St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel meeting to discuss waste and recycling, highways and speedwatch

Residents of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network area are being invited to attend the May meeting of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel.

The main items on the agenda are waste and recycling, the new Community Network Highways Scheme and Speed Watch.

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All are invited to attend the Network Panel meeting which takes place on Thursday 10 May 2018 between 6pm and 8pm in the Council Chamber at the St Austell Information Service (also known as the One Stop Shop), 39 Penwinnick Road, PL25 5DR.

The three main agenda items will be covered in a workshop, trialling a different meeting style. Attendees will work in smaller groups where there will be an informal discussion about one topic at a time.

Rachael Tatlow, Highway and Environment Manager, from Cormac will be discussing highways improvement proposals put forward by Network members. This is part of a new initiative, the Community Network Highways Scheme. Community network panels will prioritise local schemes and will have a budget of £50,000 for highways improvements in their area.

Helen Nicholson, Community Link Officer for the area, will present details about Community Speed Watch schemes, which aim to engage and educate speeding drivers. This involves teams of trained volunteers monitoring traffic from the roadside in speeding hot spots. Speeding vehicles are recorded and warning letters are sent to the vehicle owner together with educational information. Volunteers are being sought for a team who will word across the Community Network Area.

Verity Palk, Waste and Environmental Contracts Team Leader and Geoff Passmore, Waste and Environment Contracts Officer will present facts on the waste and recycling services in the local area. This will include how much waste is collected and how often, and how good residents are at recycling in the Community Network Area. Initiatives to help improve recycling will be discussed.

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

Town and Parish Councillors will also be able to give feedback on local matters.

Cornwall Councillor Sandra Heyward, Chair of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel, said: “Come along and join us for the May meeting of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel. We hope this different format will give those attending a better opportunity to discuss some practical solutions to issues of interest across the area. The meeting is also a chance to meet your parish, town and Cornwall councillor.”

The St Austell and Mevagissey meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local community. They progress these by working in partnership with Cornwall Council and its partners; including town & 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 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.

Posted 4 May