Mevagissey Activity Centre
The project, which has involved the area around Mevagissey
for the past 5 years, has now secured funding to enable an
activity centre to be built that will benefit the whole area,
including Gorran, Gorran Haven, St Ewe, Pentewan and of course
It has now secured investment from the Rural Renaissance
Fund and Objective One through the ERDF. This is a major coup
for Mevagissey and is the culmination of years of work. The
latest investment amounts of over £325,000 are additional
to the £583,007 from Sport England and the Big Lottery
Restormel Borough Council gave the original £150,000
to get the scheme its vital first support and two charities
working jointly have raised £55,000 locally. These are
The Mevagissey Playing Field and Mevagissey on the Move Committees.
The total project costs amount to over £1,250,000. Work
is to commence shortly and finish in the New Year 2006.
It will have an emphasis on services provided for young people,
the economically inactive and the elderly. It will allow access
to a range of services including training, business advice,
vocational courses, employment skills, youth advice, healthy
living sessions and outreach health services. In addition
to these there will be three business units and an information
The Active England programme will enable the three clubs
already functioning, (football, tennis and bowling) to have
changing facilities, showers and a social area with a large
community hall. The aim is to increase sporting facilities
to improve health and to drive up the participation in sport.
The mix at this 'Hub' club is to provide a valuable asset
to regenerate the area and has always been seen as a regeneration
scheme in its own right. It marks the start of other initiatives
throughout the areas to improve the quality of life for all.
The playing field has along its length the National Cycle
trail and is close to the Coastal Path. These will also be
targeted to use the centre as a base with which to explore
the area and its links to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
A dedicated band of local people after several disappointments
with failed applications and buildings bought by developers
whilst they tried to raise funds to buy have, with the wholehearted
support of the Restormel Borough Councils' Regeneration Team
now succeeded. They pay tribute to all their supporters and
helpers for backing them but in particular Sport England,
Restormel BC, RCP and Government Office for the South West,
all who gave time to help. These awards are hard won against
fierce competition and represent the only award in Cornwall
from the Active England Programme.
For further information please contact A. Hooper on 01726
842512, or Kate Berrington of Sport England 020 7273 1862.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Mevagissey Activity
Centre through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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