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11.06.03
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 material."

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.

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Editor's notes:

Pippa Roberts can be contacted on 01209 820446 or at Number 3, Church Street, St Day from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
jason@dclark.co.uk

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