Truro stadium will be owned by Cornish Pirates, as council ponders £6 million rescue

Posted By on 7th February 2018

7th February 2018 By Peter Tremayne The magazine Business Cornwall has published more details about the proposed sports stadium for Truro, due to be considered by Cornwall Council’s cabinet next month.…

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  1. I am struggling to understand how the public will benefit that much from this huge investment, especially at a time when government grants to local authorities are being slashed and all services will have be funded from council tax and whatever money the council makes for services it provides. We are hearing daily about funding being cut for projects designed to help vulnerable groups e.g. People with mental health issues or the elderly. It is very laudable that the pirates work with children at risk of exclusion and are suggesting they could help with other health issues but that doesn’t need a huge stadium that is not even accessible by foot or cycle. Children should be able to access their local sports facility independently. And where is the community feel of the local football team? Also, how do they propose to compensate the residents of Threemilestone that this impacts upon most. Will they have free passes and use of facilities? I fear that this will end up being a money sponge like the Eden Project – too big to fail so it keeps getting public funding.

  2. I’m very sceptical about the economic arguments for sporting stadia. I do note that they will be including some kind of conference and exhibition space. There is a genuine need for an exhibition centre which is at least as big as the covered space at the Royal Cornwall Showground, and certainly bigger than what the Eden project can offer.

  3. I wonder if any of the promoters of this scheme are prepared to tell the council tax payers how much they are expecting it will add to our future bills.I don’t expect we will get any guarantees that it will be cost neutral to the public who won’t use it.

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