First funding for leisure hub

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Plans for improved indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities in Truro have received their first tranche of Town Deal Funding.

Awarded £5.2 million from the Truro Towns Fund, the Boscawen Sport and Recreation Hub has received its first grant payment of £464,251.

“We are delighted to see this project moving forward thanks to Town Deal funding,” said Alan Stanhope, chair of the Truro Town Deal Board. “Well done to the City Council which has worked extremely hard to develop these plans and I look forward to seeing work start on the new Sport and Recreation Hub in the summer.”

Specific plans for the new facility in Boscawen Park include:

  • Revitalising the park as a ‘Green’ hub for sports activities, with a focus on health and wellbeing for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Improving the sports facilities including a new all-weather playing pitch and sports hub.
  • Conserving the historic parkland landscape and character, celebrating Truro’s horticultural heritage.
  • Emphasising the parks green and natural setting by improving access to the riverside pathways, with views to Truro.
  • Revitalising those areas within the park which have been neglected and also address issues of drainage and access.
  • Improving the existing performance space, serving as multifunctional space for informal outdoor activity.
  • Enhancing the existing play space with more green and natural play.
  • Improving sustainable transport connections to the park and promote cycling and walking.
  • Promoting links to the wider area within footpaths and cycleways and the Lighterage Quay Bridge connectivity to Newham and its business

The Boscawen Sport and Recreation Hub project is being led by Truro City Council.