FALMOUTH town centre is getting a Monday tidy-up to keep it clean and safe as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Falmouth Town Team, which is a partnership between Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) and Falmouth Town Council, is behind the project, which is part of a wider Positive Engagement Plan put together as the town emerges from lockdown.

Members of the public, Pendennis Shipyard, Santander and Pendennis Castle have joined what has developed into Falmouth’s Monday Clean Club.

The clean is taking place each Monday from 12pm to 3pm in the heart of Falmouth, with an emphasis on litter-picking, sign cleaning, weeding, and regeneration schemes for public spaces.

Falmouth Town Council is leading the cleans and providing all of the equipment.

Richard Gates, Falmouth town manager, said: “As businesses open again it is brilliant to see a collaboration between businesses and the community to get the town ready for visitors.

"We are very much looking forward to welcoming people back to Falmouth in a safe and clean environment. Many plans are under way behind the scenes, including developments of the public realm and an increase in marketing activities.

"Thank you to all who have collaborated with Falmouth Town Council and Falmouth BID to keep Falmouth on the map during what has undoubtedly been a challenging few months.”

Read next: Shops reopen in Falmouth as lockdown eases

Steve Hancock, Pendennis’ training manager, added: “We have a strong tradition of supporting our local community and we thought it was important, with the Government’s easing of restrictions allowing towns to start to reopen, that we offered support to the local town management team.

"Our first-year apprentices have been amazing during the lockdown period, volunteering to sew face masks and support local good causes whilst maintaining their apprenticeship studies online. They didn’t hesitate to step up and help out around Falmouth town.

"Our aim is for our apprentices to be well-rounded individuals, they will undoubtedly have learned valuable new skills during this time.”

The Town Team's Positive Engagement Plan has been shared with Cornwall Council, BIDs across the south west and other regional organisations and is being used as a recovery template for other towns across the region.

Projects within the plan are split into six areas – business engagement, community engagement, public realm, creative, online and branding and communications.

These have been assigned into immediate, medium and long term priorities.

Anyone who would like to get involved with Falmouth’s Monday Clean Club should email emma@falmouth.co.uk or call 01326 313553.