Town Team – Helston

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Helston Town Team was voted Best Town Team by the Association of City and Town Management in 2013. What makes them relatively unique is that they are governed by a board that not only acts as a steering committee but who organise initiatives themselves. Between them, the 17 board members head project groups that work on a range of improvements in different fields. This approach has led to over 20 small and larger initiatives in its first year of existence, including:

– removing redundant signage
– a new town map
– flower baskets
– a variety of markets, including a Christmas, summer and regular Monday and Friday markets
– a Helston guide
– town tidying events (street cleanups)
– a new brand for Helston
– business support via breakfast networking meetings, a town forum and regular newsletters