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Chance to rate Helston town centre supermarket cash projects
6:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Cornwall
More details of how people in Helston can shape plans for the town centre, and how to spend £250,000 of improvement cash, have been made public.
Martin Searle, the new town centre regeneration officer, is launching a public consultation at the end of this month to find out what people would like to see happen in the town.
The money – part of a larger grant given by Tesco and Sainsbury’s when they built new stores in Helston – comes with set criteria that states it must be spent on physical improvement projects in public areas of the town centre.
The public launch of the consultation will be held in the Wesley Hall at Helston Methodist Church from 7pm on Wednesday, October 30.
People present will go off into discussion groups and they will have a chance to show an interest in joining a consultation group.
Mr Searle said that the consultation would be totally “open and transparent”, and that they wanted a broad cross section of people from the community and businesses to get involved in a proactive way, with plans to also involve school pupils as they are the “future of the town”.
Mr Searle said: “Once we have a list of projects then the community will be involved in ranking these and those that are a priority will be developed and delivered.” Adding that grant funding will be sought to add to the existing funding.
He said: “It is a good opportunity for people in the town to influence the way forward.”
If people are unable to attend, Mr Searle said that this is the first of many ways to get involved and express their views with an open day being planned for a later date.
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