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The Polperro CIC is responsible for 2 ongoing projects in our historic
fishing village: operation and maintenance of the public toilets on the
harbour quay; and operating a business waste disposal scheme
(including glass recycling) for many village businesses.
Public Toilets
Since the decision by Cornwall Council in 2015 to cease funding for all
public toilets in the county, the publics toilets on Polperro’s harbour quay
have been operated by the Polperro CIC. The annual running costs are met from a combination of the door
entrance fee (currently 50p) and generous sponsorship from local
businesses and the Polperro Harbour Trust. Up to 20000 visitors per
year utilise these facilities.
It is hoped that external grant funding can be secured in future to enable
conversion of one of the existing toilets into a disabled access facility,
with the other toilet being converted into a modern, fresh unisex facility.
The annual "Polperro in Bloom" competition:

We sponsor annual prizes and certificates, and award these to residents and businesses that create flower displays that contribute to the beauty of the village. 

Other CIC Projects:
The Polperro CIC is a formally constituted company with officially
appointed directors. It operates under a strict governance regime and is
a not-for-profit organisation. It is therefore well placed to bid into grant
making trusts and bodies and assist other village organisations who are
seeking funding for specific projects. Examples include:
a. Successfully bidding for £10000 from the National Lottery to
enable installation of a new central heating system in the
Polperro Village Hall.
b. Options are currently under consideration to install a disabled
lift access to the museum café and smugglers museum on the
north side of the harbour.
c. The CIC is standing ready to assist members of the Methodist
Church with their campaign to raise £50000 for a new church
d. The CIC will also work with the Polperro Community Council as
they seek to secure external funding to enable to
redevelopment of ‘Big Green’ in the centre of the village.

Projects: Welcome
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