The people of Falmouth are being encouraged to support the town's St Piran's Day parade which takes place on Monday, March 5, and will see school children dancing through the streets.

Led by the mayor and mayoress of Falmouth, Grenville and June Chappel, the parade will leave The Moor at 10am and be followed by the local children performing the Falmouth Furry along Webber Street, onto Prince of Wales Pier before returning to The Moor via Killigrew Street.

The dancers will have the musical support of Falmouth School, Bagas Crowd and Carrick Consort among others.

Once back on The Moor their will be community dancing and an exhibition of their skills by Swamp Circus before enjoying some refreshments and storytelling at the Methodist Church.

Organisers have thanked Falmouth Town Council, A&P, Pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth firefighters, Pip's Pasties and many more who have volunteer their help for their continued support.

Anyone interested in joining in in any capacity should contact Vicki Ferguson on 01326 315013.

For the first time this year there will be a children's art competition with the work being displayed at The Poly and prizes presented by the mayor in the Methodist Church after the parade.