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Cornish culture community project calls for residents' views

By cg_ailsam  |  Posted: March 15, 2014

Kresen Kernow project calls for residents' views

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Cornwall Council is calling for residents views on a new centre for Cornish culture.

Kresen Kernow, a new home for the stories of Cornwall is the working title for a Cornwall Council-led project to build a new archive and local studies centre.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, the new centre will house Cornwall Council’s archives and historic collections, and will be built on the old brewery site in Redruth.

The scheme is due for completion in 2017 and members of the project team are now offering people the opportunity to share their views on the project.

Julian German, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, said: “We want the project to create a vibrant community resource and excellent research facilities so we want as many people as possible to tell us what they think.

“Your views will help us to make sure we meet the needs of everyone, across Cornwall and beyond, who might want to use it.”

The building will bring together the collections of Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record.

Together they form the biggest collection of information for studying Cornwall’s people, places, history and culture.

The formal consultation will come to St Austell’s White River Place (next to TK Maxx) between 10am and 3pm on Friday (March 21).

There will then be a further consultation road shows taking place in venues across Cornwall to enable people to learn more about the project, and share ideas and suggestions for the archive centre and its services.

For full details of the events and locations visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/kresenkernow or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kresenkernow.

There is also a survey on the Council’s website which people can use to give their views. You can read more about the project and find the online survey at www.cornwall.gov.uk/kresenkernow.

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  • westwelsh  |  March 15 2014, 9:26PM

    Well done Kresen Kernow, another step towards reclaiming our land and identity.

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