Parish News

18 Nov 2020

Notification of Highway Works

Please find attached information giving details of our planned highway maintenance activity on Military Road, which will now start on Monday 30th November.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience while these works are taking place.


If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind Regards




Carol Bardsley | Surfacing Programmer

Cormac | Surfacing

Room 12, Cormac Head Office, Higher Trenant Road, Wadebridge, PL27 6TW

05 Nov 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Cornwall will remain open during lockdown.

To help maintain social distancing and protect staff and other site users, we will continue to operate the number plate entry system to limit the number of people at the sites at any one time.

If the last number of your vehicle registration plate is an odd number, we ask that you only visit HWRCs on odd days of the month e.g. 1st, 3rd 5th.

If the last number on your vehicle registration plate is even, we ask that you only visit the HWRCs on even days of the month e.g. 2nd, 4th, 6th.

If there are long queues and you try to enter the site on the wrong day, you may be turned away.

Councillor Rob Nolan, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “I am delighted that HWRCs are allowed to stay open and I’m sure residents will be too.

“During the lockdown we expect that more people will be visiting the sites and this means there could be queues.

“The number plate system helps to limit the number of people at each centre. We ask that people are considerate and stick to the guidelines so we can keep everyone safe.”

Please read the latest guidelines and safety advice before visiting your local HWRC which you can find on the Cornwall Council website.

04 Nov 2020

Guidance on lockdown

Following the announcement of a further national lockdown, Government has begun to the produce the guidance to advise on what can and cannot remain open.  The new guidance will continue to be updated with further detail during the week, most likely after a vote in Parliament on Wednesday. 


At present we can confirm the following :


  1. Playgrounds and play areas can remain open

  2. It is likely that public toilets can remain open because they were not closed during the first lockdown.  As there is nothing within the Covid restrictions to cause closure, it will be for each local council to decide whether wishes to leave them open or close them for the winter as normally.

  3. Community buildings – it appears that most of the known restrictions will prevent community buildings from being opened to the public.  We await further guidance.

  4. Parish council meetings – the meeting would not meet the tests for restrictions on meeting indoors or outdoors and therefore we would advise that any meetings from now until December 2nd (at the very earliest) should take place virtually.

04 Nov 2020

Guidance for remembrance Sunday

The Government has now updated its Guidance for Remembrance Sunday which will look very different this year.   It confirms the requirements for outdoor meetings, wreath laying, singing, social distancing and cleaning.   Included in the document is the list of those eligible to attend, with a focus on limited numbers who must observe social distancing and the restrictions on meeting outdoors.


You may still wish to consider alternative arrangements as a community act of remembrance.  Examples include a poppy path of hand painted stones, a suitable place for residents to lay a poppy in their own time, the 2 minutes silence observed from the drive/doorstep (similar to the clap for carers), pre recording of wreath laying etc for streaming on the day.


However your parish chooses to hold its act of remembrance, please remember to follow all of the rules on gatherings.  As I was reminded today that the  virus doesn’t travel, people do and the current restrictions are in place to reduce the transfer of the virus,  protect the vulnerable and the NHS. 

04 Nov 2020

Jelly fish

03/11/2020: A number of Portuguese Man-of -War Jelly fish have been washed up on Portwrinkle beaches. Please note that these can still give a very painful/ venomous sting even when dead.

28 Oct 2020

Road works to be carried out.

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Cormac Solutions Ltd have requested to close the following road(s) to carryout works to their apparatus.

If you have any queries regarding these works please contact the Utility direct on the number below.  Any responses to this email received by Street Works will be forwarded to the Utility for them to respond.

Please note that this is only an Intention Notice and as of yet an Order has not been issued.

Please respond with any feedback within fourteen days from the date of this e-mail.

Location:         Military Road and Trehill Lane,Torpoint

Timing:            23rd November 2020 to 4th December 2020 (07:30 to 17:00 hours)

Contact:          Steve pearce, Cormac Solutions Ltd - Tel 0300 1234 222 -

Please click the following link for a map:

Kind regards,


28 Oct 2020

Covid advice

COVID-19 Information Pack

Cornwall Council’s Public Health team has produced three new information packs aimed at helping people access support during the pandemic.

One is aimed at businesses (including schools and charities).

The second is for community groups (including town and parish councils). This pack includes media handling lines, so it is not meant to be shared with the public. 

The third is aimed at individuals and focuses on self-isolation, and the confusion and difficulties this will likely bring to many people.

If you are using Microsoft Edge as your browser and experience any difficulty in opening the links to the packs, please try another browser, such as Chrome, to access the packs.

All of the packs are available in different languages and will be accessible on the Council’s website, as well as being sent out to business and community groups across the county. A press release announcing the launch of the packs has been sent to media.

Public Health believe these packs will be a useful resource for people and organisations across Cornwall would appreciate your support to share this information widely in your communities.

28 Oct 2020


Sorry... No trick or treat this Halloween

Due to the ‘rule of six’ which applies indoors and outdoors, gatherings that exceed this limit, such as traditional Halloween parties and social events, cannot take place this year.  

Police and partner agencies ask trick-or-treaters to follow Tier 1 guidelines or to consider alternative ways to enjoy Halloween at home.

Remember that some people, particularly if elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by strangers knocking at their door during the evening - even more so during the coronavirus pandemic.


Print this poster and display on your home, or on the homes of your vulnerable neighbours or relatives.

Halloween at home – alternatives to trick or treating for families and young children

  • Organise a Halloween themed scavenger hunt around your house or garden.

  • Arrange a virtual fancy dress party online and invite your friends and family.

  • Out-boo your neighbours and have a window decorating competition.

  • Get creative in the kitchen. Go online to find the recipes for spooky snacks.

  • Decorate your living room and create your own scary cinema.

  • Play Halloween inspired games with your friends and family.

  • Try safely carving a pumpkin and share images with your friends.

16 Sep 2020

Latest Coronavirus regulations

Latest coronavirus regulations


Residents and visitors in Devon and Cornwall are being urged to continue to play their part and prevent the spread of coronavirus after new regulations have come into effect making it illegal for groups of more than six people to gather socially.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the rule of six means that anyone gathering in a group of more than six people in any inside or outside place will be dispersed and could be subject to a £100 fine if they refuse to comply.

Devon and Cornwall Police will maintain the approach of 4Es to the new legislation using engagement, education and encouragement to ask members of the public to comply with the regulations. Enforcement remains a final option.

Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew said: “Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a shared effort and police will play a part alongside the Government, businesses, hospitality owners, local authorities and others.

