We are investing over £1m to improve the look and feel of the Treneere Estate in Penzance.
The 18-month project called Aspire Treneere will focus on a series of improvements to homes and the communal areas on the estate.
The first phase of the works, which is set to start immediately, will see a revamp of the shop front area, with new street lighting, two new lamp posts with hanging baskets and new planters.
We have over 400 homes on the estate and have also planned an external redecoration programme of homes in the area and a number of new roof coverings which will boost thermal efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
We will also focus on environmental improvements, such as improving green spaces, garden areas and employing a repairs person to work within the community.
Our Community Investment Manager at LiveWest, Leanda Flower, said: “We are so excited about this project which will make a big difference to the Treneere Estate.
“It is an 18-month project but it won’t stop there. We are committed to working in Treneere and being at the heart of the community.
“The plans will see a number of physical improvements to properties, some redecoration and a number of new roof coverings.
“The first part will see improvements to the shop front area which is great news as this is the entrance to the estate and a well-used shopping area.
“These works are timely as they will get the area ready for the residents’ Christmas lights switch on which is a big event in the area.
“This is all about the community and making sure they are at the heart of what we do.
“It is important that our residents are engaged at every stage of the project as this will contribute to what is already a resilient neighbourhood where people know one another and feel they have a got a stake in the community.
“That is critical to the success of the project and we have already had some good conversations about what people think.”
Treneere resident Corinne Brown, who runs John Dorys fish and chips shop on the estate, has welcomed our investment.
She said: “It is amazing that LiveWest is investing all of this money for us.
“The estate needs a bit of updating, this will make it look a lot nicer and appeal to people in the area.
“The plans seem to be focusing on the right things and it will give people more pride in where they live.
“We live in one of the most beautiful places in the country and this will make it even better.
“LiveWest has been fantastic in the area, they do a lot of work with the residents and the community.”
Naomi Farley, 28, who moved to Treneere just over a year ago, added: “I love living here because everyone is so supportive and there for each other.
“Brightening up people’s homes and improving the shop front area and the green areas will make a real difference and be welcomed by the whole community.
“This will go a long way and people will love it.”
Penzance Independent Cornwall Councillor, Tim Dwelly, said: “I am really pleased to see LiveWest come forward with this investment.
“I am doing my best to hopefully get some more government money to add to the amount so we can do even more and LiveWest want to be part of that. “So thanks to LiveWest for getting involved and let’s see if we can get even more investment.”