Come along to the St Austell and Mevagissey community meeting and make your views heard

Residents of St Austell and Mevagissey area have the opportunity to find out about local highways, local healthcare and the help available to stay warm and well this winter at the next Community Network Panel meeting on Thursday 13 September at 6pm at the Council Chamber, St Austell One Stop Shop.

Donna Chapman of NHS Kernow will outline the various initiatives that are being rolled out to improve the resilience of primary care.  This will include new ways of accessing primary care advice and services. She will also update people on the development of integrated community healthcare services.

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If you are over 65, pregnant or have young children, have a long-term health problem, or are on a low income there will experts on hand to tell you more about the help that’s available to keep you warm this winter.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about highway repairs in the area, from pothole repairs to road resurfacing works. Feedback on highways maintenance is encouraged via your town and parish council.

Other work happening on local roads involves spending an annual budget of £50,000, part of a council initiative announced earlier in the year, on local road schemes. Your views will help shape how this money is spent whether on  speed limit signs around schools, yellow lines or other measures. 

Councillor Sandra Heyward Chair of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel says: “Local people know local needs best. These meetings provide a way to improve the place where we live and we really want the community to come along and get involved.”

The meetings take place quarterly and are a partnership between Cornwall Council, town and parish councils, the voluntary and community sector, the fire and rescue service, the police, health services and most importantly, local residents.

St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network Panel includes all Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of St Austell Town Council and the parishes in the community network: Carlyon, Mevagissey, Pentewan Valley, St Austell Bay, St Ewe, St Goran and St Mewan.

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Each meeting agenda and more information about each panel is available here

Posted on 10 September 2018