Lostwithiel Town Forum has merged with Lostwithiel Business Group.
Since it was established in 2001 Lostwithiel Town Forum worked to promote the social, economic and environmental enhancement of Lostwithiel through projects related to grant funding or the encouragement of community activities.
Many members of the community were involved in its 20-year history, either devoting many years to committee roles or taking part in individual projects. Several organisations emerged from the Forum's activities and have gone on to become major contributors to the success of the community of Lostwithiel - Lostwithiel Business Group, Lost in Film and Lostwithiel U3A to name just three. Many smaller organisations have also benefited from grant funding raised through the Forum - Lost in Play, Giggles Baby Group, Lostwithiel Skatepark, Cool Kids Group, LostFest, Lostwithiel Royals, Lost in Song, and Covid-19 support for Lostwithiel. Lottery funded projects were completed in relation to Shirehall Moor, the Town Heritage Trail and Medieval Bridge. Latterly Town Forum members also contributed to The Neighbourhood Plan and Edgcumbe House Working Parties.
The Platform Meeting Room on Lostwithiel Station was renovated by the Forum and became a well used meeting room for many small groups within the town.
Like so many voluntary organisations it proved difficult to attract enough volunteer effort to maintain the Town Forum. Many of the issues it was set up to address 20 years ago were resolved or became the responsibility of other bodies which work specifically on single issues. As a result the remaining activities of the Town Forum were merged with the Lostwithiel Business Group in 2021. The specific issues surrounding transport and the environment where work is ongoing will continue to be driven forward by existing Forum members, but under the organisation of the Business Group.
The Lostwithiel Area Plan produced by Lostwithiel Town Forum in 2009 is still available to read on this website by following this link.