Lottery Cash Could Fund Carn Gwaval Centre

Old primary school at Carn Gwaval

The Council is applying for Lottery cash to fund the new Health and Wellbeing centre at the old primary school in Carn Gwaval.

The plan is to centralise Lifelong Learning and Health and Wellbeing services in one place, including a gym.

There’ll be a privately run nursery within the development too.

The LAG will be approached to fund the Memory Cafe and Sensory Garden and the Town Hall has found £53,000 of its own funds.

Councillors have heard that a steering group, which includes hospital staff, Memory Cafe volunteers and Island Response, will work with Council departments who have created the draft plan.

Architects from Plymouth have been hired at a cost of £14,400 with separate cost consultants from Redruth winning a £6000 contract to ensure the Council isn’t being overcharged for work and materials for the build.

Vice Chair of Council, Marian Bennett told members she felt the quotes were quite reasonable.

Councillor Richard McCarthy said it is a very important development for St Mary’s but he re-stated his view that there has to be an appropriately surfaced and lit path to the site to make sure the facility is used.