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St Keverne Bakery owner pleads guilty to food hygiene offences

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:05

The owner of St Keverne Bakery has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 after pleading guilty to a string of food hygiene offences.

During the hearing at Truro Magistrates Court on Monday (18 June), Simon Phillips pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences including failing to have adequate procedures in place to control pests; placing food on the market which was unsafe and; not maintaining an effective food safety management system. He was fined a total of £319, a victim surcharge of £31 and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £5,691.

The court heard that officers from the Council’s Commercial Food and Safety Team had been so concerned about the risk to public health that they ordered the business to cease production following a routine inspection of the bakery’s unit at Treskewes Industrial Estate in St Keverne, near Helston on 31 March 2017. Their inspection revealed evidence of a rat infestation and droppings throughout a rear food room, food which had been out of date for almost two years, trays of decomposing cakes and pasties and a corroded dough prover.

Following the inspection, the company was told it could start operations again once the bakery could demonstrate appropriate pest control procedures had been implemented and the building had been made pest proof. This was completed four days after the inspection.


With Cornwall Council having responsibility for monitoring food safety at more than 8,500 food premises across Cornwall, this case was brought against a business which represents a minority of food establishments (3%) that the Council are actively working with to improve standards, explained Nick Kelly, the Council’s Food and Safety Manager.

“Standards of food hygiene in Cornwall are good and we work proactively with businesses to improve food hygiene and standards,” he said. “However, officers will use emergency powers or take more formal action if public health is at risk such as it was in this case.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council cabinet member for environment and public protection said: “In cases such as this one, our food safety officers won’t hesitate to prosecute. Thankfully, the number of cases like this every year is small.”

Subsequent inspections at St Keverne Bakery have shown the business has made great improvements since the March 2017 inspection. It now has a 4 star food hygiene rating, indicating that food hygiene standards at the bakery are good.

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Pupils across Cornwall attending Promoting Active Democracy Loudly Awards at County Hall, Truro

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:51

The voices of almost 200 pupils from 28 primary and secondary schools across Cornwall will be ringing out at County Hall in Truro at 9.45am on Friday 22 June when their school councils will be recognised for their work in promoting democracy.

The children will be welcomed to County Hall by Vice Chairman Hilary Frank, who will be presenting the schools with their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Promoting Active Democracy Loudly Awards for their work in encouraging effective student voice and leadership in schools.

“We are all proud to host this years PADL School Council Awards ceremony once again, here at County Hall. The awards ensure that our children in Cornwall have a voice with in their School Council and demonstrate how we value the democratic process ahead of National Democracy Week – which this year celebrates 100 years since women got the vote.” said Councillor Mary May, Chair of Cornwall Council.

Councillor Sally Hawke, Portfolio Holder for Children and Wellbeing, said: “These awards are a great opportunity to promote democracy in our young people in Cornwall and help inspire them to become advocates for their communities in the future. It’s also a chance for the children and staff from so many schools in Cornwall to get together and celebrate all of their hard work and achievements.”

The PADL project was set up by members of the Cornwall Youth Forum in 2001. It provides a set of standards for primary and secondary school councils to guide and measure the representation and leadership of students within their schools to ensure they have an effective voice. 

The scheme has four levels – with school councils or pupil parliaments able to gain a PADL award for their work at Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels.  

Accreditation focuses on four main categories:

  • School Council procedures
  • School Council links within the school
  • School Council links beyond the school
  • School Council activities

The scheme was run by children’s charity Barnardos until 2012, when the work was taken over the Cornwall Healthy Schools team. 

The 28 primary and secondary schools receiving awards are:

  • Redruth School – Bronze
  • Penponds School – Bronze
  • St Meriadoc CE Junior Academy – Silver
  • Troon CP School – Bronze
  • Pennoweth Primary School – Bronze
  • St Erme with Trispen CP School – Bronze
  • Falmouth Primary Academy – Silver
  • Devoran School – Bronze
  • Marlborough School – Gold
  • Nanpean CP School – Silver
  • Brannel School – Bronze
  • Treverbyn Academy – Bronze
  • Bishop Bronescombe CE VA School – Bronze
  • The Bishop CE Primary School – Bronze
  • Tregadillet CP School – Bronze
  • St Breward Primary School – Bronze
  • Otterham CP School – Bronze
  • Bude Primary Academy - Bronze
  • Nanstallon CP School – Bronze
  • Berrycombe School – Bronze
  • St Wenn School – Bronze
  • Stratton Primary School – Silver
  • Menheniot Primary School – Silver
  • Calstock CP School – Bronze
  • Liskeard Hillfont Primary School – Bronze
  • Stoke Climsland School - Silver
  • Fourlandends CP School – Bronze
  • Gwinear School – Silver

Posted 21 June 2018

Categories: Cornwall

Cabinet agrees to buy two strategic sites to deliver more homes for the people of Cornwall

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:50

More homes for local people in Newquay and Launceston have moved a step forward today, when Cornwall Council Cabinet members agreed to buy two strategic sites which could deliver 675 new homes.

The sites will be purchased under the Council’s Housing Development Programme (HDP).

Agreed earlier this year, the HDP will see the Council investing up to £200 million in directly building and providing 1,000 new homes on sites across Cornwall. The developments will be a mix of homes for private market rental, affordable rent, shared ownership and private market.

The first 113 homes to buy or rent, built on pilot sites in Tolvaddon and Bodmin, are set to be ready later this year.

A new company, wholly owned by the Council, will be set up to buy, let and manage the properties built as part of the HDP. The income generated from the private sales and rentals will subsidise the affordable homes so there is no cost to the Council over the life of the business plan.

The sites in Newquay and Launceston will be added to other housing development sites in Liskeard and Torpoint which the Council already owns.

