Resident’s Input Invited on Future of Penzance Promenade

Resident’s Input Invited on Future of Penzance Promenade

Cornwall Council have invited Penzance residents and businesses to have their say on plans for a major resurfacing scheme to revitalise the town’s promenade.

They are set to hold a drop-in event on Saturday 25 May on the promenade opposite the Queens Hotel between 10:00am and 2:00pm. In the event of poor weather conditions, the drop-in will be held inside the hotel.

Improvements are due to be completed and ready ahead of the Tour of Britain road cycling event in 2020, which will see a field of world class cyclists assemble on the promenade for the start of the race.

Work to investigate the structural condition of the Penzance Promenade, which has been battered by storms in recent years, has already begun and Cornwall Council is asking groups in the area for their opinion on how it should look once finished.

The feedback from these events will be displayed at a public exhibition in the town later in the summer.

Cornwall Councillor for Penzance Promenade Jim McKenna said: “I encourage as many people as possible to come along and have their say. The fantastic news that the 2020 Tour of Britain will start from Penzance means that we can now look forward, not just to the race and the boost that will give our town, but also long-awaited investment into the promenade, which will benefit residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “Our residents know best what works for their community and so it is tremendously important that they are involved and have an opportunity to share their ideas on how the area should look. Regenerating the promenade, which has taken a battering over recent years, will encourage more visitors to come to the area which will in turn contribute to the local economy.”

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