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27.05.05
Fistral Surf Centre provides more than double the amount of jobs forecast

Restormel Borough Council's Economic Development Team is pleased to announce that investment into the Fistral Surf Centre has paid off. The centre has exceeded expectations by providing double the amount of jobs forecast and attracting several new surfing competitions.

The successful creation of a waterfront restaurant and retail facilities, as well as the re-development of the café, has seen the number of jobs rise beyond expectation. The beach also played host to 7 new competitions and saw an expansion of regular events.

The Fistral International Surf Centre has been a major success in the regeneration of Newquay. Working in partnership with a private developer, Restormel Borough Council has been able to provide high quality accommodation for the British Surfing Association and Surf Life Saving Club. The re-development of the site, including public toilets and showers, has contributed to the number of Newquay's beaches providing first class facilities for visitors and locals.

Karen Walton from the British Surfing Association says: "The provision of excellent facilities for the competitor and spectator may be the reason why we have seen a rise in the number of junior and women’s events at our shores. Moving our association to Fistral has raised our profile, our workload and we are employing double the amount of staff.”

Paul Wright, Newquay Tourism Development Manager says: "This initiative clearly shows what can be achieved in partnership between the public and private sector. Newquay has a facility it can be justifiably proud of and one that has led to the visitors and residents both seeing the benefits.”

The Fistral International Surf Centre was co-financed by Restormel Borough Council, Cornwall County Council, a private contribution and £500,000 of Objective One investment.

For further information please contact Emma Sommerwill, the Community Regeneration Facilitator, Newquay on 01726 223547 or email: emma.sommerwill@restormel.gov.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Fistral Surf Centre through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Clare Morgan
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Objective One Partnership Office
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Mobile: 07973 813647
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cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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