Cabinet also agreed that the Council should buy 7 affordable homes which have already been built in Dobwalls, to be let to local households on social rents.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for homes Andrew Mitchell said:  “We are committed to delivering 1,000 homes for local people.  Cornwall needs more homes – both to rent and to buy - for local people, with a genuine housing need. For example, in Newquay there are more than 1,500 applicants on the Homechoice register who have stated Newquay as their first preference.  The development in Newquay could provide up to 400 new homes which will go some way towards addressing that need.

“This is about providing good quality homes that people want to live in, with space, gardens, parking and which are well designed with low energy costs.”

The Council plans to build a mix of property sizes, types and tenures to meet local needs. Some will be for private rent, providing quality, choice and greater security for those in the private rented sector with five-year tenancies as standard. Some will be sold at market prices and others will be for affordable rent or shared ownership.

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New levy will raise extra funds for Cornwall’s communities

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:37

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet today agreed to recommend a new levy on commercial development, which will raise extra funds to pay for the facilities needed to help communities across Cornwall.

The Cabinet voted to recommend that the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is introduced, to apply to planning applications that are approved from 1 January 2019. The Levy will raise funds from new housing and commercial developments across Cornwall.

The money can be spent on a wide range of infrastructure projects to help communities address the impact of development in Cornwall. Developers will get certainty up front about the charges they will have to contribute to infrastructure and facilities to support the growth of communities.

The Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economy, Bob Egerton, said: “It is right that developers help to pay for the facilities that are needed as a result of their development of a piece of land. This levy on new developments will sit alongside existing contributions that developers are required to make, and help to deliver infrastructure where it is most needed, which is not always in the immediate area of the development.

“A proportion (15-25%) of the levy raised in a town or parish council area will be given back to that local council to use in a way that best serves the needs of their communities.

“The remainder of the money raised will be allocated to support projects across Cornwall. We will shortly be consulting town and parish councils on the most appropriate method for deciding which projects should be supported with CIL monies. A report will be coming to Cabinet later in the year with recommendations on how this should be done. Today’s proposal was just the first stage of a two-stage process.”

The recommendation on the charging rates will now be put to Full Council on 10 July.

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Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel celebrates Community Chest grants

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:34

There’s a chance for people in the Wadebridge and Padstow area to learn more about how Community Chest grants have benefited their area at the Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel annual general meeting on Thursday 28 June.

The meeting takes place at 6.30pm in Egloshayle Pavilion, Wadebridge.  The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network page.

Community groups that have received Cornwall Councillor Community Chest grants in the past year will tell the panel how they have used the funding to support local projects.

The meeting will also review and prioritise the expressions of interest submitted for the Community Network Highways Scheme, which gives community network panels a greater influence over local transport schemes.

As this is the annual general meeting, the panel will elect a chair and a vice-chair for the next 12 months.  In addition, the meeting will include updates from the police, Cornwall Council members and town and parish councillors on local matters.

Cornwall Councillor Karen McHugh, Chair of Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel, said: “Community Chest grants can make a big difference to local groups and projects, so we’ll be celebrating the work of some of last year’s recipients at our Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network panel meeting.  Join us to hear how community groups like the St Tudy Playing Field Trust and Polzeath Marine Conservation Group have used their grants.  We’ll also be discussing potential local transport schemes that could be funded by the Community Network Highways Scheme, so come along and find out what’s being proposed in your area.”

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel meets five times a year to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.  The panel’s priorities include public transport, asset and service devolution, affordable housing, highways, traffic and parking issues.

Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 14 parishes in the community network: Egloshayle, Padstow, St Breock, St Endellion, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Kew, St Mabyn, St Merryn, St Minver Highlands, St Minver Lowlands, St Tudy and Wadebridge.

Story posted 20 June 2018

Categories: Cornwall

Full Council to debate proposal to purchase land at Langarth Farm

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:11

Cabinet at their meeting today have agreed that a proposal that the Council purchases a development site at Langarth Farm in Truro so that the Council can take the lead in its development, should be referred to full Council for a final decision. 

The Cabinet agreed in principle at their meeting last month (02 May 2018) that the Council should  be taking a significant strategic leadership and delivery role in developments at Threemilestone where planning permissions is already in place for 2,700 dwellings but where no building has started on any of the sites.

Today’s decision by the Cabinet is to recommend to full Council that the Council goes ahead and purchases a specific area of land at Langarth Farm, to bring forward the development of a high quality housing scheme of 154 homes and set the tone for further development in the area.

If the proposal is agreed by full Council, the Council will be seeking to amend the planning permission already in place to significantly improve the development which would be led by Cornwall Council and would be made up of a mixture of housing types, including a significant proportion of affordable housing, but also housing owned by the Council and rented at market rents.

The proposal is to buy the land for the homes from Sanctuary Housing and another parcel of land nearby which gives the Council the option to build a community facility, such as a school or care facility, or additional housing.

Cllr Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet member for planning and economy said: “This is the first parcel of land that we are proposing to purchase so that the Council can ensure that developments are coordinated for the benefit of all.

“If the Council does not intervene, it is likely that some sites will start to be built by individual developers under existing planning permissions.  We could end up with an uncoordinated series of estates without the appropriate infrastructure, or, instead, duplication of infrastructure, to the detriment of the whole community.”

The decision by full Council could pave the way for further proposals to be put forward to the Council to purchase specific parcels of land and to bring forward developments on those sites. The Council will also aim to enter into contractual relationships with other developers who own land there so that the Council can masterplan the whole area.

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Step closer for ambitious plans for the future of parking in Cornwall for the benefit of communities, the environment and local economies

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:37

Ambitious long term plans for the future of parking in Cornwall - including a £2.1m investment into improving technology in car parks - have today been given the green light by Cornwall's Cabinet.

The Positive Parking Framework for Cornwall sets out a range of measures which will be put in place to make significant improvements into how Council car parks meet the needs of users and local communities.

