilliant organisation with Helston and only Helston in mind - just read all the posts on this list, and the moaning about minutia is unbelievable. The fact is, HBIP have organised the cleaning of the town and finally something positive is being achieved. Can we not all universally celebrate this instead of moaning and groaning? Some folk are just never satisfied unless they have something to moan about. Let's try to have an outbreak of universal positivity for once.[/p][/quote]well said.. helztonboy
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8:22am Mon 15 Apr 13

krazyitchkatie says...

We had a fab start at the weekend, and there are lots of photos of what we did on the Facebook page.

But it's not over yet...

Every evening this week, 4-8pm! You can turn up when you like, for as long as you like. There is a meeting point at the Monument with a contact number if no-one is there to greet you. Look forward to another fine effort tonight!
:-D
We had a fab start at the weekend, and there are lots of photos of what we did on the Facebook page. But it's not over yet... Every evening this week, 4-8pm! You can turn up when you like, for as long as you like. There is a meeting point at the Monument with a contact number if no-one is there to greet you. Look forward to another fine effort tonight! :-D krazyitchkatie
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4:24pm Tue 16 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Noticed the metal railings up near Spar being painted today , looking much better. Everyones efforts are certainly paying off ,well done.
Noticed the metal railings up near Spar being painted today , looking much better. Everyones efforts are certainly paying off ,well done. meerkats
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8:11pm Tue 16 Apr 13

krazyitchkatie says...

Just finished for the day!

This is such hard work but I really hope it's worth it.
Just finished for the day! This is such hard work but I really hope it's worth it. krazyitchkatie
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9:02pm Tue 16 Apr 13

meerkats says...

It will be worth it ,give yourself a pat on the back !
It will be worth it ,give yourself a pat on the back ! meerkats
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9:48pm Tue 16 Apr 13

krazyitchkatie says...

meerkats wrote:
It will be worth it ,give yourself a pat on the back !
Thanks meerkats, very impressed with the volunteers so far :-)
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: It will be worth it ,give yourself a pat on the back ![/p][/quote]Thanks meerkats, very impressed with the volunteers so far :-) krazyitchkatie
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1:45pm Wed 17 Apr 13

meerkats says...

To all the people who buy Subway food and coffee from Spar or costa coffee ,please dont use the pavements and verges up Meneage Road as la place to throw your litter. There are bins on the opposite side up past the cycle shop and there is a bin in the cemetery so there is no excuse. I took our dog out for a walk earlier and picked up 3 cups and 4 subway wrappers near the cemetery and disposed of them in there. Everyone is working hard to spruce Helston up but it will be let down by these careless people if they throw litter everywhere.
To all the people who buy Subway food and coffee from Spar or costa coffee ,please dont use the pavements and verges up Meneage Road as la place to throw your litter. There are bins on the opposite side up past the cycle shop and there is a bin in the cemetery so there is no excuse. I took our dog out for a walk earlier and picked up 3 cups and 4 subway wrappers near the cemetery and disposed of them in there. Everyone is working hard to spruce Helston up but it will be let down by these careless people if they throw litter everywhere. meerkats
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1:47pm Wed 17 Apr 13

meerkats says...

a place not la place.
a place not la place. meerkats
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3:48pm Wed 17 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Delboy says above: "Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought?"

Just a footnote on this: DCI Jen, thank you for correctly pointing out that I don't live in Helston although I did a few years back.

Re Mrs Smythe: we are indeed no relation and I think I had a lucky escape there; she says she doesn't like people who live elsewhere criticising Helston, but that's another unnecessarily locally biased comment as she no doubt doesn't like Helstonians criticising things either, so why bother saying it?
Delboy says above: "Maybe Mrs Smythe is married to Lord Barrington Smythe, just a thought?" Just a footnote on this: DCI Jen, thank you for correctly pointing out that I don't live in Helston although I did a few years back. Re Mrs Smythe: we are indeed no relation and I think I had a lucky escape there; she says she doesn't like people who live elsewhere criticising Helston, but that's another unnecessarily locally biased comment as she no doubt doesn't like Helstonians criticising things either, so why bother saying it? Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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5:35pm Wed 17 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

Isn't the wife of Lord Barrington Smythe called Lady Barrington Smythe ?
Isn't the wife of Lord Barrington Smythe called Lady Barrington Smythe ? telstar1962
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11:46am Thu 18 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

It is a great shame that Meneage Street patching wasn't overseen by the volunteers.

For the amount of extra money involved,it just seems to be a very false economy in not properly resurfacing the whole street.

and it does not look aethstetically pleasing !
It is a great shame that Meneage Street patching wasn't overseen by the volunteers. For the amount of extra money involved,it just seems to be a very false economy in not properly resurfacing the whole street. and it does not look aethstetically pleasing ! telstar1962
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1:26pm Thu 18 Apr 13

meerkats says...

telstar1962 wrote:
It is a great shame that Meneage Street patching wasn't overseen by the volunteers.

For the amount of extra money involved,it just seems to be a very false economy in not properly resurfacing the whole street.

and it does not look aethstetically pleasing !
if they are going to do a job why not do it properly ? probably wouldnt cost a lot more ,i think the patching up looks awful and a whole new resurface would be much better t
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: It is a great shame that Meneage Street patching wasn't overseen by the volunteers. For the amount of extra money involved,it just seems to be a very false economy in not properly resurfacing the whole street. and it does not look aethstetically pleasing ![/p][/quote]if they are going to do a job why not do it properly ? probably wouldnt cost a lot more ,i think the patching up looks awful and a whole new resurface would be much better t meerkats
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1:27pm Thu 18 Apr 13

meerkats says...

t sneaked in at the end
t sneaked in at the end meerkats
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