Health provision and Cornwall Council budget on the agenda for Launceston Community Network Panel

People in and around Launceston are being invited to find out more about health provision and Cornwall Council’s budget at the Launceston Community Network Panel meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday 14 December in Launceston Town 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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There will also be an update on the medical centre and an opportunity to hear the latest on the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Preventing ill health and more care at home are at the heart of the five year plan to improve local health and wellbeing, the quality of local health and care services, and financial stability of the health and care system in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  A representative from the Shaping our Future team will attend the meeting to hear about local priorities and concerns, provide feedback on the recent co-production workshops, and outline the next steps for the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

In addition to this, there will be displays about the work of some of the community groups in the Launceston Community Network area that received Cornwall Councillor Community Chest grants in the past year.

Cornwall Councillor Neil Burden, Chair of Launceston Community Network Panel, said: “We’ll be talking about big issues that affect everyone in the Launceston Community Network area, such as health provision and Cornwall Council’s budget.  There will also be updates on local matters from your parish, town and Cornwall councillors and an opportunity for people to ask questions.  I would urge everyone to come and join in the discussion.”

Launceston 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.  The panel’s current priorities include local health provision, road and broadband infrastructure, and neighbourhood planning.

Launceston Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 16 parishes in the community network: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, North Hill, North Petherwin, South Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston, St Thomas the Apostle, Stoke Climsland, Trewen and Werrington.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. 

Story posted 4 December 2017