hrajoin-iconThe 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 the Helford 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 Helford River Association 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.

Aug 10 2016

Anna Maria Creek Progress

The Helford River Association have been informed by the Principal Development Officer (Enforcement) of Cornwall Council, that they have completed their investigations with the boat owner at Anna Maria Creek, whom it appears has once again been using his vessel for residential purposes whilst moored there.

Jul 15 2016

Duchy Oyster Farm To End Operations

The Oyster Barge at Tremanyne Quay

After more than ten years of oyster farming on the Helford River, the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm Company will close its operations from 2017. The business has operated from Duchy premises since 2005.

Jun 13 2016

The Helford River Association Presentation On The Road

Helford River Association executive director Georgie Higgs has in the last month, been giving the Association’s PowerPoint presentation to parish councils within the Helford and East Lizard area.

Jun 10 2016

Illegal Immigrants Story “Blown Out Of Proportion”

Following reports in the local and national press of a people smuggling ring operating in the Helford River, a local Police Community Support Officer described the reports as “blown out of proportion”.


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