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Invisable, 21st June

His sign should show a left hand turn to Penponds but it is merely a white circle
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): A30, Camborne
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Overgrown vegetation and speeding, 21st June

Brambles and plants overgrown making the Lane significantly narrower. It is hazardous to walk down this road, particularly with speeding vehicles, another issue which needs to be looked at as drivers totally disregard the 30mph zone.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15 Gwel Trencrom, Hayle
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Overgrown vegetation and speeding, 21st June

Brambles and plants overgrown making the Lane significantly narrower. It is hazardous to walk down this road, particularly with speeding vehicles, another issue which needs to be looked at as drivers totally disregard the 30mph zone.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15 Gwel Trencrom, Hayle
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Pupils across Cornwall attending Promoting Active Democracy Loudly Awards at County Hall, Truro

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 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

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Tarmac speed bumps dangerous, 21st June

New road layout which is okish but the tarmac speed bumps look like a last minute thought and they are so steep people will damage their cars even at a very slow speed I was nearly at a stop and the car still went bang awful and not safe.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 69 High Lanes, Hayle
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Tarmac speed bumps dangerous, 21st June

New road layout which is okish but the tarmac speed bumps look like a last minute thought and they are so steep people will damage their cars even at a very slow speed I was nearly at a stop and the car still went bang awful and not safe.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 69 High Lanes, Hayle
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Masses of brambles . Barely any pavement left to walk on. Kids having to walk to school on road., 21st June

Kids having to walk to school on road. So so many brambles sticking out in their faces. Getting really dangerous. Now pretty urgent!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Penpol Avenue, Hayle
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Masses of brambles . Barely any pavement left to walk on. Kids having to walk to school on road., 21st June

Kids having to walk to school on road. So so many brambles sticking out in their faces. Getting really dangerous. Now pretty urgent!
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Penpol Avenue, Hayle
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Cabinet agrees to buy two strategic sites to deliver more homes for the people of Cornwall

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 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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Wadebridge and Padstow Community Network Panel celebrates Community Chest grants

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 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

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Full Council to debate proposal to purchase land at Langarth Farm

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 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

Cornwall Council - Latest News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 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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