Helston ready for Flora Day after big town tidy: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Helston ready for Flora Day after big town tidy: PICTURES Helston ready for Flora Day after big town tidy: PICTURES

A team of town tidiers have been turning the tide on litter in Helston in the run up to Flora Day.

As part of Helston Business Improvement Partnership’s Town Tidy Week, volunteers started cleaning the town on Saturday, April 19, and continued every afternoon up to last Friday.

Brian Curtis, a member of the team, said: “We had a reasonable start at the weekend. So far we’ve cleared about 150 rubble sacks full of soil, litter and dead plants.”

The team has been sweeping and shovelling in town and pressure washing pavements and shop fronts in Coinagehall Street. They were assisted by members of the Light and Life Church, who helped to clear around Trengrouse House and Trengrouse Way, and were given support by a team from RNAS Culdrose on Thursday and Friday.

Brian said the town was looking surprisingly good. “A lot of places we attacked last year we haven’t had to do this year,” he said. “There seems to be a more positive outlook in the town, that places are staying tidier. In some places, like Peacock Lane, we cleared soil that was eight to 12 inches deep, so it has taken a lot of years to build up. Hopefully people will take more care of it now.”

A post tidy thank you evening was held at the end of the week at which everyone was able to celebrate their success with a pasty.

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8:09am Tue 6 May 14

meerkats says...

The Whitewash wall at the top of Meneage Street , looks much better now after its paint job , but i think its a shame that they also painted over the post box . I know that the post box has been sealed off and can no longer be used but i think it should have been left to its original colour , .and am very disappointed they chose to do this.
The Whitewash wall at the top of Meneage Street , looks much better now after its paint job , but i think its a shame that they also painted over the post box . I know that the post box has been sealed off and can no longer be used but i think it should have been left to its original colour , .and am very disappointed they chose to do this. meerkats
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8:44pm Tue 6 May 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Members from the light and life church and a team from Culdrose helped, and we get another picture of Cllr Knight.
Members from the light and life church and a team from Culdrose helped, and we get another picture of Cllr Knight. Helston fly on the wall
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9:55pm Tue 6 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I would be more concerned that the gentleman in the picture second from the top, looks like he has a twig stuck in his leg!

Helston is certainly looking clean, tidy, freshly painted, and ready for Flora Day. I think thanks should go to all the volunteers and the town warden who was again today, picking up litter in Meneage Street.
I would be more concerned that the gentleman in the picture second from the top, looks like he has a twig stuck in his leg! Helston is certainly looking clean, tidy, freshly painted, and ready for Flora Day. I think thanks should go to all the volunteers and the town warden who was again today, picking up litter in Meneage Street. Gill Z Martin
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