Gate off Helston alleyways plan moves forward

First published in News

Helston has come a step closer to having some of its alleyways gated off at night over concerns that they were a focus for anti-social behaviour.

The idea was first raised at the July meeting of Helston Town Council and last week councillors were told it was becoming increasingly likely this would happen.

PCSO Mark Rogers from Helston Police Station said that “a minority” of late night drinkers were causing issues in some of the alleyways off Coinagehall Street, resulting in residents becoming distressed.

He added: “This behaviour has continued and the suggestion of the alleyways being gated during the evenings and nights has been passed to councillor Mark Upton.”

Mr Upton told the meeting that the proposal relate to private alleyways, for example Cobbler’s Row between JJ News and the Methodist chapel, and not the opes used by pedestrians or with vehicle access.

He said of the gating: “It would deter people going down late at night through the alleyways, in order to use them inappropriately.”

He added that he was in negotiations with WPC Anne Butcher and Helston Methodist Church’s property committee about Cobbler’s Row in particular, but was happy to look at other areas if members felt it was necessary.

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8:04am Fri 23 Aug 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Good idea and great to a local councilor doing the job and getting it reported here.
Good idea and great to a local councilor doing the job and getting it reported here. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 10

8:07am Fri 23 Aug 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Sorry
I meant great to see a local councilor doing the job.
Sorry I meant great to see a local councilor doing the job. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 4

1:36pm Fri 23 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

If only the private alleyways are to be gated then why are the TC financing it ?
It is the residents in these alleyways financial responsibility is it not ?
Ronedgecumbe you are always complaining about the TC wasting public money yet you think this is a good idea to spend public funds on?
If only the private alleyways are to be gated then why are the TC financing it ? It is the residents in these alleyways financial responsibility is it not ? Ronedgecumbe you are always complaining about the TC wasting public money yet you think this is a good idea to spend public funds on? Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: -5

10:45pm Sat 24 Aug 13

Helston Observer says...

Sorry, have I missed something? It doesn't say anywhere in the article about any gates being paid for by Helston Town Council. Speaking to a senior councillor, as far as he knew there was no budget for anything like this, and thought the possibility of HTC funding gates very remote.
Sorry, have I missed something? It doesn't say anywhere in the article about any gates being paid for by Helston Town Council. Speaking to a senior councillor, as far as he knew there was no budget for anything like this, and thought the possibility of HTC funding gates very remote. Helston Observer
  • Score: 3

2:19pm Tue 27 Aug 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Helston Observer wrote:
Sorry, have I missed something? It doesn't say anywhere in the article about any gates being paid for by Helston Town Council. Speaking to a senior councillor, as far as he knew there was no budget for anything like this, and thought the possibility of HTC funding gates very remote.
Ron, not quite sure what you mean by a local Councillor doing the job?

One of the things I raised with Town Council was that information/reports should be forthcoming to the public via the media regarding various issues and I am pleased to see they do listen.

As said by 'Helston Observer', I also have clarification that the Town Council have no budget for anything like this for at least the next year and have no plans to fund gates in the foreseeable future.

It is a good idea if it prevents ongoing problems, and assume funding will be provided from the relevant private sources.
[quote][p][bold]Helston Observer[/bold] wrote: Sorry, have I missed something? It doesn't say anywhere in the article about any gates being paid for by Helston Town Council. Speaking to a senior councillor, as far as he knew there was no budget for anything like this, and thought the possibility of HTC funding gates very remote.[/p][/quote]Ron, not quite sure what you mean by a local Councillor doing the job? One of the things I raised with Town Council was that information/reports should be forthcoming to the public via the media regarding various issues and I am pleased to see they do listen. As said by 'Helston Observer', I also have clarification that the Town Council have no budget for anything like this for at least the next year and have no plans to fund gates in the foreseeable future. It is a good idea if it prevents ongoing problems, and assume funding will be provided from the relevant private sources. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 4

2:22pm Tue 27 Aug 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Apologies, I appear to have quoted Helston Observer by mistake.
Apologies, I appear to have quoted Helston Observer by mistake. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Tue 27 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

I wrongly assumed the TC were paying for the gates seeing as I think 'some' people like FurryDancer appears to think ronedgcumbe knows what he's talking about, judging by what she put another article, and on this article ronedgcumbe said "great to see a local Cllr doing the job" so I assumed the TC were paying, when in actual fact a local Cllr isn't doing the job, well at least he's not fitting the gates, and the TC aren't paying for them and it was PC Anne Butcher that suggested the gates. They just obviously talked about them at the TC meeting. Do you actually go to any TC meetings ronedgcumbe I wonder, because you don't seem to know anymore than I do and I am far too old to attend meetings.
I wrongly assumed the TC were paying for the gates seeing as I think 'some' people like FurryDancer appears to think ronedgcumbe knows what he's talking about, judging by what she put another article, and on this article ronedgcumbe said "great to see a local Cllr doing the job" so I assumed the TC were paying, when in actual fact a local Cllr isn't doing the job, well at least he's not fitting the gates, and the TC aren't paying for them and it was PC Anne Butcher that suggested the gates. They just obviously talked about them at the TC meeting. Do you actually go to any TC meetings ronedgcumbe I wonder, because you don't seem to know anymore than I do and I am far too old to attend meetings. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 2

9:24am Wed 28 Aug 13

telstar1962 says...

Upon reflection, it is a criminal offence to urinate in a public place.

The debate here could be whether these offences are taking place in public places, or on private land. Either way, if the police had a stronger presence in the vicinity of where the crime is taking place, then there could be a chance that the criminals could be 'caught in the act' and dealt with by the police etc
Upon reflection, it is a criminal offence to urinate in a public place. The debate here could be whether these offences are taking place in public places, or on private land. Either way, if the police had a stronger presence in the vicinity of where the crime is taking place, then there could be a chance that the criminals could be 'caught in the act' and dealt with by the police etc telstar1962
  • Score: 0

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