For anyone excited about the forthcoming royal wedding, why not hold a street party in Helston?

This is the suggestion from the town council, who has vowed to give its support to any events taking place in the town to mark the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19.

Councillor Nicola Boase raised the topic, explaining that she was not suggesting the council organised its own event, but supported any group or organisation wanting to hold one in the town by providing tables and chairs and help advertise it.

Referring to the FA Cup final taking place the same afternoon, she said: "Not everyone wants to watch the football that afternoon. It will bring people into the main street on a Saturday afternoon, when it's usually quieter."

She suggested an event could be held on the new paved area by the refurbished Grylls Monument and bowling green, so no road closures would be needed.

People could bring their own food and she suggested town organisations such as the bowling club and nearby Methodist church might like to get involved.

Mrs Boase has organised a meeting for anyone interested in holding a royal wedding party to come together to share ideas. This will take place at Helston Museum on March 7, at 7pm.