There will be some new faces on Helston Town Council after some members decided not to stand and others from the community put themselves forward for the challenge.

Helston South was the only ward to hold an election in the town last Thursday.

Returning members include Tim Grattan-Kane, with 356 votes, meaning that he will now go on to come town mayor later this month.

Also re-elected were retiring mayor John Martin, who polled the highest number of votes with 433 standing as Liberal Democrat, along with Rev Danny Reed as an Independent (389 votes) and Felicity Boase, who is always known by her middle name Nicola, also as an Independent (372 votes).

Joining them will be newcomers Samuel Ramsden for the Green Party, who won 339 votes, and Peter Webb, standing for Labour, who won 264 votes.

There were six seats up for grabs with seven candidates, meaning Alexander Wilkin did not manage to win a place after polling the least number of votes at 210.

The Helston North ward was uncontested after the eight available seats were filled by exactly the right number of candidates who stood for it.

Returning as previous members are John Boase, Miles Kenchington, Mike Thomas and Ronnie Williams, also standing as Independent councillors.

New to the council will be Melissa Benyon for the Green Party, Anthony Gilbert as an Independent, Gareth Looker for the Labour Party and Carlton Real, Independent.

Some members previously on the council chose not to stand for re-election. They were Gillian Geer and Nicola Roberts, with the council also having a vacancy that had not been filled following the resignation of Brendan Thomas.

The next meeting of the full town council will be on Thursday, May 20, which is marked down as the annual meeting.