Signs of revival in St Day
Something unusual has been happening in the old mining village
of St Day over the last few months. Instead of the usual tale
of gloom and doom as another business folds and another shop
becomes empty and deserted, the people of St Day have been
intrigued to watch as a long-derelict property has undergone
a slow but steady transformation and for the first time in
many long years a new shop has OPENED in St Day.
The development of business growth in St Day and other rural
villages in the area is something that is at the forefront
of the Mining Villages Regeneration Group's agenda. This
group is part of Objective One's Integrated Area Plan
and is supported by Kerrier District Council's Regeneration
Team in developing sustainable regeneration projects that
will ensure a prosperous future for both the people and the
economy of the North Kerrier area.
'Make Do and Mend' has been the philosophy used in the
painstaking restoration of the property by Pippa Roberts and
her partner, Dennis Bray, so 'Make Do and Mend'
seemed an appropriate name for their new business. Pippa is
offering exactly these services to her customers: "Anything
that requires sewing and I'll do it!" says Pippa. "I
will make anything from a wedding dress to a sofa cover, and
mend anything from a hole in a sock to a zip in trousers.
And in between, I do any type of textile craft that re-uses
Unfortunately, Pippa has found that one person cannot stock
a whole shop, and so she is looking for other local craftsmen
who work with recycled materials: wood, glass, metal, papier
mache, mosaics, etc, to exhibit their work in her gallery.
Pippa Roberts can be contacted on 01209 820446
or at Number 3, Church Street, St Day from Tuesday to Friday,
10am to 5pm.
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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