The aims of the framework include simplified tariffs, new machines and barriers to enable drivers to pay on exit, improved signage and new systems to consider the needs of carers who need to park in areas with restricted parking. Improving technology in car parks means enforcement officers will be able to focus on tackling drivers who park illegally or cause an obstruction on Cornwall's streets.

In the longer term, plans include putting in the infrastructure which will enable people to book a parking space in advance.

The plans aim to address the views of residents and businesses, as well as reflect best practice from other local authorities and industry experts, explained Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport.

"Car parks play an important role and the location, availability of spaces and tariffs can affect local communities, economies and the environment," he said.

"This framework sets out the changes we will make between now and 2030 to improve parking for users, but also to tackle congestion, improve air quality and free up our enforcement officers to deal with on-street parking issues."

In July members of full Council will consider the request for £2.1m into funding technology improvements in Council car parks as part of the Positive Parking Framework for Cornwall.

Cornwall Council has signed up to the Positive Parking Agenda - a national initiative between local authorities and the British Parking Association to make parking a better experience for all.

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Truro City Council celebrates taking over the ownership of Zeb’s Youth Café

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:02

Zeb’s Youth Café will get a new lease of life following the handover of the ownership and management to Truro City Council.

The handover from Cornwall Council will help secure the future of youth services for local young people.

Formerly known as Zebedee’s Café, the building in Truro’s Leats has been a youth centre for young people since 1994 and is used by Young People Cornwall to run Truro’s youth services.

The transfer is part of Cornwall Council’s devolution programme which is supporting parish and town councils and communities to take over local ownership, management and control of services for the benefit of local residents.

Truro City Council already provides a grant to Young People Cornwall to run youth services and will now be in a better position to support local young people using the services.

Kate Sidwell Youth and Community Work Manager at Young People Cornwall and Senior Manager at Zeb’s said: “The transfer of Zebs enables us to continue with the many activities and support that we offer young people in Truro aged 10-19 each week. At Zebs young people have a safe space where they can take part in music, sport, art, cooking, and informal education, and are encouraged to be involved in decision-making and volunteering. We also offer one to one support, on mental health and wellbeing, and safeguarding, as well as referring young people to specialist organisations. The transfer highlights the support and voice given to young people in Truro from the City Council.” 

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Councillor Edwina Hannaford said: “Cornwall Council’s aim is to work with local partners and communities to create sustainable services that best meet local needs. Devolving property and services currently held by Cornwall Council gives local communities like Truro the opportunity to shape their areas, make the improvements that sometimes only local knowledge can provide and respond to the demand for local facilities, led by the communities they serve. Truro City Council’s approach to taking ownership of Zeb’s Youth Café is an excellent example of devolution in action.”

Truro City Councillor and Cornwall Council Divisional Member for Truro Boscawen, Bert Biscoe added: ”As the person who, with youth worker Val Stanley, first persuaded Carrick Council to lease Zebs to Young People Cornwall, I have witnessed the way in which the centre has supported and inspired many cohorts of young people ever since. I am delighted to see this important facility come back into the ownership of the community of Truro. I'm sure it’s the right thing to do, and I look forward to many other acts of devolution which will restore community facilities and community assets to our community.”

Cornwall Council is working alongside Truro City Council to explore other devolution opportunities where the ownership, management and maintenance of local buildings, land and services could be delivered locally. A package has been developed involving the transfer of assets to be managed locally including the Coosebean cycle way and Carrick Sports Hall.

Similar devolution projects are being developed which involves Cornwall Council’s Localism Team actively working with communities across Cornwall. For more information visit: www.cornwall.gov.uk/devolution

To find about the various youth work activity days around Truro during the summer contact Young People Cornwall on 01872 222447 or visit Zeb’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Zebs.Truro.

Posted 19 June 2018

Categories: Cornwall

Cornwall Council and Suez Celebrate Official Opening of Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:39

Representatives of Cornwall Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ), were joined by local community representatives on Friday to celebrate the official opening of the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis.

The facility, which became fully operational in March 2017, is part of a network of facilities that together effectively manages household waste from residents in Cornwall. The aim of which is to increase reuse and recycling, and put waste in Cornwall left after recycling to good use as a fuel to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 21,000 homes each year.

The opening event showcased some of the projects that were awarded grants by the St Dennis and Nanpean Community Trust. Established to serve the communities around the energy recovery centre the trust receives a percentage of the revenue from the energy generated by the facility together with funding from Cornwall Council.

To date over £370,000 have been awarded to local community projects, including the St Dennis Playing Field, Nanpean Social Club and most recently a new minibus for St Dennis Academy.

To mark the occasion, the winners of a competition for school children around Cornwall to design and make an insect or bird house from reused or recycled materials were presented with their prizes. The winning designs, which will be displayed on the footpath around the energy recovery centre, were created by:

  • Ayla Berriman, aged 4, Perranporth Primary School
  • Minnie Bauer & Melissa Zalick, year 7, Liskeard School and Community College
  • Devon Oakes, aged 8, St Petroc’s Primary School
  • Mia Ashley, aged 8, St Petroc’s Primary School. 

David Palmer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK said: “What makes Cornwall special, apart from the wonderful scenery and its unique culture and language, is the integrated approach it takes to the management of its waste and recycling. Today we are delighted to celebrate the first full year of operations of the Cornwall energy recovery centre, a key piece of our network of operations that, working together with Cornwall Council, ensures we get the most value and use out of Cornwall’s precious resources.”

Leader for Cornwall Council Adam Paynter added: “Today is a great opportunity to acknowledge the success of Cornwall energy recovery centre’s first year of operations which shows that Cornwall can be virtually self-sufficient in managing household waste from our residents.  Cornwall as a Council now sends very minimal waste to landfill and we are continuing to look for ways to further reduce this so we can further protect our beautiful environment.”

