Royal Cornwall Show Invitation
The Objective One Partnership will be at this year's
Royal Cornwall Show (Stand 76) and as part of the celebration
of Programme success there will be exciting exhibits, interesting
people to meet and brand new project announcements.
Also in the marquee will be representatives and exhibits
from some of the key projects involved in the journey towards
a better economy that has been going on since the Objective
One Programme began in 2000. This will include the Combined
Universities in Cornwall (CUC), Unlocking Cornish Potential
(UCP) and actnow.
The CUC is the Objective One flagship project, enabling
a major expansion of university-level education and research
in Cornwall. Unlocking Cornish Potential builds on the CUC
by placing graduates with businesses in the region. actnow
is the project that was spearheaded by a partnership led by
Cornwall Enterprise and British Telecom and has meant the
roll out of high speed broadband internet access across 99%
of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
As well as the organised events there will be UCP graduates
on hand to talk and give demonstrations including showing
the capabilities of a high tech waterproof fleece, health
testing, slide skating (skateboarding) and sewage screens.
The latest issue of Stranger Magazine will also be launched
at the stand. actnow will have laptop computers
to demonstrate wireless connections and CUC will be exhibiting
a prototype robot designed for the mining industry.
As well as at this stand, other Objective One projects and
partners will be putting on events throughout the three-day
show. For instance the Cornwall Agricultural Council Development
Team will have its own stand (414), the Eden Project will
be on stand 272 and Seafood Cornwall, on 410, will be showcasing
pollack and mackerel with cookery demonstrations and free
tastings. Taste of the West and Organic South West (jointly
on 399 in the WFU Food and Farming Pavilion, and OSW on 414)
will be hosting a number of produce related events.
For further information please contact Clare Morgan on 01872
223439 / 07973 813647 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles
of Scilly began in 2000. The investment will flow until 2008
but all projects must be approved by the end of this year
Events at the Objective One Partnership marquee number 76:
Thursday June 8th
Unlocking Cornish Potential. This will be a new announcement
about brand new, future investment for this highly successful
project and will involve current UCP graduates talking about
their work in Cornwall.
Launch of Eden Project's tea performance, which will
then be performed at Eden for the rest of the season.
Friday June 9th
Visit by David Brewer, Lord Mayor of the City of London. This
is part of "The City Comes to Cornwall Day". Mary Watkins,
Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Plymouth will also
be on the stand on Thursday morning and she will be available
to talk to the media about the advances in health-related
education in Cornwall via the Knowledge Spa.
An exciting announcement involving investment in the groundbreaking
Agrifood Innovation Centre being built at Duchy College, Stoke
Climsland. This centre, which is part of the Combined Universities
in Cornwall initiative, will be a huge boost for all areas
of local food production.
For further information please contact the Objective One
Communications Team, Tel: 01872 223439 / 07973 813647, Email:
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly began in 2000.The investment will flow until 2008 but
all projects must be approved by the end of this year (2006).
To date more than £336 million of Objective One has
been approved for more than 800 projects. This money is match
funded. These projects, which have received investment from
four funds (agricultural, fisheries, social and regional development)
are grouped into ten key investment clusters which are:
||The way to work
||Training and skills
||Local produce and added value
||Sites and premises
||The knowledge economy
It has been confirmed that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
are eligible for a Convergence programme that will follow
on from the current Objective One programme. Although the
exact details have yet to be finalised it is already clear
that there will be a number of differences between Convergence
and Objective One. The agricultural / rural and fisheries
investments of the Objective One programme will become part
of mainstream national programmes. Because Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly have qualified for a Convergence programme
it looks very probable that there will be 'ring-fenced'
budgets for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly within the national
rural and fish programmes.
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439