Official re-opening of Lostwithiel Community Centre
8th July 2017
The Lostwithiel Community Association was delighted to welcome the new Mayor of Lostwithiel, Her Worship Pam Jarrett, at a ceremony this afternoon to officially re-open the Lostwithiel Community Centre after its closure following storm damage last year.
The Centre's continuing resurgence has already enabled it to provide a new location for much needed Post Office facilities on two days a week, following a collaboration with Lostwithiel's Cornwall Councillor, Colin Martin, and it has subsequently been delighted to be able to offer a regular parking facility for the equally much needed Lloyds Bank Mobile Banking Service on a further two days a week.
Regular users of the Centre now include the popular Antiques Fairs on each second Sunday of the month, Toy Fairs on each third Sunday of every other month, and weekly gatherings for such diverse activities as Yoga, Bounce Dance Academy, Bible Study, Zumba, Spanish classes, and the Kernow Forno Pizza Café each Monday evening, with new activities of one sort or another joining or re-joining virtually every week.
Meanwhile, the newly opened branch in the Centre of the Victorian-styled Miss V's Cream Teas (also offering morning coffee and light lunches), is proving to be a complementary success hugely exceeding expectations, and attracting visitors in its own right quite apart from providing high quality catering for Centre users.
Acting Chair, Chris Short, commented:
"We're delighted at last to have been able to re-open all parts of the Centre, to introduce the new Tea Rooms, and to have been able to bring together a wonderful team of local folk to man it, led by its new, delightful and ever-effervescent Manager, Karen King, to provide the full range of behind-the-scenes services necessary to support it and keep it flourishing.
Practical and financial assistance from the Town Council, local businesses, organisations, trades-people and individuals has been both heart-warming and of immense practical and psychological support, and today's official re-opening by Her Worship the Mayor sets the seal on a recovery seemingly much-welcomed and now well under way.
We hope as many people as possible will come to learn that the Centre is now once again fully available and looking forward to welcoming them and their activities too, and that it will continue from strength to strength as a increasingly well-used resource for this wonderful community and its surrounding areas."