Shop local, look out for others, love where you live…
As we emerge from a very Covid-focused couple of years, now more than ever it is so important to remember that being a good citizen, supporting local businesses and looking after our town is vital to forming a great community.
Community means kindness, coming together and celebrating all that is good about the people, projects and businesses that make up our wonderful corner of the world - from the historians preserving Lanson’s heritage for future generations and people volunteering their time to maintain green spaces, to the businesses ensuring locals can get what they need and organisations providing facilities for all ages to use and enjoy.
With so much being available in and around Launceston, supporting local businesses has never been so accessible. You can order bespoke fresh veg boxes from Veg in the Shed (Pennygillam Industrial Estate) or Westgate Street Deli; pick up delightful little gifts from Country Chic, The Byre or Wild Gifts; find your next outfit at Katie & Flora, Sazzyloo or Wroes; indulge in the local food and drink scene, support talented artists and so much more.
In addition to this, there are some fantastic local initiatives that are looking at boosting and improving the town - notably the Forest for Launceston project, which, with the community’s support, is looking at creating a wildlife haven in the town which will be accessible to local people and nature.
There is also the Greener Safer Streets initiative, which is aiming to boost the town centre, increase footfall and create a safer place for people to shop following the effects of previous lockdowns.
Meanwhile, the Charles Causley Trust is putting Launceston on the map for arts and literature, taking on writers-in-residence, promoting literature, reading and writing across all ages, and bringing notable authors and other creatives to Lanson during the recent Causley Festival of Arts & Literature in the summer.
There are so many wonderful things happening in our town and with continued kindness and a good old helping of community spirit, we should all feel very proud to live and work in this lovely part of Cornwall.