It is good to know that the hub is now fully open twice a week with a nurse led service as well as prescription collection. The lockdown has proven what a great community we have and how everyone pulls together in a time of crisis. The community hub committee saw the loss of the doctor’s surgery as a crisis and were not surprised when so many generous donations were made to providing the new clinically equipped building. We are hoping that over time we can attract other services to operate from the hub so that it can be used to its full potential.
Although the hub is a great success, it did take the onus slightly off the main objective to deliver a new community hub building. We can now concentrate fully on the fundraising but, given the difficult times we are living in, holding events is of course not possible.
Please help us to keep the project moving. If you have any ideas for grant funding that we may not be aware of or if indeed you would like to make a donation, we would be hugely grateful. I cannot stress enough that this new building is aimed at our local residents and young people for their use all year round, making a new home for the Scout and Guide Groups, and Football Club, together with creating new facilities for other user groups will not only secure their future within the village, but hopefully make their running costs less onerous.
We are working with South West Community Builds to bring the project together at the best possible price, and we have the enthusiasm and drive as was proven by the clinical hub, all we need is the funding!
Cornwall Councillor for St Minver and St Endellion
Chair of the St Minver Community Hub Group.