The recreation ground at Trewint was bequeathed to the Parish in the 1950’s. Since then it has been home to St Minver Football Club.
For the last 30years it has also been home for the St Minver Scouts and Guides, and the pre-school along with the play area that was refurbished with a grant from Cornwall Council in 2002.
Lowlands Parish Council maintain the site along with the public toilets.
Each group has grown over the years and maintained their own buildings, but despite the best efforts of all those involved with the exception of the pre-school which is a new, more recent build, the cost of on- going repairs is increasing and beyond the fund raising that each group can achieve.
We aim to develop the existing facilities and create a new vibrant Community Hub that provides a central meeting place for all. To provide a safe, environment friendly, cost effect building and meeting place that is accessible to all who wish to use it.
We want to meet the needs of the existing users and provide comprehensive facilities and services that meet the needs of the local community. The intention is that St Minver Community hub will be sustainable and operate on a self- funding basis.
As part of the St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Plan preparation process a questionnaire seeking opinions on a Community Centre was very favourably supported. The St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Plan has now been adopted and a New Community Centre is listed as one of the Infrastructures Priorities.
St Minver Lowlands Parish Council formed a sub-committee to look into the possibility of providing a new community building on site to re home all the present users and to incorporate a space to house the Parish Council.
Following an open day and survey undertaken last year, where we gathered feedback from the local community, we plan to include rentable space for other users, provide space for a small concession to be leased out in order to create income for the upkeep. There will also be additional parking. With all the information received, plans were drawn up and planning permission granted.
With the support of St Minver Lowlands Parish Council, we have formed a Community Interest Company called St Minver Community Hub in January 2019.