Tin Coast Partnership update
The Tin Coast Partnership are delighted to discover that they have been awarded Coastal Community Team status.
The partnership, which includes members from Geevor Mine, Cornwall Council, The Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, National Trust, St Just Town Council and Cornwall 365, was formed to coordinate the development of a destination in the far west. Its aim is to become a place to see the best of the legacy of Cornish Mining. Their focus is on developing tourism in the area in a sustainable way that respects and promotes its heritage as well as benefitting the local economy.
An application was submitted by the group in autumn last year to become a Coastal Community Team, which is a government-run scheme through the Coastal Communities Alliance. They enable and acknowledge local groups who wish to come together and develop a common plan for their area. Successful applicants to the scheme are awarded funding to assist with the implementation of their vision and will gain access to bid to the Coastal Community Fund.
Initial funding of £10,000 will be used to develop the Tin Coast Partnership further, establishing its economic plan and brand. A 'business supporter scheme' will be set up, which it hopes local businesses will choose to join to work together to raise the profile for tourism in the St Just-in-Penwith Parish area for the benefit of the community as a whole.
Ian Marsh, the National Trust’s General Manager for the area said, ‘We’re delighted that the Tin Coast Partnership now has Coastal Community Team status. We hope it will encourage visitors to seek out the best of the area’s heritage and natural environment, respecting it and learning its stories and in turn benefitting the local economy.’
Councillor Sue James said, 'It is really good for the area of St Just that we have become a Coastal Community Team and can continue the work of our informal partnership to promote and hopefully enhance local facilities for the benefit of locals and visitors. I look forward to starting to engage with local people and businesses over ideas for our community.'