The Museum makes a significant contribution to the regeneration of Falmouth and Cornwall. We work with partners: the community, the local authorities, the Business Improvement District and the Town Forum. Here is a flavour of this important work, taken from discussions at our monthly business breakfasts. Please be aware that some of the content may now be out-of-date and is simply a reflection of the discussion which took place at the time.
Based in a disused quarry in Penryn, BF Adventure’s staff are out in all weathers to offer the best experiences to young disadvantaged people across the county.
As the BID enters its third year, there are some key focus areas for the year ahead. The BID is having a real impact and is being used as an example of proactive and innovative schemes.
January 2013 - Heartlands was first conceived in 2003. With a large investment from the Lottery’s Living Landmarks scheme in 2007, a great community based project was born.
November 2012 - Cornwall Chamber has members ranging from the smallest to the largest businesses in Cornwall, across all sectors of the economy. Its purpose is to improve the prosperity of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and to help businesses through the difficult economic climate.
October 2012 - The legacy of the Olympics has created an increased interest in many sports, sailing included but how do you keep young people involved once they show an initial interest?
September 2012 - Tremough has greatly benefitted from Convergence funding and the Innovation Centre is the latest success story. Situated adjacent to the Tremough campus, TIC focusses on support for businesses from the creative, media, eco and environmental science sectors.
August 2012 - Over the years, Falmouth has seen many tall ships visit and has hosted some spectacular events. Each of these races brings millions of pounds into the local economy as well as tens of thousands of extra visitors into the town.
July 2012 - The Museum and Falmouth Marine School have worked together since the Museum opened and they use part of our site at Ponsharden. Their new Employment and Enterprise Office is doing great work to match students with local employers and to meet gaps in the sector.
June 2012 - The subject of whether to dredge or not has been debated in Falmouth for many years. A trial dredge will take place to assess the impact of dredging on the marine environment. The results of this trial will have an impact on the town’s future as a gateway port.
July 2011 - Falmouth leads the way with the Ambassador scheme
July 2010 - Falmouth has the third biggest urban population in Cornwall (over 31,000) and has many strengths…
June 2010 - Our local sailing clubs and the local economy are much more closely connected than you would think…
April 2010 - The idea for Business Improvement Districts came from the United States where businesses would work together to raise money for their town or local area.
September 2009 - It is a well known fact that although Cornwall is surrounded on three sides by the sea…
October 2009 - Despite the very gloomy picture that has been painted in the press recently, the recession and the economic downturn have not had such a big impact on the Cornish economy as was anticipated
August 2009 - The theme of August’s Falmouth First Friday breakfast was the proposed Strategic Investment Framework for Falmouth and Penryn.
July 2009 - For the Museum, it is business as usual this summer…
June 2009 - The Museum has had a good May. We have beaten the record for our busiest day in May and we had our third busiest day ever.