With some mild sunny weather and the knowledge that my children will be heading back to school next week, things are feeling eminently optimistic!
The projects I told you about in the last newsletter are starting to gather some momentum, in particular our work around the possible purchase and refurbishment of The Old Library. The first job that we’re doing on this project is to commission a report on our social impact by the wonderful Dr Stephen Pritchard - an independent academic and researcher, arts consultant, community artist, writer and community organiser. He’s spent the last two weeks wading through a folder of reports, plans and data and this week embarks on a process of gathering community and stakeholder testimony. He will take all of this and create an in-deapth report on the value that intoBodmin and The Old Library has had, is having and could have in Bodmin and on its community. For those of you who keep seeing my requests to do one of our surveys and putting it off until next week, I implore you to make a cup of tea and just invest 20 minutes of your time to do this one. If we can prove that what we do is having a positive impact on Bodmin, then we’ll be in a far stronger position when applying for funding, negotiating on the purchase of the building and planning for the future.
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