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Communities in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Area have been awarded a total of £47,300 to help them run local services and organisations. The grants have been awarded by the area’s Community Network Panel, using money allocated from Cornwall Council’s ‘Local Devolution Fund’.

The Local Devolution Fund, which totals £608,000, has been divided between Cornwall’s 19 Community Network Panels.  It can be used to support the devolution of Cornwall Council services and assets to town and parish councils, and other local organisations, or to support local partnership working projects.

  • Cornwall BMX Racing Club, who are planning on using the funding to provide a world class facility at Carn Brea so that the young people of Cornwall can compete on a national level.

Mark England, Chairman of Cornwall BMX Racing Club, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and its partners to develop a much needed high standard BMX Racing facility in Cornwall. We are grateful to Cornwall Council for this contribution towards taking on the management and development of this community sports facility which also has wider benefits to the whole of the South West and will attract riders from across UK.”

Click here for more details from www.cornwall.gov.uk

Photo by MP George Eustice