“The change to COVID-19 legislation, and subsequent change in the law, means everyone has a legal responsibility to play their part and not gather in a group of more than six people. 

“The new rules are clear. We all have a personal responsibility for following them to help stop of the spread of a deadly virus.”

There are some exceptions to these rules, including if everyone in the group is a member of the same household or two linked households.

The new regulations do not refer to schools or other childcare, education or training, the workplace, for voluntary charitable purposes or providing support to a vulnerable person.

The regulations do apply to the majority of public spaces, whether indoors or outdoors.

Gatherings of more than six, but no more than thirty, may be permitted at weddings or civil partnerships, funerals and other religious or belief-based life cycle ceremonies.

Police will have the ability to issue an on the spot £100 fixed penalty notice, which can rise to a maximum of £3,200 for repeat offending.

Assistant Chief Constable Mayhew added: “Demands on Devon & Cornwall Police, and the police service in general, are back to pre-COVID levels, making it even more important that people respect the change in the law and take personal responsibility.

I hope that we do not need to enforce the legislation as people understand the importance of the measures to keep us all safe. In the circumstances where police do engage with a group, I hope they all disperse and we do not need to issue a fine, but the powers are there should officers need them.

“The pandemic has not gone away and everyone must play their part to protect themselves, their families and our communities.

“I know we are seeing large numbers of younger people returning to universities in our region and campus life is likely to be very different with these measures. The work of universities and student groups to prepare for the year ahead highlights how we can all adapt”

“But I would ask everyone to respect yourself, others and comply with the law to make Devon and Cornwall a safe place for all.”

If members of the public are concerned that the law is being broken or they are experiencing anti-social behaviour, they can report this to Devon and Cornwall Police. We will consider the most appropriate response and will target the most problematic behaviour. Reports should be made through online reporting wherever possible via   

Full details of the guidance can be found on the Government website -

You can also visit our frequently asked questions page which is updated regularly -



The on-line version of this message can be found here –




Community Engagement Worker

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

15 Sep 2020

Carbon Neutral Cornwall

Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive
Online event, Saturday 26 September

We’re really excited that our new Crowdfund Cornwall Climate Emergency funds are now available to help support low carbon and environmental initiatives.


The funds are available through the Crowdfunder website:


If you would like to find out more about the funds and how to apply, join us at our Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive online event on Saturday 26 September, 1pm to 4pm.


The event, hosted by Cllr Edwina Hannaford Cabinet Member for Climate Change, will feature workshops on the Crowdfund Cornwall Climate Emergency funds: The Carbon Neutral Cornwall FundThe Town and Parish Council and Community Groups Fund, and The Forest for Cornwall Fund, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Fund


And there will be masterclasses on the Carbon Buddy Manual, Action Planning for town and parish councils and community groups, and The Forest Garden


More information about the event is available on the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive (where you can read some great guest blogs and add to the Ideas Bank) and the Carbon Neutral Cornwall webpage


Register for the event
Please register to hold your spot for the event and we look forward to seeing you on 26 September.

Register for the online event here:


In the meantime…


We’d love to hear some of your own stories about what you are doing to help reduce Cornwall’s carbon footprint. Send us a short video by email to and we’ll feature some on the day.

02 Sep 2020


25 Aug 2020

Councillor Vacancy

If you would like to make a difference to your community, please contact me, the Clerk, look forward to hearing from you. 

19 Aug 2020

Council meetings

Following the Government announcement of further easing of lockdown restrictions from 4th July, NALC and SLCC strongly advise local councils to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face to face contact. Government rules still state that we should all work from home if we can. Local councils have the powers to hold public meetings remotely by using video or telephone conferencing technology until May 2021 and so most councils will have no need to meet in person. Furthermore, local councils have the duty to allow the public to observe council meetings without placing restrictions on the number attending, which many council meeting venues will not be able to accommodate in a safe way at this time.


However, where a local council does have an identified need to hold a physical meeting, as they are unable to conduct council business in any other way, they can consider doing so from 4th July. These meetings must be managed within the social distancing and ‘safer workplaces’ guidance produced by Government, which includes the requirement to conduct a risk assessment to determine if it is feasible and safe to hold a physical meeting. It is important that this risk assessment is carried out, and any identified actions to reduce risk to attendees are implemented before any face to face meetings resume. Councils must keep documentation of this risk assessment and the reasons why the council has taken the decision to return to face to face meetings.

22 Jul 2020

Removal of Council Recycling banks

You have recently responded to us regarding the removal of the recycling bank sites in your area and have confirmed that you do not want to provide the delivery of this service.

I am writing to confirm that the Council is now making arrangements to remove the banks from Cawsand Car Park site during the week commencing 24 August 2020.

We will install signs at the site from 10 August 2020, informing users that the banks will be permanently removed from the week commencing 24 August 2020.  The signage will remain at the site for 4 weeks after the removal of the banks, to remind users how to recycle their waste, and to advise that any material left at the site after the removal will be classified as fly tipping.

Following removal of the banks, the area in which the recycling banks were located will be monitored. Any recycling material left there will be investigated as fly tipping by the Council team.

An up to date list of removal dates for sites throughout Cornwall is published on the Cornwall Council website which can be found by clicking the following link;


I have also attached the removal sign that will be placed on site for your information.


If you have any queries, or you wish to discuss the removal of the recycling bank service, please contact the Waste Service by emailing and a member of the team will contact you.

21 Jul 2020

New rules and support on Pavement Licences for food and drink premises

We are expecting new legislation under the Business & Planning Bill 2020 to be passed by Parliament imminently.

The new law will allow food and drink premises to apply for a temporary Pavement Licence to put seating outside their premises on the highway. The new law will have a consultation requirement and to help Town & Parish Councils understand these new rules we are hosting a live webinar on Monday 27 July at 11am on how the new legislation will apply to communities.  The webinar will also have input from our partners and other services, including Police and Highways.


If Town & Parish Councils have not already attended the session on 20 July organised by CALC, we would encourage them to attend the webinar on 27 July - an invitation will be sent from the Licensing Service to all Town & Parish Councils for this date.


Further webinars will also take place, primarily for businesses and BIDs, but Town & Parish Councils are welcome to join those if unable to make other dates – the Business webinars will take place on Monday 27 July at 3pm and Thursday 30 July at 10am.


In the meantime, for restaurants, cafes and pubs wanting to place tables and chairs outside their premises to help with social distancing, Cornwall Council support the use of outside areas, subject to risk assessments and it being safe to do so, in order to support social distancing.


