Cornwall news Truro doesn't need the £23m being given, says rest of Cornwall UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Boris Johnson announced during a flying visit that Truro will be getting the money as an 'under-invested' area

Cornwall news Truro doesn't need the £23m being given, says rest of Cornwall UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Boris Johnson announced during a flying visit that Truro will be getting the money as an 'under-invested' area

Cornwall news  Truro doesn't need the £23m being given, says rest of Cornwall UK news
09 April 2021 - 05:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! People in Cornwall have reacted with disbelief after the Prime Minister announced that Truro was to get £23.6 million worth of investment. The Truro Deal funding, which comes from the Government's Towns Fund, was revealed by Boris Johnson. The money was applied for last year, with the Truro Town Fund being in charge of putting the city's bid forward for a slice of the overall £3.6 billion. The Truro Deal aims to create jobs and homes in addition to plans to revitalise the city's waterfront and create new tourist attractions as part of plans for the city to become a "connected river city" that is part of a modern economic, cultural and green capital. Other proposals as part of the green travel pledge include connecting key locations in the city, including Truro College, Truro city centre and Royal Cornwall Hospital. But Cornwall residents have taken to CornwallLive's Facebook page to argue that Truro is not an "under-invested area" and other places in Cornwall are in a greater need of regeneration funding. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. Sarah Jane-Foster commented: "Oh great, more stuff we don't need! How about he gives it to the Royal Cornwall Trust (sic), social services or local mental health charities? A hefty bit of concrete development, and the city centre covered in Wifi microwave hotspots emissions isn't going to help improve the mental health of locals. "How much will it cost to dredge the area to free up the water? .... Probably half the fund!" Glenn Gatland added: "Does it really need it? Truro is one of the nicer places in Cornwall. How about investment in St Austell, Camborne or Penzance. Just another example of an out of touch Government." Kristian Bowering wrote: "There’s nothing wrong with Truro!!! Try cleaning up Newquay!! It’s probably Cornwall's biggest tourism hotspot and is starting to look tired and neglected." Nick Taylor agreed: "What about the other towns in Cornwall, oh wait probably go towards another bus lane." This referred to a fiasco a few years ago when Cornwall Council had to remove a bus lane it had created, which failed to achieve what was intended, at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds. Anna Williams added: "What about a bit of investment in North Cornwall..

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. A hospital would be handy!" Helen Stephens wrote: "Truro gets it all anyway." But others said that people who think Truro does not need the investment "probably have not been to the city for a while". Connor Grimwood explained: "It's empty... Even prior to Covid." Mark Halls added: "Truro needs a good revamp to bring it up to date and be a good lively capital city and we hope attract more shops." Stephen Parkinson wrote: "Sounds good, Truro needs something to make it special again. Shopping is a dying thing, so more about entertainment and hospitality. The river is amazing natural resource and could make it a beautiful waterfront city with all tides access." The fund will be used to also create new ferry terminals with berthing facilities and pontoons and aim to transform Boscawen Park into a "go-to destination" with a proposed new winter garden aiming to "build on Truro's national reputation as a city of bloom". A representation of Truro Community Hub (Image: Phil Winch, CPL / Truro Town Fund) Also part of the plans will be the creation of 'The Hive', a state-of-the-art building in the heart of Truro which will "provide a blueprint of how innovation, enterprise and education will weave together in the future'" and will be part of the proposed Pydar development on the edge of Truro city centre. This is intended to include hundreds of homes, student beds and restaurant, retail and business space on the area including the former Carrick District Council offices, Vaiduct car park and Truro Bowl. Read more bout that here. But some CornwallLive readers made different suggestions of investments in Truro. David New said: "The council needs to update the public conveniences. At present they are a disgrace for a city like Truro." James Luke Tresidder added: "How about using some of the money to deal with the homeless problem?" Mal Stone commented: "Dig up Lemon Quay and make it into a harbour again..." What the Truro Deal will fund Truro Harbour and Lemon Quay Truro Community Hub Green Transport The Hive at Pydar New Life for City Buildings Boscawen Park Sport and Recreation Hub More stories from Cornwall Decade life expectancy gap between poor and rich parts of Cornwall The sad truth of the unpaid carers in Cornwall at breaking point

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