Councillor Sue James Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection added: “The facility shows that we are delivering major change as to how we manage our waste in Cornwall. Today we can celebrate that most of our residents’ household waste left over after all efforts have been taken to reduce, reuse and recycle is now used effectively - as a fuel to safely and sustainably generate a huge amount of electricity which is exported to the National Grid for use by you and I.”

In its first year, the facility processed over 235,000 tonnes of waste left after recycling, generating over 150,000 megawatt hours of energy for the National Grid.

The dedicated, interactive visitor centre has proved popular with schools and community groups.  Over 1,700 people have been welcomed since it opened last year, with visitors able to see behind the scenes and experience first-hand what happens to their waste after it is collected from their homes.

At the event SUEZ and Cornwall Council also announced the publication of ‘Managing Cornwall’s household waste’, its first annual report on how the organisations are working together towards the priorities laid out in Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy.

The report looks at initiatives from the past year that is helping Cornwall to reuse and recycle more of its waste and preserve its natural environment. These range from the restoration of the United Mines landfill to the addition of pots, tubs and trays recycling at the kerbside.

Reflecting on the successes of this first year of full service operations, the report outlines the commitment from SUEZ and Cornwall Council to continue working towards a cleaner, greener Cornwall for everyone.  

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A-roads to get £3million boost from government safer roads fund

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:54

Cornwall Council has secured more than £3m in additional funding from central government to help fund local road safety schemes for two major A-roads.

The Council has been successful in its bid to the Government’s Safer Roads Fund and has been allocated £1.1million to make improvements to a stretch of the A3058 between Summercourt and Quintrell Downs. It has also successfully bid for more than £1.9million for improvements to the major road corridor, A3071, between Penzance and St Just.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Transport and member for Newquay Central said:  “Improving the safety of major roads in Cornwall, for the benefit of road users, is a priority issue for this Council through our wider highway investment programme. The money will be used for new barriers, footways, junctions and road surfaces to improve road safety and prevent accidents.”

“These latest road safety grants secured by the Council will enable improvements to be delivered in 2020/21.

“However, it is also important that the Council seeks external investment, where possible, to help fund projects like these– and I welcome the announcement of this latest support from the Department for Transport. The Council will continue to bid for and hopefully secure additional external funding for highways projects in the future.”

Meanwhile, Council funding for small highway improvements will continue to progress road schemes incommunitiesacross Cornwall which have already been allocated funding. These projects will improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling in local communities.

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Safer Penzance increases presence in town in response to concerns about anti-social behaviour

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:04

Anti-social behaviour workers will be increasing patrols in Penzance and police are set to hold drop in sessions in the town centre following concerns raised by the local community.

During this week's public meeting in Penzance, members of the local community voiced concerns about street drinking and anti-social behaviour, as well as drug paraphernalia discarded in the town centre. As a result, this week members of Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team and the police have stepped up joint patrols in Penzance, and the Council’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team has brought in additional outreach support. Towards the end of the month the police will begin drop in sessions for members of the public to share any concerns they have.

As lighter nights and warmer temperatures tend to draw out those who are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour, PCSOs are regularly visiting known hot spots, while police officers and the Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Team are also carrying out additional patrols.

While there is not an outright ban on people drinking alcohol in the street, Penzance town centre - like all towns across Cornwall - is covered by a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which gives police the power to require an individual to stop drinking or surrender alcohol.

“We are aware of the concern in the town about the increase in bad behaviour on the streets and are working closely with our colleagues in the Safer Penzance partnership to do what we can to discourage this behaviour," said Penzance police inspector, Nicholas Clarke. "But to do this we must be told at the time a problem is occurring so we have the opportunity to deal with it.

"Recent commentary on social media and in local media suggests that not all crime is being reported to the police at the time it occurs, and in some cases it is not being reported at all. We need people to report issues to us direct."

Repeat offenders are being tackled by Cornwall Council's anti-social behaviour caseworkers who, working with the police, have issued Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO) to seven repeat offenders over the last 12 months. CBOs are not only used to place restrictions on someone to deter them from repeating anti-social behaviour, but also are a way to require people to engage with drug or alcohol treatment services. A number of arrests for breaches of this order have been made.

As of today, the Penzance policing area reports overall crime seeing a 24% increase as compared to last year. The police report that this general increase is in line with a national trend and takes into account changes to crime classifications. A large majority of these figures relate to improved reporting of offences such as malicious communications and harassment. However, both shoplifting and robberies within the town have reduced since last year.

Tackling the root causes of anti-social behaviour is key to resolving issues in the long term, and agencies need time and resources to achieve this, explained Sue James, Cornwall Council cabinet member for environment and public protection.

"We are all very aware of the issues in Penzance and while there might be a perception that little is being done, Safer Penzance is taking action," she said.

"The partnership understands and is acting on the concerns raised. Multi-agency patrols are in place, and we will be working with businesses and residents in the local community to raise awareness of how to report issues and the work underway to address concerns.

"We know that just moving people on does not deliver a sustainable or safe solution and that we have to assertively engage people in treatment. As of this week our Drug and Alcohol Action Team has recruited another assertive outreach worker to engage with individuals in Penzance and reduce the harm they may be causing to themselves and others."

Cllr Dick Cliffe, Penzance Town Mayor, said; “Success is going to require more and deeper partnership working to make the most of limited resources.  We are exploring with Cornwall Council having Penzance ASB and Community Safety officers based in the Town Centre.  Penzance BID is prepared to locate their BID Manager with them and the Town Council is considering funding a Town Centre Manager also to be collocated with them.  A Town Centre management office would make reporting and responding to ASB much more efficient. The police have also committed to using this office and holding surgeries there.

“We are also working with Cornwall Council and the Police over reviewing the Penzance Public Space Protection Order to ensure it covers all of the unwanted behaviours and is simple to enforce.

“The drug abuse issue is by far the most difficult issue to deal with. I believe the starting point has to be education of community leaders. Rampant drug misuse has been the elephant in the room that nobody speaks about – we need to acknowledge this in order to move on.  We can do something about drug litter in the short term.”

