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Falmouth and Penryn

Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Manager - Mark James

Network Email : communitynetworks@cornwall.gov.uk

Mark James Community Network Manager

Phone: 07528 983265
Post: Cornwall Council, Room 4S, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY

Tatia Churchill, Community Regeneration Officer
Phone: 01209 614168
Email: tatia.churchill@cornwall.gov.uk
Post: Cornwall Council, Isaac House, Tyacke Road, Helston TR13 8RR

The Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Panel is key to local partnership working.  The Panel includes Cornwall Councillors and representatives from Town and Parish Councils within the Community Network Area (CNA).  Panel meetings are open to the public.  The Panel can invite local organisations and service providers like the Police and Health Services to join them at their meetings.

The role of the Panels includes:

  • Discussing current issues affecting the CNA and agreeing ways to progress these by working together in partnership.
  • Agreeing local priorities, with a view to influencing Cornwall-wide strategies, local service delivery mechanisms and local projects
  • Generally working together to promote the wellbeing of their communities and build relationships between local partners.

Public Guide to Community Network Panels

Panel meetings and papers:

All Community Network Panels are open for the pulic and press to attend.  The venue and time of Panel meetings is advertised on a calendar of meetings.  Every effort is made to ensure Panel meetings take place in venues that are accessible to all.  An agenda is published a week before each Panel meeting and is available to view at the One Stop Shop/s within the Community Network Areas and on the Council's website.  Notes of the Panels are published in the same way, within ten days of the meeting.  The public and media are welcome to report on and record Panel meetings as long as they follow the basic rules established by the Council.

For further information contact Mark James - Community Network Manager on 07528983265.

Planning applications are considered by both the Central Cornwall sub-area planning committee and West Cornwall sub-area planning committee.

Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Area Map

Useful local information on other websites.

What would improve your quality of life in the area you live? These are the questions we have been asking across the community network areas to help us decide how to manage Cornwall now and Cornwall in the future. Four themes have been identified as most important across all areas; affordable housing, income skills and poverty, healthy lifestyles and resilience to future challenges. From these themes, we have developed an updated sustainable community strategy for how we can do this during this time of great change.

Information has been gathered from across the Council, police, health service, town and parish councils and in consultation with the public about what specifically this means for your area. The results of this are shown below.

Affordable Housing – Concern regarding access to affordable housing the lack of social housing and the increasing student population.

Income Skills and Poverty – Better jobs and higher wages and linking to Credit Union development, the dredging of Falmouth Docks, the building up of the marine business infrastructure.

Healthy Lifestyles – Need to access more health services locally such as a minor surgery unit (as Probus).

Resilience – Skills audit to identify employers’ requirements and to identify gaps in the workface skills.

These profiles are the first step towards providing a clearer view of a range of statistical information about people and places within the community network areas. They have been put together to improve our understanding of communities within each of the network areas and will help to inform service delivery.

(please use the link below for photographs, contact and address details).

Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grant allocation to assist projects run by voluntary and community groups in the Cornwall Council area they represent. The grants can be used for a wide range of groups and activities including helping vulnerable children or adults, helping young people, providing facilities for older people, supporting community facilities, local environment projects and helping projects to tackle community safety issues.

You can read the full guidelines for the scheme here and an application form can be obtained by contacting Mark James, Community Network Manager;

Tel: 07528 983265 or by emailing Mark at: mjames2@cornwall.gov.uk

Groups and organisations can apply for these small grants, which range between a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £1,000.  More details and application forms are available from Community Network Support Officers - see contact details listed above.

Organisations are advised to consult with the local Cornwall Councillor in the first instance to ensure an application would be supported and adequate funds are available.

You can find your Councillor by entering your postcode on the My Area page.

During the launch of the 2013-14 Councillor Community Chest the Council made a commitment to support openness and transparency of the scheme by publishing a list of all Community Chest expenditure on a regular basis. 

Funding Bulletins are produced weekly and are available to download on our grants advice service page.

(Please use the links below to find details of One Stop Shops and opening times)

Falmouth One Stop Shop
34 Church Street
TR11 3EF

Penryn One Stop Shop
Saracen House
Higher Market Street
TR10 8HU

Telephone: 0300 1234 100

Map of Cornwall showing Parishes and Community Network areas

You can use the online mapping system to view a map of the community network areas

NALC - National Association of Local Councils

Community networks

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