The Duke of Cornwall will Visit Cornwall



Thursday 24th November 2022

The Duke of Cornwall will make his first official visit to Cornwall since taking on his new role, where he will meet organisations who are supporting the local community and staff working for the Duchy of Cornwall.

His Royal Highness will visit Newquay Orchard, a seven-acre urban greenspace located on Duchy land which provides environmental education, employability training and community events. Built by the community, for the community, the Orchard has flourished over the last eight years and is now home to a great variety of initiatives which aim to combat social isolation, promote healthy lifestyles, and support those who are feeling the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis. The site also runs a community café and acts as a venue which offers a space for local people to run events, workshops, classes and social clubs.

His Royal Highness will join volunteers at ‘An Lowarth’, Cornish for ‘garden’, one of the original growing spaces at the Orchard and a space where volunteers can learn skills, make new friends and improve their physical and mental health. The Orchard currently works with over 120 active volunteers each week, who take stewardship of the Orchard in everything from mulching and weeding to developing structures and planting trees.

The Duke will then visit an educational area where people are trained in cooking, gardening and other practical skills to help them move into employment, education or further training. Finally, His Royal Highness will visit the community café, ‘Canteen at the Orchard’, whose core ethos is sustainability, and serves produce grown and picked by volunteers in the gardens.

Whilst in Cornwall, the Duke will also visit Duchy offices to meet staff as he takes forward the stewardship of the estate.

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