St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel meeting to discuss highways maintenance and anti-social behaviour

People in and around St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel area are being invited to attend the January meeting of the St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel. Items on the agenda include highway standards and anti-social behaviour.

The Network Panel meeting will take place on Monday 29 January 2018 between 7pm and 9pm at Squires Field Community Centre, Park Road Fowey, PL23 1EF.

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Steve Bayley, the Highway Network 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.

Helen Toms, Anti-Social Behaviour Caseworker at Cornwall Council, will be briefing the panel on anti-social behaviour policy and legislation. Helen will cover how to report concerns about anti-social behaviour, and give reported levels of anti-social behaviour in the area as well as explaining what’s being done about it through working in partnership with the police.

There will be an update on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet decision last September to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through Community Network Panels. The briefing from Tasha Davis, Community Link Officer for the area, will include progress on empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues.

There will also be round the table updates from Cornwall Councillors and Town and Parish Councils on matters of interest across the network, and opportunity to share experiences.

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

St Blazey Cornwall Councillor Pauline Giles and Chair of the St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel said: “I strongly encourage those who live or work in the area to come along to the St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel meeting and find out more about highways standards and anti-social behaviour. These Panels meetings are an important way for people to find out more about their local community and hear updates from Town, Parish and Cornwall Councillors - and also have a say.”

The St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Network Panel meets quarterly 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 St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area, representatives of the eight Parish Councils (Boconnoc, Broadoak, Lanlivery, Luxulyan, St Sampson, St Veep, St Winnow and Tywardreath and Par) and three Town Councils (Fowey, Lostwithiel, St Blaise) in the community network area.

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

Posted 18 January 2018