CCG Visits Cornwall's Living Landmarks Project

CCG Visits Cornwall's Living Landmarks ProjectSchemes that have been successful in securing funding through the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks programme got together today at Robinson’s Shaft in Pool to share their learning experiences delivering community regeneration projects in the UK.

The semi-derelict mine complex will be restored as part of the multi-million pound Heartlands project by Kerrier District Council. The project was awarded £22.3 million  from the Big Lottery Fund last November and will see a World Heritage Site and parkland created over 7.5 hectares of former mining land in Pool.

Along with Heartlands, The  East Belfast Partnership’s Connswater Community Greenway and Falkirk Council’s The Helix received multi-million-pound grants. Sustrans’ Connect2 project to revitalise walking and cycling across 79 communities was voted as the winner of the People’s £50m Contest – part of the wider Living Landmarks programme – by ITV viewers last December*.

Jon Eastwood, Manager of the Living Landmarks programme at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “This meeting has given these four projects a valuable opportunity to discuss and learn from the successes and challenges that each is having in creating a Living Landmark that will transform their communities.”

Scott James, Programme Director said, “We are delighted to host this event in Pool, both to showcase the aspirations of Heartlands, but importantly to continue to understand and learn from these other superb projects from across the United Kingdom.  The exciting thing for the projects visiting Heartlands at this particular time is that work is about to commence on site, and with such improvements to take place over the next 18 months those learning more about our scheme will see a great transformation when the hopefully return in 2010 to see the completed project”