A new online information point has gone live showing in more detail exciting projects that are being developed for Helston over the coming months - and giving the public a chance to have their say on how they should develop.

It follows the award of £100,000 Town Vitality support to Helston.

Now the Place Shaping project teams have been working on plans for each of the funded projects.

These have been described as important activities that will impact Helston’s future, including:

• Refurbishment of the Market Place and Drill Hall Yard, creating an outdoor space for events, markets and community activities

• Working with building owners to secure the use empty town centre properties for homes, community and workshop space

• Improving transport connectivity, especially for cycling, walking and public transport in and around the town

• Refurbishing the main streets, restoring the paths and kennels and making the town centre less traffic dominant

Work has been progressing on each of the projects and they are now reaching a stage where they are ready for public input. Over the next few weeks the Helston Packet will publish more detailed information about each project.

The Place Shaping Team has been working with web designers Go-Collaborate to launch an online system that allows access to details of the planned projects, and provides the ability for everyone to have their say and comment on the proposals.

Project information will be uploaded over the next two months but the site already contains details of the Cycling & Walking project and the Market Place Refurbishment project. Access to the website can be found on the Discover Helston website https://discoverhelston.co.uk/ under the More > Projects tab.

The website lists project proposals for comment as well as planned projects still in the design and planning stages. Details about the Place Shaping Team and various background documents and meeting minutes are also available on the site.

More traditional public consultations will be arranged in the New Year as the project teams look to firm up designs ready for capital funding applications later in 2022.