The Falmouth Area Coastal Community Team (FACCT) is a newly created body which brings together representatives of the public, private and charitable sectors working for the advancement of Falmouth. It was formed in July 2015, supported by funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Organisations in Falmouth have developed good partnerships and ambitious strategies in recent years but these have concentrated on specific problems and areas or have been very strategic in nature. The remit of the Falmouth Area Coastal Community Team (FACCT) is to enable economic growth in our local coastal area through strong partnership working on a realistic and measurable programme of actions.
FACCT does not seek to supplant other bodies working within the town such as the Town Team or Business Improvement District (BID), but seeks ways to coordinate thinking, strategies and projects to maximise the benefits of the town’s coastal location.
The area covered by FACCT is the entire administrative area of Falmouth plus the marine area to the east between the town and Carrick Roads. Whilst the emphasis of projects is on the core waterside leisure, commercial, harbour and tourism areas, this wider definition provides the opportunity to tackle related economic issues on the seafront and peripheral areas.
FACCT members include:
- A&P Ports (Falmouth)
- Cornwall Council
- Cornwall Marine Network
- English Heritage (Pendennis Castle)
- Falmouth Bay Residents Association
- Falmouth BID
- Falmouth Civic Society
- Falmouth and District Hotels Association
- Falmouth First CIC
- Falmouth Harbour Commissioners
- Falmouth Tall Ships Association
- Falmouth Town Council
- Falmouth Town Team
- National Maritime Museum Cornwall
- Pendennis Shipyard
- Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan Stakeholder Group
FACCT is also a member of the Cpoastal Communities Alliance: http://www.coastalcommunities.co.uk/