Businesses must ensure that any use of an outside area does not block pedestrian flows, impair emergency vehicle access nor hinder social distancing and please be respectful of neighbours. Businesses are also expected to monitor areas used to reduce the likelihood of anti-social behaviour, noise and litter.  We will work with businesses to educate, inform and enforce where this is not done. 


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions here:


For more information, please email

10 Jun 2020


As part of coming out of lockdown, we are all being encouraged to go outside for exercise and enjoy the countryside.  Sadly we have heard of a number of instances of wild camping, damage to crops and irresponsible dog walking on farm land and public footpaths.  We have even heard of a few places where lives have been put at risk.  Working with the NFU and Cornwall Council we have been asked for your help in promoting the Countryside Code to ensure that walkers and visitors can access the countryside safely. Many parishes are responsible for the management of rural locations and access to the footpath and coastal path network. 


Further information and some useful tools are also available to download from the website of Countryside Online here which also includes a poster for use on websites and in social media.


Many thanks for your help.

23 Jun 2020

Statement from the House of Commons

Information Classification: CONTROLLED


Today in Parliament, the Prime Minister has given details of plans to ease restrictions including the reopening of some local facilities.  His statement to the House of Commons states that


“In order to begin restoring the arts and cultural sector, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions may also reopen, if they can do so safely – this includes outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.”


Please note that the statement still requires you to be able to do this safely and we hope to give you further guidance on how this can be achieved as soon as possible, once the government documents have been updated.


The full speech can be read here


Kind regards,


Sarah Mason

County Executive Officer

Cornwall Association of Local Councils

22 Jun 2020

Latest news from Julian German

Dear colleagues


I will begin this briefing once again with my opening to yesterday’s press briefing, which contains several updates of recent events:


Press Briefing statement


I’d like to begin today’s briefing by talking about tourism and the visitor economy - a particularly important subject given the government’s plans to further ease lockdown measures around the hospitality sector from July 4th.  


Throughout the pandemic Cornwall Council has been clear that our aims have been to keep our residents safe and support our businesses.  


We recognise the value and importance of our visitor economy, which is why we have worked closely with Visit Cornwall throughout. 


Recently we have seen worrying predictions that point to an increase in Covid-19 cases in Cornwall if our population rises significantly over the summer months.  


We have already been hit hardest of any region by the economic impact of the virus. A second spike would not only put lives at risk but may lead to a further lockdown, which would have devastating consequences for businesses all over Cornwall.  


For that reason, we’re encouraging a careful and measured approach to the reopening of our visitor economy – an approach that protects residents and visitors alike and puts safety first.  


Cornwall Council has worked tirelessly to administer more than £230m in business grants, and in conjunction with our town and parish councils we have helped to make sure our town centres can reopen safely - but businesses must not be forced to choose between the safety of their staff and their livelihoods.  


The economic effects of the pandemic are profound and will take time far beyond the summer months to resolve. That’s why we’re calling on the government to provide more support in the form of business grants and extended furloughs to help Cornwall’s recovery.  


Of course, as a local authority Cornwall Council has no say on when and where people can go on holiday from July 4 – that’s a matter for the government, and something we have prepared for.   


Cornwall is and will always be a welcoming place, and we know that after the long and difficult weeks of lockdown many people will be looking to us as a destination for a summer break.  


If you do intend to visit us this summer, please plan ahead, follow the guidance on face coverings and social distancing, and be considerate of those who live and work here so we stay safe together.   


To ensure that businesses that will be able to reopen and operate safely, Cornwall Council’s public protection team, in conjunction with Visit Cornwall, are working with businesses to ensure they are Covid-safe,  which may involve changes to ensure social distancing, along with enhanced hygiene measures.  


Visit Cornwall has also stressed that it is essential to pre-book, not only accommodation, but also dining reservations and activities, and recommends buying advanced tickets for our attraction - that way everyone can have a great holiday and help keep themselves and our communities safe.  


Finally, I’d like to pay tribute to all those involved in helping our town centres successfully reopen this week. 


After so many weeks of lockdown, this was no mean feat and it is testament to the hard work carried out by town and parish councils, BIDs and community groups across Cornwall, in conjunction with our business community, that so many of our high street shops were able to open their doors for the first time since the end of March.  


This has been and continues to be an incredibly challenging time for Cornwall, and as I mentioned earlier none of us is under any illusion that the economic damage caused by the pandemic can be remedied overnight.  


This was a positive and important first step on what will undoubtedly be a long road to recovery, and there is much work still to be done.  


We are continuing to distribute discretionary grant funding as quickly as we can, with £5.5 million administered so far - but it’s clear that demand will outstrip the funds available to us.  


The deadline for expression of interest in discretionary grants is now extended to June 24 and I would encourage any businesses that do not qualify for other types of funding to complete one. You can find details on our website at  


I would like to reiterate Cornwall Council’s commitment to continue lobbying government for more support for Cornwall.  




Once lockdown began, all of the council’s departments were affected by the new rules and had to adapt quickly in order to continue to offer an effective service for residents.


Each had its own unique challenges alongside those everyone shared, such as starting remote working and balancing work with the demands of home schooling.


Planning was hit hard, especially as site visits were not feasible and the traditional planning committees were unable to meet due to the social distancing rules.


However, working practices were reviewed and technology embraced immediately, and, since the end of March, the team have managed to process 2,353 planning applications, including 353 applications for dwellings.


Planning committee meetings are now up and running as well, which is a great effort once again by our staff.


Redruth to benefit from Heritage High Street Fund


Redruth is to receive a share of the £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zones fund, one of only 10 places in the South West to benefit from this national scheme. It follows a bid submitted by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Project Board. 


The grant of £1,689,063, awarded by Historic England, will attract a further £3 million of investment from the private and public sectors. Commitment already secured will see:

•          Derelict and underused buildings in the town centre revitalised

•          Public realm and access improvements

•          A programme of events and activities focused on and led by young people

•          The launch of Alma Place by Redruth Town Council as a library and gateway to the town for residents, businesses and visitors.


Member survey


We are undertaking a member survey to check in with you about how you are working due to Covid-19 and lockdown.  This survey asks how you are doing and how you are finding managing aspects of your role from home which previously you would have done in person.


The survey also looks at the future role of the modern Cornwall Councillor and planning for the new administration. The Positive Governance project had gathered members’ views about the future via workshops and a survey. However, some things we were planning have now happened much more quickly than expected. Some things have become more important and other things less so.


Your feedback can shape how we evolve to cope with these unprecedented times and make the best of the situation, including virtual meetings, climate impact and use of paper.


Some of these same questions are also being asked in a residents’ survey so that we can match your insights with theirs.


