No change at the top for Carn Brae leisure centre trust

Cornwall's first charitable trust leisure centre has re-appointed its chairman and vice chair to a board featuring two new trustees.

Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust chair Jeff Marston, who is also the CEO of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, will continue in his role while Colin Rowe, formerly managing director at Cornish Linen Service will remain the trust's vice chair.

Members also elected two new trustees at their annual general meeting, with Jane Acton and Mark Smith joining the existing board.

Jane runs Nature Workshops, a local social enterprise that has been using the centre since it opened in 1973, and Mark is an executive director for Plymouth University who has a long association with the centre.

During the well attended meeting, Mr Marston told members that the trust was “holding its own” in a difficult economic climate, with more of the community using the facility than ever before.

He went on to say that the trust's longer term aspirations for a new or refurbished centre were still in their “early days.”

“But we are pleased to be working in partnership with Cornwall Council in exploring opportunities to develop on land that it owns, and which we currently lease and occupy,” he said.

“We look forward to continued dialogue with the council moving forward, as we continue to look at a range of solutions to ensure the vital facilities our charity provides the communities of Camborne, Pool and Redruth are sustained in the long term.”

 

 

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