You can build transport links, but that will not encourage people to attend somewhere with little to do.

The demise of shops in Truro is sad, but something that needs consideration for. People can buy things online, thus improving shopping facilities won’t matter because you cannot compete with the margins of online retailers. I would like to see Truro push forward a green agenda promoting more leisure/recreation space, including celebrating art and cultural diversity among the community. Allocating more space can be done by using existing brownfield areas that look shabby/ more maintained/ offer little benefit in their current state. Growing housing developments are fine but they do not increase the comfort of attending the center anymore. More trees, benches, library spaces, community givebacks/spaces are just a few ideas. The free market won’t provide this so the Council will have to step forth and encourage it themselves.

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  1. A pedestrian-cycle footbridge from Newham to Boscawen Park – connected to an upgraded Newham Trail would create a leisure asset for Truro and could improve quality of life for residents. At the moment, many residents in Truro pack their bikes into the car and drive to the Bissoe Trail or Camel Trail, or drive to Boscawen Park to teach their kids to cycle. Boscawen Park feels like it is outside Truro but a bridge link, with the Newham Trail, would turn it into a cycling/walking day out. The bridge link is relatively short and could be an opening bridge for boats – many cities have built bridges like this to create new landmarks – eg Paddington, Newcastle, Bristol. A design competition would be a quick step forward to generate excitement in what a green Truro could be like.

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