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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.

Community Networks are part of Localism.

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

St Austell and Mevagissey community network area map

The last meeting of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network took place on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.  Please see the notes of the meeting and supporting presentation below.

Notes of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Meeting held on 3rd September 2014

Presentation on the St Austell and surrounding area Town Framework

Please note the Meeting Notes remain as a draft version until approved at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 9th October 2014 at 7pm in the Council Chamber at the St Austell One Stop Shop. This will be a joint meeting with the China Clay Community Network to discuss Cornwall Council's Budget for 2014/18. Members of the public are invited to hear about Cornwall Council's budget challenges and to discuss your needs and priorities. Please see poster and agenda below for further information.

Community Network Meeting and Budget Consultation poster for Thursday 9th October

Agenda for Community Network Meeting and Budget Consultation on 9th October 

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. The payment details for the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network can be found within the 2013-14 Councillor Community Grant Payments for the St Austell and Mevagissey CNA document..

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

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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