Porthleven Community Interest Company launches its new website

PCIC_Logo_STANDARD_RGBThe Directors of Porthleven Community Interest Company are very pleased to announce the official launch of Porthleven CIC website. The website will host the company’s marquee hire business, information about its car park, a what’s on in Porthleven guide and the forthcoming Porthleven Town Trail.

The website address is: www.porthlevencic.co.uk

The aim of the ‘What’s on in Porthleven guide and calendar is to have one location to record and find all events taking place in Porthleven. Anyone can search the guide and it means residents and visitors never have to miss a key date, and local groups and individuals can avoid organising an event at the same time as something else.

I am really pleased with this new website that explains our core purpose, advertises the CIC’s businesses, and allows residents and visitors to find out what is going on in Porthleven. With so much happening in Porthleven, it is easy to miss something.

The Porthleven Community Interest Company (CIC) was formed in late 2012 to look at how to mitigate the impacts of being a Coastal community. In 2013, the CIC was one of 20 projects nationally to be awarded funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund. The total amount awarded to the CIC was £99,950.

This funding is being used to deliver five key projects:

  • launching a community marquee hire business
  • creating and opening Withy Field car park, bringing an additional 72 parking spaces to Porthleven and putting profits back into the community
  • up-lighting the Bickford-Smith Institute and so showcasing Porthleven’s most iconic building
  • launching the CIC website.

These projects have all been completed and the last project, which is hoped to launch in May 2016, will be the Porthleven Town Trail ‑ working with local historians, writers and photographers to create a tour around Porthleven’s historic harbour. This will be available as a leaflet, an app and on the CIC website. It will enable locals and visitors to discover more about the story of Porthleven, from humble beginnings to the present day.

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