Highway maintenance and Spaceport Cornwall on the agenda at the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel meeting

Residents of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network area are being invited to attend the January meeting of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include highway standards and the potential Spaceport in Cornwall at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

The Network Panel meeting will take place on Thursday 11 January 2018 between 7pm and 9pm at the Newquay One Stop Shop, Marcus Hill, Newquay, TR7 1AF.

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Adrian Drake, the Highway and Environment Manager from Cormac will be coming along to explain the standards of roads and schedule for maintaining them, including how a member of the public can report defects.

Sandra Rothwell, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will be coming along with Miles Carden (Spaceport Cornwall Lead) from the Cornwall Development Company and Gavin Poole from the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP),  to talk about Spaceport Cornwall.

The LEP is leading a bid to establish a Spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay in response to a Government drive to have a commercial launch facility in the UK by 2020. Details will be given about the potential Spaceport in Cornwall including what a Spaceport is, what would operate from it and why Cornwall is a good location.

Town and parish councils will be invited to feedback on relevant matters and say how their Neighbourhood plan is progressing. Neighbourhood planning involves communities working together to say where they think new houses and businesses should go, and what they should look like.

At the meeting there will be an opportunity for local residents to ask questions. People are requested to email their questions to communitynetworks@cornwall.gov.uk up to three working days before the meeting.

St Mawgan and Colan Cllr John Fitter and Chairman of the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel said: “Everyone is invited to attend the Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel. January’s meeting is a good way for local residents to find out about maintaining Cornwall’s road, the bid for the Spaceport and what else is happening in the local community. I strongly encourage people to come along and find out more.”

The Newquay and St Columb Network Panel now meets bi-monthly to discuss matters that affect the local area. They 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.

The Newquay and St Columb Community Network Panel includes all seven Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the five Towns or Parish parishes in the community network: Colan Parish Council, Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council, Newquay Town Council, St Columb Major Town Council and St Wenn Parish Council.

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

Story posted 02 January 2018