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A bright future for Geevor Tin Mine

Posted 15/01/24  |  News

The future for Geevor Tin Mine is assured.

A bright future for multi award-winning Geevor Tin Mine is assured after the site owners, Cornwall Council, signed a 99-year lease agreement with Pendeen Community Heritage, the charity that has been managing the mine since 2001.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, John Swarbrooke said: “The signing of the long-term lease on January 9th 2024 makes it possible for the charity to directly apply for external funding for a wide range of exciting projects which will help us implement our ambitious vision for the future of this iconic site. The conservation work undertaken on the buildings and structures on the site by Cornwall Council over the past two years has helped secure the long-term future of Geevor, and the new 99-year lease shows the faith which the Council has in Pendeen Community Heritage (PCH).”

Martyn Alvey, portfolio holder for environment and climate change said: “We fully appreciate the importance of this site to the local community and to Cornwall as a whole.”

“It is heartening to see the commitment demonstrated by PCH to further enhancing and improving accessibility to this part of our history for future generations. We look forward to continuing our productive working relationship with them.”