Help tidy Helston this weekend

Help tidy Helston this weekend

Help tidy Helston this weekend

First published in News

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Last year around 60 volunteers collected more than 250 bags full of rubbish and this time members of the Helston Business Improvement Partnership Aesthetics Group, which is co-ordinating the event, are hoping to double that success.

Organised tidying sessions will be held in the town between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, as well as between 4pm and 7pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 21 to 25 inclusive.

Everyone is invited to help, regardless of age, and already local residents, the town’s business owners, a team from RNAS Culdrose and those who simply enjoy the spectacle of Flora Day have been signing up for Town Tidy Week.

Aesthetics Group member Alison Brown said those wanting to help out should meet outside the Guildhall by Lloyds Bank at the start of each session, where they will be provided with gloves, black bags, litter pickers fluorescent jackets and any other equipment needed.

Alison said: “We will be concentrating on specific areas, litter picking, painting, weeding and generally tidying. The team from Culdrose, for example has already agreed to work in Furry Way, scraping, cleaning and cutting back the brambles.”

All those who take part will be invited to a post tidy thank you evening where they can celebrate their success with a pasty.

Full details of how to get involved in Helston Town Tidy can be found on the Helston Business Improvement Partnership Facebook page, by emailing helstontowntidy@outlook.com or by calling 01326 564200.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:13pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

After the comment Katie left on the website about Craig's award, I don't think the Business improvement partnership deserve much help. Bet they would welcome Craig's help here though!!!!!
After the comment Katie left on the website about Craig's award, I don't think the Business improvement partnership deserve much help. Bet they would welcome Craig's help here though!!!!! Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 1

4:05pm Sat 19 Apr 14

meerkats says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
After the comment Katie left on the website about Craig's award, I don't think the Business improvement partnership deserve much help. Bet they would welcome Craig's help here though!!!!!
Well said , i was surprised at her for making that remark.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: After the comment Katie left on the website about Craig's award, I don't think the Business improvement partnership deserve much help. Bet they would welcome Craig's help here though!!!!![/p][/quote]Well said , i was surprised at her for making that remark. meerkats
  • Score: -8

2:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

There are many members of the HBIP, I would have thought most of whom would approve of the award Mr Craig Bowcutt won, therefore to judge the entire HBIP on the strength of an expressed personal opinion of just one member, I believe is not entirely fair.
Flora Day is attended and loved by thousands and for which Helston is renowned, I think therefore any help in keeping Helston tidy before and after, is for the benefit of all residents and visitors, not just the Helston Business Improvement Partnership.
There are many members of the HBIP, I would have thought most of whom would approve of the award Mr Craig Bowcutt won, therefore to judge the entire HBIP on the strength of an expressed personal opinion of just one member, I believe is not entirely fair. Flora Day is attended and loved by thousands and for which Helston is renowned, I think therefore any help in keeping Helston tidy before and after, is for the benefit of all residents and visitors, not just the Helston Business Improvement Partnership. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 1

11:20am Wed 23 Apr 14

krazyitchkatie says...

I was genuinely surprised that he won the award.

P.S. It's not about helping the HBIP, it's about helping OUR town and OUR community because those paid to do the job are not doing it satisfactorily, if at all.
I was genuinely surprised that he won the award. P.S. It's not about helping the HBIP, it's about helping OUR town and OUR community because those paid to do the job are not doing it satisfactorily, if at all. krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Yeah of course you were, that would explain the question mark behind the comment and your digs in the past I think. So where was the congratulations in your comment!
Yeah of course you were, that would explain the question mark behind the comment and your digs in the past I think. So where was the congratulations in your comment! Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Wed 23 Apr 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Yeah of course you were, that would explain the question mark behind the comment and your digs in the past I think. So where was the congratulations in your comment!
?!

As I said, I was genuinely surprised in that I personally have not seen any evidence that it was necessary. But that's just my humble, personal opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Yeah of course you were, that would explain the question mark behind the comment and your digs in the past I think. So where was the congratulations in your comment![/p][/quote]?! As I said, I was genuinely surprised in that I personally have not seen any evidence that it was necessary. But that's just my humble, personal opinion. krazyitchkatie
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Well I think there is evidence in the town and on the outskirts of the town that Craig does a good job and that is my opinion, wouldn't think they give awards for no reason. Anyway hope the tidying for Flora Day is a success.
Well I think there is evidence in the town and on the outskirts of the town that Craig does a good job and that is my opinion, wouldn't think they give awards for no reason. Anyway hope the tidying for Flora Day is a success. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree