100 Years of Helston Boating Lake

On 20th July, Helston’s boating lake, or to give it its official title of Coronation Park and Boating lake, will be 100 years old. I plan to hold some sort of celebration event on this day. This park and lake might be in Helston, but I know many people from the surrounding area use this lake. It is quite simply a jewel, and I am very proud to have in my division.

One of my plans is to reintroduce the on-the-lake firework display (subject to funding/costs) that was a common event in the early days of this lake. I think this would be a fitting celebration. This is not the only event planned to celebrate the event as I have formed a working party that includes the Cornwall Councillors of Helston, The Community Network, South Kerrier Alliance, Helston Town Band and Helston Town Council to help organise the day/eve. I am really pleased Helston Town Band has said it would attend this event, which I am really grateful to.

Helston's Boating Lake (Thanks to Helston People for the photo)

During my monthly report to Helston Town Council I talked of this event, and said I hoped the whole community of not just Helston, but the surrounding areas would attend these celebrations. This met with approval of not only the town council but from the many members of the public in attendance.

It was after the public participation one member of the public pressed into my hand a £20 note. I said, rather shocked, I could not take this. His simple reply was “I want to, it will help pay for the fireworks.” I had to ask another member of the public who this gentleman was. It just goes to show how generous people can be. Hopefully, at the next town council meeting, I will get the chance to say thank you.

The date for your diaries is the 20th July with more details will be announced once the working group has met and discussed any ideas. Of course, feel free to send me any ideas you have for this event.


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