Industry News Update: January

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Industry News Update: January


Have your say on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross road scheme

Highways England is consulting on plans to upgrade the A30 to a dual carriageway between Chiverton and Carland Cross.

Upgrading this section of road would:

• Make journeys quicker, safer and more reliable for everyone

• Improve access to and within Cornwall, making it a more attractive place to do business, boost tourism, and contribute towards growth in housing.

Public consultation on the proposals runs from Monday 29 January to Monday 12 March 2018.

 Find out more about how you can get involved and view the proposals on our website:


Improve your business and be with a chance of winning a £100 Amazon voucher

Visit Cornwall and leading Cornish hospitality firms have joined forces with be the business, a new business best practice platform, to help firms improve their day to day performance. Signing up to be part of the initiative is free and simple. All you have to do is register at What’s more if you register before midday on Friday 16th you will be entered into a free prize draw with the chance of winning £100 in Amazon vouchers. 


Bridging the gap: An update on Tintagel Castle’s new footbridge

This year will be an exciting year for Tintagel Castle as work begins on the spectacular new footbridge. Since English Heritage’s proposals for the bridge were approved by Cornwall Council Planning Committee in November, the project team have been hard at work putting together a detailed schedule for the impressive project. The historic castle will remain fully open to visitors throughout the spring and summer, before closing for the construction of the bridge from October. The new bridge is due to open to the public in spring 2019. There will be an opportunity to find out more about plans for the bridge at community drop in sessions at the Tintagel Castle Ticket Office & Shop on Castle Road in Tintagel village on Sunday 11 and Monday 12 February 2018


New Cornwall Cycling Team Saint Piran Launched

Cornish businesses can be part of the new team’s future 

Saint Piran have relaunched its cycling team with the objective of having a Cornwall based team compete in the Tour de France in the next five years. 

The team have joined forces with Visit Cornwall as their principal partner as they look for local businesses and organisations to become ‘ambassadors’ for the team, and benefit from the unique marketing exposure this partnership provides. 

Saint Piran are also asking the Cornish public to be a part of the team’s future with a unique crowdfunding initiative where people can contribute to funding the team in a number of different ways. 

In order to create a financially sustainable revenue stream for Saint Piran’s future, the team are calling on three different strands of Cornish society. This unique funding structure includes commercial entities, personal benefactors and importantly, members of the public. More information can be found at


Cornish Pasty Week

 Turning the spotlight on Cornwall’s favourite and most iconic food, the first ever Cornish Pasty Week will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the country.

From Sunday 25th February 2018, there will be a whole week of activity, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships - held on Saturday 3rd March at the Eden Project, Cornwall.

During Cornish Pasty Week, the Cornish Pasty Association (the membership organisation behind Cornish Pasty Week), will be working with Cornish pasty-makers across the length and breadth of Cornwall, and with those who sell Cornish pasties across the UK and beyond, to create a week’s worth of fun, special offers and information about this much-loved food.

A social media campaign will be launched, using the #pastysmile and members of the Association will be working with local community groups and schools to spread the essential skills involved, with crimping and pasty-making sessions.  From Cornish pasty pub quizzes to crimping classes with local schools, there will be something for everyone.


Sport Relief - Whatever Moves You

Sport Relief is back and for the first time ever is asking the entire nation to take on a huge collective challenge – beating a billion steps a day, every day, from 17th-23rd March.

Running, dancing, dog walking or Zumba-ing all count towards the step total as the nation comes together to raise money and help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives.

To help the nation keep track of their hard earned steps and ensure they count towards the national total, the brand new Sport Relief App is available to download for free. Packed with innovative challenges, exclusive celebrity content and a national step tracker* to keep count towards the billion, it will also include countless ways to get active and raise money for Sport Relief.


The Man Engine is Set To Return

Remember that giant mechanical tin miner which wowed crowds across Cornwall? Well, it is set to rise again!  The colossal puppet, known as the Man Engine, steamed the length of the Cornish Mining landscape last summer.  People poured into bustling town centres, onto remote cliff-tops and around iconic engine houses across the county to greet him.

The Man Engine is set to tour around the whole of the UK and will be coming to Cornwall from the 31st March until the 6th April.