Helston Town Council has taken a step further into the world of online social networking.

A Facebook page has been created for the council by new member Lloyd Harris.

This was shown to members of the policy, finance and resources committee and subsequently went live to the general public last Friday.

The initial reason behind the page will be to share information with followers, with an intention to develop it over time.

It will now be run from the council offices by council staff.

Committee members agreed that town clerk Chris Dawson would contact the clerk of Falmouth Town Council, Mark Williams, to discuss best practice of managing a page.