Flora Day generator fumes cause a stink

Falmouth Packet: Flora Day generator fumes cause a stink Flora Day generator fumes cause a stink

Exhaust fumes from catering vans parked in Helston on Flora Day have been causing a stink amongst some residents.

The issue was raised at the last meeting of the town’s councillors, when one resident of Coinagehall Street complained about the “proliferation” of fast food stalls.

She claimed last year she counted seven in her street – eight if counting the ice cream van – and many appeared to be flouting the risk assessment sent to traders, which states petrol generators are not permitted.

Town clerk Chris Dawson said the form sent to traders was a Cornwall Council document adapted by the town council and admitted the part about generators must have been missed.

“We do need generators on Flora Day,” he said. “Some will ask for power from shops but most will have to bring their own power with them.”

He added that he had spoken to the street stall superintendant and any stalls that would have generators had been moved away from the woman’s home this year, but stressed: “I’m afraid in Helston we can’t do without generators.”

However, the resident argued this was a problem that had risen up in the last few years, claiming that when she moved to Coinagehall Street in 1997 stalls were using bottled gas to power freezers and refrigerators.

She said last year saw an “absolute mushrooming” of generators.

Instead, she would prefer to see the “lovely” Helston Business Improvement Partnership gazebos in that street, advertising the town.

Councillor Mark Upton said he understood HBIP was looking into the possibility of getting power supply from the boxes that supply the street lights, as is done in Truro at similar occasions, but this was still yet to be confirmed.

Mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby said: “That seems an excellent idea.”

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8:30pm Tue 6 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

It's only for one day of the year.
They'll be complaining about the glare of the brightly coloured dresses next I suppose.
It's only for one day of the year. They'll be complaining about the glare of the brightly coloured dresses next I suppose. Helston fly on the wall
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7:42am Thu 8 May 14

krazyitchkatie says...

I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view.
I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-(
I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view. I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-( krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Thu 8 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view.
I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-(
To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit"
Could you not venture outside to listen.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view. I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-([/p][/quote]To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit" Could you not venture outside to listen. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Thu 8 May 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view.
I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-(
To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit"
Could you not venture outside to listen.
My point was in relation to the generators in that, it would be good to find an alternative...
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view. I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-([/p][/quote]To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit" Could you not venture outside to listen.[/p][/quote]My point was in relation to the generators in that, it would be good to find an alternative... krazyitchkatie
  • Score: 1

6:07pm Thu 8 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view.
I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-(
To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit"
Could you not venture outside to listen.
My point was in relation to the generators in that, it would be good to find an alternative...
My answer would be to not allow any stalls unless they just use the Helston market stalls (without generator power.) There are bakers, cafes, pubs etc in Helston for cooked/hot take away food. There is always cold food alternatives as well, that could be sold from the market stalls.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: I love flora day and living on Coinagehall stet gives me a privileged view. I also love being woken by the first Big Bang of the furry dance - exciting! However this year, I didn't get to enjoy it as the massive rose worthy farm trailer started its very noisy generator under my window over an hour before the start. It's rattling my windows as we speak :-([/p][/quote]To quote your own words from the other article about the cameras, "cheer up and embrace the Flora day spirit" Could you not venture outside to listen.[/p][/quote]My point was in relation to the generators in that, it would be good to find an alternative...[/p][/quote]My answer would be to not allow any stalls unless they just use the Helston market stalls (without generator power.) There are bakers, cafes, pubs etc in Helston for cooked/hot take away food. There is always cold food alternatives as well, that could be sold from the market stalls. Gill Z Martin
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