The former Woolworths store in the centre of Falmouth is to have a temporary facelift with displays going up in the windows of what was a “vandalised and soiled shop front.”

Using funding from the Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID), which uses a levy paid by the town’s businesses to fund projects for the whole town, Woolworths will become the second vacant site in Falmouth to have the window display, after a former fishmonger in Market Strand in May.

It puts to an end to 18 months of the store having smashed windows and graffiti.

Falmouth BID manager Richard Wilcox said: “Working closely with the town council, Falmouth BID has responded swiftly to an opportunity to improve the visual appearance of one of the most prominent areas in the town centre.

“Of course we are all working hard to ensure the site is occupied but in the meantime, this display is colourful, vibrant, brightens up no end a high footfall area and shows off the exciting new Falmouth logo. ”

Too see the window display, see inside a future edition of the Packet.