Launceston Matters and Community Led Local Development on the agenda for Launceston Community Network Panel

People in and around Launceston are being invited to learn about Launceston Matters and Community Led Local Development at the Launceston Community Network Panel annual general meeting on Thursday 21 June at 6.30pm in Launceston Town Hall.

The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Launceston Community Network page.

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Jon Teague, Area Co-ordinator of Atlantic and Moor and South East Cornwall Local Action Groups, will brief the panel on Community Led Local Development (CLLD) and the funding opportunities available through it.  CLLD is a new scheme and will fund projects from voluntary and community sector organisations as well as private businesses that help remove the barriers to training and employment for those in Cornwall’s most deprived communities.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive Officer of V Learning Net, will give a presentation on Launceston Matters, a community group focused on shaping the town’s future, and potential projects for the area.

The meeting will include updates on the Community Network Highways Scheme, which gives community network panels a greater influence over local transport schemes, and strengthening community networks. 

As this is the annual general meeting, the panel will also elect a chair and a vice-chair for the next 12 months and set its priorities for the area with a view to influencing Cornwall-wide strategies, local service delivery and local projects.      

In addition to this, there will be local updates from Cornwall, town and parish councillors and time for public questions.

Cornwall Councillor Neil Burden, Chair of Launceston Community Network Panel, said: “This is your chance to hear about some of the exciting opportunities and funding available to local groups and businesses. In addition we would welcome everyone’s input to help shape our local priorities for the next 12 months, which will focus the work of the Launceston Community Network Panel. Our community network has adopted the practise of an open forum where we try to ensure all those attending can share their views and those of their local communities, at the same time respecting differing views and priorities.  Everyone is welcome, so come along and join us.”

Launceston Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to 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. 

Launceston Community Network Panel includes all five Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the 16 parishes in the community network: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, North Hill, North Petherwin, South Petherwin, St Stephens by Launceston, St Thomas the Apostle, Stoke Climsland, Trewen and Werrington.

Story posted 11 June 2018