Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Helford River Association, now in its 50th year, aims

  • To safeguard and help maintain the unique charms of the Helford River and the surrounding countryside.
  • To exercise the closest scrutiny in relation to proposed developments or changes in that area.
  • To protect the existing rights of the public over the water and its shores.
  • To make representations to the authorities in any case where it appears that the area will be adversely affected by any proposals, or where it appears that any part of the area could be improved for the benefit of the public at large.

The HRA represents a wide variety of stakeholders from around the River – with the common aim of preserving the Helford from inappropriate and intrusive development.  An elected Committee meet quarterly to consider current issues which arise concerning the river.  The HRA is open to all and new members are always welcome.  A membership application can be downloaded here.

An Annual General Meeting is held in March each year and occasionally an Emergency Meeting may be called to deal with urgent matters. The Association holds an Autumn Social Event in September of each year, usually at an interesting venue close to the river.

25th February 2016: Georgie Higgs Appointed Executive Director

At last September’s AGM, attendees approved a proposal from the Committee to appoint an Executive Director to lead a revival of the Association in coming months. So, it is with great pleasure that I am now able to announce that, following an open recruitment process, we have appointed Mrs. Georgie Higgs LL.M., as Executive Director of the Helford River Association. The appointment is for an initial six month period.

Georgie has previously been involved with Portreath Harbour Association, Kerrier District Council and Coastline Housing Ltd. She therefore brings to us a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise. Her professional background of planning, development, legal and administration will be real asset to the HRA. In her position as Executive Director she will be rolling out a series of events aimed at lifting the profile of the HRA, explaining our role to a wider audience and increasing our membership. We hope to be forging links with business, other interest groups and employers, encouraging them to become corporate members of the HRA.

We will be working closely with our present partners and stakeholders who will also help focus the resources of the HRA towards meaningful and tangible campaigns, whilst keeping the ethos and mission statement of the HRA at the heart of our endeavours.

Georgie’s contact details are given below and she would be pleased to hear from any of you. An official announcement to local media will follow very soon. I hope, like me, you wish Georgie a successful engagement and will support her activities as appropriate.


Melvyn Jackson
Chairman and Acting Secretary

Georgie Higgs can be contacted at:
Email: Tel: 07815 490506

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