Cornwall Park Home Forum seeks new committee members to represent residents living in park homes

The Cornwall Park Home Forum Committee are inviting park home residents to join their committee and represent other residents living in Cornwall’s park homes. Cornwall Council helped set up the Forum to support residents living in park homes; which are usually permanent, detached-bungalows style homes on a private site. There are over 70 park home sites across Cornwall and the forum aims to help inform residents of their rights, keep them updated on matters and help new and existing park home residents associations.

Residents interested in becoming a committee member should be willing to meet every six to eight weeks, talk about specific matters and help plan and publicise activities; including sorting out venues, speakers and refreshments for open meetings. These open meetings take place once or twice a year and are a good opportunity for residents across Cornwall to get together. Committee members would also be involved in continuing to develop its good relationship with Cornwall Council.

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While there’s a natural turn-over of members some committee members have step-downed so the forum has postponed their Annual General Meeting scheduled for 28 September while they look to attract more members.

Liz Grant, one of the volunteer committee members, said: “We would welcome any park home resident in Cornwall to join our small, dedicated team as a committee member and help us form a new committee. You don’t need any specialist experience or knowledge, enthusiasm and fresh ideas are more important. However it would be helpful to have organisational and computer skills, and experience in accounting and finance, event planning, media and communications or website design and management.”

Committee member Ken Washbrook said: “We have officers from Cornwall Council’s Localism Team there to support us and provide advice which really helps us to form links and to be able to speak to the right people in Cornwall Council should we need to.”

Liz Grant added “We are also pleased to have the continued support of our sponsor Community Warmth who has provided funding to help us with our activities as well as ongoing opportunities to take ideas forward.”

If you live in a park home in Cornwall and would like to find out more about the Forum and have a chat about becoming a committee member you can contact Liz Grant by emailing Liz.Grant24@hotmail.com

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