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190103 | Minutes | Hayle Town Council

HAYLE TOWN COUNCIL

COUNCIL MEETING THURSDAY 3 JANUARY 2019
Minutes of the Hayle Town Council Meeting held at the Hayle Community Centre, Hayle on
Thursday 3 January 2019 commencing at 7.15pm with a Public Participation Session.
PRESENT

Councillor C Polkinghorne (Mayor)
Councillors S Benney, B Capper, N Farrar, P Nidds, J Pollard and B Wills
Clerk Eleanor Giggal
7.15PM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

No one wished to speak.
7.15PM THE MEETING COMMENCED
168 CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)
The mayor announced that Councillor Andrewartha had decided to resign his seat on the town
council due to increased work commitments. The clerk would carry out the necessary
procedure for filling the vacancy.
It was also reported that the mayor had received a New Year’s card from the mayor of Pordic.
169 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES
Apologies had been received from Councillors Blakeley, Channon, Coad, Cocks, Mims, Rance
and Roden.
170 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND REQUESTS FOR
DISPENSATIONS
There were none.
171 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF FULL COUNCIL MEETING 20
DECEMBER 2018
It was resolved
that the minutes of the full council meeting 20 December 2018 be taken as a
true and accurate record, the mayor signing each page before placing them in the record book.
172 TO DISCUSS MATTERS RAISED DURING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 20
DECEMBER 2018

All matters had been dealt with on the night.
173 HAYLE EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNITY STATION REPORT
a) To receive and note the report, if any
No report had been received and no representative was available to attend the meeting.
174 TO WELCOME HAYLE SURF LIFESAVING CLUB’S VICKY BURLINGHAM
AND EMILY CORIN TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONGRATULATE THEM ON
THEIR SUCCESS AT THE RECENT SURF LIFESAVING WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS
The mayor welcomed Vicky Burlingham and Vicky Corin, Emily Corin’s mother who was attending
in her place as Emily was training in New Zealand.
Mayor gave a short summary of Emily’s and Vicky’s sporting achievements as follows:
Emily Corin was selected to represent Great Britain in the World Surf Life Saving
Championships held in Adelaide in November 2018. Emily won an individual bronze medal
in the Open Ladies Surf Ski. She was also part of the GB Taplin Team, which comprised four
members. Emily completed the surf ski leg and once again achieved a bronze medal. This was
apparently record breaking as it would appear the GB open ladies team might not have achieved
world medals in 10 years but this was yet to be confirmed by world lifesaving records.
Emily was in New Zealand training as she was due to participate in all of the NZ championships
as she had done the previous year and would then return to compete in the Australian
championships. Emily would be back in the UK by 1 June 2019 when she would be pitting for
selection for GB team spots to compete in Japan, Italy and South Africa.
Vicky Burlingham had been selected to represent the Great Britain Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB)
Team and had won bronze in the tube rescue, bronze in signal rescue and bronze in the team
event. The team had achieved third place overall, after matching Australia on points but just
losing out by placings.
It was noted that Vicky and Emily had also represented Hayle Surf Life Saving Club in the
Inter–Club World Championships that had followed, putting Hayle and its SLS club well and
truly on the map!
Both Emily and Vicky were previous recipients of Hayle Young Person of the Year.
Their medals were shown to councillors and the mayor presented bouquets of flowers for both
sportswomen. Everyone said how proud they were of them both and wished them every success for
their future surf life saving competitions.
Emily’s mother gave a short description of how Emily had started her competing career.
175 TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY SEEKING FEEDBACK ON THE PROCESSES AND
PROCEDURES OF THE RECENT ELECTORAL REVIEW OF CORNWALL

