Blisland Community Centre
Blisland Community Centre opened in March 2006 replacing
a rusting shipping container that had been donated to the
residents seven years earlier.
The £573,000 environmentally smart community centre,
built by Rok, is now home to the village post office and shop,
GP consulting room, an internet cafe and three small business
units. The community-led project came about following an investment
of £157,000 from Objective One, £230,000 from
the South West of England Regional Development Agency and
more than £50,000 raised by villagers themselves.
Arthur Ludgate, Blisland Community Amenity Centre Management
Committee, said: "We tried to think of everything
the community wanted. We consulted with all groups young and
old and we employed architects who understood not only our
needs but also the requirements of the Disability Discrimination
Act. By exceeding these requirements we have catered for the
There are three disabled parking spaces out of a total of
nine; a drop off point in front of the shop and a lay-by on
the ramped road from the car park for those who are mobile
but need to rest. The post office has two low level counters;
the café has flexible seating and the consultation
suite has disabled and baby changing facilities.
Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership,
said: "Community-led regeneration initiatives are
an important part of supporting wealth creation in Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly. The residents of Blisland have worked
for years to see this come to fruition."
Money for the project also came from Cornwall County, North
Cornwall District and Blisland Parish Councils; the Countryside
Agency; the Post Office and Tridos Bank.
For further information please contact Clare Morgan, Media
Relations Manager for the Objective One Partnership. Tel:
01872 223439 /07973 813647. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
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Telephone: 01872 223439