However, to trigger these responses, residents can help by reporting through the right routes:

  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.
  • If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • For concerns about drug paraphernalia, such as needles, on the street, email Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk or call 0300 1234 141.
  • Sign up to Devon & Cornwall Alert  and keep track of crime in your local area
  • Follow Penzance neighbourhood website
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More ‘Homes for Cornwall’ for local people at an affordable rent or for shared ownership as work gets underway in Penzance

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:41

Cornwall Council is working with Homes for Cornwall partners Galliford Try Partnerships and Liverty to deliver on its commitment to build new homes for local people.

Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Homes Andrew Mitchell has joined representatives from Galliford Try Partnerships, Liverty and local councillors to celebrate a new Homes for Cornwall development of 127 homes which is getting underway on the site of the former St Clare Cornwall Council One Stop Shop. 

The St Clare development sees the former council office site transformed into a high quality mix of homes and has the added value of returning and reinvigorating York House to its former glory after recent fire damage.

The new development will include 8 one bedroom assisted living apartments, alongside a mixture of 15 other apartments and houses for affordable rent, and 15 homes available for shared ownership.

Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Homes Andrew Mitchell said: "The delivery of housing and, in particular, the delivery of affordable housing to buy and rent to meet local housing needs, is a key priority of the Council and the community.

"We reinvest funds generated from the Homes for Cornwall initiative to buy more land and then provide more affordable housing. We are delighted that the relationship with our partners, who bring additional necessary skills and resources, has resulted in the delivery of high quality homes, with such a high proportion of affordable housing to meet local needs.”

Cornwall Councillor for Penzance Promenade Jim McKenna said: “As ward member I am delighted that the development at St Clare is happening.  There is a real local need with 818 households on the register and a shortage of good quality homes – especially to rent.  The homes being built here will go some way to address that need which is good news all round.”

Welcoming the assisted living apartments being built on the St Clare site, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Adults Rob Rotchell said:  “Helping people who may have additional needs have a home of their own, is hugely important.  These new apartments will be fully accessible and designed and built for older people’s needs.  I’m delighted that they will be a part of this new development.”

Russell Baldwinson Director of Development at Liverty said: “The area has seen limited development over the past few years and this unique new scheme will help revitalise the area. We are delighted to be working with both Cornwall Council and Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver over 394 new homes for sale, rent and shared ownership across Cornwall.

With significant demand for housing across the region, one of our primary focuses as an organisation is to deliver new homes, with a focus on affordable homes, with this initiative representing an exemplary approach to achieving this. As well as delivering housing, initiatives such as this, also have the added benefit of creating employment opportunities for local people and bringing substantial investment into the local economy.”

Over the next 10 years Liverty has plans to build over 15,000 new homes throughout the south west.

Andrew Johnston, Managing Director for Galliford Try Partnerships South West,said: “We are passionate about regenerating areas to create sustainable and vibrant new communities and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Cornwall Council and Liverty on this exciting initiative to provide much needed homes for Cornwall. To date we have delivered over 180 new homes for local people enabling them to stay within their communities. Significantly, just shy of 90% of the open market homes have been purchased by Cornish residents with 46 of these making use of the Governments Help To Buy scheme.”

“We are making huge strides to tackle the South West’s housing shortage, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners to deliver lasting change, transforming lives and landscapes by delivering quality new homes throughout Cornwall.”

Work is also underway at the former Council Depot on Penwith Street which will see 24 new homes – 17 for affordable rent and 7 for shared ownership. Grant funding has come from Cornwall Council Funded Programme and Homes England.

The open market homes which will be built as part of the St Clare development and marketed under the Linden Homes umbrella, will cross-subsidise the 100% affordable homes at the Penzance Depot site, which again sees the redevelopment of a former Council site.

Cornwall Councillor for Penzance East Tim Dwelly said: “I’m delighted there will be 62 affordable homes as result of this site and the depot in Penlee Street. Penzance now has councillors who are committed to much-needed new homes. We know there has been too little new housing in the town and although it takes time, we are gradually turning things round.”

Cornwall Councillor for Penzance Central Cornelius Olivier said: “It is great to celebrate this new brown field development that will keep historic York House as its heart.  We have a huge housing need in Penzance so this development, together with the 24 affordable homes which will be built on the site of the Penlee Depot, are most welcome.  As a Governor of Humphry Davy School, I also welcome the funds going to the school for much needed facilities.”

Katherine Uren, Chair of Governors of Humphry Davy School said: “We are delighted to have been able to contribute to this important Cornwall Council development within the town. The need for affordable housing in Penzance and the reduction, in real terms, in education funding are both key issues for our community.

The inclusion of an area of land that was no longer practical or affordable for the school to use effectively has unlocked an additional area for housing and will enable us, with our partners in the Penwith Education Trust,  to make significant investments in our main school site.

In response to the growing number of students at the school our plans include investing in additional teaching spaces as well as sporting facilities that will benefit both the school and wider community. With a separate Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) scheme to replace a block of outdated classrooms in preparation it is an exciting time.”   

Bill Marshall, Headteacher of Humphry Davy School said: "The sale of an asset that was sat derelict for many years has provided the opportunity for much needed affordable housing in Penzance and investment in facilities at Humphry Davy School when funding for schools is incredibly tight. The improvements and modernisation funded by the sale of the St Clare pitch will benefit the Penzance community for many years to come."

Godfrey Adams, Chair of Trustees of St Clare said: “I’m pleased that building work is underway.  The mix of properties that will be available in this development provides something for everyone and will be a welcome addition to Penzance.”

There are already completed Homes for Cornwall developments in Wadebridge, Shortlanesend, Blackwater and Madron, with another 21 affordable homes nearing completion in St Breward following a successful application by Liverty for funding from Homes England (formerly the Homes and Communities Agency).

