No one knew quite what to expect, as the plan to add to the Town Forum agenda was made only days in advance of the meeting. A flurry of activity saw a press release sent to the Cornish Guardian and 16 hours of volunteer time to spread the word on the streets of Liskeard. Precision Design and Print were fantastic and rushed through 500 leaflets. Others added to their Facebook and local websites or tweeted enthusiastically. Despite our best efforts, we know we did miss some people. And others said they were not able to attend. So, with that in mind, here’s a quick summary of where we’ve got to in such a short space of time:
Town Forum attendance was over double it’s average turnout.
The council chambers overflowed with thoughts about the potential of Liskeard. It’s taken a long time to read through and write them all up!
A huge list of possible ideas was produced for our application to the Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG
The conversation will continue from our base in an empty shop on Fore Street on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th. A huge thank you to the landlord Jay Lewis.
Anyone can email in or comment via this new blog.
Seasons cafe have kindly offered a discount on a cup of coffee for those who visit the empty shop and find thinking thirsty work.
Liskeard School and Community College Media Dept have said they will help produce the YouTube film needed for the Portas town application.
Many town councillors, businesses, landlords and ordinary residents have rolled their sleeves up in support. Thank you to all and especially the Town Forum who have been key to making it all happen.
Lets keep the conversation going!