Invitation to discuss affordable housing at the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel meeting

Residents of the St Austell & Mevagissey Community Network area are being invited to attend the September meeting of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel, items on the agenda include affordable housing and local matters.

All are invited to attend the Network Panel meeting which takes place on Thursday 14 September between 7pm and 9pm in the Council Chamber at the St Austell Information Service (also known as the One Stop Shop), 39 Penwinnick Road, PL25 5DR.

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Following a request from Mevagissey Parish Council there will be a discussion about affordable housing in the area. The item will include the current process, prices and status of the Home Choice Register.

There will also be a briefing on the decisions made by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet on 6 September to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through Community Network Panels. This includes empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues.

In addition Mark Read, Service Director for Customer Assess and Digital Services at the Council will be coming along. Each Community Network Panel now has one of the Directors from Cornwall Council’s Leadership Team on the panel. As the representative for St Austell and Mevagissey, Mark will explain how he’ll support the network panel including helping to progress any local concerns.

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

Cornwall Councillor Sandra Heyward, Chair of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel, said: “Everyone is invited to attend the meeting of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel. The September meeting is a good opportunity for local residents to find out more about affordable housing and local matters so I encourage people to come along.”

The St Austell and Mevagissey 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 of all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the eight Town or Parish parishes in the community network: Carlyon, Mevagissey, Pentewan, St Austell Bay, St Austell Town, St Ewe, St Goran, St Mewan.

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

Story posted 7 September 2017