Loving Liskeard Show


The sun shone for the Liskeard Show on Saturday and everywhere there were hordes of people enjoying themselves. The organisers must have been very pleased to see their hard work and organisation paying off so well.

It was wonderful to see so many people at the Liskeard Town Team stand (the picture shows just a few of them) – filling in the questionnaires, getting information about the big clean up, signing up to be involved in lots of different ways, doing the town centre quiz, buying bags and badges and talking to us.

We received over 150 completed questionnaires. These will now be analysed to help us understand more about how people use the town at the moment, how they see Liskeard and to what extent they feel involved in the community. It’s a great start – and there will be more opportunities for people to give their views both online and at other events. It will all feed into our planning and the work on Liskeard’s identity.

There was a prize draw for people completing the questionnaire and we can announce the lucky winners! J Bickle won the hamper of food kindly donated by the Co-op and the three Love Liskeard bags were won by Sue Batten, Tony Hill and Nicola Worley. Congratulations to them and many thanks to everyone who took the time to fill in questionnaires or just to come and see us.

Also many thanks to all those volunteers who helped with the preparation for the stall and who helped on the day – you were a great team! We very much appreciated the loan of the display stands from Volunteer Cornwall and the lovely big map produced by Cornwall Council.


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One Response to Loving Liskeard Show

  1. Roger says:

    As a mere ‘ganger’ on the Town Team stand at the Liskeard Show yesterday I want to say that it was an inspiring experience to be part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic group. The response of the public to our stand, not least to the questionaire, was also, as Rachel has reported above, extremely encouraging. I think we need to thank them, too, for their time and effort. The thought, and often discussion, that accompanied filling in the forms confirmed my already strong conviction that the public deserves and needs to be directly involved in the process of revitalising the town.
    This is important for another reason, too. As the project is being filmed for television we need to get across to the wider public that the town is not only being helped but is doing things fior itself as well. This applies not least to the question of branding. It is our town and although we should be open to well-intentioned and thought out ideas from others we need to make the final decision ourselves. We also need to present a picture of a town of initiative and energy that would be a good partner to inward investors, be an interesting and rewarding place to shop and be a good centre on which to base a holiday.
    The winning Portas Bid programmes are aimed at enhancing and promoting the town’s good features and also at making it an even more fun place to live in. Here’s to a great future!

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