Award winning community centre celebrates investment
plaque has been presented to All Saints Community Centre in
recognition of the Objective One investment that has been
The plaque was officially presented to Chair of the All Saints
Community Centre board, Rev Eddy Woon, by Mark Yeoman, Deputy
Director of the Objective One Partnership.
Rev Woon said: "Not only did Objective One show
faith in our project but it has supported us and because of
that we have been able to employ three people."
The event, which took place on Thursday (November 9th) at
the centre in Tuckingmill, was organised by Community Development
Coordinator Treve James. Also present were Camborne Mayor
Charles Bickford, acting Chief Inspector Lyn Gooding, representatives
from user groups, members of the Board of Management (including
Diana Johnson who, with her husband Paddy, also runs the CLASP
Indoor Bowls Club at the centre), volunteers, members of staff
(including caretaker Ken Churches) and the Little Saints playgroup.
Following the presentation cream teas were served at the
When Mr James was appointed Community Development Coordinator
in 2002 All Saints Church Community Centre was faced with
closure, because of various problems. It has since gone from
strength to strength, was awarded The Queen's Golden
Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by groups in the community
in 2004 and was visited by Prince Edward in the same year.
In 2006 Treve James was awarded the MBE in The Queen's
New Year's Honours for services to community and social
work in West Cornwall.
Earlier this year £71,760 from the Objective One ERDF
(European Regional Development Fund) was approved for a project
worth £160,960. The money is being used to continue
to fund the post of Community Development Coordinator, increase
the post of Centre Administrator from part time to full time
and employ a part time General Assistant. This in turn means
more centre users can be supported in finding training and
Mr James said: "It has often been said that this
is probably one of the best projects of its kind in Cornwall
and is a flagship for community services.
"The centre runs seven days a week and it is multi-purpose.
Diversity is the key here and you find that people like it
because they can come in and no one will label them. They
could be just coming in for a cup of tea or to book a children's
"For instance we have conference and training facilities,
an IT suite, run weekend support groups, adult education,
Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous and have a café.
We work with groups including the Police, Social Services,
Cornwall College, Probation, Sure Start, The NHS and Cornwall
Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership,
said: "Developing our people is developing our future.
Close partnership with the voluntary and community sector
is vital in ensuring success in helping people into training
and work. The All Saints Community Centre has a proven track
record in delivering pathways to employment that are tailored
to the needs of the individual."
Some of the people that come through the doors of All Saints
are able to access further training, return to work or to
gain sheltered employment for the first time.
For further information please contact Clare Morgan, Media
Relations Manager for the Objective One Partnership Office
on 01872 223439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the All Saints Church Community
Centre through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Built in beautiful red sandstone with fine feature windows
and inner beams, this Grade II listed building is one of Tuckingmill's
best. Dating from 1845 it has a long history of working with
the community, originally built from funds raised by local
miners and the famous Basset family, it was used as the Parochial
school providing education for the children of the parish
and was used up until the changes in the education system
when a new school was built for the community at Roskear.
The All Saints Church Community Centre is an unincorporated
registered charity (number 1106896) situated in Tuckingmill.
It was officially opened as a Community Centre in December
2000 but the work of the Centre only became fully operational
with the appointment of a Community Development Coordinator
in March 2002.
The Centre is run by a management committee consisting of
six representatives of the Tuckingmill Parochial Church Council
and six elected members from local residents using the Centre.
The Board meets five times a year one meeting being the AGM.
There is also an Executive Committee that has the power to
act for the Board on any matters that do not necessitate a
full Board Meeting.
Treve James, Community Development Coordinator and Gill James,
Centre Administrator run the Centre supported by Caretaker
Ken Churches and 12 volunteers.
The Centre is a key focus for the provision of support and
personal development within the community setting of Camborne
North. It caters for a considerable number of disadvantaged
people and groups. Work is undertaken with training and education
(e.g. CLAIT, IT, Numeracy and Literacy); advice (West Cornwall
Benefits Project); social care/counseling (eg Social Services,
AA, NA, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's); with young
offenders; recovery from mental illness through providing
training in art, confidence building and IT and working with
unemployed people who have problems preventing them returning
to the job market.
Social groups from the voluntary sector using the centre are
the Cubs and Beavers, HI 5Youth Club, The Luncheon Club for
the Elderly, Breast Friends, The Caring Community Club, Little
Saints Toddlers, Kernow Cycle Club, Roskear Ladies Group,
CLASP, carpet bowls for the disabled, aerobics, keep fit and
All Saints Art Group. The centre is also used for family occasions
such as children's parties, receptions, conferences
and church meetings.
In recognition of the outstanding work that has been achieved
at All Saints the centre had a visit on the 15th April from
Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex who officially opened the
new Millennium Commission Enhancement Facilities, and met
the many groups from both the statuary and voluntary sector
who use the centre.
The centre has also received plaques from the Chairman of
Kerrier District Council and The Mayor of Camborne in recognition
of the work carried out by the centre and its volunteers.
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
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Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439