The City Council hosted the Community Development Project in Truro which started in 2004. By any measure it has been central to producing significant and tangible benefits for the community, both from the setting up of community and resident associations, to construction of community buildings, to the provision of community training courses.
The project was underpinned by wide support from a number of agencies, Cornwall Council, Primary care trust, public health, and Cornwall Housing. This support took the form of both operational and financial support. However, in the period between 2012 and 2014 we saw the financial support diminish to a point where where the City Council became the only financial contributor. This was not a reflection on the value of the project in the eyes of the individual organisation, but purely due to financial pressures. However, support and partnership working has continued and has been important to derive maximum benefit.