Helston Rugby Club hopes to take over the King George V Playing Field – and has asked for the help of the town council to do so.

Member Paul Duval and club chairman Brian Hosken were at the last meeting of Helston Town Council, asking members to consider their bid for the cash recently made available from the sale of 3 Penrose Road.

Handing over a letter from the club treasurer Martin Laity, Mr Duval said: “We would very much like to be |included in any application process for the disposal of funds and hope |consideration can be given to us, as well as many other community |organisations.”

The club grounds are already part of the playing field and officials hope to take on the land up to the boundary, next to the path leading to the |children’s play equipment.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Hosken said: “We would maintain it and keep it for community sport.”

The club also needs money towards its development plans. New changing rooms are needed to cater for ladies’ teams and youth teams, while the club would also like to create a separate |meeting room.

“This would not only be for the club other groups,” added Mr Hosken. “Because of the bar they can’t always meet – they might not want other |people hearing what they’re |discussing.”

The club is already in talks with Cornwall Council about the takeover and is waiting to hear what the cost might be.