A sneak peek of this week's Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets

In this week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet - out now!

The Clean-Up Falmouth campaign got out of the traps this week with councillors and willing residents helping clean up the area around Pike's Hill:

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Although few have responded to councillors' pleas to help them tidy up the town, the efforts of the faithful few is to be applauded.

Entertainment plans for a former Falmouth guest house that wants to sell alcohol until the early hours has led to objections as mystery surrounds the intended use of the property.

"The Times Hotel" on Avenue Road would sell alcohol and play recorded music between 9am and 1.30am on Friday and Saturday and from 9am until 1am the rest of the week. Why remains unclear.

A suspected spinal injury closed Gyllyngvase Beach at the weekend as lifeguards struggled to help a man who had been “pitched into a sandbank.”

Dickon Berriman, RNLI lifeguard manager, said a strong easterly wind on Saturday left Gyllyngvase exposed while a short breaking choppy sea had developed at high tide forming sandbanks on the beach.

A 20-year-old Falmouth man who has been in trouble with the law many times is being given a chance to redeem himself this week, by one of his victims.

Known as the bus smash vandal after he let the handbrake off a Western Greyhound bus parked in a boatyard, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, the youngster has been offered an olive branch by the boatyard's tenants.

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from scooters to HGVs, will be targeted by the police over the next fortnight in a concerted effort to get dangerous vehicles off the road.

There will be two police operations, which will take place within ten days of each other across Falmouth, Penryn and Helston as officers team up with the DVLA, HM Revenue and Customs and Cornwall Council.

A new pet supply warehouse and veterinary surgery could be on its way to Ponsharden after the plans met with no objections from Penryn Town Council.

National chain Pets at Home want to open a new outlet in the former Speedy Hire warehouse near Lidl off of Falmouth Road:

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AND DON'T FORGET: All this week until Sunday is the brand new Penryn Arts FestivalClick here for more on all the 'creativity in abundance'. 



In this week's Helston Packetout now!

Twelve years ago it was hailed as the saviour of Helston's economy but this week the much-maligned town business park, created with “£2.7 million” of taxpayers' money, took another step towards being sold off.

When it was first mooted, those behind 15-acre park claimed it would support hundreds of jobs.

Alleyways in Helston town centre could be closed off at night as a result of “particularly anti-social behaviour.”

PC Anne Butcher, from Helston police station, told the town’s councillors she was looking into gating off alleyways in Coinagehall Street during evenings and nights.

A barbecue in St Keverne square this Friday will mark the midway point of a successful summer season for the village band.

The band has been busy on the contest circuit, which has included a win and “best euphonium soloist” prize at Weston-Super-Mare.

A surprise send-off saw former teachers and pupils gathering at Boskenwyn Primary School to mark the departure of headteacher Drew Corser.

Staff had organised a Cornish-themed open day, which saw the pupils baking scones, alongside a delicious-looking cake:

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Check out Pendennis/Peninsular Point of View (PPV) for a lighter look at local life in both the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets.

AND This is The West Country:  look out for Rocky the Rooster's cocky comment

(Who seems to have been saved, for now at least)

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For all this news - and much, much more - don't forget to pick up your copy of the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets... Out now!


Footnote: The compiler of your weekly "sneak peeks" and Packet journalist for the past 2.5 years, Greg Fountain, is leaving for pastures new.

Thank you for reading and I hope you continue to enjoy the Packet for many years to come.

This is The West Country: Photograph of the Author "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"