There are twenty questions, although some of them have multiple parts. All questions and fields are optional.


You can take the survey here




Important links


All coronavirus related enquiries or issues to our dedicated email address  This email address is monitored seven days-a-week.

Anyone who needs help can request a volunteer by ringing 01872 266988 or emailing

Find out more about the support available for businesses here: Business Rate Support Council Tax Support and Growth Hub


Please take care of yourselves,


Best wishes




Julian German

Hembrenkyas an Konsel

Konseler Kernow rag Pastel-vro An Ros


Leader of the Council

Cornwall Councillor for the Roseland Division

08 Jun 2020


Coronavirus webpage update

Updates to our dedicated coronavirus webpage this week included on the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund and further guidance on managing facilities and public spaces.

MHCLG ministerial webinar

Schools reopening and support for vulnerable children, plus easing and recovery measures were the key issues covered in this week’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) ministerial webinar for local government leaders. Our chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, joined the webinar and submitted two questions to the local government minister, Simon Clarke MP, who hosted the webinar, about involving our tier of local government alongside other stakeholders in the ministerial economic recovery working group, and seeking engagement over the role of local councils in plans for local lockdowns.

Looking after your health

I am pleased to have partnered with Team Doctor to support local council teams during these difficult times. Team Doctor has produced a series of bite-sized films to help people address some of the major issues which occur in and around the workplace. The films contain some of the UK’s leading experts, giving clear and practical information and advice. This is available to councils free for two months, so please do take a look and support your own and your colleagues’ health today.

New guidance on website accessibility

During the lockdown, I know many of you have likely been using online products and services more than ever before. So now more than ever having a local council website that is as accessible as possible is important. In order to help you, NALC has produced new guidance on how to comply with the website accessibility regulations that come into force in September this year.

Webinar for county officers on risk management

This week NALC and our partners BHIB Councils Insurance hosted a webinar for county officers to support them in advising member councils on risk management. Effective and regular risk assessment and management will be key to re-opening facilities and services safely, in line with government rules and guidelines. And next week we will be launching a new guide for local councils on this topic, so watch this space!

The future of council meetings

Our head of member services, Charlotte Eisenhart, took part in a number of meetings this week with county officers as well as national bodies such as the Local Government Association, Lawyers in Local Government, Association of Democratic Services Officers and Centre for Public Scrutiny, as part of NALC’s work to understand and advise on how local council meetings can operate effectively into the future once lockdown restrictions start to ease. This work will include updating our guidance on remote meetings to help councils consider how to hold effective, compliant and accessible meetings once face to face or even hybrid (a mix of physical and remote) meetings are able to take place again. We will also be considering whether the current temporary regulations which come to an end next year, should continue in order to provide ongoing flexibility for councils.

Local Council Award Scheme

Following the success of the initial pilot, the national accreditation panel for the Local Council Award Scheme undertook another pilot starting in February 2020. I’m delighted to congratulate Welwyn Parish Council for achieving the Foundation Award and Pilsley Parish Council for achieving the Quality Award. Huge thanks to the members of the panel for their commitment as part of this process.

Council tax statistics

MHCLG published Council Tax statistics for town and parish councils in England 2020/21 on 3 June. This provides information on local precepting authorities (local councils, charter trustees and Temples) and the amount of council tax collected on their behalf by their billing authorities in England. We’re currently poring over this data and will be publishing our analysis next week.

Media coverage

I would encourage you to check out BBC Radio 4’s The Spark on former NALC Star Council of the Year, Frome Town Council, and how they are using their ‘flatpack democracy’ approach to pioneer a new kind of local politics. And council funding continues to get some local media coverage by The Isle of Thanet NewsSignal 107, and BBC Radio Wiltshire. And in case you missed it, ITV news also ran a story including interviews with Sue, Shrewsbury Town Council in Shropshire and Castle Donington Parish Council in Leicestershire, where Sue called for financial support and working with the government to find a solution.

And finally…

As Volunteers Week draws to an end over the weekend, I want to say a huge thank you to all local councillors who volunteer their time to hold public office and make a difference to their community. And to all the volunteers you work with and play their part, particularly in recent months. You can catch up and stay tuned on how we have been promoting you on our Twitter at @nalc, including our latest Points of Light publication showcasing some of your brilliant initiatives such as rural cinemas, staycation festivals, community breakfasts, affordable housing, growing food for the homeless, and a youth skills manager.

01 Jun 2020

Latest information during the pandemic crisis. 

RNLI Lifeguard cover


Members will be aware of the tragic loss of life at the coast on Bank Holiday Monday. Cllr Nolan has taken part in an interview for ITV Westcountry News today, and expressed our condolences to the affected families. He also thanked the brave people who attempted rescue, including the coastguard and RNLI volunteers.


Cornwall Council had joined the RNLI and HM Coastguards in vigorously advising against going into the sea while there was a high swell and no lifeguard cover.


A press release and several social posts were made before and over the weekend and over 100 signs were deployed on beaches as set out in the attachment. With the RNLI we hope to announce a return to lifeguard cover on some beaches by the end of this month, and more beaches thereafter. We part-fund the lifeguard service, but it is provided and managed by the RNLI national charity using volunteers and paid staff. We understand the pressures faced by the RNLI and are assisting them in any way we can to speed a return to lifeguard cover across a number of Cornwall’s beaches.


The proposal at the moment, with plans still being finalised, and working to criteria including risk profile, expected visitor numbers and history of previous incidents, is for the following beaches to have lifeguard cover from the coming weekend:


Widemouth, Gwithian, Fistral, Mawgan Porth, Polzeath, Constantine, Perranporth.


In the meantime, sea conditions remain adverse. Think twice before entering the sea or going out boating. An example press release from last Friday is here and social post here.


Enforcement update


I am delighted to say Cornwall Council’s enforcement team did not see any rise in the number of daily complaints about businesses suspected of breaking the orders over the three-day weekend.  


After investigation officers found the vast majority of these reported businesses, which ranged from holiday lets to restaurants and pubs, were not open illegally. 


Now the Council is thanking holiday lets, hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks and campsites for doing their bit in staying closed to visitors to Cornwall and supporting the campaign asking them to please come back later. 


It is also reminding takeaway businesses which are allowed to be open not to provide outside seating to customers who should be consuming their food orders away from the business premises.  


