A REDRUTH head teacher’s plans for a £500,000 state-of-the-art sports training facility have been unveiled.
Rob Adams, from Pennoweth School, said plans for a new multi-use training complex were moving forward rapidly.
And it could be part of a sporting revival in Redruth, with a new running track planned to move to Redruth School from Carn Brea Leisure Centre and plans for a skatepark with BMX track currently under discussion.
Mr Adams, who plans to build the facility at Pennoweth School, said: “The project has been developed to increase involvement in organised sport in Redruth and provide state-of-the-art facilities for schools, local clubs and organisations.
“Quality facilities of this nature are simply not available in our immediate area and travel costs and costs for hiring facilities like this are often prohibitive.
“Redruth simply does not have the all-purpose, all-weather facilities that other towns and cities have. Redruth has in the past been one of the richest areas in the country.
Comment This news item raises some interesting questions about leisure/sports facility provision. Should facilities be more local – therefore reducing car use? Do we need a ‘new’ leisure centre at Pool or should the emphasis be on making greater use of local facilities based on schools?
Is the current approach to provision as well coordinated as it should be?
Is there too much emphasis on iconic projects rather than local smaller facilities?