Our town centres welcome you

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

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Welcome back!

Discover our towns – they’re the heart of our communities

Shop safely – stay Covid-alert

Thank you for choosing to visit our local town centres and high streets to shop, do business and socialise. It’s important to give them our support. They’re at the heart of our communities and still working hard to minimise the Covid-risk.

Remember to follow the safety measures they have in place to help you feel comfortable:

  • Pavement and floor signage for social distancing
  • Face coverings in shops (unless exempt)
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • More frequent cleaning
  • Respect social distancing
  • Protective screens
  • Encouraging contactless payments


  1. Be safe - be considerate, responsible and patient
  2. Remember to:
    • wash your hands often
    • use the free sanitiser stations
    • use contactless payment
    • put on a face covering when needed

Discover our towns

Our towns have lots to offer

Find out what’s going on in our towns and local neighbourhood shopping areas and what they have to offer from the direct links to their own websites below:
















St Austell

St Ives


Downloadable posters for businesses

The following posters have been designed for use following the lifting of Covid restrictions on 19th July 2021. They are an added support to businesses where needed:

About the funding

Media release: Funding extended to help reopened towns roll out the welcome mat

This project has up to £609,639 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

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