Community Networks


I am pleased to announce that we will be resuming Community Network meetings, through a phased approach starting in June 2020.  We will start with an informal round of virtual meetings for Members and Town & Parish Council representatives, to test the concept and mechanics of virtual Panels and consolidate networking between these two key groups of stakeholders.  Over the summer, we will open up the virtual meetings to other partners, with a goal of resuming Community Network Panels as fully as possible by the Autumn.  It is anticipated that, when full Panels resume, they will likely be virtual meetings to start with and that, once we can resume physical meetings, we will retain options for stakeholders to participate virtually. 


As always, Community Networks will set their own agendas according to local priorities.  I hope though that the resumed meetings will provide the opportunity to strengthen connectivity between CN partners in these challenging times; help us highlight and address community issues during the crisis, recovery and renewal phases; and progress key “business as usual” activities such as the Community Network Highways Scheme.  


Your Community Link Officers will be in touch with you about next steps by 5 June.


Once the virtual meetings are established, the weekly Member Teams meetings with Cabinet and CLT Representatives will be stood down.  Members will be able to continue to hold virtual meetings at local level; their CLO will support them with these meetings and in escalating any questions or issues for response.   


Planning Enforcement update – outside temporary furniture


When business premises wish to place tables, chairs and other temporary furniture adjoining but outside the boundaries of their unit, a change of use planning permission is normally required for this. 


However, as part of the Council’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, the Local Planning Authority will tolerate and not take any enforcement action for 2020, in respect of any business in a Town Centre who wishes to place outside temporary furniture adjoining their premises without planning permission, providing there are no public safety implications. 


This is to allow businesses to re-open safely and provide additional space to enable customers to exercise any social distancing requirements as well as supporting businesses through this difficult economic period.


Please take care of yourselves,




Adam Paynter | Deputy Leader

Cornwall Council | 01872 322570 | ‘Onen hag oll’

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01 Jan 2020

Lockdown changes


Like many of you, I have been left concerned over a lack of clarity with the new messaging from Westminster regarding the lockdown.  The guidance leads people to believe they are now allowed to drive as far as they wish to go for a walk, or to go sunbathing.  The risk for us is that people will see this as a green light for visitors to head to Cornwall, and that we will now see a large influx of tourists heading over the Tamar.


This is not the message we are telling people and potential visitors.  Public health is still the priority, and as far as we are concerned, Cornwall is not open to visitors. Our message will continue to be come back later. This has been reiterated by Malcolm Bell of Visit Cornwall.  I find it amazing that the Government is telling people they cannot see their close family members due to the risk of spreading the virus, but is also telling them they are fine to drive hundreds of miles for a day out.


I am hugely disappointed to see the Government make such a huge change to the rules without consultation with the regions, and will be urging our MPs to raise our concerns with their Government colleagues. 


There are further concerns over the clarity of messaging in the Government’s 50 page document they released today, Our Plan to Rebuild.


We will take the time now to go through the document in detail, and I will update you on any areas which may have a direct effect on Cornwall.



On behalf of Cornwall Council, Cormac will be making a phased return to carry out key repair and maintenance works, alongside essential planned critical projects.  This will ensure that the road network and essential community infrastructure remain accessible and safe.  This is essential for those who still need to travel; key workers travelling to and from work, those who need to shop for basic necessities, people walking and cycling for exercise and those providing care for vulnerable people; as well as maintaining the condition of 4,500 miles of our roads.


All sites will have strict safeguarding measures in line with current health and safety and Public Health England guidance to ensure the safety of Cornwall’s residents and Cormac staff.


We would like to ask everyone to please be kind to the workforce and observe any diversions or safety fencing that is in place. Our teams are working within the guidelines laid out by the Government for construction works, and we are proud to be able to contribute in these extraordinary times by ensuring the safety of our key workers, and preparing Cornwall to get back to normal as quickly as possible when that time comes.


Information about our highway services and fault reporting is available as normal, but it may take a little longer than usual for us to respond to some types of report.


For up-to-date information on what is happening in your area, updates will be posted on the Cormac website programming pages.



We're reminding residents that support is still available for those that would like to stop smoking. Our Healthy Cornwall team is able to provide support via email, text or telephone, and can devise personalised behavioural support to develop a ‘quit plan’ and practical help on beating the cravings. The team are also able to arrange stop smoking medication such as nicotine replacement therapy through a GP prescription request or voucher.


Using Healthy Cornwall’s support, as well as using stop smoking medication, you are up to 4 times more likely to stop smoking successfully. They've helped thousands of people across Cornwall to quit smoking, and there has never been a better time to do it, with new evidence coming out from the Coronavirus outbreak showing that smokers who get the virus are 14 times more likely to get a severe respiratory disease. There is also the added risk that smokers are more likely to touch their face more often with their hands going to and from their mouth while smoking. As we all know by now it’s very important that we wash our hands thoroughly and make a conscious effort to touch our face less to avoid contracting the virus in the first place.



The feedback I have had from you is that these messages have been useful to you all over the course of the pandemic crisis, and I have always said I will continue to keep you updated with all developments as and when they happen.  As we all settle into our new ways of working, the need for a daily briefing has reduced, and therefore I am proposing to move to three briefings a week – on a Monday, a Wednesday and a Friday.  Obviously, in the event of any significant developments taking place on a Tuesday or Thursday, additional messaging will be sent out.


Take care of yourselves,


Best wishes



Julian German

Hembrenkyas an Konsel

Konseler Kernow rag Pastel-vro An Ros


Leader of the Council

Cornwall Councillor for the Roseland Division

06 May 2020

Maintaining our community infrastructure

Cornwall Council, through its service provider Cormac is carrying out a programme of works to help maintain essential community infrastructure – such as parks, amenity areas, rights of way and the coast path.  These all benefit people’s daily exercise regimes and help their social well-being.


Cormac will ensure the teams maintain social distancing.  We are asking residents in the affected areas to observe any diversions or security fencing that they see and respect the teams during these works.


Yesterday, the following works were carried out. 


Grass cutting

Childrens Centre - Torpoint

St Germans School  (SLA)

Fourlanesend School SLA

Millbrook School (SLA)


Today (7.5.2020), teams are due to carry out grass cutting in and around Newquay, St Columb Minor, Torpoint, Liskeard, St Germans, Downderry, Looe, St Ives, Redruth, Camborne, Cury, St Martins-in-Meneage, Gunwalloe, Porthleven, Helston, St Mawes.  They are also due to carry out coast path works in the Porthcothan/Treyarnon Bay; St Austell to Fowey; and Lamorna Cove areas.  Watering is due to take place at Morrab Gardens, Penzance.  Planned works are subject to operational issues and pressures.