Homes for Cornwall, an initiative launched in 2014, brings together Cornwall Council, leading regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships and housing association Liverty. It is on track to deliver over 394 new homes across Cornwall over the next four years and sees new homes built on Council owned sites for rent and to buy.

Eight Council owned sites were identified for potential housing developments as part of the Council's Housing Investment Plan and the Homes for Cornwall partnership has so far delivered 177 new homes. Releasing and building on Council-owned land both provides affordable housing (currently predicted to exceed 45% of the total number due to be built over the course of the programme) and funds which will be re-invested in more land for further development opportunities.

Story posted 15 June 2018

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Council praises response to the fire at Merrifield Close, Truro

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:04

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called out to reports of a fire at Merrifield Close just after midnight on Monday. 

Thanks to the rapid and professional response of Emergency Services and to the local community, 19 residents, some of whom were elderly were evacuated from Merrifield Close, which is owned by Cornwall Council and manged by Cornwall Housing, while the fire was dealt with and successfully contained.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

A housing officer was there supporting residents last night. Four properties have suffered fire damage and the residents of those properties have been helped to find temporary accommodation, some with friends and relatives, whilst one elderly resident was found temporary accommodation in a nearby Care Home.

The other residents of Merrifield Close have been able to return to their properties. Housing officers are there today providing help and support to those affected and sorting out their longer term housing needs.

Due to the fire damage, some residents will not be able to return to their accommodation in the short term and the housing team will continue to help them.

Fire Investigation officers remained on the scene and an investigation into the causes of the fire is underway.

Andrew Mitchell, Cabinet portfolio holder for homes said: “I want to say thank you to the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service for their rapid and professional response and to the local community, Cornwall Housing and Adult Social Care staff as everyone works together across the Council to help those affected by the fire at Merrifield Close.  Thankfully everyone is safe and that is the main thing.”

Group Manager Justin Sharp, who attended the scene last night, praised the local community and all the emergency services who helped to ensure people were evacuated to safety whilst a significant fire was brought quickly under control. Fire investigators are on the scene this morning and the investigation continues.

Local Cornwall Council member, David Harris said: “Thankfully everybody is ok following last night’s fire. Cornwall Housing are now looking to ensure people have somewhere to go tonight. The fire service has been brilliant and responded very quickly and the fire investigators are on their way down. The local community in the area have been amazing and have pulled together to helped one another – showing a real sense of community spirit.”

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Make your pledge to help reduce air pollution on Clean Air Day

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:29

Cornwall Council is asking residents, businesses and staff to make a pledge to do their bit to improve air quality for National Clean Air Day (21 June).

Clean Air Day will see thousands of people up and down the country taking part in events, making personal pledges, walking to work or school instead of driving, and more. 

The Council is marking the day in Cornwall with events to help reduce engine idling in St Austell, Camelford and Launceston.  Volunteers from the town councils and Cornwall Council councillors and staff will be giving advice to drivers waiting in traffic queues about the benefits of switching off their car engines if they are stationary for a minute or more.  In Cornwall around 40% of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution is caused by private diesel cars, and adjacent to a busy road around 80% of air pollution is caused by traffic.  If drivers switch off their engines when their cars are stopped for one minute or more, pollution can be reduced by 20-30%.

Schools will have the opportunity to take part in Clean Air Day with free educational packs provided by the Council.  The packs aim to raise awareness of pollution among children by explaining why clean air is important, what stops air being clean, and how to avoid and reduce air pollution.  There’s also an activity that involves children in designing a clean air superhero to protect people from air pollution.

Sue James, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, said: “In Cornwall we have nine Air Quality Management Areas where traffic related air pollution is higher than the government’s recommended action level.  As a Council we’re tackling air pollution across Cornwall by providing new walking and cycling opportunities, working with partners to introduce cleaner buses, trialling new technology to reduce emissions from our own vehicle fleet, and much more.

“As individuals, we all have a role to play in improving air quality too.  Every time we make a choice about how to travel what we’re doing makes a difference to the amount of air pollution in Cornwall.  On Clean Air Day, why not pledge to try something different?  Walk, cycle, take the bus or train, use the park and ride, or look at options like car sharing or joining a car club. Even sharing tips and ideas for saving fuel, and therefore money, with friends and family, will have the benefit of improving air quality.”

In the UK over 600 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) have been declared in areas with poor air quality.  All of the AQMAs have higher levels of nitrogen dioxide gas than they should, and vehicles are the main source of nitrogen dioxide. 

There’s more information about Clean Air Day and ideas for getting involved on our Clean Air Day page.

Story posted 14 June 2018

 

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Cornwall’s Maritime lead recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:41

Cornwall Council’s Maritime Manager, Andy Brigden has been awarded an OBE for his services to the ports and maritime industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Formerly the Truro and Penryn Harbour Master, Andy has been Cornwall Council’s maritime lead official since it became a unitary authority in 2009.
In a career spanning over forty-five years,

Andy first went to sea when he was nearly seventeen. In 1972 to 1986, he went to sea with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Natural Environment Research Council and Townsend Thoresen Car Ferries. During this time he gained his Master Mariners (Class 1) Certificate of Competency.
 
In 1987 he attained a post graduate diploma in Hydrographic Surveying from Plymouth Polytechnic and in the same year became Deputy Harbour Master for Truro and Penryn with Carrick District Council.
 
Andy was promoted to Head of Maritime Services and Harbour Master in 1991 and following local government reorganisation in 2009, became Maritime Manager for Cornwall Council.
 
On receiving the news of his OBE, Andy said: “I am thrilled to receive this award which has been gained by standing on the shoulders of giants throughout my maritime career.
 
“I have been very fortunate to work with many people who have helped, inspired and guided me throughout this time.
 
“This award is also thanks to the support of colleagues in the British Ports Association, UK Harbour Masters Association, Department for Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI and Cornwall Council, where I work with some fantastic people. This award is as much for them as it is for me.


