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St Austell and Mevagissey

St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Manager - Helen Nicholson

Network Email: communitynetworks@cornwall.gov.uk


Phone: 01726 223605

The support officer for this Community Network is Lisa Grigg.

Phone: 01726 223604

Post: St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network, Cornwall Council , Room 208, St Austell offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

In the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network, there is a network team that can offer advice to you.

St Austell and Mevagissey community network area map

The St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel is key to local partnership working. The Panel comprises the Cornwall Councillors and representatives from Town and Parish Councils within the Community Network Area (CNA).  Panel meetings are open to the public. The Panel can invite local organisations and service providers like the police and health services to join them at their meetings.

The role of the Panel includes:

  • Discussing current issues affecting the CNA and agreeing ways to progress these by working together in partnership.
  • Agreeing local priorities, with a view to influencing Cornwall-wide strategies, local service delivery mechanisms and local projects.
  • Generally working together to promote the wellbeing of their communities and build relationships between local partners.

Public Guide to Community Network Panels

Panel meetings and papers:

All Community Network Panel meetings are open for the public and press to attend. The date and time of Panel meetings are advertised on this web page.  Every effort is made to ensure meetings take place in venues that are accessible to all. An agenda is published a week before each Panel meeting; it is available to view at the St Austell One Stop Shop and on this web page.  Notes of the meetings are published in the same way, within ten days of the meeting.

The public and media are welcome to report and record Panel meetings as long as they follow the basic rules established by the Council.

The Chairman of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel is Cornwall Councillor Jackie Bull.  The Vice-Chairman is Cornwall Councill Sandra Heyward.

Next Meeting

Tuesday 10 March at 7pm in the Council Chamber at the St Austell One Stop Shop.

Previous meetings

10 February

11 December

9 October 2014

3 September 2014

These profiles are the first step towards providing a clearer view of a range of statistical information about people and places within the community network areas. They have been put together to improve our understanding of communities within each of the network areas and will help to inform service delivery.

What would improve your quality of life in the area you live? These are the questions we have been asking across the community network areas to help us decide how to manage Cornwall now and Cornwall in the future. Four themes have been identified as most important across all areas; affordable housing, income skills and poverty, healthy lifestyles and resilience to future challenges. From these themes, we have developed an updated sustainable community strategy for how we can do this during this time of great change.  

Information has been gathered from across the Council, police, health service, town and parish councils and in consultation with the public about what specifically this means for your area. The results of this are shown below.

Affordable Housing – Town and Parish Councils have a pivotal role in developing affordable housing schemes and deciding upon allocations based on local need.

Income Skills and Poverty – Housing growth and employment growth must be linked but with an adequate infrastructure such as transport and broadband.

Healthy Lifestyles – Housing growth is seen as an opportunity to develop healthier lifestyles by providing good quality community spaces.

Resilience – Developers should provide larger gardens and/or allotment space to grow local food. Potential allotment space should also be identified.

Neighbourhood Planning will allow people to come together through a local parish/town council and say where they think new houses, businesses and shops should go, and what they should look like.  For further information view the Neighbourhood Planning pages.

(please use the links below for photographs, contact and address details).

Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grant allocation to assist projects run by voluntary and community groups in the Cornwall Council area they represent. The grants can be used for a wide range of groups and activities including helping vulnerable children or adults, helping young people, providing facilities for older people, supporting community facilities, local environment projects and helping projects to tackle community safety issues.

You can read the full guidelines for the scheme here. The start of this year's scheme is 1 May 2014. The deadline for completed application forms to be received is 16 February 2015 (no new application forms will be accepted after this date).

Groups and organisations can apply for these small grants, which range between a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £1,000.  More details and application forms are available from Community Network Support Officers - see contact details listed above.

Organisations are advised to consult with the local Cornwall Councillor in the first instance to ensure an application would be supported and adequate funds are available.

You can find your Councillor by entering your postcode on the my area page.

The Council has made a commitment to support openness and transparency by publishing a list of all Community Chest expenditure on a regular basis.

Grants awarded for St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Area 2013/14

Grants awarded for St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Area 2014/15 (half year).

Funding Bulletins are produced weekly and are available to download on our grants advice service page.

Planning Applications are considered by the Central Cornwall sub-area planning committee.

Map of Cornwall showing Parishes and Community Network areas

You can use the online mapping system to view a map of the community network areas

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