Heartlands points the way

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Kirsty Davies and Malcolm Moyle
Kirsty Davies and Malcolm Moyle

People living and passing through Pool may have noticed newly installed Heartlands signs around the village.

The Heartlands team have put two display boards up in Pool to keep the community up to date with the project’s progress. The signs, which are situated outside of the Bassett Institute, on Station Road and on Dudnance Lane will include artist’s impressions of the site and general news about the £29.5million million project.

The new signs in the village coincide with launch of a new Heartlands website. Visitors to the mini-site will be able to keep up to date with everything happening on site, read about the project and its ambitions. A full version of the Heartlands web site will go live to coincide with the official start on site in summer next year.

Carolyn Rule, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “The new Heartlands mini-site and community signs are both fantastic resources for everyone to keep up to date with the exciting project. Heartlands is an inspiring project and the new mini-site captures this vibrancy and will give visitors and exciting preview of all that’s to come.”

Malcolm Moyle, Carn Brea Parish Councillor who joined with Heartlands Community Project Manager, Kirsty Davies, to pin on the first pieces of information to the new boards last week, said: “Heartlands is a really exciting project for everyone in the community and these new community display boards will mean everyone can stay up to date with everything’s that’s happening on site. The new mini site will also be a really great resource for anyone in the community or beyond to keep up to date with the project.”

Kirsty Davies, Heartlands Community Project Manager, added: “The new Heartlands boards will be a great way for members of the community to see for themselves how the project is progressing. The community boards will feature the latest information about the development and artist’s impressions of the site so everyone can be reminded about the scale of this exciting project.”

Heartlands is planned to transform Cornwall’s most derelict urban area into an inspirational cultural landscape. Heartlands became a reality in 2007 after receiving a £22.3 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks programme, the only project in England to be awarded this funding. Additional funding has been provided by the Homes and Communities Agency, the national housing and regeneration agency for England and Cornwall Council. All funding for the project is secure and major works are planned to start in 2010.