Funding provides the 'key' for major
St Columb community project
The St Columb Major Old Market Centre feasibility study has
been awarded £30,000 from the newly established Objective
One funded 'Rural Key Fund' with the help of Restormel
Regeneration Partnership's Integrated Area Plan (IAP)
The feasibility study is the next stage in developing an
innovative multifunctional community building and public garden
on the site of the old cattle market, which has not been used
since the mid 1980s. It is planned to use local re-cycled
materials so that the building will complement and reflect
the beautiful, surrounding architecture of St Columb. It will
also be designed to be as energy and water efficient as possible.
Dave Shapcott, Chairman of St Columb Major Old Market Centre
Steering Group who are developing the project, said, "We
are extremely delighted to have gained the funding for the
feasibility study, which is an important next step in achieving
the project. The study will explore the possible options that
we can take to achieve the project and ensure that it really
meets the needs of the community."
The Steering Group have worked very closely with Sally Heard,
who is the IAP Development Officer for Newquay and its Rural
Hinterland. "This is another example of how we can successfully
work with community projects and develop ongoing, long term,
effective relationships with the leading group." Sally
commented, "We are delighted to support this really innovative
project that will make a such a big difference to St Columb
and its community."
Catherine Roberts, Key Fund Manager at Cornwall Enterprise,
added, "The Rural Key Fund was set up to enable community
groups to get involved in local regeneration and deliver their
own Objective One projects. This project will enable the group
to move closer to providing the residents of St Columb Major
with a valuable resource for the future."
Restormel Regeneration Partnership was established
in 2000, with the object of making Restormel '
more prosperous and lively area..' by making maximum
use of the opportunities for regeneration.
Integrated Area Plans (IAPs) are the way in which Objective
One can help communities. These are the plans that integrate
the economic, social and environmental aspects of the Objective
One programme into a framework for use in a specific area.
There are eleven plans throughout Cornwall, three of which
(St Austell Bay, China Clay Area, and Newquay & its Rural
Hinterland) are covered by Restormel.
The Objective One funded Integrated Area Plan team
was established in February 2001 to deliver the three IAPs
for Restormel. It can help with developing and supporting
community based projects who wish to apply for Objective One
The RRP team is funded by Objective One, the South
West of England Regional Development Agency, Imerys, Restormel
Borough Council, and Health Action Zone.
For further information contact:
Administration Officer, RRP IAP team
Tel: 01726 623735
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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