Shabby Helston fingerposts get a summer spruce up

Falmouth Packet: The tired looking fingerposts The tired looking fingerposts

A whole new meaning was brought to the activity of ‘finger painting’ on Sunday as Helston’s finger signposts were given a makeover.

Martine Knight, who is a town councillor but was acting in a private capacity, and Ian Harvey-Winstanley, a member of Helston Business Improvement Partnership’s aesthetics project group, set about repainting the signs in the town centre.

It was after the town council agreed back in May to cover the cost of the refurbishments – despite it officially being the responsibility of the county. Cormac has supplied the paint.

By the end of Sunday the signpost outside the Guildhall had been completed and the signs in Coinagehall Street and Meneage Street will be tackled soon.

Martin Searle, town centre regeneration office, said: “The project is a good example of several organisations working together for the benefit of the town.”

It was agreed the town should arrange the project after hearing at a previous council meeting from Mr Searle.

He said that although the signs were the responsibility of Cornwall Council, he understood the necessary work would “not be a priority” in the budgets allocated to Cormac as they did not relate to the safety of road users or pedestrians.

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The finished fingerposts

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4:21pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Helston John says...

If Cormac have supplied the paint and Martine Knight is doing it in a private capacity as stated in the news item, it also says the TC had agreed to cover the costs, then what costs? Are they paying Martine Knight and Ian Harvey-Winstanley ?
If Cormac have supplied the paint and Martine Knight is doing it in a private capacity as stated in the news item, it also says the TC had agreed to cover the costs, then what costs? Are they paying Martine Knight and Ian Harvey-Winstanley ? Helston John
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4:49pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

The look of the post has certainly been greatly improved, where actually is the tourist information that one of the fingers point to? I thought originally it had been blanked out because there is no longer a tourist information office in the location that the sign points to.
The look of the post has certainly been greatly improved, where actually is the tourist information that one of the fingers point to? I thought originally it had been blanked out because there is no longer a tourist information office in the location that the sign points to. Gill Z Martin
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6:22pm Thu 17 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
The look of the post has certainly been greatly improved, where actually is the tourist information that one of the fingers point to? I thought originally it had been blanked out because there is no longer a tourist information office in the location that the sign points to.
Well spotted Gill, they had a Piskie trail, in Helston sometime ago but if tourists follow the sign for the Tourist information they may find themselves on a wild goose chase ! lol . i agree the posts look much better well done to both of them.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: The look of the post has certainly been greatly improved, where actually is the tourist information that one of the fingers point to? I thought originally it had been blanked out because there is no longer a tourist information office in the location that the sign points to.[/p][/quote]Well spotted Gill, they had a Piskie trail, in Helston sometime ago but if tourists follow the sign for the Tourist information they may find themselves on a wild goose chase ! lol . i agree the posts look much better well done to both of them. meerkats
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