Update on Cornubia
Thanks to support from Ocean Housing, Liverty and Department of Work and Pensions we were able to open the front part of the building in February to start a Job Club and to welcome our first tenants: Purl-A-Row, Cultivate Cornwall and Tex with a Difference.
Job Club: Free advice and guidance for those who are seeking employment, every Monday morning (10am-Midday). Use computers free of charge to prepare and update CV’s, research job vacancies and write job applications. Advice available on interview skills; searching on-line for job vacancies; writing applications; and promoting yourself. The Job Club is funded by Par Bay Big Local and run by volunteers, with the support of REED in Partnership who can help people to access ‘Work Routes’ – a funded programme offering unemployed people:
- tailored training to increase confidence and enhance skills.
- access to exclusive vacancies and voluntary placements.
- financial help with travel costs to attend interviews or training.
- Financial help to purchase uniforms, or any PPE needed to start a new job.
Building Work Continues: We are currently having the ground floor hall stripped and varnished before resuming decoration works to have it open by 1st May. Water ingress upstairs means that further work is needed before this level can be opened. We need volunteers to help redecorate on:
- Monday 26th March
- Tuesday 27th March
- All dates between Monday 16th April and Thursday 19th April
- All dates between Monday 23rd April and Thursday 26th April
We will be open 9.30am to 3.30pm on these dates, so if you would like to give us a hand, even for part of a day, that would be great. You must be reasonably fit and agile as the work will be repetitive and likely to involve some stretching, lifting and carrying. You must be over 16 years old and wear old clothes suitable for decorating. Tea and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch if wanted.
To Follow: A programme of events and activities will be pulled together over the coming months to suit people of all ages and abilities (watch this space). If meanwhile you are interested in hiring a space at Cornubia, please call Carolyn 07480 135818 or 01726 814184 or email email@example.com We would be happy to show you around.
We are looking for a Development manager for this exciting new project in Par. The Development Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing the vision for Cornubia to make it a recognised centre of excellence for community engagement, creativity and enterprise. This will include developing income streams through marketing, partnerships, and fundraising to make the business sustainable within 5 years.
Hours: 22.5hrs per week
For more details contact Par Bay Community Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s been happening?
Update December 2017
We are on-track (thanks to support from Ocean Housing who supplied us with builders and decorators) to open the front of the building by 5th February 2018. We are hopeful that our first tenants will move in then and that we will have a computer room available for use by the local job club, debt advice services and others who need a small space for meetings, etc.
- Monday 8th Jan Friday 12th Jan
- Monday 15th Jan Friday 19th Jan
- Monday 22nd Jan Friday 26th Jan
The building will be open between 9am and 5pm on these days. If you would like to come and give us a hand, even for part of a day, that would be great. You must be reasonably fit and agile as the work will be repetitive and likely to involve some stretching, lifting and carrying. You must be over 16 years old and wear your own old clothes suitable for decorating. Tea and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch if you intend to come a whole day. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kevin Marsh on 01208 873 166 so we can get an idea of volunteer numbers.
Building work will continue on the First Floor during January and February. We then hope to have another blitz of volunteer decorating in March, so that the whole of Cornubia can be made ready for use from the 1st May 2018. If anyone is interested in hiring spaces in Cornubia, they can make a booking by calling Sally on 01726 812710 or emailing email@example.com
Finally, we have started recruiting for a Development Manager who will be responsible for developing and implementing the vision for Cornubia to make it a recognised centre of excellence for creativity, enterprise and community engagement. This will include developing income streams through marketing, partnerships, and fundraising to make the business sustainable within 5 years. Details for the position can be found at http://parbaybiglocal.org.uk/job-vacancy/ The deadline for applying for this post is the 8th January 2018.
May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2018.
Par Bay Community Trust