Homelessness Strategy

Cornwall Council is reviewing Cornwall’s Homelessness Strategy, and conducting a survey of interested parties to find out people’s views on the draft of the new strategy.

Their consultation has been extended for a few more weeks, to ensure that everyone can have their say.  It now closes on 12 September.

Please visit the Cornwall Council website to find out more, and make sure your views are contributed to the discussion.

Following the closure of the survey, having taken feedback into account, a final version of the strategy will be prepared and made available for comment for a further three week period.


Governance Review

from the Council’s communication to all interested parties

Cornwall Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review for the whole of Cornwall.

This review may consider parish boundaries, the number of seats and warding arrangements for local councils and their names.  It provides an opportunity for all local councils, communities and individuals to review and propose changes to these arrangements at parish level to ensure that they are reflective of the identity and interest of your local communities and work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The first stage of the review closed on July 17 2019, with councils submitting their suggestions for changes.

Stage 2 of the review has now begun, which involves the Council agreeing a set of Draft Recommendations for public consultation. This stage is currently envisaged to conclude in December 2019, with a public consultation taking place between then and March 2020.

Invitation for comments on submissions received

The members of the Electoral Review Panel are keen to make sure you have a chance to comment on submissions received from third parties affecting your parish. We have today published a summary overview of the submissions we received on the Cornwall Council website alongside the full submissions received broken down by Community Network Area. This gives you the opportunity to see other representations which might affect your parish.

We would greatly appreciate any written comments you wish to make on these submissions, for example whether you agree with them or not and any key concerns you have. This will help us to understand where there may be common ground and to identify potential implications. Please note this is not a call for new submissions.

It will be helpful if you can reply by 4th October to CGRs@cornwall.gov.uk in order to ensure the comments can be taken into account by the Council’s Electoral Review Panel.

Public Engagement Meetings

As part of Stage 2, the Council’s Electoral Review Panel has arranged a series of public engagement meetings across Cornwall in September and early October to enable the Panel to hear views about these submissions, in particular around any proposals that involve significant boundary changes and/or the creation of new councils.

These meetings will give anyone an opportunity to comment on the submissions received, whether they made one or not. However, the meetings will be structured so as to give a representative of each Parish or Town Council and any individuals who made submissions the opportunity to speak first.

These meetings will help the Panel to make its draft recommendations later this autumn. The meetings will be reflective of the fact that the Panel is still in listening mode, does not favour particular submissions over others and will carefully consider the draft recommendations it will make with an open mind.

Details of the meetings are below. All meetings will have a 6.30pm for 7pm start time and will aim to finish by 9.30pm.

Cornwall Community Governance Review public engagement meetings

Wednesday 11 September
Bude area. The Parkhouse Centre (Ivor Potter Hall), Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD

Parishes being focused on: Bude-Stratton, Launcells, Marhamchurch, Kilkhampton, Poundstock – in Bude Community Network Area

Monday 16 September
Penzance area.
St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QW

Parishes being focused on:
Penzance, Madron, Ludgvan, Marazion, St Hilary – in West Penwith Community Network Area;
Gwinear-Gwithian, St Erth, Towednack – in Hayle & St Ives Community Network Area

Tuesday 17 September
Falmouth area. Falmouth Town Council, The Old Post Office, The Moor, Falmouth. TR11 3QA

Parishes being focused on:
Falmouth, Budock, Penryn, Mabe, St Gluvias, Mylor, Perranarworthal – in Falmouth & Penryn Community Network Area

Friday 20 September
Newquay area. Crantock Village Hall, Halwyn Road, Crantock, Newquay TR8 5RX

Parishes being focused on:
Newquay, Colan – in Newquay & St Columb Community Network Area;
Crantock, Cubert, St Newlyn East – in St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Area;
St Enoder – in China Clay Community Network Area

Monday 23 September
Liskeard area. Liskeard Town Council offices, 3/5 West Street, Liskeard PL14 6BW

Parishes being focused on:
Liskeard, Menheniot, Dobwalls & Trewidland, St Keyne – in Liskeard & Looe Community Network Area

Thursday 26 September
St Austell Area. St Austell Information Service, Council Suite, 39 Penwinnick Road St Austell, PL25 5DR

Parishes being focused on:
St Austell, Pentewan Valley, St Austell Bay, Carlyon, St Mewan, St Ewe – in St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network Area;
Treverbyn – in China Clay Community Network Area

Friday 27 September
Launceston area. Tregadillett Community Centre, Tregadillett, Launceston PL15 7EU

Parishes being focused on:
Launceston, South Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston Rural, St Thomas the Apostle Rural – in Launceston Community Network Area;
Davidstow and Treneglos – in Camelford Community Network Area

Monday 30 September
Truro/St Agnes area.
Council Chamber, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

Parishes being focused on:
Truro, Kenwyn, St Clement, Chacewater – in Truro & Roseland Community Network Area;
St Agnes – in St Agnes & Perranporth Community Network Area

Tuesday 1 October
Helston/Camborne/Redruth area.
Heartlands, Dudnance Lane, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QY

Parishes being focused on:
Camborne, Carn Brea, Redruth, Lanner – in Camborne Pool Illogan & Redruth Community Network Area;
Helston and Wendron – in Helston & South Kerrier Community Network Area

Wednesday 2 October
Wadebridge and Padstow area.
Shuttleworth Memorial Hall,  Egloshayle, Wadebridge PL27 6HW

Parishes being focused on:
Wadebridge, Egloshayle, St Breock, Padstow, St Minver Highlands, St Minver Lowlands – in Wadebridge & Padstow Community Network Area;
St Teath Parish – in Camelford Community Network Area

Further details about these meetings can be found on the Council website: www.cornwall.gov.uk/governancereview

We will also be providing parish and town councils with posters to print and use on notice boards as appropriate to promote the locally relevant public engagement meeting to local residents.

If you have any queries about this review, please e-mail CGRs@cornwall.gov.uk or contact your local Community Link Officer in the first instance. Alternatively, you can call 0300 123 1115.