Residents living in flood prone areas of Helston will be invited to a public meeting in January to work out an emergency plan.

Although the meeting – which takes place in the Guildhall from 6.30pm on Tuesday, January 28 – will be open to all, it is specifically aimed at people in regularly hit areas such as St John’s and parts of Trenethick Fields.

At the meeting a Helston Flood Plan will be developed, making sure those whose homes might be affected by flood water know where to go when the weather strikes – whatever time of the day or night.

Evacuation centres will be determined and emergency points of contact created.

Guests speaks will include Professor Stephen Harrison and Dr Jenny Moore from the University of Exeter, together with Kevin Barnes who is Environment Agency flood resilience team leader.

Town councillor Ronnie Williams has been a key figure in putting together the flood plan and has attended a number of meetings over flood relief.

He was thanked by mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby at the council’s last meeting for all the work he had done on the council’s behalf.

Mr Radford-Gaby urged everybody to attend the meeting in January, saying: “It will be packed with information and is particularly relevant to residents of St John’s.”

Councillors agreed that Mr Williams should be given the authority to continue conversations with the Environment Agency on their behalf.