CIC Parking Permits
Residents within the PL35 postal area will be able to apply to the CIC for a yearly “CIC parking permit” which will allow for 20-minute free parking in any of the marked bays in the lower car park. The permits are offered on the basis of fair use – to enable local residents to access and support their local business community. This should allow for permit holders to freely enjoy their village’s offering whether it is to pop to the post office, grab some fresh baked goods, find the perfect presents in any of the retail shops or pop in and make a table booking at one of the eateries. Having the dedicated spaces will allow users to park safely, rather than on the busy curb side, and without the need to pay at the machine.
To apply online – please go to CIC Parking Permit
Boscastle Gateway Building
The local authority gave notice to the village that they intended to close the only toilet facility in the parish from April 2016. The Company worked with the BCTC and the Parish Council to look at the viability of leasing the building to continue to provision as both agreed that it is important to the village. The CIC formally leased the toilets from Cornwall Council in July 2016 and uses local people to clean, maintain and operate the facility for the benefit of the visitors and residents.
The Directors of the Company are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of a community minibus which they hope will bring benefit and opportunities to the different groups associated with the village. In addition, the Directors are looking to provide the opportunity to the community who are unable to access services and facilities due to the village being geographically isolated.
The 17-seater minibus will arrive at the start of June 2018 and will be available for immediate use. Drivers aged of 25 to 70, with a B1 car licence of at least two years, will be able to operate the minibus in accordance the terms and conditions of use. The minibus is not for profit – the Company will soon set fares at a level intended to meet the running costs but not to generate a profit.
For more information on this project or to book the minibus, click here.
Boscastle Village Map
Working with the National Trust Boscastle, the Company helped develop a village map for new and returning visitors. Two big maps are hosted on the Boscastle Gateway building and 10,000 paper versions are held at the National Trust Boscastle visitor centre.
See the current village map here: Boscastle Village Map 2018
The CIC is providing admin support to keep this fantastic village asset going and long may it continue but it needs your support! Copies of the village publication are available by post from £12 for the year. For more information and to subscribe, click here.