‘Making Space for Nature’ and Smartline projects on the agenda for the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Panel

Residents of the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) Community Network Panel area are invited to the November meeting of the CPIR Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include the ‘Making Space for Nature’ and Smartline projects as well as a presentation about strengthening community networks.

All are invited to attend the CPIR Community Network Panel meeting which takes place on Wednesday 22 November between 7pm and 9pm at Pool Innovation Centre, Pool.

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Melissa Ralph and Lisa Pender, from Cornwall Council’s Green infrastructure for Growth project, will be attending the panel to give a presentation about the ‘Making Space for Nature Project.’ Cornwall Council has secured funding for the project which will see a major investment in local urban green spaces across a number of Cornish towns as part of the Green Infrastructure for Growth (GI4G) project. £3.5 million will be spent over the next 3 years on public recreational areas, roadside verges and old churchyards to make them better places for people and for wildlife. Seven Cornish towns have been identified to receive investment through GI4G including Camborne, Pool and Redruth.

Coastline Housing will also be attending the Panel to discuss Smartline, an exciting research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives. The partnership project is led by the University of Exeter with Coastline Housing Ltd, Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall.

In addition there will be a briefing on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet decision on 6 September to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through Community Network Panels. The briefing from Edwina Hannaford, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods will include information on empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues.

At the meeting there will be an opportunity for local residents to ask any questions they may have.

Cornwall Councillor Ian Thomas, Chair of Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Panel, said: “The Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Panel is a great opportunity for local residents and businesses to ask questions about local issues so please do come along and take part.”

The Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local community and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and other agencies including 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.

The panel comprises all fourteen Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives from the ten parishes in the Camborne, Redruth, Illogan and Pool Community Network - Camborne Pendarves, Camborne Roskear, Camborne Trelowarren, Camborne Treslothan, Camborne Treswithian, Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day, Four Lanes, Illogan, Lanner and Stithians, Mount Hawke and Portreath, Pool and Tehidy, Redruth Central, Redruth North and Redruth South.

More information about the Community Network Panels and dates for future meetings can be found on the Cornwall Council Community Networks webpage

Story posted 09 November 2017