Helston has won a grant of more than £8,600 to continue improvements at the bottom of the town.

Work is now due to begin on the Monument Walk Community Shelter later this month, in a project costing more than £20,777 in total.

The covered shelter will be placed on the newly paved area to the side of the Grylls Monument, at the bottom of Coinagehall Street.

It will have a Flora Day theme, with figures from each of the dances and the band cut into the back wall of the steel shelter.

The arc-shaped shelter, with follow the curve of the white-washed wall and was first suggested to the town council towards the end of 2016.

Town centre regeneration officer Martin Searle has been leading the project, under the direction of Helston's Public Realm Project Board, which was behind the original restoration of that area.

In Steel has been given the contract for creating the shelter, with local artist Emma Unwin commissioned to draw the figures that will form the decorative panels at the back.

Helston Town Council was given a total of £8,645 from the Big Lottery Fund, which has been added to the existing £15,000 budget.

This is made up of £10,000 from Cornwall Council, as part of a devolution agreement that has seen the town council take on responsibility for that area, with the remaining £5,000 left over from the previous section 106 "supermarket" money.

The Big Lottery Fund said the project would "improve facilities within the local community for residents and visitors to enjoy."

Nearby at Rosudgeon, the National Lottery has also granted £9,570 to the Rebuild South West for its Rebuild Rosudgeon project.

The funding will be used to involve local people and groups developing a community space, which it is hoped with act as a training hub for local organisations and groups to meet and work together to develop community activities of their choice.