Kind regards



Catherine Thomson

Community Link Officer


Communities Service

Neighbourhoods Directorate

Cornwall Council | Tel: 01872 224242 (504242) | Mobile: 07769 724877

2S, Chy Trevail, Bodmin, PL31 2FR

28 Apr 2020

Update from the Clerk

Dear Residents of Maker with Rame. 

During these difficult and unprecedented times that we are all experiencing and the response to the COVID 19 virus. Maker with Rame Parish Council wish to ensure that effective decision making continues as appropriate and when and where necessary for critical decision that affects our community.

In respect, therefore, to maintain stability and continuation it has been resolved by Council that the current Chair and Vice-Chair will remain in position until May 2021.  I will ensure to keep you all up to date accordingly. 

Keep safe and well Sandy. 

28 Apr 2020

Lastest briefing from Cornwall Council


15 Apr 2020

Forder Hill

Subject: Forder Hill, Cawsand - order

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition of Traffic

Location:         Forder Hill, Cawsand

Timing:            4th to 8th May 2020 (24 hours)

Contact:          South West Water, Tel: 0344 346 2020

The above closure has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

15 Apr 2020

COVID Further information from the police

I can walk to the beach. Can I still go for a swim?

You should not be driving to the beach to go swimming.

The RNLI has stated that as there are no lifeguards on our region’s beaches it is not recommended that you exercise in the sea. Our emergency services are already stretched and should a lifeboat crew be called to an incident in the water, it would put unnecessary pressure on our volunteers and other front line services being exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Can I go surfing for my daily exercise?

You should not be driving to the beach to go surfing.

The RNLI has stated that as there are no lifeguards on our region’s beaches it is not recommended that you exercise in the sea. Our emergency services are already stretched and should a lifeboat crew be called to an incident in the water, it would put unnecessary pressure on our volunteers and other front line services being exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

For these reasons, we do not recommend that people go surfing.

05 Apr 2020

Casual Vacancy

We now have three vacancies. If you would like to apply please contact the Clerk 822333

06 Apr 2020

Council Business during COVID 19


31 Mar 2020

Easter holidays

Restrictions on holiday accommodation.

31 Mar 2020

Bus timetable

Our local Bus Service  

26 Mar 2020

Parish Council meetings due to COVID - 19

Following the government announcement last night, it is now the case that all council meetings should be cancelled.

01 Jan 2020

COVID - 19

04 Mar 2020


Parish Councillor vacancy

23 Jun 2019

The County of Cornwall (Whitsand Bay) (Clearway) (Revocation) Order 2019 The County of Cornwall (Caradon) (Millbrook and Kingsand/Cawsand) (Restrictions on Waiting) (Amendment) Order 2019 The County of Cornwall (Portwrinkle) (Residents’ Parking Places) (Amendment) Order 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Cornwall Council proposes to make the above Orders to regulate traffic in Rame Peninsula. The effect will be to introduce, amend and revoke waiting restrictions along the lengths of road specified

25 Jan 2019

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor vacancy 

24 Jan 2019

Councillor Vacancy

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972
that ALEX HUKE has ceased to be a member of Maker with Rame Parish Council and that a
casual vacancy exists on the Council.
2. If, within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good
Friday and Bank Holidays) after the date of this Notice, a request for an election to fill the
said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer of Cornwall Council at the Council
Offices, St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR (phone
01209 614373) by TEN (or more) electors for the said Parish an election will be held to fill
the vacancy.
3. If the Returning Officer receives fewer than ten written requests for an election by
14th February, 2019 the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
DATED this 25th day of January 2019
(Signed) .........................................................................
Clerk to the Parish Council
Mrs S Visick
Clerk to Maker with Rame Parish Council
Mewstone House
8 Coombe Park Close
PL10 1PW

18 Dec 2018

Invitation to apply for Cleaning of Public Conveniences in Kingsand and Cawsand

Maker with Rame Parish Council


Invitation to apply for Cleaning of Public Conveniences in Kingsand and Cawsand


Maker with Rame Parish Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified contractors for the provision of cleansing and management services at 3 public conveniences in Kingsand and Cawsand, comprising gents, ladies, disabled facility and unisex facilities, from 1st February 2019 to 1st February 2020.


To cover the following:

1.       Daily cleaning of toilets

2.       Disposal of all sanitary and hazardous waste

3.       Reporting of minor maintenance issues to the Parish Council.

4.       Monthly play park inspection.


The Parish Council will retain responsibility for maintenance of the public conveniences and provision of all consumables.


Applicants must provide:

Details of appropriate insurance.

Risk assessments for all activities associated with the contract.


Additional information available on request, informal discussion are welcome.


Applicants expressing an interest writing to:

Sandy Visick

Parish Clerk

Maker with Rame Parish Council

8 Coombe Park Close


PL10 1PW




Closing date for receipt of applications is 10th January 2019.

17 Oct 2018

New Road

FAO Maker with Rame Council:


Following further testing of the mortar on the existing retaining wall along New Road, Cawsands we have established that the mix is a lime mortar. Due to planning conditions we are required to build the wall to match as closely as possible, this will mean that the programme will increase from 12 weeks to 19 weeks (including a 2 week shut down period at Christmas).


Unfortunately due to the width of the road we will not be able to open the road over the Christmas period to HGV and large vehicles, however we will look to open the road under traffic lights for light vehicles.




Paul Maycock | Engineer

CORMAC Solutions Ltd. | Structures Department | Tel (ext): 01872 326848 | Tel (int): 496848


Main Building, Western Group Centre, Radnor Road, Scorrier, Redruth, TR16 5EH



30 Apr 2018

Cawsand Surgery

News about Cawsand Surgery.

30 Apr 2018

Casual Vacancy

Your chance to join this Parish Council and have an input into where you live. 

