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This site is provided as a free service to Gwennap Parishioners and the public in general by Gwennap Parish Council to improve communication on matters important to the community. Routine and interesting information is also provided on this site.

Next meeting of the Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 16th July 2020 at 7pm.

The meeting this month will be a virtual meeting. Please download the meeting agenda for more details. Download agenda.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings and are invited to speak at the start of each meeting.

Mintutes from recent meetings are available to download from the Parish Council minutes page of this website, and more information about the Parish Council and the Councillors can be found here.

Recent Changes

The Parish Council is currently operating without a Clerk. Please bear with us while we recruit a new Clerk for the important role in the Council. In the short term we will be dealing with essential business only and running a waiting list for non-urgent queries for when we have the administrative support that we need to be able to return to business as usual.

We will be holding our July monthly meeting on the 16th by Zoom. The link will be posted on our website nearer the time. Thank you for bearing with us. If you wish to report any of the following, please can we ask that you use the numbers and links below:

Potholes in roads or footways: www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/highway-maintenance/potholes/report-a-pothole/

Road surfaces: www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/highway-maintenance/potholes/report-an-issue-with-the-road-surface/

Hedges, verges or trees: www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/highway-maintenance/verge-maintenance/report-issues-with-hedges-or-verges

Fly tipping: www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/street-care-and-cleaning/fly-tipping/ or telephone 0300 1234141.

Dog Fouling: www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/animal-welfare/dog-welfare-and-enforcement-service/dog-fouling/report-dog-fouling/ or telephone 0300 1234212.

If you need to report something that is causing an immediate danger or is an emergency, please call 0300 1234 222 or the emergency services.

Thank you all for your support and patience
Stay safe everyone
Sue
Chair of Gwennap Parish Council

Play Park and Gym Re-opening Notice

In accordance with the relaxed national restrictions and following government guidance, Gwennap Parish Council intend to re-open the Richard Jory Play Park ('the Play Park') and Adult Gym ('the Gym'), with effect from Saturday 4 July 2020.

We would ask all those who wish to use the Play Park and Gym to take note of the following:

  • The Parish Council, as owner and operator of the Play Park and Gym equipment, will take reasonable measures to protect the safety and welfare of the public but all users make use of these facilities at their own risk.
  • The re-opening of the Play Park and Gym has been subjected to a satisfactory general inspection being carried out.
  • Users must provide their own hand sanitiser which must be used when entering the Playing Field and leaving. Users should also provide their own wipes or towels.
  • Eating and drinking at the picnic tables or in the Play Park or Gym is forbidden.
  • Social distancing, in accordance with government guidance, must be observed at all times. It is the responsibility of users to be aware of the national social distancing measures which are in force at any time.
  • One swing will be removed from use to reflect the government guidance regarding social distancing which is in force at the current time.
  • The rubbish bins are available for emergency use but users should otherwise take their rubbish home with them.
  • There will be no toilets available as these are located in the Parish Rooms which will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
  • The use of and restrictions applicable to the Play Park and Gym will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis, during the current crisis, in accordance with government guidance. Any changes will be published on the Parish Council website.
  • The Parish Council reserve the right to close the Play Park and/or the Gym if users are putting at risk the health and safety of themselves or others.

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New Notice of Casual Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that TERESA PASCOE has ceased to be a member of Gwennap Parish Council and that a casual vacancy exists on the Council.


Coronavirus Support Update

Following our post last week regarding coordinating a volunteer group to support vulnerable or self-isolating households in the parish, we would like to thank those of you who have either registered households with us, or contacted us to volunteer as a helper. We are so grateful to you. Since our post, Cornwall Council have asked Volunteer Cornwall to coordinate the volunteering opportunities and the requests for support from vulnerable people across the county. They have a web page for volunteers to register and also for people to log a request for support.

We therefore urge those of you who have made contact with us, and those who fall into one of the two categories of either needing support/being a vulnerable household, or being happy to register as a volunteer, to please contact Volunteer Cornwall www.volunteercornwall.org.uk who are best placed to respond to requests for help and coordinate a response and trigger a local person to provide the support required.

To request help: telephone 01872 266988 or email requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk
To register as a volunteer go to www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/coronavirusvolunteer

Obviously not everyone is online, so please share this information with your friends, families and neighbours. In the meantime please also remember to keep checking in with your neighbours and support those in your local community if you are able to. Stay safe and well everyone.

Parish Council Facilities Closed

Following the government's announcement on 23rd March, Gwennap Parish Council facilities are now closed until further notice. These include the play park, public toilets and Parish Rooms.

Result of Referendum

The result of referendum on the Gwennap Neighbourhood Development plan has been announced. The votes cast were 83.9% in favour of implementing the Gwennap NDP.

Declaration of result of poll - Gwennap NDP

REPAIR WORKSHOP

When: First Friday Every Month - starting Friday 7 th June 2019
Time: 10am
Venue: Parish Rooms, Richard Jory Playing Field, Pulla Cross, TR4 8SA

We are looking to set up a regular workshop for people to bring their things to be repaired.

Volunteers welcome, to help support and offer their skills to help others.

Please let us know what you would like repaired or what skills you could offer e.g. electrical, sewing, carpentry, ....

Tea & coffee provided.

No charge, just a donation to the parish please.

Contact Fiona Barnard, Parish Clerk on the Gwennap Parish Council Facebook page, by email clerk@gwennap-parish.net or phone 07970 730629 for further information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Play Park Opening

Newsletter

Newsletter Our Spring parish newsletter has now been published. Download and have a read, by clicking the image to the right. The parish brings out a new newsletter each quarter and previous newsletters can be found here.

If you have any stories, adverts or events you wish to see featured in our newsletter, please get in touch.

We are also looking for people to help hand-deliver the newsletter to various areas of the parish.

Get involved

Gwennap Church Lych Gate There are plenty of ways to get involved with things around the parish. The parish council holds meetings every month. At the beginning of every meeting Parishioners are invited to speak and give their opinion on any matter they wish.

Fly tipping

Fly tipping is a real problem in and around Gwennap Parish. If there is an unsightly mess tipped in an area near you, phone Cornwall Council on 0300 1234141. This is a number specifically for fly tipping. They will want to know what sort of rubbish it is, and the exact location, so a road name, post code or distance from a known landmark will help.

Communities of Interest


The next parish council meeting is a VIRTUAL ZOOM meeting on 16th July at 7pm. See agenda for details.


Get in touch

E-Mail: clerk@gwennap-parish.net


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