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Community led projects leading the way for regenerating Bodmin’s town centre

Earlier this year the Bodmin Town Centre Charrette brought local people together to co-design a vision for the future of their town centre.

Bodmin Town Team is working to finalise the Action Plan for delivering the resulting vision and some exciting community led projects are already well underway.

Determined to preserve The Old Library for the town and transform it into a sustainable and inclusive resource, intoBodmin has succeeded in raising £400,000 to carry out a package of extensive refurbishments.

An idea put forward by the local community during the Charrette was to improve the appearance of the opes (alleyways) which link the town centre with the rest of the town. Bodmin College’s Digital Media students will be working on this project as part of their degree module for the coming year.

Bodmin’s tourist attractions are working together to increase visitor numbers to the town, starting with a new walking tour of the town centre and plans to encourage more coaches to visit Bodmin.

Bodmin Way has also worked hard to develop a Community Larder which has now more than 250 members and distributes more than 750 kgs of food every week.


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