16 Apr 2018

RCT update

Registered Charity 1066389
Company Number 03440492
The Trustees
The Nissen Huts, Maker Heights
TORPOINT, Cornwall, PL10 1LA
Rame Conservation Trust (RCT)
RCT is a buildings preservation trust (registered charity no. 1066389) with the purpose of conserving
the heritage assets at Maker Heights for public benefit. More information is available on the RCT
website (1) including its Governing Documents (2) and a detailed account of its purpose.
Conserving heritage assets
Historic England defines heritage assets:
‘Some parts of the historic environment are important to society as a whole or to a group within
it and merit some level of protection or consideration. These are called our heritage assets.
They are the elements of the historic environment that we value for more than their money’s
worth. The generations that follow us are most likely to value them too, for the same or similar
reasons. It has therefore long been accepted that we have a responsibility to look after them.’
Our Heritage Values
RCT recognises all heritage values at Maker Heights:
● Natural environmental value
● Archaeological value
● Historic value
● Aesthetic value
● Communal value
Maker Heights has outstanding significance
The significance of a site is the sum total of its Heritage Values. At Maker Heights this sum indicates
that the significance of the site is outstanding .
Conservation Principles
Our Conservation Principles guide this charity’s activities:
1. The historic environment is a shared resource
2. Everyone should be able to participate in sustaining the historic environment
3. Understanding the significance of places is vital
4. Significant places should be managed to sustain their values
5. Decisions about change must be reasonable, transparent and consistent
6. Documenting and learning from decisions is essential

The land and buildings at Maker Heights are valued by local people and by the nation
RCT has responsibility for a wide range of heritage assets at Maker Heights; both natural and
human-made. All are set within a unique historic landscape, and designated by Natural England as
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (4) and (5).
Historic England has designated Redoubts Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as Scheduled Ancient Monuments,
and the buildings of the central Barracks complex as Grade II* Listed Buildings. Many of the
structures are on the national Heritage at Risk Register (6) because they are in need of conservation
Maker Heights is a large and complex site and all these protective designations, along with the
unique historic landscape, mean that RCT works within a tight regulatory framework.
RCT creates public benefit
Like all charities, RCT exists to create public benefit (public wealth) and at Maker Heights this
includes public access, experience, enjoyment and public education.
RCT leases the site for educational use
The majority of the site at Maker Heights is leased by RCT from Edgcumbe Estate for educational
purposes. The lease agreement includes 12 hectares of semi-improved grassland and four
Scheduled Ancient Monuments (Redoubts Nos 1, 3, 4 and 5). The trustees are fully committed to
demonstrating that this charity is a reliable custodian of the land and buildings it leases from
Edgcumbe Estate. We are improving land and water management, employing best practice in the
conservation of buildings and the natural environment, and increasing learning opportunities at the
RCT owns the Barrack Block
RCT owns the freehold of the Barrack Block - a Grade II* Listed Building. The freehold was retained
by RCT during a disposal of charity assets carried out by former trustees in 2015. RCT is now
providing workspaces in the Block to local people, and the rental revenue is directed into the rolling
conservation cycle (inspection - repair - maintenance - capital investment).
RCT is investing in Maker Heights
Conserving Maker Heights and managing the site to sustain its heritage values requires investment in
the forms of care, time, knowledge, experience, effort, day-to-day management, and funding. This
charity is fulfilling its purpose at Maker Heights, and the involvement of many people and
organisations is making this possible. We are receiving a huge amount of support and wish to thank
everyone for their generosity.
RCT is working in partnership with Historic England, Natural England and Cornwall AONB
At the outset we recognised that partnership working would be vital if we are to fulfil our purpose and
ensure best practice at the site. The advice and guidance of our partners is much appreciated, and is
contributing a great deal to our proposals for Countryside Stewardship, our applications to grant
funders (including Heritage Lottery Fund) and our contributions to the Conservation Management

15 Apr 2018


Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 S.14: Temporary Prohibition and Restriction of Traffic

Location:         New Road, Cawsand (closure), Hat Lane Cawsand, Road From Little Treninnow To Hat Lane Millbrook, Road From Radford Lane To Military Road Millbrook (temporary one-way restriction)

Timing:           16th April to 9th July 2018 (24 hours, weekends included)

Contact:          Daryoush Toorneini, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, Tel: 0300 123 2222

The above closure and one-way restriction has been approved.   Please click the following link to view a map and associated documents:

Applicants are reminded that they have undertaken to notify all interested parties known to be directly affected by the closure and restriction including, if appropriate, bus companies and all frontagers on the lengths of the road such as local residents and businesses as well as other traders who may have to make deliveries and/or collections in the area.

Applicants and contractors are reminded that they are responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary signing.

Kind Regards


Transport and Infrastructure Service

Cornwall Council

Tel: 0300 1234 222



The Old Ship Inn, Cawsand


Community Share Offer


Dear Friends and Neighbours,
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our Community Share Offer to buy and rebuild the Old Ship Inn, Cawsand. Our thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in this idea; the support we’ve received has been absolutely amazing. The plan is confirmed:

  • Four decent, secure flats for local people at reasonable rents

  • A new community space with a pub, a café, a children’s area and Village Information

  • A heritage centre for Cawsand

Once completed, the whole thing will be self-financing and secure indefinitely.
We now get to the nitty-gritty! Please help us succeed:

  • Put some money in. If you’re able to invest, we can offer shares for any amount from £100 to £25,000. These are not donations – you can get your money back again, you will get 3% interest when we’re in profit, and if you pay UK tax you can claim 50% of your investment back in Tax Relief. The Terms & Conditions for all these are in our Share Offer Document.


  • Forward this e-mail on. Please have a think about other people you know who might want to invest. We’ve trying hard to reach all those who care about Cawsand, but of course we don’t know everyone – if you think that friends or family might want to support us, please let them know.


  • Don’t forget our Letters of Support. We’ve already got over 300 letters – please keep them coming in, they are vital for our fundraising efforts. You can see a suggested wording here.

We now have a short video about the Old Ship and or project, made by two talented young people from the village. Please have a look: VIDEO LINK
How to invest
The Share Offer opens this week, Thursday 15th March to raise the finances for a new body, The Old Ship Inn Cawsand Limited. This is how it works:


  • Please read the Share Offer document, which lists all the terms of the offer and explains the risks involved.


  • For details on how the project will work, see our Business Plan, which includes the stages of the project and the finances.


  • For the legal structure that governs the new organisation, see the rules.



More information
You can ask questions and find out more as follows:

  • At our Public Meeting on Thursday 15th, 7pm in the Institute, Kingsand

  • Phone us on 01752 658516

  • E-mail us to

  • Come in to the Rame Centre in Millbrook, open 10.00 – 4.00pm in the week, 10.00 – 1.00pm on Saturdays

  • Visit the Old Ship building on any Saturday, 10.30 – 12.30

Closing Date
The Share Offer closes on 10th May, which is pretty soon! Also, if you’re interested in the 50% Tax Relief, it’s only available for the first £150,000 of investment- after that, the rebate drops to 30% (which is still good!!!)
We will be sending out regular updates on our progress. This is a very exciting, if nerve-wracking moment – we hope that we can raise the money, and we are very grateful to everyone for their help.
With best regards to all,
The Peninsula Trust team













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13 Mar 2018

Mobile Banking







12 Jan 2018

Tender for grass cutting contract

12 Jan 2018

Tender for grass cutting Rame Church

12 Jan 2018

Tender for Swim buys

22 Oct 2017

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19 Sep 2017

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that ALISON HALL has ceased to be member of Maker with Rame Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the council.  