Councillors decided jointly on the responses to the questionnaire as follows:
1. If you’re responding to a recent electoral review, tell us which one:
Answer: Electoral review of Cornwall
2. Are you satisfied with its outcome (or how it’s progressing if it hasn’t finished):
Answer: No
3. Use this space to share any thoughts about this review: (Bear in mind that things submitted
here are not counted as official consultation submissions.)
Answer: In answer to this section it was agreed to list the proposal Hayle Town Council
(HTC) had put forward in its original letter to the Local Government Boundary Commission
for England (LGBCE) and to include a serious criticism of the process whereby the LGBCE,
an apolitical organisation, had listened to the views of the Conservative party when it had
been the Conservative Cornwall Councillors who had refused to listen to HTC’s views; to
cite the Conservative party’s view as a basis for the LGBCE’s decision was questionable.
4. If you want to be contacted about developments in this review, enter your email here:
Answer: The clerk’s name and HTC email address.
5. Did we deal with you professionally and courteously?
Answer: Yes
6. If you used any of our information was it clear, objective and helpful?
Answer: No
7. Regardless of any decisions, how would you rate your overall experience of the Commission
(1 – 5, where 1 is bad):
Answer: 3
8. If you have answered No to any of these questions, are unhappy with any other aspect of our
work, or would like to provide some additional feedback, please do so here:
Answer: Towards the end of the consultation there was a change of emphasis from the effect
the review would have on communities to increased concern with the breakdown between
urban and rural communities.
176 REPORTS OF OTHER COMMITTEES FOR APPROVAL
a) To receive the report from the Hayle Harbour Committee meeting 26 November 2018
It was resolved to receive the report from the Hayle Harbour Committee meeting 26
November 2018 so that actions could be carried out.
b) To receive the report from the Resource Committee meeting 13 December
2018
It was resolved to receive the report from the Resource Committee meeting 13 December 2018 so
that actions could be carried out.
177 REPORTS FROM OTHER BODIES/WORKING PARTIES/EVENTS
There was nothing to report.
178 ACCOUNTS
a) To approve the Income and Expenditure of the Council 2018/2019 as listed on
Appendix B
It was resolved to approve the Income and Expenditure of the Council 2018/2019 as listed on
Appendix B.
b) To note the Internal Auditor’s Interim Report
It was agreed that the report was excellent and very thorough.
It was resolved to note the Internal Auditor’s Interim Report.
179 STANDING AGENDA ITEMS (FOR REPORTING ONLY)
a) Hayle Harbour Update
It was reported that Simon Wright had rung the clerk and had agreed he would attend an
informal meeting with the town council on 10 January. He was having a meeting with the
architect on 7 January to look at how the plans could be amended to take into account some of
the comments by the town council and particularly ICOMOS, whose report was a direct
response to the developer and not a public document. He had added that the comments from
both were not the same.
It was reported that the Riviere Fields issue would be discussed by Cornwall Council (CC)’s
Cabinet on 13 February. Councillor Pollard had wanted to make the point that at the start
discussions had revolved around the economic development of the harbour for the wider benefit
of Hayle, but latterly had seemed to focus only on the housing development aspect.
The opinion was expressed that the current owner/s would not have the financial capacity to
do the necessary work at the harbour until the residential developments had been completed
and sold. Also, it was noted that at that stage it was not clear if the changes he would make to
the plans would require a new planning application or not. Mr Wright had agreed that he would
attend any meeting HTC invited him to. He had also reported that he was working with
Carnsew Meadow residents and the RSPB to rectify the Carnsew Pool footpath issue.
b) Cornwall Council Update
It was reported that the fire department and building control had done what they could to make
the burnt out building at 3 Parc an Dix Lane safe, although there was now an unpleasant smell
coming from the building, which had been reported to CC’s environmental health department.
It was also reported that CC could do nothing about the traffic lights into the Home Bargains
car park and that the police would not do anything about the situation either. Councillor Pollard
had written to Home Bargains’ head office to see what was being and could be done with the
bridge to remove the need for the lights as they were causing significant traffic congestion in
the town.

Regarding the land slips onto King George V Memorial Walk, Councillor Pollard had
requested a meeting with CC officers including Roger Hocking, geological surveyor, who had
been very helpful with issues regarding the Beach Access. Members agreed that the slips had
been and were being caused by water from drainage installed by CC. HTC owned everything
at the bottom of the cliff only. It was noted that CC officers claimed that HTC officers and
Hayle in Bloom had undermined the cliff bottom, but members agreed that work carried out
there had only been done when the Walk had been under CC’s management and well before
HTC took it over and those involved had been working under CC’s insurance. It was also
noted that the residents above also bore some responsibility for the cliff’s erosion due to
parking their vehicles, the installation of decking and causing water run off at the top of the
cliff.
The impact on the town council was discussed and it was noted that HTC wanted to clear the
bottom of the cliff because the soil and other debris was falling on its land and the Walk was
looking a mess. Where the most recent landfall had occurred there was a van parked right at
the edge of the cliff. There was a short discussion regarding the encroachment onto the land
now used for parking and whether some of the land had been claimed by the residents of some
of the houses. It was agreed that the cliff was in a dangerous state and the issue needed to be
resolved urgently whoever owned the land and it was suggested that parking restrictions also
needed to be put in place to avoid endangering the public. It was noted that the Walk was clear
where the greenhouse was situated and that the town council’s gardener was safe.
c) Community Asset & Devolution of Services Update
There was nothing further to report.
d) Boundary Review Update
It was reported that CC had engaged CALC to guide town and parish councils through the
process for the potential programme of community governance reviews. CALC’s annual
conference on 16 February would address the issue. It was noted that it was only a matter of
registering an interest in a review, and there would be further opportunities to review HTC’s
position.
Some councillors were worried about the new CC divisions of Hayle West with five town
councillors and Gwinear-Gwithian (GG) and Hayle East with ten town councillors. It was
noted that at an earlier full council meeting it had been resolved to invite a CC officer to attend
a meeting to give advice regarding a parish review and how changes could be made to the
warding arrangements; this continued to be important to give members an understanding of
what would be possible to review and if a review would be to the town council’s advantage or
not.
It was, however, also noted that CC officers might not be able to attend an HTC meeting as
there would potentially be more than 200 town and parish councils wanting such input and it
was suggested that the CALC workshops had been set up to avoid such attendance at individual
town and parish council meetings.
It was reported that a few residents of Angarrack had expressed a desire to redraw the boundary
so that the village would be included along with Connor Downs in the GG parish, but when

