Helston College rebuild work to start in September

It has been a long time coming, but the much needed building work for Helston College is due to start this September – yes really this September! Helston College was part of the successful bid to the Government by Cornwall Council to get much needed money for C-Block and other works. The many posts on this subject can be found HERE.

With the project moving forward, the school will undertake a series of engagement meetings with companies hoping to gain the contract for the new build. This contract will be hopefully awarded in April. At the end of April or early May, there will be public consultation as part of the planning process.

This is really exciting, and something I have pushed for since the previous disappointments. Details on what will be built are still being finalised, but a start date is fantastic.  Huge credit to the College Head, Governors and staff at Cornwall Council for never losing faith in getting this money.

The deputy PM, Head of Helston School, the former MP and me at the official announcement of the rebuild back in the day

3 comments

  • Gilly Zella Martin

    I admit I had my doubts on this coming to fruition, but this was never doubt in Cornwall Council, only my doubt in the government funding materialising. Well done Andrew for pushing for this.

  • Ruby

    This is good news for Helston and the school and well done to you for for pursuing it. It does beg the question though why did Cornwall Council say they themselves couldn’t find the money that was previously promised in principle, which is fair enough and I can understand, but then all of the cabinet members except you were suddenly happy to find the money for the Truro bid.

  • Jenny Pearce

    You got there in the end, that’s the trouble when you have to rely on the government for something, as opposed to Cornwall Council funding sources, everything takes longer and is twice as hard to achieve, so the fact you’ve achieved it makes it a real cause for celebration.

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