10 Sep 2017


Dear Residents of the Rame Peninsula,

The Maker Church Road long awaited repair, is now complete.   Maker Parish Council would like to give a big thanks to all the organisations who kindly donated to the cause.

Maker Parish Council, Millbrook Parish Council, Friends of Maker Church, the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Community Chest fund and Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Roadform Civil Engineers who reduce the cost considerably and particularly to Mr Chris Parsonage and Chris Wilton (Chair of Maker with Rame PC) who were both instrumental in making this happen.

03 Jul 2017

Cornwall Council resident's survey 2017

Residents' Survey 2017

Dear City, Town and Parish Council colleagues

The Council is currently undertaking a Residents' Survey. The survey is being carried out on our behalf by Marketing Means, an independent research company, which was selected by competitive tender. The survey is being sent to 27,000 households across Cornwall, selected at random, and asks questions about Cornwall Council and the services we provide.

With a new Council just elected, this survey is asking the people it has been sent to - what is important to them and their community about the place where they live and what they think about the Council, the services we provide and if we represent value for money.What people who complete the survey tell us will influence what we prioritise, both in our budget plans for the next four years and as we create a longer term vision for Cornwall.

Over the next few months we will also be providing other opportunities for everyone to shape our proposals and we will be listening to what our residents, businesses and partners tell us to help make sure our plans reflect the needs of Cornwall now and in the future.We are also currently undertaking a second Stakeholder Survey which will be sent to stakeholders, partners and key organisations, by email.

Please see below FAQs to help you in case you are asked about the Residents’ Survey.

Frequently Asked Questions:
I have been sent the residents' survey - what do I need to do?
If you have been sent the residents' survey, we need just one person at your address to fill it in, and this can be anyone who is aged 16 or above.
Please follow the instructions in the letter and either complete the questionnaire enclosed with your letter and send it back in the envelope provided or complete it online using the unique code in your letter.

If I am going to be sent the survey - who will it come from?
The survey is being carried out on our behalf by Marketing Means, an independent research company. The letter will have Cornwall Council's logo and address on it and will be from Adam Paynter, Leader of Cornwall Council.

How have people been selected to receive the survey?
We need replies from a wide cross section of people so that we get a representative view across Cornwall as a whole; therefore the survey is being sent to 27,000 households across Cornwall, that have been selected at random.

How can I get help completing the survey?
If you would like assistance in completing the questionnaire or would like the information in another format or language, please call the Marketing Means helpline on Freephone number 0800 849 4019.

I have questions about the survey - who can help?
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please email: or phone: 0300 1234 100.

I want to check if the survey I have been sent is from the Council - who can help?
If you have been sent a survey and are not sure if it is real or a scam, please email: or phone: 0300 1234 100.
The survey is being carried out on our behalf by Marketing Means, an independent research company.

If I complete the survey - will my personal details be safe?
Your survey answers and personal details will be treated in the strictest confidence and used for research purposes only. We will not pass them on to any other organisation. It will not be possible for any individual person or address to be identified from the survey findings or in the results that will be published this autumn.

Can I complete the survey if I work for Cornwall Council?
If a Cornwall Council employee receives a survey, they can complete the survey as a resident of Cornwall.

I haven’t received the Residents’ Survey, how can I take part?
You can’t take part in the Residents’ Survey unless you have received a letter with a questionnaire; but there will be other opportunities to have your say on our draft Budget and Business Plan later this year.

Kind regards

Adam Paynter
Leader of Cornwall Council


Get in touch


29 May 2017

Second Home Restrictions

Two more Cornish communities have voted in favour of neighbourhood plans containing policies intended to prevent new-build properties being used as second homes. In referendums held earlier this month, residents of the Rame Peninsula and the St Minver area endorsed the neighbourhood plans drawn up for their communities.

The ‘yes’ votes follow a referendum last year, in which a neighbourhood plan for the Cornish resort of St Ives – including a policy that would require new homes to be occupied as the buyer’s main residence – was backed by local residents. In November, a High Court judge threw out a developer’s legal challenge against the plan. The Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Development Plan says that up to 40% of the homes in some of the peninsula’s areas are second homes. (Source: Planning Resource) This year Rural Housing week will take place between 3 and 7 July: Rural Housing Week Information. The week will consist of local activities organised in rural communities throughout the country by rural organisations, supported by the National Housing Federation and finish with a national conference in London.

29 May 2017

Political Party Manifestos: What They Mean for Town/Parish Councils

Political Party Manifestos: What They Mean for Town/Parish Councils

14 May 2017

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Fancy becoming a Parish Councillor.

Do you have a passion for where you live?

Do you believe that your community should have a real say in local services?

Would you like to make a difference in your area?

Do you like solving problems and finding local solutions?

Can you go the extra mile?

07 May 2017

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum results

Sorry I have only just made contact with you all. The CC website crashed yesterday through too much demand, and the NP referendum results were not declared until 6.00pm yesterday, and I got home really late. This morning (Saturday) I had to be in Truro at 9.00am to try and facilitate the agreement of a new administration for the Council and Cornwall. It will take me weeks to negotiate this, so please bare with me. The next few weeks I will be camped in Truro, trying to get the best deal for the area.


Anyway, I have just got back, and this is the first chance I have had to give you the NP result.


Turnout was 2,102 around 55%


1,834 Yes 88% of the vote


241    No 11.5% of the vote


The Plan will now be adopted!


To put things into context, St. Minver Parish (Rock, Polzeath,etc) had their referendum and count after, and they had a similar ‘Principle Residence’ policy to ours, but they only had 665 Yes and 154 No on a 51% turnout.


Well done to everyone for your hard work on this Plan, we got there in the end……..( I think a social evening is in order, if someone would like to organise ?)


Thank you, one and all


Best Wishes



25 Apr 2017

Rame Peninsular Notice of Poll

Cornwall Council Election of a Unitary Councillor

Rame Peninsular Division

03 May 2017

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Please vote for your Neighbourhood Plan 4th May 2017

22 Dec 2016

Xmas Waste Collection

Boxing Day (Monday, 26 December) is the only collection day that is affected over Christmas and New Year - There will be no rubbish, clinical waste, recycling or garden waste collections on Boxing Day, 26 December. Rubbish and clinical waste due to be collected on Boxing Day will be collected on Monday 2 January. If your recycling or garden waste collection waste is due on Boxing Day (Monday 26 December) it will be collected on Saturday 31 December. All other collections will remain unchanged.

07 Dec 2016

Lions Santa Sleigh

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