informed of the fact that GG had no grant scheme and they would get no money from them
their desire to change the boundary was somewhat tempered.
It was agreed that members still wanted to invite a CC officer to an informal meeting of as
many councillors as possible to discuss the implications for HTC and to delay responding to
the email of 24 December 2018 until as close to the 8 February 2019 deadline as possible and
for the subject to be included on the agendas for the next two council meetings.
180 CLERK’S REPORT/CORRESPONDENCE/MEETINGS/INCIDENTALS
a) Correspondence
i) To consider the correspondence from the Manager of Hayle Heritage Centre
requesting feedback about the impact the Harvey’s Foundry Trust’s Phase
3 project has had on Hayle
It was reported that the pattern store and plantation store had been the subjects of a £3.7m project
to restore them and they had been turned into first class units. They comprised 18 differently sized
units; the largest units were proving difficult to let because of their higher prices. Thirteen other
units had been let (12 small and one medium/large). As the demand was not there for the larger
units, it was likely that they would be let on a shared basis. All units had good facilities, including
superfast broadband and their own kitchenettes and toilets, the latter causing some issues regarding
sharing.
HTC was happy to welcome more businesses to Hayle and was pleased with the work that had
been done. However, the town council had seen no evidence of the units’ economic impact and
so was unable to comment on that aspect of the project. The town council felt that it had been
effective in providing modern bespoke units which had brought new businesses into Hayle, more
than there had ever been before. Considering the previous state of the buildings their restoration
into these modern units was remarkable.
It was resolved to provide the above response to Harvey’s Foundry Trust.
ii) To consider the request from Superintendent Longman for the police to
receive copies of the quarterly CCTV reports in order to cross reference
performance data with the crime recording data
It was agreed that the town council wanted to support anything that helped the police do their job
and was to the benefit of Hayle, its residents and its police officers. However, it was acknowledged
that it was disappointing that the police had asked for access to the information that they no longer
paid for, although it was noted that the lack of police funding was down to Government cuts.
b) Meetings

03/01/19 7.15pm Full Council Assembly Room,
HCC
04/01/19 11.00am Library Devolution Meeting Assembly Room,
HCC
07/01/19 7.15pm Hayle Twinning Association Asda
Community
Rooms
10/01/19 7.30pm Meeting with Simon Wright
(Closed)
Assembly Room,
HCC
16/01/19 11.00am Library Devolution Meeting Assembly Room,
HCC
17/01/19 7.15pm Full Council Assembly Room,
HCC
23/01/19 9.30am CALC Larger Council’s Meeting TBC
23/01/19 10.30am SWW Odour Liaison Grp Hayle Treatment
Works
23/01/19 2.30pm WCCCTV Meeting Fire HQ,
Tolvaddon
24/01/19 7.15pm Resource Committee Meeting Assembly Room,
HCC
30/01/19 1.30pm Library Devolution Meeting Assembly Room,
HCC
31/01/19 7.30pm Inaugural Health and Safety
Liaison with Councillors Meeting
Assembly Room,
HCC
07/02/19 7.15pm Full Council Assembly Room,
HCC

c) Incidentals
The list of incidentals was tabled. Incidentals were available on request.
The meeting closed at 8.54pm.
Approved by the council as a true record, at its meeting 17 January 2019
Town Mayor ……………………………….. Date ……………………………

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