New visitor attraction for Cornwall

A new £35m visitor attraction, which hopes to regenerate an area of west Cornwall opens to the public in Cornwall today. Heartlands has been described as a cultural playground and is between Camborne and Redruth.

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Procession for new village centre

by Kathy Wardle

Hundreds of people have turned out for the opening of a £35 million attraction in one of Cornwall's poorest areas. The Big Lottery Funded project has been designed to give people a village centre they can be proud of.

Kathy Wardle reports on how school children, musicians and local residents took part in a procession to launch 'Heartlands' in Pool near Redruth.

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New £35 million community space opens

Heartlands
The heartlands project has been built on disused mining land Credit: ITV Westcountry

A new 35 million pound community project opens in West Cornwall today. The Heartlands project has turned disused mining land into a heritage themed community space. It'll offer artists workshops a play area, performace spaces and a cafe.