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PORTH PROMENADE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING CAMPAIGN

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Every day in the holiday season, hundreds of Porth visitors and residents cross busy Alexandra Road to reach the Beach, the Promenade, the Mermaid, the restaurant or coffee shop, Porth Beach holiday park and its car park. During Boardmasters week, thousands of festival-goers walk through Porth.

Accidents are rare, but for years, local people have been alarmed by the sight of families with members of all ages – sometimes in wheelchairs or pushchairs – scurrying to avoid fast-moving commercial vehicles or speeding cars. In 2012 – when the new Promenade was being built – Porth Residents requested that
Cornwall Council include a pedestrian crossing at the time of the renovation of the Promenade, but could not – at that time – find the additional money as funding ran out.

FUNDING UPDATE.   

2018 The Newquay Town Council granted us £500 to have a traffic survey carried out.

2019 We are negotiating to have a “Safe Haven “ Crossing built from the Promenade to the Caravan Park This will enable us to cross half way and be protected in the middle of the road. This type of crossing also helps with traffic management and speeding vehicles. 🚘 The Newquay and St. Columb Network Group recently awarded us £5000 towards a survey to assess the road area, looking at lowering the pavements, electricity to the bollards, and location of the bus stop etc. The survey will identify the costings for all the work required to carry out this project. Estimated cost K20–K40 🚘We have been working closely with CCs John Fitter and Mark Formosa to secure a further K20 funding from the CC. They have both generously donated £500 from their Community Chest funds. 🚘The PRA opened a separate “Crossing “ Bank account with £500. 🚘. The PRA have written a “ Pledge” form to raise the remaining K20-K40. Please see attached form. Pledges can be made electronically to the treasurer. 🚘Pledges of £3000 have been gratefully received from Porth Caravan Park, Sands Hotel and Newquay View.

2019 We are negotiating to have a “Safe Haven “ Crossing built from the Promenade to the Caravan Park This will enable us to cross half way and be protected in the middle of the road. This type of crossing also helps with traffic management and speeding vehicles.

The Newquay and St. Columb Network Group recently awarded us £5000 towards a survey to assess the road area, looking at lowering the pavements, electricity to the bollards, and location of the bus stop etc. The survey will identify the costings for all the work required to carry out this project. Estimated cost K20–K40 🚘We have been working closely with CCs John Fitter and Mark Formosa to secure a further K20 funding from the CC. They have both generously donated £500 from their Community Chest funds. 🚘The PRA opened a separate “Crossing “ Bank account with £500. 🚘. The PRA have written a “ Pledge” form to raise the remaining K20-K40. Please see attached form. Pledges can be made electronically to the treasurer. 🚘Pledges of £3000 have been gratefully received from Porth Caravan Park, Sands Hotel and Newquay View.

The Newquay and St. Columb Network Group recently awarded us £5000 towards a survey to assess the road area, looking at lowering the pavements, electricity to the bollards, and location of the bus stop etc. The survey will identify the costings for all the work required to carry out this project. Estimated cost K20–K40

We have been working closely with CCs John Fitter and Mark Formosa to secure a further K20 funding from the CC. They have both generously donated £500 from their Community Chest funds. 🚘The PRA opened a separate “Crossing “ Bank account with £500. 🚘. The PRA have written a “ Pledge” form to raise the remaining K20-K40. Please see attached form. Pledges can be made electronically to the treasurer. 🚘Pledges of £3000 have been gratefully received from Porth Caravan Park, Sands Hotel and Newquay View.

We have been working closely with CCs John Fitter and Mark Formosa to secure a further K20 funding from the CC. They have both generously donated £500 from their Community Chest funds.

The PRA opened a separate “Crossing “ Bank account with £500 allocated from its reserve of existing funds. 🚘. The PRA have written a “ Pledge” form to raise the remaining K20-K40. Please see attached form. Pledges can be made electronically to the treasurer. 🚘Pledges of £3000 have been gratefully received from Porth Caravan Park, Sands Hotel and Newquay View.

The PRA opened a separate “Crossing “ Bank account with £500 allocated from its reserve of existing funds.

The PRA have written a “ Pledge” form to raise the remaining K20-K40. Please see attached form. Pledges can be made electronically to the treasurer using this websites pledge form.

Pledges of £3000 have been gratefully received from Porth Caravan Park, Sands Hotel and Newquay View.