Mylor Bridge is to get more than £96,000 to redevelop its tired old tennis courts to include a basketball and netball court and include easier access.

The Mylor project is just one of a number of projects in villages around Falmouth that will share more than £1.1m in grants from Cornwall Council.

The council launched the second round of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund last summer, to fund infrastructure projects that benefit children and young people. 

After a vigorous and competitive application and selection process, the successful projects were announced last week.

Among the successful bids was King George V Playing Field at Mylor with £96,402 for the King George V Playing Field refurbishment project – including developing a multi-sports ‘all weather’ play area, as well as accessible walkways and a cycle track along one side of the playing field.

Posting on Facebook Rachael Carrington Pashley from The Friends of Mylor Playing Fields thanked everyone who’d helped to make the bid successful.

“This means we should now be able to redevelop the tennis courts and increase them to include a second court for a basketball/second tennis court/netball court.

“It also means as part of this project we can also complete the footpath for easy access.  We now have a bit of work to do to firm everything up and work out timings but we hope that we can get moving on this as soon as possible.”

Other successful projects include Budock Water Playing Fields Association who got £33,095 to improve Budock’s Friendly Fields – renovating the existing amenities to make the playing fields more inclusive and accessible.

Kea Parish Council will get £69,400 to create a woodland path to provide an off-road trail to Kea School.

Perranarworthal Parish Council is promised £48,500 for the Nine+ to Climb Activity Project – expanding learning and outdoor play equipment for children aged nine and above.

Applicants needed to show how there was local need and community support for their project, as well as how the projects will directly support children and young people in their area.

A third round of the CIL Fund is expected be the launched in the spring. More information on CIL and previous rounds of the fund are available at