West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is, with the support of town mayor, Councillor Gillian Geer, hosting a series of events which he hopes will produce ideas to help revitalise Helston.
At the events, which are being held over the next couple of months, Mr Thomas will be canvassing local residents, businesses, charities and church groups on what ideas they have to give Helston a new spring in its step.
“There have been calls to increase support for Helston town centre and I am happy to do all I can to help make the town become vibrant and busy,” said Mr Thomas.
“There’s no doubt more that can be done to attract visitors, support local businesses and the local community by providing more in the way of shops and amenities.
“With the mayor’s support, I’ve put together a number of events designed to give people the opportunity to contribute their own ideas on how we can give Helston the lift it needs.
“I hope that townsfolk will come out in force to support these events as the local community will have the best ideas on how to tackle the issues which Helston faces.”
Friday, 9th February: Business drop-in at the Mustard Seed for business owners to discuss ideas with Derek, 2-3pm.
Friday, 23rd February: Cornish Export event at Marazion Community Centre, 8.30to 11.15am (open to businesses interested in finding out more about exporting – please email Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend).
Saturday, 24th February: ‘Future of Helston’ drop-in at the Central Methodist Church, 11am to 12.30pm (open to all – no appointment necessary).
Friday, 9th March: Wine after Work at Hellys Tea Room, 5.15 to 6.30pm (for business networking)
Friday, 9th March: Public Meeting at Central Methodist Church, 7.15 to 8.30pm (open to all residents and business owners).
Saturday, 10th March: ‘Church and Charities’ drop-in at Central Methodist Church, 10am to noon.
In addition, Derek is holding his regular appointment surgeries on Saturdays, 27th January, 24th February and 17th March from 10am; phone 01736 363038 to book an appointment.