“I am married to Debbie and I have three children, Katie, Tom and Amy who have been tremendously supportive in all that I have done over the years which has been a great help.”


Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection Sue James said: “Cornwall’s ports and harbours are amongst our greatest assets, yet protecting them is something we don’t often pause to think about.


“Andy plays a critical role in ensuring that the ports and harbours along Cornwall’s 400 miles of coastline are all safe and well run. His dedication, commitment and knowledge of the maritime sector is second to none. The people of Cornwall can be confident they are in safe hands and this OBE is recognition of that.”

Posted 13 June 2018

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Support for Cornish tick box grows as hundreds flock to get a Cornish passport

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:26

Hundreds of people flocked to celebrate their identity with a Cornish passport at the Royal Cornwall Show as they loudly and proudly declared their Cornishness.

Supported by Cornwall Council, Golden Tree Productions’ Cornish Embassy and Tick Box Bus saw over 1000 people queue to get a passport. An overwhelming 96% of visitors passing through the bus over three days at the Show supported the inclusion of a tick box on the Census, sending a clear message to the Office for National Statistics that there is strong support.

“What does Cornishness mean to you?” asked Will Coleman, Director of Golden Tree, “In 2014 HM government recognised the Cornish as a ‘national minority’, but what zackly does that mean? So we’ve nabbed a double decker bus, kitted her out with a beer-tasting pub downstairs and a Cornish embassy upstairs. The Tick Box Bus is a space for open discussion and friendly exploration of Cornish identity – One and All are welcome to join us.”

Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay Steve Double lent his support to the campaign with a visit to the bus and secured a debate in Parliament on the inclusion of a tick box on the Census, which was heard earlier this week.

“This issue is not just about the current generation—it is about our future and the protection and nurturing of our unique Cornish identity, culture and heritage. As I highlighted, over 73,000 people registered as Cornish in 2011,” he said in Parliament.

“Thousands more would have done so if the option had been as straightforward as it is for the other nationalities. What is so telling is that among the young people of Cornwall—our schoolchildren—a clear and rapidly growing number now identify themselves as Cornish.

“Any argument that there is no demand to identify as Cornish, or that it is a fad of a bygone era, is erroneous. Our young people are proud to be Cornish and deserve the right to be able to say so in future. In fact, there is a growing movement within Cornwall to celebrate our unique identity and culture that is the strongest it has been for many, many years.”

Cornwall Councillor and Chair of the Council's Cornish Minority Status Working Group, Jesse Foot said the campaign for the inclusion of a tick box would continue: “While we welcome the ONS’ commitment to improving data collection and working with us, this still falls short of recognising the minority status afforded to the Cornish people by the Framework Convention in 2014.

“Cornwall Council will not stop pushing for a box which says ‘Cornish’ to be added. Whether one identifies as Cornish by birth, marriage, ancestry or some other route one has the right to be recognised, for services to be planned, and for funding to be sought on this basis. This is one of the reasons we put this proposition forward in our recent submission to Government - to build on our existing devolution deal, New Frontiers.” 

In the last census in 2011, a total of 83,966 people in Britain ticked 'other' and physically wrote in 'Cornish' as their national identity. Within Cornwall the total was 73,220.

 

Story posted 13 June 2018

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Council praises response to the fire at Merrifield Close, Truro last night

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:53

At 00.05 last night Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to Merrifield Close in Truro, which is owned by Cornwall Council and manged by Cornwall Housing.

Thanks to the rapid and professional response of Emergency Services and to the local community, 19 residents, some of whom were elderly were evacuated from Merrifield Close, while the fire was dealt with and successfully contained.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

A housing officer was there supporting residents last night. Four properties have suffered fire damage and the residents of those properties have been helped to find temporary accommodation, some with friends and relatives, whilst one elderly resident was found temporary accommodation in a nearby Care Home.

The other residents of Merrifield Close have been able to return to their properties. Housing officers are there today providing help and support to those affected and sorting out their longer term housing needs.

Due to the fire damage, some residents will not be able to return to their accommodation in the short term and the housing team will continue to help them.

Today, Fire Investigation officers are on the scene and an investigation into the causes of the fire is underway.

Andrew Mitchell, Cabinet portfolio holder for homes said: “I want to say thank you to the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service for their rapid and professional response and to the local community, Cornwall Housing and Adult Social Care staff as everyone works together across the Council to help those affected by the fire at Merrifield Close.  Thankfully everyone is safe and that is the main thing.”

Group Manager Justin Sharp, who attended the scene last night, praised the local community and all the emergency services who helped to ensure people were evacuated to safety whilst a significant fire was brought quickly under control. Fire investigators are on the scene this morning and the investigation continues.

Local Cornwall Council member, David Harris said: “Thankfully everybody is ok following last night’s fire. Cornwall Housing are now looking to ensure people have somewhere to go tonight. The fire service has been brilliant and responded very quickly and the fire investigators are on their way down. The local community in the area have been amazing and have pulled together to helped one another – showing a real sense of community spirit.”

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Having difficult conversations – helping people in Cornwall recognise the risk of developing diabetes

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:27

With an estimated 29,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly currently living with diabetes and a further 26,000 people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, health organisations are supporting this year’s national Diabetes Week (June 11th) which aims to help prevent diabetes and support those living with the condition. 

The theme of this year’s Diabetes Week, which is staged by Diabetes UK, is “having difficult conversations”. To help health care practitioners have these conversations NHS England has published “Language Matters” which provides advice and guidance on the language which should be used to communicate with people who have diabetes. 

Approximately 1,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly every year. Helping people to recognise the risks of developing diabetes and encouraging them to take action to reduce those risks is one of the key priorities for health and care organisations. 

