Camelford Community Network Panel meeting to discuss Cornwall Council budget and greater voice for local people

There’s a chance for local people to ask questions about proposals for Cornwall Council’s budget and find out about plans to give communities more say on local issues at the Camelford Community Network Panel meeting on Tuesday 12 December in Camelford Hall.

Cornwall Council Leader Adam Paynter will be on hand to brief the panel on proposals for Cornwall Council’s 2018-19 budget and answer questions.

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Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, and Sarah Sims, Camelford Community Network Community Link Officer, will explain plans to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through community network panels.  The presentation will include information on empowering panels by giving them more say on important local issues.

Ian Penhaligon, Operations Manager – East Area, and Ashley Mann, Operations Officer, of the South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust will also brief the panel on recent changes to the ambulance service and response times in rural areas.

Dominic Fairman, Chair of Camelford Community Network Panel, said: “This is your opportunity to learn about Cornwall Council’s budget proposals and put your questions to the Leader of the Council, so come along and have your say.  We’ll also be talking about plans to give our local communities a greater voice in the issues that affect them, and there will also be a chance talk to the South West Ambulance Service and raise any concerns you may have around coverage and rural response times.  It should be an interesting evening and I encourage everyone to join us.”

Camelford Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners, including town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, and the police and health services.  Some of the areas that community networks focus on include anti-social behaviour, economic development, the environment, community planning, regeneration, conservation, community safety, transport and highway issues. 

Camelford Community Network Panel includes the Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the following parishes: Advent, Camelford, Davidstow, Forrabury and Minster, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Otterham, St Breward, St Clether, St Juliot, St Teath, Tintagel, Tremaine, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Trevalga and Warbstow.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Story posted 4 December 2017