“Diabetes can have many serious effects on a person’s health, such as increased risk of a stroke, heart attack or impaired eyesight, and we want to help people to reduce those risks” said Caroline Court, Interim Public Health Director for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Dr Iain Chorlton, NHS Kernow’s chairman, added: “Leading a lifestyle balanced with good diet and physical activity will not only help people lower their risk of developing diabetes, it will also help them to improve overall health. 

“We know it can sometimes be challenging to raise these issues with patients and their families but it is vital to have these difficult conversations and I welcome this new guidance from the NHS”.

 Last year more than 1,300 people from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who were at risk of developing diabetes took part in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme ‘Healthier You’ which provided advice on nutrition and exercise and suggested behavioural changes to maintain a healthy weight and become more physically active. 

One of those who has benefited from the programme is Lindsey whose routine blood test at her doctor’s surgery revealed she had higher than expected blood sugar levels.  After being invited to join a Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) group Lindsey has lost weight, changed her diet and has become more active. 

“It was reassuring knowing I wasn’t the only one in this position” said Lindsey.  

I have learnt how to make healthier choices, reviewing my diet and what exercise I am doing. I now use the traffic light system when out shopping to ensure I buy healthier foods. I have also cut down on my sugar intake.” 

Since completing the first stages of the LWTC programme, Lindsey’s confidence has grown and she has become a volunteer for Age UK Cornwall.  One of the volunteering roles she covers is to assist the LWTC facilitator with two groups by greeting participants on arrival, making refreshments for the group and joining in with group discussions sharing her experiences.

Other successful local initiatives include the development of a virtual diabetes pathway which uses technology to reduce the time some patients have to wait and travel to hospital appointments. First piloted in north Kerrier, this pathway reduces inconvenience for patients and brings their care closer to home.  

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly also have 100 percent participation by GP practices in the Primary Care National Diabetes Audit which is higher than most areas of the country. This allows health care professionals to identify the number of people living with diabetes who achieve treatment targets for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic complications such as heart attack, stroke, amputation, kidney disease and blindness. 

Further work is now taking place to increase the number of people achieving these targets and identify those people at highest risk in order to support improving their care.

NHS Kernow is also one of more than 180 CCGs taking part in the NHS Diabetes programme which aims to improve outcomes for people with diabetes. 

As part of this programme NHS Kernow is aiming to improve the health outcomes of more than 2,000 people with diabetes who have been identified as having poor blood glucose / blood pressure / cholesterol control issues which could cause them to have complications such as stroke or amputation later in life. Staff are currently working with GPs, colleagues at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, community nurses and community pharmacists on a range of initiatives to support this group of people. 

NHS Kernow’s work to provide better and easier support and care to people living with diabetes was praised at last year’s prestigious National Quality in Care (QiC) awards, with judges presenting the CCG with a commendation in the “Patient Care Pathway – Adults” category for its virtual clinic work. 

Anyone who is concerned about developing diabetes can check their risk on the Diabetes UK online risk tool before speaking to a health professional. 

Story posted 12 June, issued by Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Cabinet to discuss homes, parking and infrastructure

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:37

Homes, parking and infrastructure will feature strongly on next week’s Cabinet meeting on 20 June 2018, aiming to build more homes, improve parking and put more onus on developers to fund community infrastructure.

Proposals under consideration include land in Newquay and Launceston being purchased under the Council’s Housing Development Programme (HDP). If supported, the proposal will help to meet increased demand in Cornwall for affordable housing for local residents, delivering 675 new homes.

Cabinet will also be discussing the proposed Charging Schedule for the new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which will allow the Council to raise money from developers to pay for vital infrastructure like roads, schools and playgrounds. 

Following an extensive review of the way the Council delivers parking services across Cornwall, new parking plans will be considered.

Proposals include upgrades to technology so that car park users can pay on exit and book a space in advance, which would allow people to spend more time in town centres.  Improving the technology in the busiest car parks will also free up enforcement officers to tackle on-street parking issues.

After the Cabinet agreed in principle at their meeting last month (02 May 2018) to the Council taking a significant strategic leadership and delivery role in developments at Threemilestone, Cabinet will also consider the strategic purchase of land at Langarth Farm, to bring forward the development of a high quality housing scheme and set the tone for further development in the area.

If Cabinet agree that the land may be purchased, the final decision on whether to go ahead will be taken by full Council. If agreed, the proposed development would be led by Cornwall Council and made up of a mixture of housing types, including a significant proportion of affordable housing, but also housing owned by the Council and rented at market rents.

Cabinet members will also consider the findings of an inquiry into the best way for members make decisions around the work of the Cornwall Investment Programme. 

Other items on the Cabinet agenda include a review of the Council Performance Report and Capital Programme Outturn Review.

Members of the public are able to attend the Cabinet meeting in person at New County Hall, or can watch the meeting via a live webcast.

Members of the public can also submit questions no later than midday two clear working days before the meeting. 

 

Story posted 12 June 2018

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Local matters discussed at the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meeting

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:36

People in and around St Agnes and Perrranporth are being invited to attend the June meeting of the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel and hear about local matters.

All are invited to attend the Network Panel meeting which takes place on Thursday 14 June between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms, Chyanhale, Ponsmere Valley, Perranporth, TR6 0DB.

At the meeting community network panel members will be invited to discuss local matters in their area. As this is the annual general meeting the panel will also be asked to elect a Chair for 2018/19.

Perranzabuloe Parish Councillor Ken Yeo and Chair of the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel, said: “Everyone is invited to attend the meeting of the St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel. The meeting on Thursday is a good opportunity for local residents to find out what’s going on locally and meet their local Cornwall Councillor and their local parish councillor representatives.”

The St Agnes and Perranporth Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local community and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and other agencies including the police and health services.

Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues.

The panel comprises of all the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the six Parish Councils (Crantock, Cubert, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes, St Allen, St Newlyn East) in the community network area.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage. 

Posted 11 June 2018

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